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Second probable case of H1N1 virus found in Minnesota

by Emma Carew
Published 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)

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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?

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published May 9, 2008
New data rank the University's average salaries as seventh in a peer group of 11.Editor's Note: This is last in a series of articles analyzing the salaries of different departments and individuals at the University.

Salary data show lag in University compensation rates

by Emma Carew
Published April 22, 2008
Editor's Note: This is the second in an occasional series analyzing the salaries of different departments and individuals at the University.

The life of a first-year application

by Emma Carew
Published April 9, 2008
The University has received more than 28,000 applications to fill far fewer spots.

Office hours are almost extinct

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published April 1, 2008
Jury selection begins today and may continue Wednesday. Opening statements are to begin Thursday.

U wants you to finish in 4 years

by Emma Carew
Published March 28, 2008
Almost 45 percent of students graduate in four years, compared with 14 percent a decade ago.

U works to revive, retain native languages

by Emma Carew
Published March 25, 2008
The American Indian studies department offers Dakota and Ojibwe courses.

Diverse U? – A look at diversity at the University

by Emma Carew
Published March 12, 2008
A look at diversity at the University Editor's note: This article is the first in a two-part series that examines how closing the General College impacts diversity and access to the University.

Hormel Institute buys supercomputer

by Emma Carew
Published February 12, 2008
The computer will be used to boost cancer research as part of a $24 million expansion.

Turkeys looking to central Minnesota for a new home

by Emma Carew
Published February 11, 2008
Officials are looking at new locations for the University turkey research facility.

U departments ranked 2nd-most productive in nation

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published December 4, 2007
Mohamed Benaissa was given an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

No one injured in local fire

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published November 30, 2007
The World AIDS Day Coalition will host lectures, workshops and a concert benefit.

Report suggests prison reforms needed

by Emma Carew
Published November 27, 2007
The United States jails 737 of every 100,000 people, the highest rate in the world.

Folwell interior updates wanted

by Emma Carew
Published November 27, 2007
The state Legislature bonding committee visited projects on the University's capital request list.

Boynton releases health survey

by Emma Carew
Published November 16, 2007
The survey provides health statistics about two- and four-year colleges across the state.

University student found dead

by Emma Carew
Published November 6, 2007
Edward Bump was found dead by his girlfriend in a Mankato apartment.

University employs 300 GPS clocks

by Emma Carew
Published November 5, 2007
The new wireless atomic clocks update six times per day to keep clocks precise within one second.

Harvard has new female president

by Emma Carew
Published November 1, 2007
The "U" has never had a female president, but women are well represented.

Students need to know about staph infections

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published October 29, 2007
Popular Web site PostSecret.com, and the books that go with it, allow the public to spill their secrets anonymously.

Breast cancer helped her slow down

by Emma Carew
Published October 22, 2007
BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR, JACKIE MALLING, FOUND SUPPORT IN WORK, FAMILY AND HUSBAND.

Living for today

by Emma Carew
Published October 22, 2007
DEIDRE POPE FINISHED HER TREATMENT ONLY FIVE YEARS AGO; CURRENTLY LIVING FOR THE NOW

Bigger magnets mean finding more cancer, sooner

by Emma Carew
Published October 22, 2007
UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS DEVELOP TECHNOLOGY TO HELP DIAGNOSE WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER YOUNGER AND EARLIER.

Never giving up

by Emma Carew
Published October 22, 2007
"I WANT MY KIDS TO KNOW THAT I FOUGHT FOR OUR FAMILY, THAT I FOUGHT FOR US TO BE TOGETHER"

Genetics testing helps women at high risk

by Emma Carew
Published 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”

by Emma Carew
Published October 22, 2007
UNIVERSITY GRAD STUDENT FACES BREAST CANCER YOUNG.

Student groups partner to raise breast cancer awareness

by Emma Carew
Published October 22, 2007
SAVING SECOND BASE

Facebook to play role during crises

by Emma Carew
Published October 5, 2007
The group is modeled after one at Purdue University that has about 6,000 members.

Student works the daily grind

by Emma Carew
Published September 27, 2007
Editor's Note: This story is part two of an ongoing series that looks at unique jobs on campus.

