The Minnesota Daily

All content by Jim Martyka

Appeals court

August 12, 1998

In a case similar to the University's student services fees lawsuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Monday that students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison cannot be forced...

Administrators

June 26, 1998

More incoming University freshmen will call study lounges home next fall as early predictions from housing administrators once again show an overflow of student interest in and a shortage of adequate...

When a heated c…

June 9, 1997

When a heated controversy over the University's tenure code and a drive for faculty unionization this year tore the University at its seams, one of the major results was a feeling of mistrust on the part...

Tenure armisticemay be at hand

June 5, 1997

After almost two years of pain and suffering at the University over tenure on the part of administrators, faculty members and the Board of Regents, the school may now be ready to begin a healing with...

Regents positions to be voted on in June

June 3, 1997

The makeup of the University's governing body, the Board of Regents, could be changed at their June meetings because of a list of nominees forwarded Monday for some of the board's top positions. The Nominating...

NIH lawsuit moves from talks to courts

May 29, 1997

Joel Sawyer Less than a week after winning a court case that saved it close to $18 million, the University finds itself ready to begin another court battle, one which could cost the school up to $100...

U wins suit, could recoup millions

May 28, 1997

A federal court ruling in a case that originally could have cost the University up to $18 million now might provide an opportunity for the University and medical residents to retrieve money they have...

Dienhart, Boston defend conduct code

May 23, 1997

and Joel Sawyer Amid reports of violations of the University's student-athlete conduct code, top athletics administrators stood by the code in a statement issued Thursday. But both McKinley Boston, vice...

U2000 report targets unfinished business

May 22, 1997

Ever since University President Nils Hasselmo unveiled his University 2000 agenda, he has faced constant pressure from the University community to live up to the plan's promise. But perhaps nobody has...

U’s ‘student regent’ is a regent first

May 20, 1997

Sitting in the middle of a crowded coffee house sipping an almond latte, Jessica Phillips speaks quietly but with enthusiasm. A casual observer would be unlikely to pick her out from the mass of students...

Yudof meets with minority press

May 19, 1997

In his last scheduled visit to campus before moving to Minnesota on June 3, University President-elect Mark Yudof once again met with administrators and various faculty and student groups. But he also...

U makes plans for capital improvements

May 12, 1997

The University's Board of Regents got a preview of the second part of the school's biennial request for state funding at its meeting in Duluth on Friday. But regents and administrators also used the review...

Regents give Yudof approval to restructure the administration

May 9, 1997

DULUTH -- With only supportive comments, the University's Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously passed Univeristy President-elect Mark Yudof's plan for reorganizing central administration during its...

Duluth hosts May’s regents meeting

May 8, 1997

By this weekend, the University community might see a revamping of central administration, green lights for several key facilities projects and a first look at the second part of the school's biennial...

Top administrators face uncertain future

May 6, 1997

Several top administrators at the University might find themselves without a job sometime in July if the Board of Regents approves President-designate Mark Yudof's plan for reorganizing central administration...

Department secretarydies unexpectedly

April 30, 1997

An employee from the University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication died Tuesday, despite efforts from medical technicians as well as a University student to resuscitate her. Mary Ann Lukanen,...

Legislature still considering funding for higher education

April 29, 1997

Chris Vetter The slow-moving budget machine will make another stop in its trek toward the final University funding allocation sometime this week. The higher education funding bill will move to conference...

U set to raise faculty pay, but some remain doubtful

April 24, 1997

Even as a legislative conference committee fights over how much money to give the University in the next two years, University administrators are preparing to implement a plan that will raise faculty...

Cameras, action rolling on busy Northrop Mall

April 22, 1997

The small film crew used only a few cameras and natural light to capture actors walking across campus. The cameras rolled for several hours in an attempt to capture a single sequence of footage. Northrop...

Yudof to import Texan to serve as his chief of staff

April 22, 1997

University President-elect Mark Yudof on Monday appointed a fellow Longhorn as his new chief of staff to help in advising and implementing presidential policy. Tonya Moten Brown, who is currently assistant...

Planned Gateway complexmay be regents’ new home

April 21, 1997

Wedged between Northrop Auditorium and the physics building, the long, thin edifice of Morrill Hall has long symbolized the University's top administration of the campus community. But within the next...

