The Minnesota Daily

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March 28, 2005

No matter what your role is at the University, whether you are a student, professor, administrator or just someone who spends a lot of time on campus, The Minnesota Daily is created for you. At an institution...

The First Amendment: freedom and truth

February 22, 2005

Approximately one in three Americans thinks the First Amendment goes too far, according to the 2004 State of the First Amendment survey. The First Amendment Center conducts the survey to find out what...

Daily adds audio/videocontent to Web site

February 14, 2005

Editor's Note: The Minnesota Daily is expanding to better serve its readers. Today, visitors of the Daily's Web site will find a video accompanying the article about Saturday's fashion show at Rarig Center....

Bruininks group to study kids’ free time

December 5, 2003

What young people do after school could be a major factor in the development of their leadership roles, productivity and contributions to society, University President Bob Bruininks said. Today, Bruininks...

Historic halls prepare to receive new amenities

December 3, 2003

When renovations of two buildings are done in fall 2006, officials hope the University will have a new admissions office, language lab, writing center and home for two academic departments. In 2004, Nicholson...

U Senate considers dropping student, faculty seats to add employee representatives

December 1, 2003

The University Senate is considering a reorganization that would require the largest change to its constitution since students gained Senate chairs in 1970. A proposal currently in several Senate committees...

Future lab building will give biosciences a boost

November 26, 2003

It has been more than 50 years since a University alumnus co-founded the medical technology company that has now become a world leader, and University officials hope a new project will help current students...

Students opt to live closer to campus

November 21, 2003

Before first-year student Kevin Kumlin moved into Territorial Hall, he considered commuting from his home in Lino Lakes, Minn. Though living at home would have been cheaper, the computer science student...

Financial aid pledge is U’s largest

November 17, 2003

When Larry Bentson attended the University from 1939-1943, he had to scrape to get the $45 he needed to pay tuition each year. Now University students have to scrape together $7,000 or more annually for...

U’s undergrad applications up

November 14, 2003

Despite rising tuition, the University is on track to receive a record number of undergraduate applications this year, officials said. The Board of Regents' Educational Planning and Policy Committee discussed...

Regents to develop Gophers stadium planning guidelines

November 13, 2003

The University Board of Regents will discuss guidelines for a possible on-campus, Gophers-only stadium for the first time in recent memory Thursday. The stadium is one of several topics on the agenda for...

Strikers work with colleagues who stayed

November 12, 2003

One week after returning to work, clerical employees once separated by picket lines are now working alongside each other again. Throughout the 15-day strike by the American Federation of State, County...

U, strikers to negotiate Sunday

October 31, 2003

The University and its largest employee union will resume negotiations Sunday, about two weeks after the union began its strike over proposed wage changes, health-care cost increases and benefits reductions. About...

Students to meet with Bruininks over strike

October 30, 2003

More than 100 University students attended a pro-union sit-in Wednesday at Morrill Hall. For the second straight day, students sat throughout the building and waited for a meeting to be scheduled with...

U offices surviving employee shortage

October 27, 2003

With approximately 15 employees out on strike during its busiest time, the University's Office of Admissions' remaining employees are taking on extra workloads and longer hours to provide normal services. Although...

Roofers, drivers support strike

October 23, 2003

Henry Enstad and some of his fellow roofers took off their hard hats early Tuesday and left their job of re-roofing Moos Tower for another day. Enstad and his colleagues are members of Roofers Local 96,...

Strikers, U refuse to budge

October 22, 2003

While striking clerical workers protested Tuesday, University President Bob Bruininks said the University has already given workers its best contract offer. Although the University will allow the union...

Strike policies worry profs, TAs

October 17, 2003

Multiple warnings from the University regarding expected faculty and student behavior during an employee strike have created confusion among faculty and teaching assistants. Executive Vice President and...

Crossing a line to make ends meet

October 15, 2003

As the largest University employee union's Oct. 21 strike date nears, union members must decide between crossing picket lines and standing in them. Members of the American Federation of State, County and...

Regents approve 2004 capital request

October 13, 2003

By restoring existing buildings and constructing new ones, the University hopes to improve the student experience and research facilities, officials said in a presentation to the Board of Regents on Friday. At...

Strike would stall or stop many services

October 8, 2003

Eleanor Haase said she and a colleague each process eight to 10 international student applications in the University's admissions office every day. In the event of a strike by the American Federation of...

U’s largest union OKs strike by mid-October

October 6, 2003

The University's largest union voted to reject its contract offer and authorize a strike, union officials said Friday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3800 - which...

Health, safety top 2004 capital request

September 15, 2003

Health and safety will be the top priorities of the University's 2004 capital request to the Legislature, University President Bob Bruininks said Friday in a presentation to the Board of Regents. Of approximately...

Regents hear plans for Mayo, U research

September 12, 2003

Academic Health Center officials presented detailed plans to the Board of Regents on Thursday for a partnership between the University and Mayo Clinic. The partnership, which has been in the making for...

Profs might honor pickets

September 11, 2003

If workers strike at the University, some faculty members would consider moving classes off campus. Four unions are currently discussing final offers from the University and preparing to take strike votes...

Debt is a way of life for many students

September 9, 2003

Sarah Feit, a pharmacy graduate student in her third year at the University, said she spends her free time hanging out with friends, going to bars and occasionally eating out. She said she does not worry...