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Former U student’s skeletal remains identified by officials

June 26, 2009

The skeletal remains of a woman found in Plymouth last week were identified Wednesday by the Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office as those of a former University student. Alise L. Mayer disappeared...

U mightcertify asbestos workers

May 20, 1997

Though more than 3,000 different commercially available products have asbestos in them, administrators at the University's Twin Cities campus are most concerned with the large number of ceiling tiles...

Condemned basement

April 18, 1997

Health casualties caused by environmental toxins collecting in the condemned basement of Nicholson Hall have been mounting for more than a year. Officials hope to move the sick University workers to safety...

Regents OK face-lift for football complex

April 11, 1997

Glen Mason, head coach of the University's football team, dropped in at the Board of Regents' Facilities Committee meeting Thursday and walked away with a million-dollar commitment to revamp the school's...

Board of Regents doles out money

April 10, 1997

Now that the University knows about how much money the Legislature is likely to provide during the next biennium, the Board of Regents must begin to decide which programs and projects will receive money. At...

Arboretum does good with sappy brunch

April 7, 1997

It takes at least 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of pure maple syrup. It took only a few minutes this weekend for feasters to absorb that much syrup on a stack of whole wheat pancakes. Volunteers...

Crumbling campus buildings require constant renovations

March 10, 1997

If the University closed its doors for an entire school year, maybe then it would be able to bring all of its buildings up to par. The backlog of repairs and renovations that need to be done on the University's...

4th District sees close endorsement race

February 17, 1997

Persistence paid off for Board of Regents' candidate David Metzen when he gained the recommendation of 4th Congressional District legislators Friday. This is the third time Metzen submitted his resumÇ...

U moves ahead with technology

February 14, 1997

Administrators discussed plans at Thursday's Board of Regents meeting to spend $195 million on technology-related initiatives over the next four years. Replacing the administrative computer system and...

Cleanup delays residence hall project

February 14, 1997

University administrators Thursday delayed the release of plans to create a new residence hall from an old research building on East River Road. Early cost estimates show that the project, as it was originally...

Regents to discuss equal tuition rates

February 13, 1997

The Board of Regents' monthly meeting today promises to continue the rather cordial tone set in January after nearly a year of often controversial gatherings. The regents will hear reports on faculty...

Four students robbed at knifepoint on bridge

February 12, 1997

Four University students were mugged in three separate incidents Feb. 4 on or near the 10th Avenue Bridge. Two men are suspected in the crimes. Police arrested one suspect shortly after the robberies...

Role of cells is underestimated

February 7, 1997

How the brain thinks is something less of a mystery today, thanks to the work of two University scientists. Some cells in the brain, called glial cells, were previously thought to have little function...

Coffman’s planned face-lift aims to improve its popularity with students

January 24, 1997

Sometime in the past generation, Coffman Memorial Union changed from a bustling center of campus life into a relatively sleepy outpost on the periphery of most students' lives. University administrators...

Students breakfastwith newpresident

January 21, 1997

Student leaders used every minute Friday of the carefully budgeted hour that University President-elect Mark Yudof spent with them. Although he was in town primarily to meet with University officials...

Long-time U administrator bids farewell

January 14, 1997

His friends call him ruthless and cold-blooded, but are quick to add that the only time they would say that is during a game of cards. And all of them say they are going to miss him when he leaves Minnesota's...

Historic building to be new residence hall

January 13, 1997

Next fall, students who want to live on campus without living in a dorm will have another option. University officials plan to remodel the current Mineral Resources Research Center building into an apartment-style...

Legislators, tenure fight contributed to Kim’s exit

January 9, 1997

In a surprise announcement Tuesday night, Regent Hyon Kim withdrew her candidacy for a second term on the Board of Regents. Her decision makes Kim the fourth regent this academic year to leave the 12-member...

Cops practice sobriety tests

January 6, 1997

and Andrew Tellijohn It's not unusual for students to celebrate the end of finals week by imbibing vodka, whiskey or rum. But this time, the University Police supplied the booze. Before the busy New Year's...

Road to merger ends after 6 years

January 6, 1997

University officials and Fairview Health System representatives will sign several documents today finalizing the merger between the private hospital and the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics....

AFSCME and U settle issue of severance pay

January 6, 1997

Union employees of the former University Hospital dropped a lawsuit against the University last week, just days before the hospital's merger with Fairview. The lawsuit, filed in November by the American...

Parking monitors endure harassment

December 5, 1996

Nobody likes to get a parking ticket. But some drivers dislike it so much that they seek revenge. Three years ago, a campus parking enforcement monitor had her University-issued car stolen while she was...