Grading policy refined

April 18, 1997

Although University students might receive grades with pluses and minuses in the near future, they will not have the option of scoring a D-minus. The University Senate on Thursday unanimously passed an...

Regents attack spending breaches

April 16, 1997

Most University offices would be happy with 99.88 percent compliance to a departmental policy. But that figure has riled members of the Board of Regents and administrators in the University's Purchasing...

Committee passes new tuition plan

April 11, 1997

Students attending the University during the 1998-99 school year are likely to see both upper and lower division tuition share the same price. But whether upper division rates will drop or lower division...

Regents’ meetings to remain closed

April 10, 1997

During the Board of Regents April meetings, which begin today, the University's public governing body will once again hold closed meetings to discuss University issues with their attorneys. These closed...

Money is the main issue as federal suit drags on

April 9, 1997

Despite rumors that the complex federal ALG lawsuit might come to a settlement soon, University officials say a resolution could be a long way off. The $100 million lawsuit, which was filed by the U.S....

Geologists challenge a widely held theory

April 8, 1997

A long-unsolved case of geological assault might now be resolved, thanks to the efforts of two University graduates. For years, geologists have been mystified by the formation of the Rocky Mountains,...

Admissions office meeting its goals

April 8, 1997

The University's Office of Admissions sets specific goals each year to increase the number of freshman applications, and the latest preliminary report shows their work is paying off. The report shows...

Pluses and minuses to grading policy

April 3, 1997

While administrators ponder whether or not to enact a uniform grading system policy for the University, advocates of the policy recently decided to make a few changes to the plan. One major change proposed...

March has a full court press

March 14, 1997

Several court cases involving members of the University community will continue at the Hennepin County Courthouse throughout the next two weeks. Giezwa Andersen, one of four men accused in the robbery...

Frontier fire adds fuel to string of arson incidents

March 12, 1997

University Police responded to another fire in a residence hall early Sunday morning. This time, the fire was reported in Frontier Hall. According to police reports, an unknown person lit a poster that...

U’s low graduation rate is improving

March 6, 1997

University administrators emphasized the importance of increasing graduation rates when they developed the University 2000 plan three years ago. Because the University is such an important contributor...

Student chargedin arsonincident

March 5, 1997

Andrew Tellijohn Ryan Edwin Evanson, a freshman at the University, was charged on Tuesday afternoon with one count of first-degree arson in connection with a fire in Sanford Hall. Evanson, a Sanford resident,...

Four fires spark questions about arson

February 26, 1997

University Police suspect arson in four fires that have occurred in Sanford Hall during the past two weeks. The two most recent fires, one early Saturday and the other early Tuesday, have police looking...

Yudof listens to AHC’s concerns

February 26, 1997

Finishing up an extended weekend visit to the University, University President-elect Mark Yudof addressed concerns from Academic Health Center faculty members Tuesday at an open forum in the Mayo Memorial...

Hasselmoaddressesongoing issues

February 25, 1997

A steam plant, a $100 million lawsuit, admissions figures, tenure and the University's budget request could constitute a week's worth of seminars about University administration. But University President...

U system inches closer to uniform grading

February 21, 1997

The University took one step closer to adopting a uniform grading policy Thursday as the University Senate passed a motion to implement the initiative for all the campuses except Duluth. Currently, several...

Farmers’ injuries: often, it’s the cows

February 20, 1997

Modern farmers operate various kinds of heavy equipment. However, of all the dangers farmers face every day, not many people would believe that a large number of farm injuries are caused by the animals...

Case had a rough history

February 13, 1997

Almost one year to the day after the fatal shooting of University student Kami Talley, the trial and everything involved with the case is done -- for now. Louis Cardona "Butch" Buggs is about to begin...

University Police see decline in crimes

February 11, 1997

At the end of each year, University Police Chief Joy Rikala looks over the year's crime statistics and determines areas in which the police have improved and those that they need to work on. As last year's...

Buggs breaks silence

February 7, 1997

"I did not kill Kami Talley." That is what Louis Cardona "Butch" Buggs, the man charged with killing Talley, told jurors Thursday while testifying in his murder trial. With the prosecution resting its...

