The Minnesota Daily

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Second probable case of H1N1 virus found in Minnesota

May 1, 2009

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Friday morning a second probable case of  H1N1 influenza, commonly referred to as "swine flu," was identified in Minnesota. A sample from the...

More swine flu for U (and you)

April 28, 2009

Since the Daily reported on the University's plans for swine flu, the situation has been chaging rapidly. We'll keep tabs on things as they progress, and look for continued coverage here and in the paper. A...

FDA expands coverage of Plan B pill

April 22, 2009

A few weeks ago, the Daily reported a federal judge ruled the FDA had 30 days to expand coverage of Plan B, or "the morning-after pill," to 17-year-old women without a doctor's prescription (the...

Want to be a smarter medical consumer?

March 25, 2009

So, we've all seen those adverts for those "life-saving" drugs with their flashy statistics about how taking X pill or getting Y shots will just save thousands upon thousands of people from a...

Drug company to settle off-label-use marketing lawsuit

January 14, 2009

 Big Pharma takes another hit, as drug maker Eli Lilly prepares to finalize a record-sized $1.4 billion settlement in a whistle blower lawsuit this week, according to a report in the New York Times. Source:...

Newly created dental position proposed for underserved communities

January 13, 2009

The dental field has joined other health care professions in creating a mid-level position, according to a MinnPost article Monday.   The oral health practitioner would be a mid-level dental care...

Drinking in Wisconsin raises eyebrows for some

November 16, 2008

An article in today's New York Times looks at the binge drinking culture in Wisconsin and raises some questions as to whether or not Wisconsin law enforcement is doing enough to reduce drinking related...

College editorial staffs should strive for excellence in taste

October 31, 2008

An October 23rd editorial cartoon published in The Montclarion, the college newspaper at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J., shows a strong lack of judgment on the part of the paper's editorial...

Faculty salaries rank middle-of-the-road

May 9, 2008

While the University works to become one of the top-three public research universities in the world, current data show its average faculty salaries might not be high enough to achieve that goal. Data presented...

Salary data show lag in University compensation rates

April 22, 2008

Former University President Mark Yudof recently made waves when he took a new position as the head of the University of California system and picked up a compensation package worth more than $800,000. University...

The life of a first-year application

April 9, 2008

College and university applications hit an all-time high this year, with schools reporting double-digit increases in applications received. The University has received 28,893 applications to fill 5,230...

Office hours are almost extinct

April 2, 2008

>"Hi, this is ___and I'm in your ___ class but have been golfing in (sunny vacation destination) for the past couple weeks, so I have missed the first few classes. just wondering if there is anything...

Jones to testify at his own trial

April 1, 2008

Former Gopher football player Dominic Jones will testify at his third-degree criminal sexual conduct trial, his lawyer Earl Gray confirmed Monday, as the trial began with little fanfare or progress. Most...

U wants you to finish in 4 years

March 28, 2008

Super seniors may soon be a thing of the past. Little more than a decade ago, only 14 percent of University students graduated in four years. Administrators said a shift in central policy and philosophy...

U works to revive, retain native languages

March 25, 2008

Few University professors require a prayer pipe and wild rice for in-class activities. In fact, Dennis Jones may be one of the only ones. Jones, who prefers to use his native name, Pebaamibines, teaches...

Diverse U? – A look at diversity at the University

March 12, 2008

Once upon a time on a campus not so far from here, a University president spoke the words of a dream: to become one of the top three public research universities in the world. Download the print version...

Hormel Institute buys supercomputer

February 12, 2008

The Hormel Institute, a cancer research department of the University based in Austin, said last week it purchased a supercomputer as part of its $24 million expansion project. The Blue Gene/L supercomputer,...

Turkeys looking to central Minnesota for a new home

February 11, 2008

While the threat of homeless turkeys may seem inconsequential, developments planned for UMore Park site in Rosemount have led University officials to search for a new home for their feathered research...

U departments ranked 2nd-most productive in nation

February 7, 2008

A report on faculty productivity released late 2007 in the Chronicle of Higher Education listed three University departments second-highest in the nation. The Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, created...

Former ambassador given degree

December 4, 2007

During the past 82 years, the University has bestowed its highest honor - an honorary degree - to the likes of Madeline Albright and Stanley Hubbard. Today, former Moroccan Ambassador to the United States...

No one injured in local fire

December 3, 2007

Minneapolis firefighters responded to a house fire at 635 Ontario St. S.E. on Saturday night. No injuries were reported and the house's five occupants, according to Minneapolis dispatch, are refusing Red...

Coalition raises awareness for World AIDS Day

November 30, 2007

The World AIDS Day Coalition's weeklong events culminate Friday night with a concert to benefit Clare Housing, a local housing organization for HIV/AIDS patients. Students from the Medical School, the...

Report suggests prison reforms needed

November 27, 2007

A major report released by the JFA Institute in Washington on Nov. 19 suggests significant reforms to the national prison system in attempt to end 30 years of exponential population growth. According to...

Folwell interior updates wanted

November 27, 2007

All Folwell Hall wants for its 100th birthday this year is $26 million. The state Legislature bonding committee will visit campus today to review the projects on the University's 2008 capital request list. Students...

Boynton releases health survey

November 16, 2007

Boynton Health Service released the results of its first-ever comprehensive health survey of 14 Minnesota colleges and universities Thursday. Dr. Ed Ehlinger, director of Boynton Health Service, said the...

