The Minnesota Daily

All content by Erin Madsen

Bill to mark foreigner’s licenses clears Minnesota House

January 31, 2003

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would require foreigners with temporary visas to have state driver's licenses marked with their visa's expiration date. The house approved...

Jenkins’ friends and family speak at vigil, thanking police, students for help

November 7, 2002

A vigil was held Wednesday afternoon on Northrop Mall for missing University student Chris Jenkins. Family, friends, lacrosse teammates, University students and faculty gathered to hear Jenkins' mother,...

Sans third parties, Coleman and Mondale clash in debate

November 5, 2002

The gloves came off for the first time as Democratic Senate candidate Walter Mondale and Republican candidate Norm Coleman compared their political experiences and visions for the future in their first...

Physicians neglect post-rape contraception

October 19, 2001

Rape - just the mention of it produces horror, disgust and fear. A rape-induced pregnancy might even be worse, for it is the result of an assault against a woman's reproductive liberty and her psychological...

Local Tibetans applaud Lama’s visit

May 21, 2001

Ngodup Tsering is approaching his first anniversary of living in Minnesota. After years of working for the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, as secretary of the Education Department, Tsering joined his...

History reflected through bedazzling student projects

December 13, 2000

Eight University students showcased their freshman seminar final projects to historians and librarians on Tuesday. Students first presented their historical perspective projects on the University to their...

U requests Coffman renovation proposals

December 6, 2000

Coffman Memorial Union's face-lift might finally begin spring semester with a few changes to the original plans. The University sent out the Coffman Memorial Union Renovation Request for Proposal to several...

Mayor of Israeli sister city expresses thanks for assistance

November 28, 2000

The mayor of a northern Israeli town spoke at the Hillel Jewish Student Center on Monday, emphasizing the town's union with the Minneapolis Jewish Federation in the program Partnership 2000. Partnership...

Middle East issues discussed at Hillel Center open forum

November 21, 2000

While a massive Israeli airstrike against the Palestinians raged in the Middle East, students and an Israeli native engaged in an open forum at the University's Hillel Jewish Center on Monday. Amit Rod,...

Learning the ropes

November 13, 2000

Lorren Hulton woke up Thursday morning nervous and curious about how the next three days' events would unfold. She would, after all, soon be thrown into the roles of tour guide, counselor, cook and confidant...

U students demonstrate a wide range of voting reasons, choices

November 8, 2000

University students cast their ballots at several voting sites across campus Tuesday. Many students viewed their voting as a critical civic duty and a distinct opportunity to express their voices. At the...

Ventura tells students to vote, look beyond major parties.

November 2, 2000

Gov. Jesse Ventura brought his "Get Out and Vote" message to Northrop Mall on Wednesday, urging more than 400 University students to head to the polls on Election Day. "Do you know why (politicians) don't...

Liz Cheney leads first Minnesota Republican rally for Bush, Grams

October 30, 2000

More than 100 Republican supporters attended the first Minnesota rally for their presidential campaign Friday. Liz Cheney, daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney, made a stop at...

Dorm expansion continues through negotiations

October 27, 2000

The construction of a 150-room expansion to Middlebrook Hall on Minneapolis park land continues as the Minneapolis Park Board and the University negotiate a price for the land. Amendments made to the language...

U.S. House candidates debate education reforms

October 25, 2000

Two chairs remained vacant Tuesday night as the first forum was held for candidates running for the 5th Congressional District. The Republican candidate, Frank Taylor, along with the Constitution Party's...

Proposed law would force U to reveal sex offenders’ names

October 24, 2000

The identity of any registered sex offender enrolled or employed at the University could soon be public information. Last week, the Senate approved a bill that would require colleges to release information,...

Dorm expansion encroaches on city land

October 20, 2000

University students on the West Bank could soon have more than 3,000 square feet of open land on which to lounge, study and play Frisbee due to a University oversight. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation...

Study and Travel Center spotlights volunteering abroad

October 16, 2000

Teach health care in Papua New Guinea, assist natives of the Brazilian Amazon with preservation, strengthen women's empowerment in India, or au pair in western Europe. These are just four opportunities...

Residence halls add spaces to meet demand, curb overflow

October 13, 2000

Students looking for a place to live at the University will soon have a better chance of receiving a room. Additions are underway that will add 320 spaces at two University residence halls by Fall 2001. The...

University breaks ground for West Bank Art Building

October 12, 2000

Poor ventilation, animal infestation and inaccessibility are problems that will soon be mere memories for the University's Art Department. University students and faculty celebrated the breaking of ground...

Housing organization adds two affordable student co-ops

October 6, 2000

Students caught in the housing crunch at the University will have a better chance of securing affordable housing now that a local non-profit organization is offering more cooperative living. Since January...

Students flock to MTV cast auditions

October 4, 2000

A five-hour drive from Vermillion, S. D., brought Jesse Zilge to his friend's University dorm room floor. There he tried to forget the tests and papers he had abandoned, he said, for his one lucky chance...

Recent morale boost allows department to reach new heights

September 28, 2000

With enrollment doubled and an injection of grant money, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has received a morale boost in recent weeks. The department has received accolades, research...

Delay in union renovations creates inconveniences, disappointments

September 28, 2000

The delay of Coffman Union's renovation is leaving relocated student groups feeling surprised and disappointed. "I thought (University officials) had everything set," said Lola Okanla, a member of the...

Local clinic branches opt not to prescribe abortion pill Mifeprex

January 30, 2000

Women in search of the abortion pill Mifeprex, known as RU-486 in Europe, will have to look beyond two major Twin Cities clinic branches for the prescription. All Park Nicollet clinics and Allina Health...