Country-wide business scam hits U

February 5, 1997

A University instructor reported receiving a letter from a Nigerian doctor soliciting money for a supposed business partnership. The letter, signed by Dr. Jeff Bada from Lagos, Nigeria, read, "We are...

Talley’s mother takes stand

February 5, 1997

Family members cried as Deborah Wood, former University student Kami Talley's mother, testified Tuesday in the trial of Louis Cardona "Butch" Buggs, the man charged with killing Talley. In an eventful...

Jury hearsabout day of slaying

January 29, 1997

Family members walked into the courtroom wearing buttons with a picture of University student Kami Talley to hear lawyers make opening arguments Tuesday in the trial of Louis Cardona "Butch" Buggs, the...

Wave of thefts hits University campus

January 29, 1997

Thieves kept University Police busy last week as more than 20 people reported items stolen. Most of the stealing occurred when students left jackets or other valuable goods unattended for short periods...

Woman assaulted after passing out

January 23, 1997

University Police officers are investigating a sexual assault that occurred Friday morning in Territorial Hall. Neither the victim nor the suspect, who are acquaintances, is a University student. Also,...

Mediation fails in suit over firing

January 23, 1997

Despite efforts on both sides in a mediation session Wednesday, attorneys were unable to reach a settlement in David McGough's lawsuit against the University. McGough, the former coordinator of student...

GC suit might head to court

January 22, 1997

A former University employee is suing the University and several officials whom he alleges fired him after he made suggestions about improving the integration and success of minority students in General...

Police respond to football fans’ scuffle

January 15, 1997

As the National Football League's best teams battled each other in the playoffs over the weekend, emotions ran high for at least two Minnesota Vikings fans. Two men were charged with assault Friday night...

Judge: jury pool is racially balanced

January 15, 1997

A judge ruled Tuesday that the pool of possible jurors for the murder trial of Louis Cardona "Butch" Buggs adequately represents blacks and is not prejudiced, striking down a defense motion made Monday. "The...

Claim of gunshots mystifies police

January 9, 1997

Gunshots allegedly fired in front of Sanford Hall have left University Police with a mystery on their hands. Two people reportedly heard someone fire several shots from a van in front of the dorm shortly...

Trespassers frequent U during break

January 8, 1997

University Police enjoyed something of a break after classes let out in December. "It's been very, very quiet," said Detective Larry Anderson regarding campus crime over the past month. University Police...

Union voter eligibility still undecided

December 4, 1996

Now that the inclusion elections are over, University and faculty lawyers met Tuesday to discuss voter eligibility in the upcoming faculty union election. The Crookston campus' status in the union vote...

William Van Muse

November 27, 1996

Auburn University President William Van Muse confronted many of the same problems currently facing the University of Minnesota when he began his four-year career at the Alabama college. Muse came to Auburn...

Researcher identifies presidential’ traits

November 26, 1996

President Clinton is a "good ol' boy," who is low on character, integrity and self-discipline, according to a study by a University professor and her colleagues. But the president scored high on intelligence...

Health center says no to union

November 22, 1996

Faculty at the University's Academic Health Center voted not to join the rest of the University in a January union election. By a vote of 299 in favor and 478 opposed with 281 abstaining, the health center...

Outstate union support weakens

November 21, 1996

On the first of two election days for University faculty members, professors on the Morris campus voted not to join an outstate bargaining unit in the upcoming union election. But faculty members in Crookston...

Duluth drags feet on grading

November 21, 1996

A new plus-minus grading policy which once seemed likely for the University system is stalled, as Duluth campus officials wait to consider the proposed changes. The Morris, Crookston and Twin Cities campus...

Faculty, students reserve judgment on candidates

November 20, 1996

After months of speculation, the University community finally knows the final candidates for the next University president. Now, student and faculty leaders are focusing their attention on whether the...

Group supports tenure compromise

November 12, 1996

The Faculty Consultative Committee issued a statement late Friday supporting the Board of Regents on its recent tenure code revisions for the University Law School. "We commend the Board for incorporating,...

Protesters disturb regents’ meeting

November 11, 1996

and Joel Sawyer Angry demonstrators disrupted the Board of Regents meeting Friday and called on the board to preserve academic freedom by signing a pledge not to change the University's current tenure...

