The Minnesota Daily

All content by Justin Ware

Stadium Task Force endorses two new sports stadiums

January 22, 2002

The Stadium Task Force's recommendation last Tuesday to construct two stadiums is thrusting hope back into the agendas of Minnesota's financially ill football and baseball programs. The recommendation...

Regents to hear sports budget issue

December 13, 2001

An athletics departments report released Tuesday has University officials scratching their heads - and their pocketbooks - in an attempt to eliminate budget shortfalls facing intercollegiate sports. University...

Computational science research to continue due to federal award

December 12, 2001

With the help of a $36 million federal award, the University's military computational science program will enhance the research it began 12 years ago. U.S. Rep. Martin Sabo, D-Minn., a member of the House...

Legislators propose 75 percent public ownership of Twins

December 11, 2001

The fate of the Twins could soon be in the hands of the team's biggest fans if two Minnesota legislators have their way. Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, and Sen. Ellen Anderson, DFL-St. Paul, brought...

Regents to hear Gophers sports budget woes

December 10, 2001

Amid budget shortfalls, the University is evaluating the financial future of its athletics departments and weighing options, including the elimination of sports programs. University officials will provide...

Experts question baseball finances

December 6, 2001

Economists and politicians nationwide are questioning professional sports teams' cries of financial woes. During last Thursday's Stadium Task Force meeting, one member questioned the validity of Major...

Legislators discuss funding methods for new Twins’ stadium

November 30, 2001

Legislators and a Twins official lobbied Thursday for the use of public funds to build a new stadium during the Stadium Task Force's second meeting. Sen. Dean Johnson, DFL-Wilmar, and Rep. Harry Mares,...

U mourns loss of retired communication professor

November 29, 2001

Richard Martin, a retired University communication disorders professor and researcher, died Oct. 26 from complications with diabetes in Tucson, Ariz. He was 70. Colleagues, former students and family remember...

Holiday travel smooth at MSP despite tight security

November 28, 2001

Last weekend travelers took to the skies and experienced few setbacks during the first major holiday since the Sept. 11 attacks, despite added security. An increased number of Thanksgiving travelers gave...

Puckett, Hrbek make appeal to Stadium Task Force to save team

November 21, 2001

The state-appointed Stadium Task Force met for the first time Tuesday to set an agenda and listened as former Twins stars pleaded to keep professional baseball in Minnesota. The former fan favorites testified...

Council ballpark plan still on hold

November 20, 2001

A Minneapolis City Council-initiated committee has developed a plan to build a new ballpark and keep the Twins in Minnesota. Now, it's up to the team to accept the plan. In spring 2000, the 17-member Citizens...

Minnesota nuns still faithful to their Twins

November 19, 2001

CROOKSTON, Minn. - The adventure to a Crookston bastion of Twins baseball history begins when the vehicle leaves Interstate 94 and embarks on Minnesota's Highway 9 - where civilization's absence procures...

Stadium Task Force to discuss Twins elimination from MLB

November 16, 2001

As state and national governments race to devise a plan that will save the Minnesota Twins, support for the baseball team pours in from fans statewide. The state's Stadium Task Force will meet Tuesday...

U experts consider Afghan future

November 14, 2001

As Afghanistan's northern alliance troops advance across Taliban strongholds, U.S. government officials say they want to restrict any attempt the faction might make to rule the country. The Taliban has...

Iowa ‘bench mark’ system raises graduation rates

November 8, 2001

The University could be looking to mirror the plans of other Big Ten institutions to jump-start its ailing graduation rates. The University of Iowa faced the same problems of lower-than-average four- and...

Cities debate stadium benefits

November 5, 2001

"If you build it, they will come." The words whispered to Kevin Costner's character in the late 1980s blockbuster "Field of Dreams" carry new meaning in today's sports world. In the sporting industry of...

Northwest plane rerouted after bomb threat

November 2, 2001

While the airline industry waits for the federal government to come to terms on security measures, a flight bound for the Twin Cities on Thursday was forced to land in Detroit after a passenger discovered...

Yudof supports minimum course load, stirs debate

November 1, 2001

University President Mark Yudof sent a memorandum to college deans last week, supporting a 13-credit minimum for students each semester to keep them from dropping out or hindering the University's lagging...

U considers mid-semester class evaluations

October 31, 2001

Most students who have completed a University course have penciled in the circles of at least one professor evaluation. These evaluations are meant to improve curriculum and determine instructor effectiveness....

U dorms limit parcel drop-offs at info desks

October 25, 2001

As anthrax fears change mail-handling procedures across the country, University residence hall employees must now refuse care packages, cookies, homework and anything else dropped off by non-common carriers. The...

Council pushes to reinstate humanities at U

October 23, 2001

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni recently intensified its campaign to reinstate the University's humanities department. Following last month's terrorist attacks, ACTA called for increased education...

MSA calls for more U responsibility to raise graduation rates

October 19, 2001

As the leaders of the University's academic departments continue to discuss the institution's six-year graduation rate, student representatives offered their own remedy Thursday. The Minnesota Student...

U post office employees stay calm handling mail

October 18, 2001

As the nation's snowballing fear of anthrax rolls closer to an avalanche, University postal service employees and customers remain, for the most part, calm. The University Academic Health Center had a...

Students, U officials divided on freshman full-year registration

October 17, 2001

The University's four-year graduation rates have officials looking for strategies to help students get through required programs efficiently. The Council of Undergraduate Deans formed a subcommittee last...

1,500 Guardsmen deployed; reserves remain adequate

October 9, 2001

The Minnesota National Guard's reserves are well stocked and prepared to defend the nation despite the deployment of nearly 1,500 troops statewide. Guard troops are monitoring safety at three Twin Cities...

