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Exhibit aims to promote international coexistence

May 4, 2004

More than 100 people meandered through the Hennepin County Government Center plaza in Minneapolis on Tuesday to view giant-sized billboards with images symbolizing cultural understanding. The 38 billboard-sized...

Council lauds U athletes, coaches

May 3, 2004

Minneapolis City Council member Paul Zerby, 2nd Ward, led a chorus of city officials and several University student-athletes and coaches Friday in the "Minnesota Rouser" in the council chambers. Zerby...

Rybak pledges better housing

April 30, 2004

In his third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said big changes are on the way for home ownership and increased job opportunities for working families. "It's time...

House is a home for visiting scholars

April 26, 2004

A small gathering of early risers graced the basement breakfast table on Friday morning at the Wales House. Chatting over grapefruit and cereal, the tenants prepared for a day researching at the University. Underneath...

Friends plant tree for house fire victims

April 23, 2004

Rich Heiden hid tears behind his sunglasses as he tied a yellow ribbon Thursday to a branch of the freshly planted tree in Van Cleve Park, in memory of his son Brian Heiden and his fellow University students...

U joins world to remember Holocaust

April 20, 2004

Approximately 50 people gathered Monday on Northrop Plaza to listen to poetry, prayers and the story of a Holocaust survivor in observance of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. "Every year on this...

Coleman urges College Republicans to rally behind Bush’s re-election bid

April 15, 2004

During their year-end meeting Wednesday night at Coffman Union, the University College Republicans chanted a robust "Minnesota Rouser" with the help of a U.S. senator. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., spoke...

U community plans memorial for 3 students lost in Dinkytown fire

April 9, 2004

A memorial site to celebrate the memory of three University students who died in a Dinkytown house fire last September was approved Wednesday by the Minneapolis Park Board. The site, consisting of a plaque...

MPIRG hosts annual Take Back the Night march

April 8, 2004

Today the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group will host the seventh annual Take Back the Night march and rally against domestic abuse and sexual violence. The rally starts at 6 p.m. at Boom Island...

Seiler hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation

April 5, 2004

The University of Wisconsin-Madison sophomore who was missing for more than four days last week faked her abduction, police said Friday. "We do not believe there is a suspect at large, period," said Assistant...

Missing student found

April 1, 2004

MADISON, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Madison sophomore who went missing Saturday was found in good condition Wednesday afternoon. Madison Assistant Chief of Police Noble Wray said police located...

Search continues for UW student

March 30, 2004

University sophomore Stephanie Jones is searching for her friend who has been missing since early Saturday morning. "I've known her since I was 4 years old," Jones said about University of Wisconsin-Madison...

State Legislature names day after Nobel Prize-winning former U professor and student

March 26, 2004

The State Legislature named Oct. 16 "Dr. Norman E. Borlaug World Food Prize Day" after a former University professor, student and wrestler for his 90th birthday Thursday. Borlaug earned a bachelor's degree...

U gives money for planned street upgrades

March 24, 2004

A frequently used street in Dinkytown will undergo reconstruction this summer with help from the University. A Minneapolis City Council committee approved plans Wednesday for the reconstruction of 15th...

City approves smoke detector ordinance change

March 22, 2004

The Minneapolis City Council approved a change in the smoke detector ordinance Friday that will require any smoke alarm within 20 feet of a cooking appliance to have a silencing switch. The ordinance change,...

Contestants strut their stuff

March 10, 2004

Arnold Schwarzenegger started his road to fame when he flexed his muscular physique all the way to first place at the 1967 Mr. Universe competition. If winning a beauty pageant is any indication of future...

Committee OKs changes to smoke alarm ordinances

March 4, 2004

A Minneapolis City Council committee approved a smoke-detector ordinance change Wednesday that will require any smoke alarm within 20 feet of a cooking appliance to have a silencing switch. The ordinance...

Campaigns use music to draw student caucus votes

March 1, 2004

Politics and rock music collided at Rock the Cauc on Saturday. More than 100 concertgoers shuffled into the dimly lit The Whole in Coffman Union to listen to local bands Down Risen, Building Better Bombs...

Edwards stumps for Minn. caucus votes

February 23, 2004

Between campaign stops in New York and Ohio, presidential hopeful John Edwards stopped in St. Paul on Saturday afternoon to pitch to Minnesotans to vote for him in the March 2 Democratic caucus. "Anybody...

Cultural art tour stopping in Twin Cities

February 19, 2004

From Jerusalem to Sarajevo to Berlin, and soon to the Twin Cities, a touring outdoor art project is promoting cultural diversity. "Coexistence," which explores peace and understanding between cultures,...

Despite rivals, Kahn remains

February 17, 2004

Many students have tried, but none have succeeded. That will not keep University junior Amanda Hutchings from trying to defeat a state legislator this November. Since 1994, at least one University student...

Officials: U needs state funds for repairs

February 10, 2004

The state House Higher Education Finance Committee will likely advocate for an increase to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's University capital bonding proposal, the committee's chairman said Monday. Chairman Doug Stang,...

Small city crimes can now be filed with Web-based system

February 5, 2004

University junior Sarah Scripps parked her convertible one night in November on the street near her Marcy-Holmes neighborhood home only to find it broken into the next morning. Scripps said the thief broke...

A newly formed landlord group is drafting a uniform lease for all University-area student-renters

February 2, 2004

Student-renters in neighborhoods near the University will soon have an easier time interpreting their rental leases, a newly formed landlord group said Friday. In an effort to better its relationship with...

Major changes advance for U-area renters

February 2, 2004

The Minneapolis City Council passed a housing ordinance change Friday allowing city housing inspectors to revoke the rental license of any landlord who knowingly acquires repeat violations to the same...

Benanav pushes student housing ordinance

January 28, 2004

Inside Jay Benanav's third-floor office at St. Paul's City Hall is a Magic 8 Ball. Benanav, who represents the St. Paul campus, joked that he uses the mock-prophetic object to help him solve the city's...

Zerby juggles two constituencies

January 23, 2004

The third Tuesday of every month, Minneapolis City Council member Paul Zerby, who represents neighborhoods around the University, meets with the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association to hear their concerns...

Landlords with repeat housing violations may lose rental licenses

January 22, 2004

A Minneapolis City Council committee approved a change to a housing ordinance Wednesday that allows the city to revoke a landlord's license after a property has acquired repeat violations. Housing Inspection...