The Minnesota Daily

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Intense preparation for courseregistration pays off for student

June 8, 1998

George Taylor, like thousands of desperate underclassmen before him, has been through the harrowing process of registration before -- and failed miserably. Taylor, an Institute of Technology sophomore,...

Japan commends

June 3, 1998

Robert McKinnell pondered how receiving the Prince Hitachi Prize for Comparative Oncology in Tokyo, Japan, would highlight his career. Comfortably nestled in his first-class seat on the flight home last...

Design students exhibit their creativity

May 29, 1998

With a creative flair and a sense of humor to match, Sara Mielke likes to do things a little differently. And the piece she included in the Department of Design, Housing and Apparel's ongoing senior exhibit...

Poor crops in Red River Valley cause farming crisis

May 22, 1998

For Howard Person, farm sales and foreclosures are increasingly common occurrences in his northwest Minnesota jurisdiction. Five years of faltering incomes stemming from poor crops have virtually paralyzed...

Campus hosts 82nd

May 20, 1998

Wayne Bollum fondly remembers his days as a College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences undergraduate in 1975 when he won a first-place trophy for his prized beef heifer in a showmanship...

Students cash in on

May 14, 1998

As a strapped-for-cash University medical student in the late 1970s, Jon Pryor needed to make some extra money. Instead of flipping burgers he took a less conventional approach. Pryor started donating...

Spring fashion show features seniors’ styles of satin and silk

May 11, 1998

Nearly nine months ago, Nicole Delaney flipped through her sketch book full of bridal gown designs and formulated a plan for her senior clothing design project. Yards of white silk and mountains of voluminous...

Genes causing fatal equine

May 5, 1998

For Amanda Purdy, a research graduate student specializing in horse genetics, the biggest discovery of her career involved 10 different genes and a well-timed stroke of luck. On a whim, Purdy chose three...

Retired greyhounds forge new careers as blood donors

May 4, 1998

Once every three weeks Reaper, a sleek charcoal-colored greyhound with an endlessly wagging tail, patiently sits on an exam table at the University's Lewis Hospital for Companion Animals and donates blood. As...

Debaters raise issues of fees, student apathy

April 28, 1998

Minnesota Student Association presidential hopefuls and their running mates outlined their platforms Monday during the MSA Presidential Debate at the Coffman Union Theater. The eight candidates explained...

Eco-Challenge pays for nature-minded

April 24, 1998

Portaging canoes, pitching tents and lugging backpacks are second nature to Forestry Club members Jeff Vernon, Brian Loeffelholz and Tony Dalbec. But their well-honed outdoor skills did more than give...

Exhibit displays beadery as expression

April 16, 1998

Luminescent beads in rich hues of blue, crimson and gold glinted in the Goldstein Gallery's soft lighting as Paul and Megan Wright strolled through the showroom. Expecting to find a fashion-related exhibit...

Tornado-stricken birds heal at Raptor Center

April 15, 1998

Rescuing wounded birds is something Sabra Thurber has done before. But for the University Raptor Center volunteer and intern, the emotional task never becomes routine. "You never know what to expect when...

Design business provides

April 10, 1998

When students enter Borlaug Hall on the St. Paul campus, three simple cream and green banners welcome them to the naturalistic building. But for Christine Kirsch, a senior design communications major...

Manager change sparks debate

April 7, 1998

A swiftly-made managerial firing has some residents of a student-housing cooperative questioning its board of directors' reasoning behind the decision. The governing body for Commonwealth Terrace, a 464-unit...

Annual

April 6, 1998

If 3-year-old Jordan Lacher's delighted reactions to animals is any indication of things to come, a future in veterinary medicine is a distinct possibility. And for any budding veterinarian, the place...

Education is key as U, state

April 1, 1998

University agricultural safety specialist John Shutske is all too familiar with the risks of farming. From farmers struggling to recover from debilitating injuries to families coping with the loss of...

