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Housing

October 6, 1998

Some residents of the University's West Bank may be forced to vacate their homes and businesses by the summer of 1999 if a plan to construct a high-rise apartment building becomes reality. Education Environments,...

Bars and U campus divided in Vikings or Packers support

October 5, 1998

Less than a mile from the Metrodome and housed in the heart of campus, management officially declared last week that the Big Ten Restaurant and Bar is now a Packers bar. The move isn't entirely surprising,...

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October 1, 1998

Sent by: WOODS From: SLOT To: PRODUCTION When: 09/28/98 20:03:55 Typically alone and wandering through the southwestern American desert as a child, new University professor and poet Ray Gonzalez said...

Students, faculty voice views on Clinton

September 30, 1998

Almost two weeks after the tape of President Bill Clinton testifying before a grand jury on the Monica Lewinsky issue was made public, college students remain divided on how to deal with the scandal. But...

U students in shock after man’s murder

September 28, 1998

Minneapolis police wouldn't allow University computer science major Grant Cermak into his south Minneapolis apartment complex Friday afternoon. Just an hour before Cermak arrived, a 32-year-old Minneapolis...

U voices mixed views about Clinton

September 24, 1998

Josh Kapla, a second-year freshman, snoozed in the front-row of the Coffman Union television lounge while the question of whether Monica Lewinsky would appear on Oprah droned in the background. Since the...

Alumnus awarded for achievements

September 24, 1998

Forty-one years ago, Lee Johnson used to hitchhike to class at the University every day from St. Paul. For Johnson, getting to class back then has paid off in the present. Last week the University presented...

Students receive VIPservice

September 21, 1998

Incoming freshman Reed Bisson didn't carry his stuff to the third-floor room in the Day's Inn on Saturday. University President Mark Yudof and company took care of that. Bisson and more than a thousand...

New stadium site might cost more

September 21, 1998

Although University administrators said they didn't want to spend more than $2 million on a new women's soccer stadium, they might have to do just that to be "good neighbors" with Falcon Heights. A plan...

There comes a ti…

August 24, 1998

There comes a time, usually sooner than later, when a student realizes something about attending the University: It can cost a tremendous amount of money. That's when making use of the wealth of resources...

IT student moves

August 21, 1998

Like the majority of students who have been at the University for more than four years, 11th-year mechanical engineering student Ted Ciganik has learned how to pour a good drink. But unlike most students,...

City, county push for

August 21, 1998

Although St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman and Ramsey County commissioners want until March to find an alternative site for the University's new women's soccer stadium, the regents said Wednesday they must...

College myth about roommate death

August 17, 1998

Almost every freshman has heard the rumor upon entering the University: While attending college, if a student's roommate dies, the administration must grant he or she straight A's across the board. While...

U alum

August 14, 1998

Joining the ranks of U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former University Vice President for Institutional Relations Tom Swain received an honorary degree Thursday night at the Frederick R. Weisman...

GradSOC

August 5, 1998

In a move that has divided the campus community in the past, the Graduate Student Organizing Congress kicked off a drive Monday to unionize the 3,700 graduate assistants by the end of the next academic...

StandDown

August 3, 1998

Stand-down: a halt in normal military operations -- Webster's dictionary, McGraw-Hill edition. More than 800 homeless military veterans "halted" this weekend from the harsh realities of life on the street...

U health ethicist

July 29, 1998

From the possibility of human cloning to the popularity of Viagra, health insurance companies are being forced to decide what new technologies their plans will cover. Jeffrey Kahn, program director for...

Former department head

July 27, 1998

Eugene Grim, former chair of the University physiology department, died Thursday from Parkinson's disease in Abbott Northwestern Hospital. For more than 40 years, Grim taught and studied at the University...

Hotels, lounges

July 21, 1998

While the shortage of on-campus housing this fall will force more incoming freshmen than ever before to stay in hotels and study lounges, now the possibility of living all year in makeshift housing also...

Regents revamp conflict of interest policy

July 17, 1998

University researchers are under greater scrutiny for conflicts of interest since the Board of Regents revised a research conduct policy last week. The University's sexual harassment, nepotism and consensual...

Grad students call for more in new

July 15, 1998

The University's Board of Regents passed a policy Thursday giving graduate assistants better health care coverage, but students say it's not enough. With little discussion, Regents approved a plan that...

Area residents protest vote for soccer stadium

July 10, 1998

Amid a room full of angry Falcon Heights residents and joyful coaches and fans, the Board of Regents approved plans Thursday morning to build a new women's soccer stadium. Despite residents' protests,...

Regents to

July 8, 1998

While regents rush to build a new soccer stadium to comply with federal law, community leaders say they feel forced to host the complex, the planning for which violates University policy. Although Board...

Disabled swimmer wants gold

July 1, 1998

It took only five years for 12-year-old Justin Zook to be the third-best long-distance swimmer in the world. And while he dreams of getting sponsored, he says he has much more work to do. Going into the...

MN Supreme Court justice takes U post

June 29, 1998

After serving eight years on the highest court in the state, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Sandra Gardebring resigned Friday to take a job at the University. University President Mark Yudof appointed...

U to host firstnational disability swimming meet

June 26, 1998

The first-ever U.S.A. Swimming Disability Championships kicked off Thursday afternoon at the University Aquatic Center, an event that brought world-class competitors together from across the country. More...

Regents pass Yudof’s first budget proposal

June 16, 1998

The Board of Regents unanimously passed University President Mark Yudof's first-ever budget proposal on Thursday at its June meeting. Regents approved the University budget, the capital budget and a plan...

Toilet paper bandit makes off with U’s rolls

June 8, 1998

University administrators seldom have trouble getting what they want. But when it was time for him to go, John Fecalton, executive vice president for the Department of Plumbing and Paper, ran out of wipe. Yelling...

