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Final report issued

November 19, 1999

After a nine-month, $1.5 million investigation into allegations of academic fraud, the full report will be released and University President Mark Yudof will outline his action plan today. Yudof, who has...

Ex-Gopher Terry Steinbach retires

November 17, 1999

A story too good to be fiction came to an end Tuesday when former Gophers baseball star Terry Steinbach hung up his mask. The hometown hero, who signed with the Twins in 1997 to finish his career as Minnesota's...

Cartoonist continues to spark controversy

November 15, 1999

Be it love or hate, over the years editorial cartoonist Pete Wagner has always gotten a reaction. Though he says he represents no single political ideology, Wagner has been using his First Amendment rights...

Award-winning author previews his new novel

November 4, 1999

The prize-winning story of one man's search for love and acceptance, set against the backdrop of racial turmoil in South Africa, was previewed Wednesday evening at the Weisman Art Museum, five days before...

Protesters take small steps to obtain long-term change

November 2, 1999

A wise man once said a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. So it went early Monday morning for 65 protesters arrested on the grounds of the Hopkins-based munition manufacturer, Alliant...

Nonviolent seminar prepares activists

November 1, 1999

Activists, poets, historians and educators gathered in St. Paul last weekend for a seminar on nonviolent protest and civil disobedience sponsored by the Minnesota Institute for Social Transformation. After...

Solar-car team faces mechanical problems in Australian race

October 28, 1999

The University's solar car, Aurora 4, finished fourth in its division Wednesday in the World Solar Challenge in Adelaide, Australia. Overall, the University entry finished 23rd of 42 teams. The Minnesota...

Arne sports University colors in new portrait

October 25, 1999

Arne Carlson's longtime devotion to the University will be forever immortalized in a portrait of the former governor clad in maroon and gold. In the portrait, Carlson is wearing a maroon "M Club" jacket...

Proposal offered to unify definition of misconduct

October 21, 1999

Federally funded University researchers would operate under a new definition of scientific misconduct if a proposal by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is adopted. University officials...

Police crack down on protesters

October 18, 1999

Police and protesters clashed near the intersection of Lake Street and Park Avenue on Saturday as Twin Cities residents continued to demonstrate on behalf of death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. About 300...

U students participate in solar-car competition

October 18, 1999

University students began a 1,880-mile solar-powered journey early Sunday morning at the World Solar Challenge. Aurora 4, the latest in a series of University-engineered solar cars, left Darwin, Australia,...

Protesters march for Mumia

October 15, 1999

More than 250 protesters, carrying signs and chanting "brick by brick, wall by wall, free Mumia Abu-Jamal," marched down Cedar Avenue on Thursday night to protest Pennsylvania Gov. Thomas Ridge's signing...

University study examines decrease in sperm counts for certain areas

October 12, 1999

University researchers will team up with physicians across the world to try to explain a possible drop in sperm counts. Dubbed the "Study for Future Families," the international research will focus on...

Vasectomy patient contests U birth-control coverage

October 8, 1999

With the world's population estimated to reach 6 billion by 2000, women and men alike have been encouraged to take more responsibility for birth control. But who pays for the plethora of birth-control...

Genetic engineering protest disrupts address

October 6, 1999

As University President Mark Yudof highlighted a year of progress in his State of the University address last Thursday, an outspoken student took a view contrary to the president's and publicly voiced...

Sports Illustrated columnist ridicules Yudof’s sanctions

October 5, 1999

As the release of the full report into men's basketball academic fraud draws near, the country's largest sports magazine attacked University President Mark Yudof's one-year ban on postseason play. In a...

College of Biological Sciences gives alumni award to botanist

September 29, 1999

Shirley Tucker remembers being 4 years old and visiting her father, a professor in plant pathology, on the then-fledgling St. Paul campus. In many ways, she never left. On Tuesday, the College of Biological...

Boynton offers variety of services

September 27, 1999

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

Students contribute to Taiwan earthquake aid

September 24, 1999

As the official death toll climbed to more than 2,100 and rescue workers struggled to rescue survivors of Tuesday's massive Taiwanese earthquake, University students from Taiwan met to coordinate efforts...

Yom Kippur is atonement day for Jewish students

September 21, 1999

Jewish students, staff and faculty gathered at Hillel Jewish Student Center on Monday to celebrate Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Those of Jewish faith fasted from sundown Sunday to sundown...

U reuse program eliminates waste of office equipment

September 16, 1999

An institution as large as the University has a constant demand for office supplies, electronics, chairs and desks. When those supplies are no longer needed, the University's recycling and reuse program...

Entering freshman are University’s best-prepared class

September 14, 1999

They've never known life without NutraSweet, personal computers, Bart Simpson or a woman on the Supreme Court. Now the children of the 1980s are the Class of 2003 and the University's best-ever academic...

Silha legacy to continue through U ethics center

September 14, 1999

A University alumnus, generous benefactor and true visionary died of a heart attack in an Edina barbershop Saturday. Otto Silha was 80 years old. A former managing editor of The Minnesota Daily and founder...

Reduced funds limit writing center’s services

September 10, 1999

Because of a loss in funding, the Student Writing Center, a resource for all undergraduates needing help with papers, will offer reduced hours and services this year. The center -- located in 306b Lind...

University computers ready for 9-9-99

September 8, 1999

University officials expect little effect on campus computer systems resulting from Thursday's date of Sept. 9, 1999, which is widely considered a test run for Y2K computer trouble. Problems could arise...

Rate increase to fund parking construction

August 20, 1999

Despite a midsummer increase in parking rates, commuters say it's a small price to pay in order to alleviate campuswide parking problems. University Parking and Transportation Services raised hourly rates...

Alumni center to host

August 6, 1999

All in all, books written by or about University alumni might end up as another brick in the wall. The University Alumni Association surpassed its goal of collecting 5,000 books to furnish "The Wall of...

Heritage, technology bridged at U camp

July 30, 1999

For this week at least, the St. Paul campus was the center of the universe for a group of teens. Native American teenagers from around the country plotted graphs of their homes, using the University as...