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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...

Leaders of crucial force in black history at U share their stories

February 15, 2006

IEditorĂ­s note: This is the third article in a four-part series featuring prominent black figures at the University in honor of Black History Month. n the wake of the Martin Luther King Jr. and President...

March champions immigrants’ rights

February 13, 2006

Hundreds of community members gathered Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of Carne Asada to advocate immigrants' rights in Minnesota. With cries of "Si se puede" (yes it can (be done) ) and "The people...

You’re invited to fight a marriage ban

February 10, 2006

Jen Mohnkern and Mike Grewe have been planning for months. They've chosen decorations, ordered food and sent more than 250 fancy white wedding invitations. But Mohnkern and Grewe aren't getting married. As...

U’s first black graduate and 1880s race relations

February 8, 2006

IBLACK HISTORY MONTH EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is the second in a four-part series that details prominent black figures of the University's past and present. The articles will appear Wednesdays during...

There are places to go for students’ money woes

February 3, 2006

College students are thought of as the champions of the Ramen noodle, the kings and queens of the Laundromat and the collectors of free condoms from Boynton Health Service. The Daily surveyed University...

Prof embraces role as mentor

February 1, 2006

WEDITORS' NOTE: This is the first in a four-part series of articles about prominent black figures at the University. Look for the articles each Wednesday this month. hen professor Keith Mayes first arrived...

Events honor black history at U

February 1, 2006

TClick to view graphic timeline he start of February brings a time for the University community to reflect on and learn about black history. In honor of Black History Month, the Black Student Union is...

Black greek organizations on campus step up age-old tradition

January 31, 2006

For some black greeks, stepping goes beyond just a bond of brotherhood or sisterhood. "It's something I feel is very positive," said Quinton Bonds, Alpha Phi Alpha, Mu chapter, president. "It dates back...

Departments celebrate Nicholson Hall reopening

January 27, 2006

When the Chemical and Physical Laboratory was constructed on campus in 1890, technology was much simpler. More than a century later, Nicholson Hall (as it was renamed in 1945) has been renovated and reconstructed...

U hosts Eid Rageous celebration

January 23, 2006

About 200 Muslim students and community members gathered Sunday evening to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, one of the largest Muslim holidays. Eid Rageous 2006, presented by the Muslim Student Association and the...

Undergrad literary magazine to reappear this semester

January 20, 2006

After more than 35 years on hiatus, the Ivory Tower will reappear this spring. The Ivory Tower was the campus literary magazine during the 1950s and '60s, said co-Editor in Chief Jake Ricker. Its former...

Alcohol banished from res halls in fall

January 18, 2006

Students reapplying for University housing for 2006-2007 should read the fine print. University Housing and Residential Life has, in an attempt to "be more up front about (its) values,"changed its alcohol...

Former U faculty member dies

January 17, 2006

University alumnus and longtime faculty member John Rauma died Dec. 15 from complications of diabetes. Memorial services were Dec. 21 at Unity Church-Unitarian. Rauma graduated from the University's College...

Greeks gather for good grades, prizes

December 12, 2005

Twenty students in the greek community on campus rolled out of bed bright and early Sunday morning to participate in a Study-a-Thon. The students gathered at Manhattan Loft for a full day of quiet and...

Dance Marathon comes to U

December 9, 2005

For anyone who's ever said "I could dance all night," today is the day. The group Students Today Leaders Forever is bringing the nationwide Dance Marathon program to Coffman Union Great Hall tonight. Teams...

Film triggers discussion over Choropampa case

December 7, 2005

Jorge Caceres has been married for two weeks. He held up his hand displaying a new gold ring and asked the audience if they knew how much it cost to produce such a thing. The Human Rights Center hosted...

T-shirts expose abuse on campus

December 5, 2005

A multicolored T-shirt saying "Through all the pain, you're not to blame. Love yourself and heal the shame," dangled in Coffman Union Great Hall. It was one of more than 75 T-shirts honoring victims of...

U joins World AIDS Day

December 1, 2005

Northrop Mall and Coffman Union Plaza aren't dressed up in red today to recognize this weekend's Gophers vs. Badgers hockey game. The red ribbons that adorn the campus are in honor of World AIDS Day. In...

New GLBT director named; comes to U with know-how

December 1, 2005

When Anne Phibbs started working at Metropolitan State University 11 years ago, she said the gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender community wasn't very developed there. Since then, Phibbs said, she has worked...

Dates with student-athletes auctioned off for charity

November 30, 2005

Thirty-seven University athletes traded warm-ups and jerseys in favor of strappy heels, dresses and suits Tuesday night to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Student Athlete Advisory Council...

U co-ops built on sense of family

November 23, 2005

When Ola Szuba moved to the Como Student Community Cooperative from Poland, she said she watched a lot of American television because she didn't speak English. Szuba said television, in addition to English...

Turkeyless feast expands off campus

November 21, 2005

Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, stuffing and green bean casseroles lined the table, just like any other Thanksgiving feast. But there wasn't a turkey. In place of the traditional turkey sat 14 vegetarian...

Lifestyle changes battle weight gain

November 17, 2005

To help control the weight gain that often occurs during the first year of students' college experiences, the recreation center said it's the "little things" that count. According to research conducted...

