The Minnesota Daily

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U renters protest, sue landlord Eischens

May 7, 2003

When she moved into her new house at 808 Fifth St. S.E. last September, Jessica Opad did not expect all this. She did not expect to spend the next year on the phone with the housing inspection department....

U study: good news for organic farming

April 29, 2003

Organic food farmers and aficionados received good news this month through the publication of a University study. The 10-year study shows only slight decreases in corn and soybean yields when organic farming...

AIDS programs shift focus, target at-risk populations

April 9, 2003

Most college students remember sex education classes from high school. Teachers might have preached abstinence, condom use or a combination of both, but one thing remained constant. The simple message...

Students can charge books to U accounts

April 7, 2003

For all those who have sat through three weeks of class without books while they wait for their financial aid check to arrive, help is on the way. Starting today, students can buy books at University Bookstores...

Court hears arguments on Michigan admissions

April 2, 2003

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case involving admissions practices at the University of Michigan that could affect how all public universities consider race in student admissions. The...

Presidential candidates claim U promised secrecy

March 27, 2003

Despite warm temperatures this week, a blizzard of paperwork spewed from both sides preparing for appeal in the case involving Minnesota's largest print media organizations and the University Board of...

Five media organizations win Regents lawsuit

March 24, 2003

A Hennepin County District Judge ruled in favor of five media organizations in their lawsuit against the University Board of Regents, saying the regents violated state law by keeping finalists' names and...

U dean assists on postwar Iraq report

March 13, 2003

War with Iraq is going to cost a lot more than Americans are currently prepared to pay, according to a report co-authored by a University administrator that was released Wednesday. Brian Atwood, dean of...

U student antiwar group finds itself on watch list

March 6, 2003

Members of the University group Students Against War were surprised to see themselves listed among groups law enforcement organizations should track in a story in Wednesday's Star Tribune. The story was...

Media lawsuit continues as U attorneys seek summary judgment

February 25, 2003

Legal maneuvering continued in the court case involving the Board of Regents' presidential selection process as the University filed papers claiming it is not required to turn over discovery materials...

Paradigm bookstore is unconcerned by copyright lawsuit

February 25, 2003

Paradigm Course Resource - the University's main supplier of course packets - is being sued for copyright infringement. The suit was filed in federal district court Monday on behalf of Elsevier Inc., The...

Student’s arrest highlights ongoing illicit acts

February 21, 2003

A University student was arrested and ticketed for indecent conduct Thursday following a complaint of people engaging in sexual activity in a Willey Hall bathroom. Uniformed officers who responded to the...

Trial delayed for suspects in U football player’s death

February 4, 2003

The suspect and suspected accomplice in the shooting death of a Minnesota football player have been granted continuances and will not go to trial this month. Jermaine Stansberry, charged with second-degree...

Regents’, media groups’ dispute awaits judgment

February 3, 2003

The fate of a lawsuit that might fundamentally affect the way the University Board of Regents operates is now in the hands of a Hennepin County District Court judge. Judge Pamela Alexander heard legal...

University Board of Regents file motion to dismiss lawsuit

January 31, 2003

The legal battle lines are drawn and arguments are set to begin in the lawsuit filed by five Minnesota media organizations against the University's Board of Regents. Lawyers for the plaintiffs - which...

No longer sitting dormant, Coffman Union comes alive

January 22, 2003

There was free cake and a malfunctioning escalator, speakers and a pep band rendition of the rouser, complimentary bowling and plenty of questions for the folks working the information desk. But most of...

Coffman Union bookstore set to open in six weeks

January 21, 2003

Though Coffman Union officially opens Tuesday, one of its major draws for students won't be ready for another six weeks. The University's new bookstore, which will consolidate the East and West bank stores...

Coffman Union reaches its final stages

December 13, 2002

Back in February 1999, a story in The Minnesota Daily asked students to picture Coffman Union as a leaky tire. For a while - being broke students, after all - they took the short-term approach, refilling...

Student Services Fees Committee voting begins

December 5, 2002

Applications are in and the voting process has begun to select the members of the Student Services Fees Committee for the 2002-03 school year. The application deadline was last Wednesday, and interviews...

Regents name Bruininks only University president finalist

November 8, 2002

The University's nationwide, four-month presidential search came to an abrupt end Thursday. At a hastily called press conference, the Board of Regents announced interim President Robert Bruininks as the...

Suit against regents proceeds despite announcement

November 8, 2002

Despite the unveiling of the Board of Regents' choice for a new University president, litigation against the board for violating Minnesota's open meetings and open records laws will proceed. Lawyers for...

Regents to announce presidential finalists today

November 7, 2002

The University's Board of Regents announced late Wednesday it will release today the name of the finalist - or finalists - in the University's search for its next president. The regents will make the announcement...

Media groups to file legal action against regents

November 6, 2002

Three of the state's largest media organizations will ask a court for a temporary injunction against the University's Board of Regents today. The St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Star Tribune and The Minnesota...

Memorial services begin following tragic crash

October 29, 2002

The world will say goodbye to U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone today at the University. Plans continued in earnest Monday for a memorial service for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, who was killed along with his...

Paul Wellstone, 1944 – 2002: A Voice for the Voiceless

October 26, 2002

Lonely, sporadic raindrops splashed off the green awning and mingled with tears Friday as mourners gathered outside of U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone's, D-Minn., campaign headquarters to begin saying goodbye...

A Vacant Mansion

October 24, 2002

Leaves line the lawn, and the cold, overcast skies keep activity to a minimum. Walking up to Eastcliff, one gets the impression no one's home. Inside, little appears to counter this notion. Gone are former...