Man bunks down in Coffman entryway

November 26, 1996

University Police cited and arrested a former University employee in two separate incidents in Coffman Memorial Union last week. Edgar Romeo Coleman, 43, has a history of arrests by the University Police...

Obscene e-mail disturbs recipients, thwarts FBI

November 22, 1996

An e-mail message offering sales or trade in child pornography sent to addresses across the country, and received by many account holders at the University, continues to baffle the FBI. The message, sent...

Hospital suit filed against U

November 18, 1996

Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees filed suit against the University in federal court Friday, demanding severance pay when the hospital merges with Fairview Health...

Hospital, union clash over personnel files

November 12, 1996

Some members of a University Hospital union who objected to the release of workers' personnel files to Fairview Hospital said the University administration has repeatedly tried to silence their protests. Members...

Reform Party’s Shilepsky backs federal budget reform

November 6, 1996

Spirits were high among Reform Party candidates and supporters Tuesday night as they gathered to watch the election results unfold at a hotel room in Brooklyn Park. Although they were not winning, party...

Man found camping out in apartment

November 5, 1996

A man found camping out in the boiler room of an apartment building on the 700 block of 15th Ave. S.E. was arrested for trespassing Saturday by Minneapolis police, a police report stated. According to...

One night on the University beat

October 27, 1996

I sat in the back of a University Police squad car for most of Friday night. It took more than five tries for me to learn that the car doors don't open from the inside and my shoes still bear scuff marks...

Store will sell confiscated items

October 25, 1996

Merchandise that once sat collecting dust in police storage will be sold at discount prices at a new store opening today. The City Store, 1037 E. Franklin Ave., sells items confiscated by police, like...

Homecoming partiers ‘well-behaved’

October 23, 1996

Although University Police Officer Lee North said there was less Homecoming crime this year than in past years, alcohol-related crimes were still prevalent in University Police reports. "This is the most...

Patrons bid farewell to local bar

October 21, 1996

It was the last trip down the dark and musty cave. Patrons of Lower Landing Grill & Tap, the last non-sports bar in campus neighborhoods, descended the stairs to the dimly lit, cramped bar Thursday...

Peace activist speaks at Willey Hall

October 17, 1996

Vulnerable and imprisoned people were honored Wednesday evening in the poetry of long-time peace activist Daniel Berrigan. At a podium surrounded by peace lilies, and between performances by the Loring...

Thief eludes police in the Law Library

October 15, 1996

Within a 20-minute time period four students studying in the Law Library on Monday morning reported their backpacks or briefcases missing. The students left their possessions unattended for a few minutes...

Suspects in rapes, robbery are arrested in Wisconsin

October 10, 1996

Two St. Paul men suspected of raping two University students Tuesday were arrested early Wednesday morning after a high-speed chase on Interstate 94 near Eau Claire, Wis. The men were driving a car belonging...

Panhandlers cluster at ‘compassionate’ U

October 8, 1996

A man was arrested Wednesday for panhandling on the 600 block of Washington Ave. S.E. Pedestrians in Stadium Village called police after they were harassed by the man. When police arrived they arrested...

U police sell theft-protection innovation

October 7, 1996

University Police are selling a sticker that might keep people from being permanently separated from their valuables. Tracker Corporation of Toronto makes the stickers, which sell for $5 apiece at the...

Tobacco store robbed twice in 8 days

October 1, 1996

A tobacco store on the 2400 block of University Avenue Southeast was robbed Saturday for the second time in eight days by the same man wielding a hammer. The man obtained about $1,000 from the two robberies,...

Sharing the road is key to safety

September 27, 1996

Biking near the University, one of the most congested traffic areas in the state, can be much safer if motorists and bicyclists adhere to some simple rules of the road. "Bicyclists are responsible for...

Guidebook maps out ways to make roads bike-friendly

September 27, 1996

Bicyclists may have an easier time commuting to the University campus because of new bike lanes and bike paths. Trina Driscoll, a research fellow in the University Landscape Studies Center, has written...

Department funds new classes with grant

September 27, 1996

A grant awarded to the Department of Afro-American and African Studies is funding a series of new courses on public policy. Rose Brewer, the chair of the Afro-American and African Studies department,...

New Ralph and Jerry’s a local landmark

September 26, 1996

A local landmark and corner grocery store has returned to local ownership after three years as a Food-N-Fuel chain store. From 1958 until 1993, Ralph and Jerry's -- the corner store at 4th Street and...

No lazy summer break for U Police

September 24, 1996

University Police had a busy summer solving crimes occurring on or near campus. A former University employee was arrested and charged with firing a shot in University President Nils Hasselmo's office...

