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Fear seems insurmountable for Americans

October 18, 2001

Since the United States began bombing Afghanistan over a week ago, I have heard many television and radio commentators asking experts if Americans are scared. The answer is obvious - of course we are. With...

U student competes with best as Irish dancing comes to Minnesota

September 24, 2001

As a little girl, University political science junior Kristina Lee performed ballet routines in puffy pink tutus and jazz dance steps to funky music. But she'd never seen anything quite like this. As an...

How incoming students can conquer college

September 4, 2001

Normally, I can't stand older people trying to tell me how to live. They did it their way and I'll do it my way, so why bother with advice? But at this point, I have to consider myself one of those "older"...

The concerns of living together before marriage

June 20, 2001

I recently began living in sin. After three years of dating and much talk of marriage, my boyfriend, Aaron, and I made the leap to roommates. We moved into a nice two-bedroom townhouse in the "'burbs"...

GPT needs to be eliminated

June 15, 2001

This week I hit the home stretch: only six weeks until I take the Graduation Proficiency Test and - by the grace of God - receive my degree from this University. It's been a long, hard road to get to this...

U officials round up support for 2001 legislative funding request

December 13, 2000

University officials have been preparing for the 2001 legislative session since last spring, but with opening day less than a month away, they're only beginning to promote issues on the University's request. After...

Regents consider showboat replacement

December 8, 2000

The Minnesota Centennial Showboat set the stage for a little bit of everything for 68 years. It set the scene for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Romeo and Juliet." The floating theater hosted dramatizations...

After presidential race decided, U.S. Congress becomes next political show

December 6, 2000

When the new U.S. Congress assembles in January, it will reflect a Hollywood movie script. There will be a former first lady, a dead governor's wife, a dozen or so lawmakers who won elections by less than...

Vikings, U discuss joint stadium

December 4, 2000

University officials have agreed to talk with the Minnesota Vikings about the possibility of a new Twin Cities football stadium. Although University Men's Athletics Director Tom Moe has met with Vikings...

Congress will meet to vote on proposed education bill

December 4, 2000

As the presidential saga stretches into its fifth week, Congress will head back to Washington, D.C., Monday to vote on, among other things, a $40 billion education bill. The bill includes proposed increases...

Research group gives state education high marks

December 4, 2000

According to a report released Thursday, Minnesota higher education is in good shape. The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, an independent research group, released the findings of...

Postal Service to honor Ugrad Roy Wilkins with Black Heritage stamp

November 27, 2000

Nearly two decades after his death, the image of civil rights activist and University graduate Roy Wilkins will soon be traveling all over the world. The former NAACP leader will be the 24th American honored...

New Senate rule forces Pogemiller to leave K-12 education committee

November 15, 2000

East Bank state Sen. Larry Pogemiller has had a big week. Last Tuesday, he was re-elected to his sixth term. And Monday, he changed jobs. Pogemiller, 49, had served as the Senate's K-12 education committee...

Electoral votes crucial to 2000 presidential race

November 7, 2000

Most students learned about the Electoral College in grade school and have never needed to know what it was since then. But for the first time in more than 100 years, the Electoral College might make a...

Ventura talks to Daily about youth vote, rise of third parties

November 2, 2000

After speaking to more than 400 students on Northrop Mall about the importance of voting, Gov. Jesse Ventura talked to The Minnesota Daily staff about the election, youth voter turnout and the Independence...

Bush addresses Minnesota supporters

November 2, 2000

As his Boeing 757, dubbed "Responsibility One," rolled up the tarmac, Republican candidate George W. Bush's supporters cheered vigorously Wednesday afternoon for the candidate they hope will be the nation's...

Athletics director to be named Friday; Moe only finalist

October 30, 2000

The University announced Friday that interim Men's Athletics Director Tom Moe is the only finalist for the permanent position after looking at more than 50 candidates. Moe, a former managing partner in...

Gore courts Minnesota’s swing voters

October 30, 2000

With rock music blasting and a sea of blue Gore-Lieberman 2000 signs greeting him, presidential candidate Al Gore pleaded Saturday night to keep Minnesota a Democratic stronghold. With only nine days remaining...

Health care tops agenda for presidential candidates

October 30, 2000

Of all the campaign issues debated this election season, none is more relentless than health care. In its varied forms -- including Medicare, abortion and health coverage -- health care has been discussed...

Minnesota’s Native Son

October 24, 2000

When Hubert H. Humphrey was a mid-century politician, party endorsements were a toss-up, children grew up idolizing their national leaders and many people wore their politics on their sleeves. When Humphrey...

U.S. Supreme Court will decide if disabled can sue state agencies

October 13, 2000

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about whether people with disabilities can sue public colleges or other state agencies under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. The opposing participants...

Legal blood alcohol content to be .08 by 2004

October 5, 2000

Many students can think of a night they shouldn't have driven home but thankfully woke up safe in their beds. But soon the last drink putting drivers over the legal edge will come a little earlier. U.S....

sychology administrator, DFL officer and mom Mary McEvoy

October 2, 2000

Last weekend, Mary McEvoy loaded her three children into her car as she worked around the state as Minnesota DFL associate chairwoman. This week, she went to committee meetings and met with graduate students...

Gibson, Foley trample Independence Party competitors

September 13, 2000

As a candidate in the 1998 primary election, Gov. Jesse Ventura was laughed at by his mainstream party competitors. Today he holds the highest executive position in the state. The Independence Party, newly...

U health school chosen to conduct lung cancer study

September 8, 2000

An institute combining the efforts of the University's School of Public Health and Abbott Northwestern Hospital has been selected to conduct a national lung cancer screening study. The year-long, $3 million...