Residence halls get new kind of justice

by Emma Carew
Published September 24, 2007
The restorative justice program gives students options on resolving tickets.

Rain, rain go away, come again some other day

by Emma Carew
Published September 21, 2007
Last night's rain sent pedestrians scurrying for shelter from flooded streets.

Mortuary science not really morbid

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published September 7, 2007
This year, fraternities and sororities have added the extra incentive of free pizza.

Pay those bills or bundle up this winter

by Emma Carew
Published September 6, 2007
CenterPoint Energy customers owe $67 million state-wide, resulting in an unprecedented loss of service.

Spring break trips help Katrina victims

by Emma Carew
Published March 10, 2006
Student groups are going to Mississippi and Louisiana to "mud out" damaged houses.

Women’s history at the U: Struggles and success

by Emma Carew
Published March 6, 2006
As Women's History Month starts, we look at the University's rich history and present.

Prattle of the ages: Hamantasch vs. latke

by Emma Carew
Published February 27, 2006
The mock debate pitted Jewish holiday foods against each other again this year.

Alumni overcame discrimination for U education

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published February 21, 2006
Some students take the initiative to manage their finances and get an education.

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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published February 1, 2006
BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Events honor black history at U

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published January 27, 2006
Activities and tours will be today to celebrate Nicholson Hall's renovation.

U hosts Eid Rageous celebration

by Emma Carew
Published January 23, 2006
The celebration marked Eid-ul-Adha, which centers on togetherness.

Undergrad literary magazine to reappear this semester

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published January 18, 2006
Only Centennial Hall and residential apartment buildings will be exempt, regardless of residents' age.

Former U faculty member dies

by Emma Carew
Published January 17, 2006
Students and loved ones remember John Rauma's love for architecture.

Greeks gather for good grades, prizes

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published December 9, 2005
Proceeds from the marathon will benefit the family resource center, among others.

Film triggers discussion over Choropampa case

by Emma Carew
Published December 7, 2005
More than 1,000 affected residents are suing the U.S.-based mining corporation.

T-shirts expose abuse on campus

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published December 1, 2005
Anne Phibbs worked for 11 years at Metro State enriching the GLBT community.

Dates with student-athletes auctioned off for charity

by Emma Carew
Published November 30, 2005
The date auction raised more than $2,000 to benefit the American Red Cross.

U co-ops built on sense of family

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published November 17, 2005
The Boynton Health Service director gave tips on avoiding weight gain in college.

UDS chef serves up a personal touch

by Emma Carew
Published November 16, 2005
Since November 2003, "Chef Jon" has been creating healthful recipes in Middlebrook Hall.

Floral funeral blanket eulogizes merging colleges

by Emma Carew
Published November 15, 2005
Students made the blanket using colored leaves, flowers and collected foliage.

American Indian studies program to allow more choice

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published October 28, 2005
Phil Kessel said that though it's rare, it can be weird when Gophers fans recognize him on campus.

Forum centers on diversity at U

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published October 20, 2005
The gift will create a Norwegian chair role in the College of Biological Sciences.

Get on the bus, if there’s still room

by Emma Carew
Published October 14, 2005
Ridership for September went up from 449,899 for the same month last year.

National Coming Out Week focuses on society

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published October 5, 2005
Hillel hosted services for those who couldn't go home for Rosh Hashanah.

Alternative to evolution theory develops debate and discussion

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published 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.

Parade draws community together

by Emma Carew
Published September 26, 2005
More than 100 groups took part in the homecoming parade over the weekend.

Fair highlights options for getting involved

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published September 20, 2005
North Serves South, led by a graduate student, has been helping in southern Mississippi.

Program teaches healing with music

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published September 16, 2005
Groups painted panels inside the Washington Avenue Bridge to advertise.

Student groups seek new members

by Emma Carew
Published September 12, 2005
Organizers often offer free lunch or giveaways to get students to join.

Device combines two staples of campus life

by Emma Carew
Published 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

by Emma Carew
Published September 7, 2005
Approximately 300 volunteers planned Convocation for the class of 2009.

U offers shady comfort at fair

by Emma Carew
Published 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...

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