Fleeing hospital, man fights with guards, police officer

August 14, 1996

A man tried to attack a University Police Officer on Aug. 7 at the University Hospital where the man and his wife, who were both described by hospital workers as suicidal, were being treated. The 59-year-old...

Worker alleges rape in Fraser Hall lounge

August 14, 1996

A woman was allegedly raped Aug. 5 at 8 a.m. in a Fraser Hall employee lounge. The woman reported last week that a man touched her through her clothing, but Monday she changed her report to say she had...

Bicyclist hit by car,assaulted by motorist

August 7, 1996

Last week's full moon coincided with a rash of odd crimes. A motorist hit a bicyclist Aug. 1 in Dinkytown. The driver then got out of his car and physically assaulted the bicyclist, according to a Minneapolis...

More detours in store for University area

August 5, 1996

Starting today, University commuters will have to cope with yet another detour. The area between Jones Hall and Fourth Street Southeast, Pleasant Street and 15th Avenue Southeast will be closed. It will...

Tempers flare in U offices

August 2, 1996

Bitter or obsessed employees sometimes lash out at co-workers or supervisors instead of managing their stress in a healthy way, according to David W. Johnson, director of the University Employee Assistance...

Weisman evacuated after bomb threat

July 31, 1996

A bomb threat led to an evacuation of staff and visitors Tuesday at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum. An anonymous person phoned the office assistant at the administration desk of the museum at 1:50...

U chief leads new women’s police group

July 29, 1996

Police work has often been called the ultimate men's club, and though women are now allowed full membership, they lag behind in gaining leadership positions. University Police Chief Joy Rikala is one...

Student nabs library flasher

July 24, 1996

A man was arrested Friday in Walter Library for exposing his genitals to a student studying there, according to a University Police report. University Police Officer Charles Miner was called to the scene...

Home health care worker may be imposter

July 18, 1996

A University Hospital employee dispensed a prescription for 40 syringes of Demerol, a painkiller similar to morphine, to a man who claimed to be a home health care worker, according to a police report. The...

E-mail sets off controversyover proposed pay switch

July 16, 1996

An e-mail message circulating among University union employees states that changing from a semimonthly to a biweekly pay schedule would result in a 6 percent pay cut, but University officials refute the...

Job loss spurs man to call on Hasselmo

July 10, 1996

A fired University employee appeared at the home of University President Nils Hasselmo last week to ask for his job back. The man used to be a custodian in Morrill Hall and has contacted Hasselmo's office...

U police address ‘tea room’ issue

July 8, 1996

Some men use University bathrooms for the toilets and sinks. Other men use those same rooms for the stalls and the privacy they provide. The bathroom stalls on the second and fourth floors of Blegen Hall...

Two men assault bouncer in local bar

July 3, 1996

Two men assaulted a University student Saturday while he worked as a bouncer at a bar near campus. The University junior in the College of Natural Resources sustained bruises, a swollen face and scratches...

Classroom scheduling to go high tech

June 28, 1996

University students may find themselves sitting in state-of-the-art classrooms because of software the University purchased to schedule classrooms more efficiently. "Having this new tool will allow us...

Device found on doorstep ‘startling’ but not explosive

June 26, 1996

A University graduate student discovered what appeared to be a bomb made from a toilet seat, wires and other materials on the doorstep of her Dinkytown duplex last week. Attached to the object was a note...

TAs to be funded to create Web pages

June 19, 1996

Students who need information about class requirements may be able to use the World Wide Web by fall quarter to communicate with hard-to-reach teaching assistants. An initiative funded by the Office of...

Policy gives employees forum to air concerns

June 17, 1996

The University has detailed procedures to help prevent the kind of employee frustration that apparently led Jennifer Joan May to fire a handgun in the reception area of University President Nils Hasselmo's...

Dog wash benefits organization

May 20, 1996

Bonnie Cutkomp -- golden retriever -- sat patiently while a team of vet school students lathered and rinsed her shaggy body at the annual dog wash for charity Sunday on the St. Paul campus. "She's a water...

Brain Awareness Week has University thinking

May 20, 1996

Captain Neuron and his friend Glia, super heroes of the brain and nervous system, spent the past week parading around the stage of the Great Hall in Coffman Memorial Union in tights and colorful plastic...

Researchers study obesity through genetics

May 16, 1996

Obesity is a medical mystery that might be solved through genetics, Dr. Jeffrey Friedman, professor and researcher at Rockefeller University in New York, said Wednesday during a lecture at Moos Tower. The...