UDS chef serves up a personal touch

November 16, 2005

Besides having an avid following among residence hall students, a Middlebrook Hall chef has a group of more than 40 members devoted to him on the Facebook, a Web site for college students. Jon Collins,...

Floral funeral blanket eulogizes merging colleges

November 15, 2005

Neil Anderson's Monday afternoon lab is hardly a typical science class. Last week, his students designed and created a funeral blanket to symbolize the merger of the College of Natural Resources with the...

American Indian studies program to allow more choice

November 10, 2005

Traditional wild-ricing, language tables and community leaders in culture revitalization are only some of the techniques employed by American Indian studies instructors. The instructors' goal is to give...

U developing safer car technology

November 8, 2005

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the leading cause of death for Minnesota teens is traffic accidents. In 2004 alone, 78 Minnesotans aged 15 to 19 were killed. This afternoon, the...

Speaker talks of growth of International Criminal Court and changing U.S. stances

November 2, 2005

Sixty years ago today, Nazi leaders and concentration camp supervisors were indicted for crimes against humanity. They appeared before international courts at Nuremberg and Dachau, Germany, and were held...

Competition pits residence halls against one another to save energy

November 1, 2005

The 11 residence halls on campus are full of energy. But it's not just the energy generated by students who are hard at work learning; it's also the energy that powers coffeepots, laptops, gaming systems...

Famed hockey recruit adjusts to student life

October 28, 2005

Unlike many first-year students, the move to the University brought Phil Kessel closer to his family. Literally. Kessel, one of three first-year students playing for men's Gophers hockey this season, said...

Forum centers on diversity at U

October 26, 2005

In a public forum Tuesday that addressed diversity issues on campus, it became clear that some still think the University has a long way to go. During the forum in Walter Library, the University's diversity...

Sex seminar educates U women

October 21, 2005

In 2000, 18.9 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases were reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, 9.1 million, or 48 percent, occurred in people between...

Visiting Norwegian prince donates $750,000 to the U

October 20, 2005

On Oct. 27, 1905, Norway peacefully dissolved its union with Sweden with the Karlstad Agreement. As part of the celebration of Norway's independence centennial, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and the Ambassador...

Get on the bus, if there’s still room

October 14, 2005

On a crisp fall day, the comfort and warmth of snuggling up to a complete stranger who is probably plugged in or zoned out should be coming along in five to seven minutes. Campus buses are a service offered...

National Coming Out Week focuses on society

October 11, 2005

OQUEER STUDENT CULTURAL CENTER SPONSORS EVENTS ALL WEEK n Oct. 11, 1987, 500,000 people marched in Washington, D.C. to advocate gay and lesbian rights. Eighteen years later, University students remember...

U Muslims mark start of Ramadan

October 6, 2005

An estimated 1 billion people worldwide suffer from hunger. During Ramadan, a month of fasting from sunup to sundown each day, Muslim people feel that hunger and think of those around the world who feel...

Jewish at U mark start of new year

October 5, 2005

For many students, a big party and a giant silver ball dropping in Times Square symbolizes the new year. This week, Jewish students celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year's, much differently. The...

Alternative to evolution theory develops debate and discussion

October 3, 2005

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck. Michael Behe, biochemistry professor at LeHigh University, used "inducktive" reasoning as one explanation in his...

Event spreads word of U’s office for women

September 28, 2005

University alumna Peggy Flanagan is 25, childless and American Indian. She is also the first indigenous person to be elected to the Minneapolis school board. Flanagan was the guest speaker at the University...

Parade draws community together

September 26, 2005

Gary Tashima played a dual role in the parade by riding in the dignitaries' car as a member of the court, then marching to the Metrodome as a member of the University Marching Band. He paired his homecoming...

Fair highlights options for getting involved

September 21, 2005

TST. PAUL WILL HOST A FAIR THURSDAY he 2005 Student Activities Fair achieved new heights Tuesday, Student Activities adviser Erik Dussault said. For the first time, student groups reserved all 125 tables...

U group heads south to help survivors

September 20, 2005

As the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina hit during Labor Day weekend, mechanical engineering graduate student Dwijendra Guru felt his efforts were needed. A member of the Association for India's Development...

Program teaches healing with music

September 20, 2005

Music can be defined as the art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds to produce beauty of form, harmony and expression of emotion. The University's music therapy program, which is one of...

U groups brush up on campus tradition

September 16, 2005

In 1993, the University celebrated Earth Day with a project called "Beautiful U." In an attempt to beautify the entire campus, students painted and decorated the Washington Avenue Bridge. The following...

Student groups seek new members

September 12, 2005

Many consider fall a time for getting new roommates, buying books and going to football games, but at the University, fall is also a time for free lunch, pens and pencils. As the University welcomes some...

Device combines two staples of campus life

September 9, 2005

Many students rarely leave home without their music and their cell phone. Now the two have been combined. A product introduced by Apple and Motorola on Wednesday puts the technology of an MP3 player into...

First-years get official welcome to U

September 7, 2005

This tassel represents one of the reasons you are here today," said University President Bob Bruininks. The class of 2009 ripped open 5,200 envelopes containing maroon and gold tassels on Tuesday afternoon...

U offers shady comfort at fair

September 6, 2005

Fresh-squeezed lemonade chocolate chip engineer. Two professors farm owned. Translucent deep-fried Reuben on a stick. Dairy goats fun for all ages. It might sound like gibberish, but it could lead to a...