The Minnesota Daily

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New student rep promotes political involvement at U

February 8, 2005

Jenny Zhang, the newest student representative to the University Senate Educational Policy Committee, said she has always had an interest in policy and politics. Zhang, a Carlson School of Management sophomore,...

Campus get-togethers mark Super Bowl Sunday at the U

February 7, 2005

With less than 50 seconds to play, the nerves of many twittered as the Philadelphia Eagles' onside kick flipped end-over-end -- then right into the hands of the New England Patriots. Fists pumped. Beverages...

U committees work to revamp evaluation policy

February 2, 2005

The way students at the University evaluate professors could be changing soon. Two committees at the University are creating a new course evaluation policy that would regulate the use of online course...

Rybak to seek re-election, makes campaign promises

January 31, 2005

The race for mayor of Minneapolis is gearing up. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, a Democrat, announced Sunday the beginning of his campaign for re-election in front of an audience of supporters and community...

Minor system might change

January 31, 2005

Changes could be in the works for how the University system awards minors to students. The University Senate Educational Policy Committee is considering a new draft on the University's residency requirement,...

Fewer women than men in U’s IT

January 26, 2005

Women at the University are beginning to eclipse men in number in almost all schools except the Institute of Technology. Women make up more than 50 percent of the enrolled students in almost every school...

U falls in U.S. faculty ranks

January 25, 2005

The University is beginning to show some signs of weakness in its rankings, according to the University of Florida's annual report on the top U.S. research universities. Specifically, the University has...

Nominations for student leadership awards begin

January 24, 2005

Abdul Basit said he wouldn't have guessed last year that he was about to receive an award directly from the University Office of the President. But in March, Basit received a message in his University...

U lures more than ever

January 21, 2005

The University is back in the record books, but this time there are no students or staff members who can take credit. The 2004-05 academic year marked the second consecutive year the University received...

A U link to local residents will move to the suburbs

January 20, 2005

The University's Hennepin County Extension Service's days in north Minneapolis are numbered. The service is scheduled to be moved from its previous location on Glenwood Avenue in north Minneapolis to a...

Panel discusses immigrants’ issues

December 15, 2004

Community leaders and members discussed what can be done to help immigrants who are adjusting to life in Minnesota on Tuesday at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. "Immigrants are here to stay,"...

Remaining in the United States a problem for some

December 10, 2004

International student Mohit Dargan wants to stay in the United States when he graduates, but he won't be surprised if he has to return to his native India, he said. Dargan, an Institute of Technology senior,...

Lecture warns of technology’s risks

December 8, 2004

Hermann Maurer, dean of the faculty of computer science at Graz University of Technology in Austria, summed up his message Tuesday with a joke: One day, planet Earth is having a conversation with its neighbor,...

Charity concert at U pays tribute to World AIDS Week

December 6, 2004

Linah Mairura, a biological sciences junior, said her friends in her home country of Kenya never took HIV or AIDS very seriously. They went to the clubs, where they would party and drink, as did many people...

U students write letters to address human rights abuse

December 3, 2004

Rita Hardie, a first-year College of Liberal Arts student, had never addressed a world leader before. But on Thursday night, she and other University students got their chance to by participating in the...

Filmmaker to present U with French views of Middle East conflict

November 30, 2004

Students will have the opportunity to debate the French portrayal of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Science Classroom Building today. Jacques Tarnero, a French filmmaker, media critic, author...

MSA invites police to discuss safety

November 24, 2004

Minnesota Student Association representatives, police officials and more than a dozen students discussed safety issues on- and off-campus Tuesday in Coffman Union. Anthony Dew, chairman of the MSA Facilities...

Study abroad causes conflict

November 22, 2004

Craig Ancier said he knew finding the opportunity to study in Israel after college would be difficult. But he didn't predict it would be just as difficult to do it during college. Ancier, a Carlson School...