Debate rages over method of loan interest calculation

March 13, 1998

University student Chris Mester is squeamish about repaying his student loans as his spring graduation rapidly approaches. "Now it's starting to get scarier," said Mester, a senior American studies and...

Ethics of using homeless test subjects discussed

March 10, 1998

Leading ethics scholar Tom Beauchamp recounted a story Monday of a homeless man down on his luck and desperate to make some money. Odd jobs weren't enough to get off the streets, so the man joined the...

U helps distressed farmers

March 9, 1998

Southwest Minnesota farmer Harold Tilstra knows farming can be fickle. And at a time when troubled Asian economies raise concerns throughout the agricultural industry, the University's Extension Service...

Company keeps track of bad check writers

March 4, 1998

Whether they're being written, cashed or bounced, J.A. Blanchard knows just about everything about checks. And soon Deluxe Corp., the nation's biggest check printer where Blanchard is president and CEO,...

nnovators seek fortune through graduate group

February 27, 1998

Nike head Phil Knight got his start in his track coach's kitchen making running shoes with latex and a waffle iron. While filling Knight's shoes is a tall order, one Carlson School of Management graduate...

Minorities face corporate challenges

February 24, 1998

As one of 115 Asian-American students in the Carlson School of Management, Chi Nguyen knows she presents a different image in the traditionally white male business world. But Nguyen is determined to make...

Colleges offer buy now, enroll later plans

February 19, 1998

If tuition rates grow as fast as 7-pound, 4-ounce Christina Leigh Richter will, her mother should consider setting aside cash now for the four-day-old's college education. "It's hard to think ahead that...

Stock hype at all-time high

February 12, 1998

More of individual American wealth is tied up in the stock market than in the past half century, a report published Wednesday shows. The 28 percent of household wealth invested is more than twice 1990's...

Ad agencyteams withCarlson school

February 10, 1998

The Carlson School of Management is betting the Minneapolis advertising agency behind Minnesota State Lottery campaigns will further its commitment to provide "real-world" education. Carmichael Lynch,...

Carlson students take initiative

February 6, 1998

A life-sized dancing carrot promoting fruit juice and smoothies will punctuate one Carlson School of Management graduate's entrepreneurial debut tonight. Eric Strauss will host his Crazy Carrot Juice...

Rib man speaks at Carlson School

February 4, 1998

Carlson School of Management alumni and students stood and did a cheer Tuesday as a "famous" Twin Cities rib man told them about enthusiasm. David Anderson, founder and chairman of Famous Dave's of America,...

Monday Feature: Scholarly fasion

February 2, 1998

Professor John Manning's thick gold bracelets jangled as he adjusted a brightly tasseled satchel slung from his shoulder. He smoothed his colorful sweater with fingers laden with chunky rings and crossed...

US has yet to adopt child development treaty

January 30, 1998

In hopes of pushing through a treaty aimed at ensuring child nutrition, safety and education, the University's Institute for Child Development lent its support to the international legislation earlier...

Asian-American shares stories of yore

January 26, 1998

Wearing the 75-year-old servant jacket that identified her father in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, Esther Suzuki said Friday the time she spent in the camp still haunts her. Suzuki,...

Reduction of student debt key in Princeton’s new policy

January 23, 1998

Princeton University is expected to announce Monday a major revision of its financial aid policies, attracting the attention of schools around the country. In an effort to curb student indebtedness, Princeton...

Entrepreneurial contest brings in varied competition

January 21, 1998

With golf's popularity at an all-time high, Scott Hull recognized the market potential for a golf kit designed with the beginner in mind. The second-year graduate student, along with his four partners,...

Carlson alumnus shares success tips

January 15, 1998

One of the Carlson School of Management's most successful alumni shared his secrets with future entrepreneurs Wednesday as part of the school's Grand Opening Week. Bruce Hendry, a 1964 graduate and chairman...