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All content by Haley Madderom

A flurry of light and sound

Published December 8, 2014

In full daylight, the plaza in front of the Civil Engineering Building looked like a sectioned-off junkyard. But on Friday evening, the unrecognizable mess of cords and cables disappeared, and the campus...

Students pitch cost-cutting ideas

Published December 3, 2014

Nathan Shrader says he knows how to save the University of Minnesota money. His plan: reduce its heating bill. The management senior said a new company called 75F could save the University millions of...

Nursing students guide path for Ebola volunteers in Liberia

Published November 24, 2014

As health volunteers pack up and head to an Ebola clinic in a small Liberian village this month and next, a group of University of Minnesota nursing students are constructing maps of the place, which is...

As Minnesota settles into bitter cold, farmers already prepared

Published November 19, 2014

Tuesday was the nation’s coldest November morning on record in almost four decades, with all 50 states hitting low temperatures at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. But after riding out last year’s...

Deadline looms for Tehran nuclear program negotiations

Published November 11, 2014

International negotiators gathered in a Muscat, Oman luxury hotel Sunday to barter over Tehran’s nuclear program and the talks which continued into the next day did not ease the gridlock, Aljazeera...

Genetics of blind cave fish lays ground for treating eye disease

Published November 10, 2014

An international team of researchers hopes to use its study on a species of translucent, eyeless cave fish to better understand human conditions like degenerative eye diseases, albinism and sleep disorders. The...

Nonprofit uses multimedia to spur global dialogue in Minnesota classrooms

Published November 5, 2014

From a pool of thousands of photos from one woman’s traveling experiences over more than three decades comes a series of educational movies that aims to spur dialogue about global citizenship between...

Medical research hits walls sresearesearchy researchers

Published October 29, 2014

Tay Netoff has spent about two decades researching epilepsy. Now, the associate biomedical engineering professor has to shift his research’s focus to Parkinson’s disease, as it’s more...

Program offers chance at a clean slate

Published October 22, 2014

When University of Minnesota students commit misdemeanors like theft, underage drinking or disorderly conduct, they often pay the fine without realizing there’s an alternative. “By sending...

City leaders addressing waste woes

Published October 13, 2014

University of Minnesota alumnus and retired Minneapolis teacher Ardes Johnson lived in her townhouse on 14th Avenue Southeast until April, when it was demolished to be replaced by a new apartment complex. Johnson...

Incentives boost flu vaccines

Published October 8, 2014

As flu season approaches, medical experts are clamoring for University of Minnesota students, staff and faculty members to get immunized. And in convincing them to do so, area health clinics and pharmacies...

New stores for business districts in University area

Published September 25, 2014

As the dust settles from years of light rail and luxury housing construction, business districts around the University of Minnesota are welcoming new tenants and, in some cases, new storefronts. For the...

Officials aim to spice up city benches

Published September 17, 2014

Nestled on street corners and crammed under bus stop signs, street benches provide an often forgotten backdrop for advertisements. But an upcoming proposed change to city law could build revenue for Minneapolis...

Road near Siebert Field could get a facelift

Published September 11, 2014

Walk down Eighth Street Southeast toward its dead end near Siebert Field and the road becomes riddled with potholes and loose gravel. Two separate projects aimed at repaving and lighting the road near...

Gina+Will General Manager, Danielle Stager, helps a customer checkout at the registers of the new Dinkytown shop on Tuesday. This consignment clothing store provides style at an affordable price for college students.

Dinkytown provides lab for new Goodwill formula

Published September 3, 2014

While Dinkytown has proved to be fertile ground for eateries and bars, it has served as a revolving door for apparel stores. In 2002, Ragstock closed its doors after decades of business. Shops like Everyday...