Corporate donations abound at U

November 17, 2004

In the last 15 years, corporations have made considerable donations toward building projects at the University. As a result, some buildings are named after corporate donors. But some students said they...

U celebrates bond with South Korea

November 16, 2004

Representatives of the University's Medical School and Seoul (South Korea) National University's College of Medicine reminisced about the past and looked toward the future Monday at the McNamara alumni...

Festival of lights event ends Hindu Awareness Month

November 15, 2004

Hindu followers and observers commemorated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, Saturday at the St. Paul Student Center. Diwali is a five-day-long holiday of lights marking the return of the Hindu Prince...

Some international students are wary about Bush’s foreign policy

November 9, 2004

The re-election of President George W. Bush last week has left some international students wary. Many of the students said they are frustrated with changes in U.S. foreign policy and actions carried out...

Weisman Art Museum hosts Chicano Family Day

November 8, 2004

Art enthusiasts, families and students made brightly colored arts and crafts and eyed various Chicano art exhibits Sunday at the Weisman Art Museum at Viva la Vida: Family Day. The event allowed children...

Groups discuss Arafat’s health

November 8, 2004

Many student groups are reacting differently to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's poor health. Arafat is alive and in a coma, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier told The Associated Press on Sunday. For...

Numerous car break-ins afflict Southeast Como

November 3, 2004

After multiple vehicle break-ins near campus in October, some Southeast Como residents said they are wary for their automobiles' safety. According to the city of Minneapolis Web site, 13 motor vehicles...

Police arrest second suspect

November 1, 2004

The Star Tribune reported Saturday that Hennepin County sheriffs arrested the second suspect in relation to the shooting death of Edward Rajual Howard Reynolds, 25, of Minneapolis on Oct. 16. The suspect...

UV area not statistically high in crime

October 29, 2004

After Edward Rajual Howard Reynolds, 25, was shot in front of the Leaning Tower of Pizza earlier this month, many students and businesses said they wish more police officers would patrol the area. However,...

Charges filed in shooting case

October 26, 2004

Hennepin County attorneys filed charges Monday against two suspects in relation to the shooting death of Edward Rajual Howard Reynolds, 25, of Minneapolis on Oct. 16. The suspects, Vilaysack Sirimanothay,...

Seven vehicle break-ins happen on and near campus

October 21, 2004

Students, visitors and residents reported seven vehicle break-ins on and near campus this week, according to University police reports. Three break-ins occurred in the Oak Street Ramp, located at 401 Oak...

Court rules on flasher Oct. 29

October 20, 2004

A man who was arrested for indecent exposure last month will be sentenced Oct. 29, according to Hennepin County reports. Richard Lee Sanders pleaded guilty Sept. 29 to felony counts of indecent exposure....

Meeting at UV focuses on safety

October 19, 2004

Officials held a meeting at University Village Apartments on Monday to dispel rumors, answer questions and talk about safety, said Lisa Shultz, assistant director of Housing and Residential Life at the...

Disabled parking misused on campus

October 18, 2004

University officials said they want students and visitors to remember that disabled parking is for those who need it and no one else. Police issued five citations for fraudulent use of a handicapped parking...

Hennepin County passes ban

October 13, 2004

The days of smoking in Hennepin County bars and restaurants are officially numbered. The Hennepin County Commissioners Board voted 5-2 Tuesday to ban smoking in public facilities. The motion eliminates...

Bike safety a concern at U

October 12, 2004

When students ride their bicycles, area groups are looking out for their safety. Bicycle safety is a concern on campus, and University and other metro area groups are working together on the issue. The...

Drinking arrests increase

October 5, 2004

Underage-drinking arrests are increasing, according to the Safety and Security on Campus report for 2004, which the University Police Department released Saturday. The increased number of arrests are the...

Security monitors work to keep U students safe

October 1, 2004

Security monitor and sophomore Chad Martin works to build trust with students in residence halls. "I think, sadly, most people do see us more as an authority figure than a safety figure," Martin said. Martin...