Regents likely to approve

June 5, 1998

Despite student protests, the regents are expected to pass the University's budget, which would increase tuition, at the next regular meeting on June 11 and 12. The budget would increase tuition by 3...

Baby boomers relive activist

June 4, 1998

In the 1960s many University students protested the war effort, grew their hair long, resisted police and tried some sketchy substances. Wednesday night University alumni and political activists from...

Students get word in with regents

May 29, 1998

For once the Board of Regents sat back and quietly listened while students and faculty took the floor. Students had free reign Thursday at the annual budget forum in the theater of Coffman Union. They...

Student and faculty leaders receive honors from Yudof

May 28, 1998

University President Mark Yudof shook hands with students Wednesday night at the President's Annual Awards Program in Coffman Union's Great Hall. At the banquet, 119 students and five staff and faculty...

Vets honor state’s Vietnam soldiers

May 26, 1998

As bullets landed three feet from his foxhole in Vietnam, Dave Rich's comrades merely joked about staying away from the hot spot. Rich, a Vietnam veteran, said'Nam was a different world than the one he...

Yudof selects Brandl as dean

May 22, 1998

University officials pegged professor John Brandl on Thursday to become dean of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, a school he helped found. University President Mark Yudof and Robert Bruininks,...

Postage increase

May 21, 1998

If postal rates increase as planned, the University stands to spend an extra $200,000 per year on postage. The Postal Rate Commission recommended last week to increase first-class stamps by one cent,...

Millionaire hopefuls buy

May 20, 1998

Minnesotans holding millions of tickets will be biting their nails anticipating the drawing of six numbers tonight. As the Powerball jackpot soars to a world-record $175 million possible for a single...

Yudof judges flapjack stacks

May 19, 1998

With enough electricity to power four homes, 25 chefs fired up their griddles Monday in the St. Paul Student Center for a chance to please the presidential palate. The first-ever Golden Gopher Pancake...

Professor achieves top Regents’ honor

May 13, 1998

Halfway around the world, G. Edward Schuh received a fax telling him he won the University's highest faculty honor. The correspondence came from University President Mark Yudof, who was congratulating...

Tuition proposals

May 8, 1998

The regents are selling it, but student leaders say they don't buy it. University President Mark Yudof and regents contend a 3 percent tuition increase will be necessary to cover next year's faculty and...

Tuition

May 7, 1998

Despite student cries to keep tuition hikes at no more than 2.5 percent, the Board of Regents today will discuss plans for raising the rate 3 percent for next year. Deliberations about the amount students...

Kubista,

May 1, 1998

Election results were an afterthought for Nikki Kubista and Erin Ferguson, as the victorious duo in the Minnesota Student Association elections focused on the racism discussion taking place in Coffman...

Administrators receive executive name changes

April 30, 1998

University President Mark Yudof adjusted his cabinet this week. The changes will require new nameplates for two administrators. The president removed "acting" from Carol Carrier's title, Wednesday, officially...

Executive privilege:

April 29, 1998

University President Mark Yudof will dust off his professor's cap next fall to teach a class about the U.S. Constitution. Trying to set an example for other administrators and faculty who say they don't...

Mild

April 23, 1998

University President Mark Yudof said Wednesday undergraduate tuition rates likely will climb 3 percent next year. While calling the prospective increase "modest," Yudof said faculty salaries and other...

Semester information dispersed to U

April 16, 1998

Whether it was for the free soda and buttered popcorn or the semester transition buttons and catalogs, students flocked Wednesday to the white tents at several locations across campus. The massive distribution...

Candidates vie for human resources position

April 15, 1998

Try making sure 30,728 full- and part-time University employees have all their paperwork filled out and their disputes handled. That's part of the task awaiting one of three finalists for the vice president...

Easter eases workload

April 9, 1998

The packet of information Board of Regents members receive before their monthly meetings usually exceeds 400 pages. This month regents opened their mailboxes to find a 55-page docket. The reduced paperwork...

Cook-off will pack Yudof

April 8, 1998

When University President Mark Yudof decides it's time to throw in his hat, many Minnesotans will remember his reign of restoration projects and attempts to keep campus tidy. Now he wants to make it tasty,...

Safety and space features of new dance center

March 13, 1998

University dance students will no longer have to suffer from the hard floors of Norris Hall's gymnasium. After a month of deliberation, the Board of Regents on Thursday approved plans to build a new dance...

Several groups argue inconsistencies in compensation

June 20, 1997

Several University constituent groups spent Wednesday afternoon lobbying the Board of Regents for more money from the school's 1997-98 operating budget. Representatives from several committees voiced...

Slowing drivers is a dizzy task

June 20, 1997

In the movie "Speed," a bus hot-wired by a terrorist would blow up if the vehicle's speed dipped below 50 mph. In the driving simulator at the University's Human Factors Research Laboratory, scientists...

Study: Minnesota is home to clean politics

June 2, 1997

Although many voters seem to think of government as a breeding ground for scandal and corruption, the Minnesota Legislature is as clean as a whistle, according to a recently released University study. By...

Friends support ill alumna

November 25, 1996

It began as one of her usual stomachaches, but within days University graduate Jennifer Plucker found herself in a strange hospital bed in a new town and without health insurance. But now Plucker, 24,...

Course offers help for returning students

November 19, 1996

Before she enrolled in a University class this fall, it had been 10 years since Joanne Emerson last studied at a college. Emerson, a full-time employee at the University's Office of the Bursar and the...

U Food Services strives to satisfy diverse tastes

November 7, 1996

The University tops the Big Ten and is ranked ninth in the nation for the availability of low-fat and vegetarian foods on campus, according to a physician-conducted survey, but vegetarians and health...