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Ukrainian-Americans rally at Capitol

November 29, 2004

Amid chants of "Free elections for Ukraine," 100 Ukrainian-Americans gathered Sunday on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol to protest what they called the fraudulent presidential election Nov. 21...

A call to arms and a long goodbye

November 10, 2004

When Rachel Busch needed to think about Iraq, she would go for a run. The 24-year-old aerospace engineering student laced up her running shoes and ran a 40-minute loop around her south Minneapolis home...

Legislators hold late-night session to determine budget solutions for U

May 9, 2003

With the end of their session two weeks away, legislators met at the Capitol late Thursday to iron out differences on University funding. Bringing tired eyes and stern voices, 10 legislators from the House...

U budget remains undecided as session nears end

May 6, 2003

With the legislative session winding to a close, compromises that will be made in the higher education conference committee will determine the fate of the University budget for the 2004-05 year. One of...

Amid cell phones, jokes, attention spans shrink

May 2, 2003

The days are getting warmer and the pressure is rising even higher inside the chamber of the Minnesota House of Representatives. With demands to balance the state budget, pass controversial bills and avoid...

Bill would restrict credit card offers

April 16, 2003

The number of free Minnesota T-shirts and credit card offers in the mail for University students will soon be reduced if a bill in the Senate Higher Education Budget Division passes the Legislature. The...

Mayor Kelly delivers State of the City address at St. Paul student Center

April 11, 2003

Amid hundreds of smiles and handshakes, politicians gathered at the St. Paul Student Center on Thursday for St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly's State of the City address. Gov. Tim Pawlenty and many of the city's...

DFLers: Plan would save higher education

April 11, 2003

romising to save higher education and give tax cuts to middle-income families, the House DFL members announced their state budget plan Thursday morning at the governor's mansion. The plan comes three days...

Speaker highlights Democrats’ progress

April 10, 2003

Former Vice President Walter Mondale hosted a lecture and panel discussion Wednesday in Cowles Auditorium on the 89th Congress' social and civil rights reforms. "1965 was a year to be a happy American...

Abortion measure added to circus bill

April 8, 2003

Protesters dressed as clowns gathered at the State Capitol on Monday to protest the addition of the "Women's Right to Know" amendment to a bill legalizing circuses around Minnesota State Fair time. The...

Proposed bill would limit number of state-funded credits

March 28, 2003

A bill introduced in the House Higher Education Finance Committee would limit the number of credits students can pay for with state grant money. The bill, introduced by Rep. William Kuisle, R-Rochester,...

Bill would require community service for state grant aid

March 28, 2003

Students receiving more than $2,000 per semester in state grant money would soon have to do community service hours to keep their grant if a bill discussed Thursday in the House Higher Education Finance...

At Capitol, Bruininks tallies U woes, pointing to tuition hike

March 12, 2003

Mniversity President Robert Bruininks told legislators Tuesday that Gov. Tim Pawlenty's current budget proposal would force the University to raise tuition and sacrifice academic quality. "Our students...

Work-study, child care programs could be reduced

March 11, 2003

State work-study and child care programs will likely be diminished again for the 2004-05 biennium, Higher Education Services Office director Robert Poch told a House committee Monday. Poch told the Higher...

State budget deficit grows $125 million

February 28, 2003

Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget plan for 2004-05 is $125 million short, according to the budget forecast the state Finance Department released Thursday. The February budget forecast represents the final numbers...

Internships open government doors

February 25, 2003

For University junior Drew Koepsell, an internship at the Secret Service provides the perfect stepping stone to a career in law enforcement. Koepsell, a political science and sociology double major, has...

Higher ed advocates pack Senate hearing

February 21, 2003

Concerned Minnesota college students and faculty packed a State Capitol meeting room Thursday asking lawmakers to remember the importance of the state's colleges and universities during this session's...

U asks Senate for Ventura-vetoed building and renovation funds

February 20, 2003

University officials testified before the Senate Capital Investment Committee on Wednesday afternoon, asking for funding for seven building projects. The University asked the committee for $40.7 million...

St. Paul City Council urges peace, multilateralism in Iraq

February 20, 2003

The St. Paul City Council unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday urging a peaceful, multilateral approach to Iraq, after rejecting a resolution that would have explicitly condemned a war. The failed...

Local leaders ask Senate to preserve state education funds

February 19, 2003

In a presentation to the Senate's Higher Education Committee Tuesday, Twin Cities community members, educators and college students asked that state-funded local education programs be saved from elimination...

Political labels lack meaning

February 17, 2003

ABy Mike Jones n "unabashed liberal." A "staunch conservative." The grass is always greener on your side. The world would be a much better place if the other side would open their eyes to reality. Of course,...

Coffman boasts rare licensed liquor sales at Campus Club

February 14, 2003

The Campus Club, located on Coffman Union's fourth floor, provides a place for faculty, staff, students, alumni, regents and donors to relax, eat - and have a few drinks at the bar. Although the Board...

Valentine’s Day is a relationship crutch

February 14, 2003

I hate Valentine's Day. I always have - whether I have a boyfriend at the time or not. I just don't understand it. If it weren't for my uncontrollable addiction to candy hearts, I would have tried to destroy...

Ralliers ask Legislature to support the homeless

February 12, 2003

On a snowy day when even the thought of walking outside made the average person shudder, housing and homeless advocates from across the state gathered in the State Capitol rotunda Tuesday afternoon to...

Neighborhood groups lack local students’ participation

February 11, 2003

Loud parties, litter, lazy landlords and graffiti are common concerns of neighborhood associations near campus. But these neighborhood groups, representing areas where more than 50 percent of residents...

Homeless people, advocates gather to protest ordinances

February 3, 2003

With a blanket wrapped around his shoulders and a steaming cup of hot chocolate in his hands, Buddy Gail Horton Jr. discussed his life as a homeless man in Minneapolis. Horton, who has been homeless for...

Xcel responds to local groups’ coal-burning plant concerns

January 30, 2003

Because of pressure from neighborhood and environmental groups and various state agencies, Xcel Energy announced plans to convert its Riverside power plant from a coal-burning plant to a natural gas plant. The...

U chapter completes first Habitat for Humanity home

January 27, 2003

The University's Habitat for Humanity chapter celebrated the completion of its first sponsored home at a dedication ceremony Saturday morning. Peggy White and her family, the new homeowners, attended the...

Post-college adjustment can spark a quarter-life crisis

January 24, 2003

College students today are constantly reminded of how many options are available to them and how many different ways they can live their lives both during and after college. What is not discussed, however,...

Marcy-Holmes area slated to receive summertime facelift

January 23, 2003

When students living in the Marcy-Holmes area leave for the summer, the neighborhood won't be deserted. Road workers, tree planters and bike path planners will take their place, working on projects designed...

Plan highlights strategies to manage Twin Cities’ growth

December 6, 2002

The roads are congested, the buses are full and the metropolitan area is expected to grow by 461,000 households in less than 30 years. But the Metropolitan Council has a plan. Blueprint 2030, a plan two...

Poverty rates in the Twin Cities fell during the 1990s

December 4, 2002

The number of people living in poverty in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., has decreased over the last decade, according to information recently assembled from the 2000 census. In Minneapolis, the number...

Local communities mostly oppose proposed stadium

November 22, 2002

Minneapolis community organizations are weighing in on the stadium debate with the University's Board of Regents. These community organizations, many of which were present during Memorial Stadium's heyday,...