Law School makes it official

November 1, 1996

Members of the Board of Regents can no longer discuss the tenure issue with any University faculty. Members of the Law School's faculty filed enough signed union cards to obtain a cease-and-desist order...

Faculty is a step closer to health center’s fate

November 1, 1996

While Law School faculty filed a petition for collective bargaining Thursday, University and faculty lawyers discussed who among Academic Health Center faculty members could vote to include the health...

Conservation officers kill deer after mishap on campus

October 30, 1996

Boynton Health Service employees watched Tuesday afternoon as an officer from the Department of Natural Resources shot and killed a deer near their office building. According to witnesses, the buck jumped...

Law School proposal rejected

October 25, 1996

The University's Faculty Senate sent a message to the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday by rejecting the regents' tenure proposal for the Law School. But, after a close vote, they also left the...

Committee adds idea to existing tenure proposals

October 23, 1996

A third tenure proposal for the Law School has been added for the University's Faculty Senate to look at during its Thursday meeting. But, unlike the other two proposals, this calls for the senate to...

Voting-list discussions continue

October 22, 1996

University lawyers and faculty representatives still can't completely agree on who should be allowed to vote in a possible union election. The two sides met Monday for the third time in a month to discuss...

Law professors meet to discuss tenure

October 16, 1996

University Law School faculty members met privately Tuesday to consider action they might take regarding tenure proposals. The gathering was one of several closed meetings recently held by various groups...

Push for union spans campuses

October 10, 1996

The faculty at the University's Crookston and Morris campuses have now joined the effort to stop the Board of Regents' tenure proposal. More than half the faculty members on both campuses signed enough...

National group goes to bat for faculty

October 9, 1996

Supporting University faculty during the current tenure crisis, whatever course of action they may choose, is the mission of one of the nation's largest faculty organizations. The American Association...

Faculty hold tenure info forum

October 4, 1996

While faculty members at an open forum Thursday expressed concerns regarding faculty unionization, many characterized the move as their only option. "We are vulnerable," said Faculty Senate Delegate Ed...

Faculty draw closer together to unionize

October 1, 1996

Members of two prominent faculty groups discussed their recent decision to work together on the issue of unionization Monday with about 100 faculty members. Executive members of the American Association...

University Prof…

September 30, 1996

University Professor of Chemistry Albert Moscowitz died Wednesday morning of cancer. Moscowitz, 67, taught in the University's chemistry department for 36 years. He completed his undergraduate studies...

Faculty groups discuss union list with U lawyers

September 27, 1996

University lawyers met with faculty members Wednesday morning to discuss who would be eligible to vote in a union election if the state decides enough professors signed cards requesting an election. Members...

Survey says faculty worried about future

September 26, 1996

As University faculty members and the Board of Regents continue to take opposite stands on the issue of tenure, a survey conducted by the American Association of University Professors shows that tension...

Extradition delayed for murder suspect

May 29, 1996

The extradition hearing of the man accused of murdering University student Kami Talley was delayed in Alexandria, Va., last week because the state governor's office didn't have the necessary documents...

Football team co-captainarrested on assault charge

May 28, 1996

University Police are investigating the involvement of a Gophers' football team captain in an assault Thursday at Sanford Hall. According to a University Police report, officers responded to a call that...

Fax network keeps U updated on crime information

May 22, 1996

University Police are striving to keep students and staff members better informed about campus crime by joining a program that distributes crime information via fax. And so far, police say it is working. Members...

Key thieves thwarted, but flee scene

May 21, 1996

Two men tried to rob a University student of her keys Wednesday while she walked along East River Road. According to a police report, the student was walking when strangers approached her and started...

Body in river identified as St. Paul woman

May 16, 1996

Investigators from the Hennepin County medical examiner's office on Wednesday identified the body of a woman found dead in the Mississippi River near the East Bank campus earlier this week. Through fingerprint...

Body pulled from river near campus

May 15, 1996

A woman's body was found floating in the Mississippi River near the Washington Avenue Bridge on Monday afternoon. The woman, in her mid 20s to early 30s, has not been identified. Sgt. Ken Schilling of...

U Police arrest man suspected of 12 thefts

May 15, 1996

University Police arrested a man on campus last week who was wanted for parole violation. He has also been arrested in the past on campus for burglary. According to a police report, an officer recognized...