University student found dead

November 6, 2007

University student Edward Bump was found dead early Friday morning in an apartment complex in Mankato, according to a Mankato Department of Public Safety news release. Bump's girlfriend, Lora Docken, a...

University employs 300 GPS clocks

November 5, 2007

There were 300 fewer clocks for Facilities Management to turn back for daylight saving time last weekend. Those clocks in classrooms around campus have been replaced during the past few weeks with Global...

Harvard has new female president

November 1, 2007

Although the University has never had a female president, it certainly has made its contribution to the process. In 1923, University alumna Ada Comstock became the first woman to lead a college or university...

Students need to know about staph infections

October 30, 2007

Staph infections have been around for years, but it's only been in the past month or so that they've become a buzz word in schools around the nation. on the web For more information on staph, go to the...

Secret-keeper discusses his project

October 29, 2007

Frank Warren, the 43-year-old founder of PostSecret.com, a Web site featuring anonymous postcard submissions that confess personal secrets, spoke with The Minnesota Daily about the growing success of his...

Breast cancer helped her slow down

October 22, 2007

At the age of 29, Jackie Malling, director of the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, was a self-described workaholic. But after facing a lumpectomy - a surgery to remove only the cancerous tumors and leave the...

Living for today

October 22, 2007

It's been five years since Deidre Pope, 42, of Scandia, Minn., faced breast cancer and she still doesn't consider herself a survivor. "When you say you 'survive' something, it means it's completely over...

Bigger magnets mean finding more cancer, sooner

October 22, 2007

By now, doctors and researchers would hope that everyone knows mammograms help catch breast cancer. But mammograms can miss up to 25 percent of cancers in young women because their breast tissue is too...

Never giving up

October 22, 2007

Being the mother of a 2- and 4-year-old doesn't leave much opportunity for feeling sexy. But being a mother of a 2- and 4-year-old and having breast cancer leaves even less. Jamie Pavek, 36 of North Oaks,...

Genetics testing helps women at high risk

October 22, 2007

Testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation can help women identify their risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers, Mary Ahrens , genetic counselor at Fairview University Medical Center, said. The...

“If you’re going to get breast cancer, this is the best case”

October 22, 2007

>"It's hard to tell somebody they're lucky when they lose their breast. But I do, I feel really, really lucky about that." Geology graduate student Rebecca Clotts doesn't seem old enough to be able...

Student groups partner to raise breast cancer awareness

October 22, 2007

Students can think pink on Wednesday with Colleges for Cancer at the Saving Second Base event on the Coffman Union front plaza. Student groups such as the Queer Student Cultural Center and the Asian-American...

Facebook to play role during crises

October 5, 2007

As part of a campus-wide initiative to improve emergency notification, the University News Service staff created the Facebook group University of Minnesota Emergency Notification and began inviting students...

Student works the daily grind

September 27, 2007

Four years after moving out of his parents' house, sports studies senior Brett Yost considers the football equipment room in the Gibson-Nagurski building his home away from home. Yost is the senior student...

Residence halls get new kind of justice

September 24, 2007

The restorative justice program has helped more than 900 students in the University area to get alcohol-related charges dismissed since 2004. Under a federal Department of Education grant, the University...

Rain, rain go away, come again some other day

September 21, 2007

Students on their way to night class might have been confused when the Hennepin County tornado sirens sounded. Go to class or turn back and seek shelter? According to University spokesman Dan Wolter, there...

Mortuary science not really morbid

September 20, 2007

For a woman whose business is death and dying, mortuary science professor Jody LaCourt has a surprisingly sunny disposition. LaCourt, a University alumna, teaches restorative art and embalming theory -...

Center aids minority victims

September 14, 2007

According to the 2000 census, the minority population of Minnesota was around 12 percent. In 2007, the number of Aurora Center clients who identified themselves as an ethnic minority was nearly double...

Greeks kick off recruitment

September 7, 2007

Like many campus groups, the greek community is relying on an old strategy for enticing new members this fall: free pizza. First-year students who are interested in becoming members of a University fraternity...

Pay those bills or bundle up this winter

September 6, 2007

Students moving in this fall may be unpleasantly surprised to find their natural gas has been turned off over the summer. CenterPoint Energy has disconnected the service of an unprecedented 24,481 customers...

Spring break trips help Katrina victims

March 10, 2006

This spring break, the most popular destinations for getaways lie far south of chilly, wet Minnesota. Students from the Rock student group, Hillel and Campus Outreach will head south, but not to lie on...

Women’s history at the U: Struggles and success

March 6, 2006

K March is a time to not only look back and honor the achievements of women past, but also to celebrate the activism of women present. Minerva Smith Dunn was the first female student to enroll at the University,...

Prattle of the ages: Hamantasch vs. latke

February 27, 2006

The University campuses are full of debate: Minneapolis versus St. Paul, East Bank versus West Bank and even the Institute of Technology versus Carlson School of Management. Sunday evening, Hillel brought...

Alumni overcame discrimination for U education

February 22, 2006

AEditor's note: This article is the last in a four-part series that features prominent black figures at the University in honor of Black History Month. lthough the University is home to more than 1,700...

Students pay bills, prepare for real world

February 21, 2006

Some students have to work to pay bills and tuition and take over complete management of their finances. Students have different ways of dealing with this, including finding ways to make ends meet each...