Gates gives $8 million to U center

September 7, 2000

The University's Center for School Change received $8 million from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in a barrage of donations totaling $56 million to encourage smaller schools around the country. The...

U employees favor health care plan separate from state

September 7, 2000

Faculty leaders might be getting closer to recommending dramatic changes in how the University insures its employees' health. According to a report to be released this week, University employees have a...

onvention bears resemblance to John F. Kennedy’s

August 18, 2000

Forty years ago, a young John F. Kennedy strode across the stage at the Democratic National Convention to accept his party's nomination. He was a relative unknown. His family name was not in headlines....

Convention draws diverse crowd to L.A.

August 18, 2000

To paint Republican diversity as a facade, the Democratic National Convention was attended by a wide range of people -- black and white, gay and straight, men and women -- as Vice President Al Gore accepted...

National Reform Party experiences chaos

August 14, 2000

Gov. Jesse Ventura and members of the newly reformed Independence Party broke away from the national Reform Party earlier this year, saying it was in disarray. Chaos at this week's national Reform Party...

Bush accepts nomination, gains support at convention

August 4, 2000

Holding up two men as their answer to the country's problems, Republican delegates from every state converged in Philadelphia this week at the Republican National Convention in an effort to reclaim the...

Two U legislators retire, share memories

July 10, 2000

Many would agree the best way to legislate for the University is to know it from the inside. Rep. Lee Greenfield, DFL-Minneapolis, and Sen. Carol Flynn, DFL-Minneapolis, did just that. Both finished their...

Supreme Court rules on controversial topics before end of session

July 5, 2000

The U.S. Supreme Court was busy last week, announcing several controversial decisions. Ruling on citizens' rights when under arrest, gay and lesbian rights and "partial-birth" abortion, the court marked...

Former MSA president fights for position as state representative

June 16, 2000

Former Minnesota Student Association president Ben Bowman will run against state Rep. Phyllis Kahn in November to represent part of the University community. Bowman was endorsed by Republican leaders in...

Student voice reflected in voter turnout

June 7, 2000

Most view going to college as becoming an adult. Students come home when they want, are responsible for paying their rent on time and are allowed into previously forbidden places once they turn the ripe...

Legal service provides affordable resolutions

June 7, 2000

Students with legal problems often don't know where to turn; lawyers are too expensive for their dilemma, but dropping the matter seems unfair. That is where the University Student Legal Service can step...

Professor ‘buys’ time for extra writing

May 31, 2000

Julie Schumacher might be one of the only writers to thank her children's day-care center in her first novel, but they deserved it, she said. Schumacher is the mother of two, a University professor, director...

Campaign stays afloat with large donations

May 30, 2000

Out of 140,000 donors thus far, the University's Campaign Minnesota has benefitted the most from a few. One hundred and fifty-five donors, or about 2 percent, have supplied 92 percent of the fund raising...

U receives legislative funding

May 22, 2000

Gov. Jesse Ventura signed off on a $100 million University bonding bill last week that funds eight building projects, including the Molecular and Cellular Biology and Art buildings. The Legislature approved...

Students to benefit from legislative decisions

May 22, 2000

Everyone can use extra cash, and the state Legislature offered to give a little more to and take a little less from students in two mid-May decisions. Some students will receive rebate checks in the mail...

Gorbachev’s visit sets U abuzz

May 3, 2000

Contributors: Aaron Kirscht -- editor in chief Nick Doty -- project coordinator Michelle Franta -- copy chief Craig Gustafson -- associate editor Erin Ghere -- associate editor V. Paul Virtucio -- associate...

Research provides incentive to faculty

April 19, 2000

The University has begun a big push to raise faculty members' salaries, but money is not the only thing attracting faculty members to Minnesota. Recently, University President Mark Yudof proposed a 5.5...

Faculty push for higher salaries

April 17, 2000

When pharmacy students leave Brian Isetts' classroom for full-time jobs, their starting salaries are $15,000 to $20,000 more each year than the man who taught them the trade. Low faculty salaries have...

New committees created after fraud

April 14, 2000

Still reacting to November's announcement of widespread academic fraud in the men's basketball program, the Board of Regents approved two new faculty committees to oversee athletics. Neither the men's...

Yudof joins Bush’s transition team as education advisor

March 16, 2000

University President Mark Yudof has been asked to serve on President-elect George W. Bush's transition advisory committee on education, but knows little about the specifics of what he'll be doing. "I am...

New West Bank rep faces first day, partisan tension

March 16, 2000

Everyone is a little nervous on the first day of a new job. But most people don't have to deal with protesters, reporters and the pressure of hundreds of voters' expectations on their shoulders. And certainly...

Sizable grants offer J-School options to improve education

March 16, 2000

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced last month it would be receiving one grant and awarding another. The journalism school was awarded a $1.35 million grant from the McCormick Tribune...

Domestic abuse growing concern for college students

March 16, 2000

Kami Talley was getting back on her feet. The 22-year-old was only months away from a University degree, was raising her 4-year-old daughter and had ended an abusive relationship with ex-boyfriend, Louis...

Pope makes apology for past persecutions

March 14, 2000

Pope John Paul II made an unprecedented move Sunday when he asked forgiveness for 2,000 years of sins committed by the Roman Catholic Church. University area religious leaders applauded the pope's repentance,...

MSA funding slashed by student fees subcommittee

February 25, 2000

The Student Services Fees Committee Subcommittee recommended reducing Minnesota Student Association's funding by $26,500 Wednesday, while raising the total student fees allocated by $700,000. According...