Transportation report recommends better aircraft security measures

October 9, 2001

The Department of Transportation released its most recent airline safety recommendations Monday, one day after U.S. and British military aircraft pounded Taliban sites in Afghanistan. According to a press...

Laid-off Northwest employees criticize airline, seek aid

October 4, 2001

Unemployed airline workers shifted the blame from low passenger demand to their former employers in a Wednesday meeting before the Senate Select Committee on Air Transportation and Economic Security. Airline...

NWA withholds $5.5 million fees payment to MAC

September 27, 2001

Northwest Airlines' layoffs of 4,500 Minnesota workers without severance will send at least half those people in search of state assistance, Northwest officials said Wednesday. They joined Sun Country...

Legislators stump for federal relief as state braces for flood of unemployed

September 26, 2001

The federal government assuaged the airline industry's concerns last week when it allocated $15 million toward its financial pain. Now the state looks to assist at least 10,000 people squeezed out of the...

Arabs victims of passenger, crew mistrust

September 25, 2001

In the wake of this month's terrorist attacks, some airline passengers are looking twice at who is buckled in next to them. "I am kind of nervous," said Sandi Gannott, a national trainer for a product...

Northwest lays off 10,000 workers

September 24, 2001

Northwest Airlines announced Friday it would immediately lay off 10,000 employees because of a 20 percent drop in flight routes. The cutbacks are a result of low flight demand stemming from the Sept. 11...

Northwest layoffs to be announced today; federal relief pending

September 21, 2001

Northwest will announce Friday workforce reductions it will make in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the East Coast. Several other airlines of similar size have already announced cutbacks this week. On...

Bush, Congress pledge aid for ailing U.S. airline industry

September 19, 2001

The Bush administration and Congress told the nation's airline industry Tuesday it can expect quick, multi-billion-dollar relief to help cope with financial woes. The industry has requested $24 billion...

Airlines announce cutbacks, layoffs

September 17, 2001

Northwest Airlines announced Saturday it plans to reduce its systemwide flight schedule by 20 percent. The fourth-largest airline in the world and Minnesota's third-largest employer, Northwest has annual...

Sense of unity pervades second University vigil

September 12, 2001

At a candlelight vigil in the shadows of Northrop Auditorium on Tuesday night, students were scared, frustrated, angry and disheartened; but above all else, they were together. "In all the news you heard...

Kinesiology prof remembered for research, teaching, service

September 11, 2001

The University lost a versatile professor, and the students a unique leader, when Allen Burton, a University kinesiology professor, died Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 47. Joanne...

Green Party’s Gordon pitches vision for city transit system

September 10, 2001

Providing Minneapolis with free public transportation headed Friday's discussion between Cam Gordon, Green Party candidate for the 2nd Ward of Minneapolis' City Council, and University students. "I want...

U grad students rally behind Russian jailed in United States

September 6, 2001

A Russian man could end up in prison because he allegedly broke a U.S. Internet-file-sharing statute. University computer science graduate students want to free him to ensure they are not next. Dmitry...

East Bank pedestrian bridges closed, slated for replacement

September 5, 2001

University students, faculty and staff can expect to face difficult journeys to and from the Twin Cities campuses this year. A combination of construction and diminishing parking makes going to class a...

U residence halls expand in effort to solve housing crunch

September 4, 2001

Lack of affordable housing is a nuisance for most University students. While all students will pay more this fall for their residence, a lucky few will see vast improvements to the place they call home. Additions...

Local businessmen Opperman, Taylor to head MnSCU board

September 4, 2001

Two of Minnesota's most prominent businessmen will co-chair a commission designed to advise Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor James H. McCormick. Glen Taylor, CEO of Taylor Corporation...

Marcy-Holmes neighborhood houses students, city history

August 20, 2001

The old brick walls and mid-19th century architecture of the historic Marcy-Holmes neighborhood echo of a place where a major city began. The Marcy-Holmes neighborhood is the birthplace of Minneapolis...

Deans debate reasons for low graduation, retention rates

August 17, 2001

The University's lower-than-average six-year graduation and retention rates dominated the Council of Undergraduate Deans' agenda Thursday morning. Among the U.S. News and World Report's top 50 public institutions,...

U professor links youth drinking, adult problems

August 15, 2001

Taking the first drink of alcohol at an early age could mean much more than a simple collapse under peer pressure. In a study published in the August issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental...

Regents discuss next year’s agenda at Red Wing retreat

August 13, 2001

The Board of Regents had its first chance to meet with the four newly appointed members Thursday and Friday. Regents, during the two-day retreat at the St. James Hotel in Red Wing, attempted to create...

History professor battling for First Amendment rights

August 3, 2001

Sensitivity to emotions and First Amendment rights to freedom of speech often clash. Now, a small north Minneapolis community college is entering the battle. Jon Willand, history professor at North Hennepin...

Contaminated soil discovered, removed from Coffman Union plaza

July 27, 2001

Soil contamination issues recently proved a roadbump for the Coffman Union renovation project. A commercial waterproofing substance known as coal tar, used to waterproof the union's original underground...

Minnesota not alone in higher ed funding shortfalls

July 23, 2001

Lower-than-expected state allocations for higher education and unusually high tuition increases are not confined to Minnesota's public universities. Tuition has been inversely related to the economy for...

Gateway Plaza construction begins in place of parking lot

July 20, 2001

Monday marked the beginning of construction on the Gateway Alumni Center outdoor plaza and the end of a University parking option. Situated on the corner of Washington Avenue Southeast and Oak Street,...

Automotive engineering society places 43rd in car competition

June 27, 2001

The University Society of Automotive Engineers placed 43rd overall at a multi-event competition held in Detroit last month. The SAE entered a vehicle designed and built by students. Had it not been for...