The Minnesota Daily

All content by James Schlemmer

University’s ROTC ranked top in the nation

April 11, 2007

Reserves Officers' Training Corps have been on campus since the University's establishment in 1851. For the first time, the University ROTC received recognition as the No. 1 program in the country. The...

U gets money for flu study

April 6, 2007

On Monday, the University became one of six sites in the country chosen to establish a Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease,...

Group to hold first election

March 28, 2007

With a goal to find a more dedicated leader who represents the student body, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly will hold the inaugural election for its next president in mid-April. Since GAPSA...

‘Classes Without Quizzes’ to entertain and educate

March 23, 2007

For those who've ever wondered if hair clippings repel rabbits, what a pet really wants for dinner or what area wine producers do to improve taste, then the University's eight mini-seminars next month...

Visual histories of Holocaust survivors move on campus

March 6, 2007

The digital world of today will meet the genocides of the past at the University this semester when the voices of 52,000 Holocaust survivors and witnesses from 56 different countries become accessible...

Alumnus gives $6 million for entrepreneurship program

March 2, 2007

Gary Holmes said the only place he ever saw his name when he was growing up was on the chalkboard at school when he was in trouble. His name will now appear in the Carlson School of Management when the...

Upward Bound faces deficient funds

February 22, 2007

Cy Thao joined the Upward Bound Program in 1987 to get a $3 movie ticket for completing his homework. Now Thao is a Minnesota state representative and said the move turned out to be one of the best investments...

Students struggle to rebuild lives after house burns

February 16, 2007

As the semester hits its stride, most students have finally settled in. But 20 University students have been forced to start over after a fire made their house uninhabitable. On Feb. 3, an accidental fire...

Pawlenty recommends $6.9 million for campus technology

February 8, 2007

In an effort to increase technology across the state, Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently agreed to the University's request of $6.9 million for improved technology, recommending that figure to the state Legislature. The...

80 years after original construction, Williams Arena still going strong

February 6, 2007

Many legends played on the hardwood at Williams Arena, but perhaps none of them are as legendary as the hardwood itself. Construction on what was originally known as the University of Minnesota Field House...

U ranks 11th in Peace Corps volunteers

January 24, 2007

Upon graduating from college, most students jump into the workforce and start paying off loans. But some students choose to put loans and job searching on hold for a two-year volunteer mission. John Vreyens,...

Campus a host contender for Olympic preliminaries

January 16, 2007

While it may not be Michigan's "Big House" yet, the new TCF Bank Stadium will be able to do some things the behemoth arena in Ann Arbor can't. The new stadium on campus could be an Olympic site. A group...