Everything counts in baseball

October 16, 2002

It could be any town near the middle of the nation, but this one is yours. There is but one rule: You have to be quiet during this part, as we come out of the trees and approach the metal fence near centerfield. Coming...

U falls behind in athlete graduation rates

October 9, 2002

A recent NCAA report on student-athlete graduation shows Minnesota lagging behind national averages and at the bottom of the Big Ten. According to the report, which covers a six-year period beginning in...

English survives e-chat

October 4, 2002

Sure, e-mail is an efficient way to ask a professor a quick question, keep in touch with high school friends or make plans for a drink at the end of the day. But could the jargon-filled ether of cyber...

U policy increases credit loads

September 30, 2002

Faced with low six-year graduation rates, University administrators implemented a new credit minimum to improve the situation. The new 13-credit policy appears to be affecting credit loads not just of...

Reporter and professor discuss bioterrorism in lecture series

September 25, 2002

Sitting alone in The New York Times newsroom last October, covered in white powder and watching figures in biohazard suits approach, Judith Miller came face to face with the debate surrounding bioterrorism. As...

Troubling display on Northrop Mall disrupts daily life

September 20, 2002

As the noon hour trickled away with a whimper Thursday, Andrew Williams wouldn't say which side of the abortion debate gradually overtaking Northrop Mall he favored. But he had no reservations about making...

Anti-abortion group catalyzes controversy on campus

September 17, 2002

A large display by a national anti-abortion group sparked discussion and revulsion on the Northrop Plaza on Monday. The three-sided, ten-foot-high display included grisly photographs of late-term aborted...

Hudson struggles to come to grips with tragic deaths

February 7, 2002

HUDSON, Wis. ñ Traffic snaked down 11th Street on Wednesday afternoon as passers-by slowed to take in a scene at once seemingly normal and profoundly wrong. From a distance, the residential neighborhood...

Identity and the Intifada

January 22, 2002

JERUSALEM - To understand life in Israel as the calendar flipped to 2002, you had to see the sign posted on the balcony of a second-story apartment facing the pedestrian square on Ben Yehuda street downtown. The...

New threats face U Emergency Management team

December 13, 2001

In a cramped basement room in Morrill Hall, Judson Freed doesn't have much time to chat. Hammers bang into the walls of the former bomb shelter that is now his office. Workers are installing a fire alarm...

Neil Diamond still hasn’t lost a step

October 30, 2001

While Neil Diamond's stage movements at the Xcel Energy Center may have showed all of his 60 years, the legend proved Friday that his voice hasn't lost anything. The crowd for the first of two sold-out...

Mourning U cancels classes, will resume today

September 12, 2001

No comparisons are proper, no valid parallels can be drawn, no frame of reference seems large enough to hold all of Tuesday's events. Three hijacked jets completed suicide attacks on the World Trade Center...

Yudof, Ventura defend views on public higher ed

September 4, 2001

Editor's Note: This is the last in The Minnesota Daily's Price of Knowledge series investigating the rising costs of higher education. It's a question as old as dorm rooms themselves, bantered around among...

U blames student employment for low six-year graduation rate

July 20, 2001

Rachel Vetter works as a government claims representative at Health East. She has spent seven years to come within 30 credits of her degree in speech-communication from the University. She did data entry...

The Daily and you: taking on college

June 6, 2001

Education lost a superstar two weeks ago when Patricia Reger, a high school English and journalism teacher, retired after 28 years of teaching in Brookings, S.D. She's the reason I'm typing this and, I'm...

Branagh second ever Gopher to win Big Ten player of year award

November 28, 2000

When the season ends for the Minnesota volleyball team, Nicole Branagh and company might need an extra room to hold all their awards. Branagh, a 6-1 senior outside hitter, was named co-Big Ten player of...

Women’s cross country team survives cold temps at nationals

November 21, 2000

Running in wind-chill temperatures nearing 20 degrees below zero, the Minnesota women's cross country team finished 26th at the NCAA Championship in Ames, Iowa on Monday. Colorado won its first team and...

Gophers grappler earns bronze medal in Sydney with comeback victory

September 27, 2000

The medal hanging around his neck isn't Gopher gold, but for Garrett Lowney it will probably be good enough. Lowney, a 20-year-old University freshman, won an Olympic bronze medal in Greco-Roman wrestling...

Global campus bridges University with large international community

June 7, 2000

Most people would think the easiest way to get to Europe would be in an airplane. But for students at the University, travel to nearly any country they can think of begins at the Global Campus -- the study...

Several health services available at Boynton

June 7, 2000

In the busy, back-to-school world of dorms, grades, classes and jobs, many students overlook their health. Some students simply forget their medical checkups. Others might not know how to set up a flu...

Tennis, women’s hockey to receive new stadium

May 31, 2000

Though they've finished their respective seasons, the women's hockey team and the men's and women's tennis teams completed a late rally earlier this month. According to published reports, the athletics...

One year later: Columbine still struggles with past

April 20, 2000

April 20, 1999. One year has passed, and America is loathe to forget. One year ago today, two teenage gunmen laid siege to Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed...

Federal inquiry centers on player’s records

April 17, 2000

During his senior season at the University, no one could find a way to stop Bobby Jackson. He averaged 16.1 points per game that season, en route to winning Big Ten player of the year honors and leading...

Yudof plans to keep Boston at University

April 14, 2000

Despite announcements Monday of further University self-imposed sanctions, the efforts to re-establish the University in both structural and public-relations capacities go on tirelessly at Morrill Hall. Questions...