The Minnesota Daily

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Healthy economy results in low tuition increases

October 14, 1999

An annual report issued last week by the National College Board indicates that average tuition at public four-year institutions increased 3.4 percent in 1998-99, the lowest year-to-year increase in a decade. This...

Big coffee arrives in campus cafes

September 8, 1999

In an attempt to bring caffeine even closer to college students' lips, the University invited Starbucks and Java City to move into prime locations on campus. Both companies' products and logos are now...

Student-managed mutual fund gets $500,000 from local firm

August 13, 1999

Alliance Capital Management, a large investment firm with a location in downtown Minneapolis, announced a $500,000 gift Friday to the Carlson School of Management. The money was recently added to the Golden...

IRS gives schools

August 4, 1999

The University financial aid staff breathed a sigh of relief last week after the Internal Revenue Service delayed a law that would have required colleges to collect detailed and extensive information on...

Used car shopping doesn’t have to hurt

July 28, 1999

Brian Gabrial, 43, picked up his new car Monday, a 1991 Audi with 119,000 miles and a good body. Before laying out the $4,000 to the co-worker who sold him the car, Gabrial did his homework. To make sure...

CSOMtoughens its admissions criteria

July 22, 1999

It appears that administrators at the Carlson School of Management have proven the saying that "if you build it, they will come." Both undergraduate and MBA programs at the Carlson school enjoyed a surge...

Saving isn’t in style, but it still pays off

July 14, 1999

Car companies, retailers and just about anyone who sells things for a profit should be frightened by 26 year-old Marcelo Bertalm¡o. For an American consumer, he has a very unusual habit: Bertalm¡o...

Carlson donations amount to $46.5 million

July 12, 1999

The University has another 10 million reminders of why its business school carries the name of Curtis L. Carlson. The Carlson School of Management announced Friday that it received a $10 million gift on...

One cafe owner’s tip: know the clients

July 7, 1999

Will students be in the mood for a New York strip steak during their evening study breaks? How 'bout some spicy sauces to pour over their entrees? Jim Grell, co-owner of The Modern Cafe in Northeast Minneapolis...

Jewelers

June 30, 1999

Mark Lindblom isn't being forced out of Dinkytown, he's choosing to leave. Today, Lindblom is clearing out his jewelry shop at its location on 14th Street Southeast, one of Dinkytown's main cross streets....

Dinkytown businesses continue to close doors to poor economy

June 23, 1999

Nobody told Dinkytown about the boom economy. In the past three years, as the American economic miracle has hit its stride, the normally lively and healthy intersection of Fourth Street Southeast and 14th...

Crucial news will steer Fed’s actions

June 16, 1999

As far as the economy is concerned, this week is an important one for every U.S. consumer and investor. This morning the latest Consumer Price Index data will be released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

Men are breathtaking beauties in bras

June 7, 1999

Researchers at the University's Boobology Center, a renowned breast think tank, concluded yesterday that hairy male breasts in female undergarments look "like something you'd nuzzle," "something like soft...

CSOM reaches out to China and Vienna

May 26, 1999

In agreements with universities in China and Austria, the Carlson School of Management expanded its international program scope earlier this month. The two new programs will be modeled after the Carlson...

No rate hike yet, but Fed warns of action

May 19, 1999

In light of Friday's inflation report indicating a 0.7 percent jump in consumer prices in April -- the largest in nine years -- the Federal Reserve on Tuesday afternoon reported that it stood ready to...

One-year old fund gets set for changes

May 19, 1999

After gaining only about 1 percent in its first year of operation, the Carlson School of Management's Golden Gopher Growth Fund hasn't exactly enjoyed the same 20 percent gains as the Dow or the 40 percent...

Diverse businesses meet on Cedar Ave.

May 12, 1999

On Cedar Avenue South, a handful of lackluster storefronts are quietly hammering out their place in the business world. But to be sure, that world is galaxies away from the technological sophistication...

Faculty pay plays catch-up with top 30

April 21, 1999

Faculty members have enjoyed generous salary increases in recent years, though not enough to get the University's pay rate back into competitive territory. According to salary statistics released Friday...

Big-time field trips get MBAs connected

April 14, 1999

In some cases, Minnesota can be too nice. "If we get people to come here, then keep them here through two winters, they stay," said Michael Agnew, director of the Carlson School of Management Career Services...

Unstoppable stocks

April 7, 1999

Despite a fantastic first quarter, analysts see trouble in the leading stocks and their hegemony over the market. Most stock market skeptics evoke the popular analogy of a bursting bubble to describe...

U.S. News nudges

March 31, 1999

The Carlson School of Management's graduate school program continued its climb up the business school rankings by placing 26th nationwide, according to U.S. News and World Report. The latest business school...

Competition reaps connections, advice

March 10, 1999

When it comes to selling a business idea, charm alone doesn't go very far. Reputation and a robust plan play the big parts. This is one of the lessons 215 entrants in the second annual Carlson School of...

U aims to develop

March 3, 1999

Sometimes no amount of elbow grease tames the waves in the sea sailed by growing businesses. For new and growing businesses owned by women, minorities or disabled persons, everyday snags can sink the ship...

Carlson’s generosity a wealth of support

March 1, 1999

Dollars and cents render an incomplete measure of what Curtis L. Carlson did for the University and the Carlson School of Management. At Carlson's funeral Tuesday, Nils Hasselmo, president of the University...

Carlson’s mourners pay tribute to generous heart

February 24, 1999

The church filled to capacity Tuesday afternoon, accommodating hundreds of mourners at the funeral of Curtis Carlson, president of Plymouth-based Carlson Companies and devoted University benefactor. He...

Curt Carlson, loyal

February 22, 1999

The University lost a great friend and its greatest benefactor. Curtis L. Carlson -- namesake of the Carlson School of Management -- died Friday evening at age 84. Since his first gift of $500 in 1952,...

Co-ops fill gaps from free market

February 17, 1999

Cooperatives like North County Co-Op on the West Bank won't steal food from the mouths of traditional for-profit businesses, but they look more formidable by the day. The National Cooperative Bank in Washington,...

Bookstores find

February 10, 1999

Basic Fact One: Go to college; it will help you get a job. Basic Fact Two: If you run a bookstore, move it to a college; it will help you stay in business. Independent booksellers like the Student Book...

All in due time: Dinkytown CD shops earn loyalty

February 3, 1999

Like the retail saying goes -- it's not the size of your selection that matters, it's how you use it. Dinkytown's Disc-Go-Round, might be considered poorly endowed as far as CD shops go. Leaving all licentious...

Speaker’s research shows how people remember violence

February 1, 1999

A half-million people were killed in 1947 by riots and mobs in the Punjab, a flat, fertile region occupying the northwestern portion of India. When an academic lecture opens with this kind of statistic,...

Win or no, Purple Pride a cash cow

January 20, 1999

Super Bowl or not, the Vikings' strong season delivered serious cash for businesses that capitalized on purple pride. Nick's Sports World in downtown Minneapolis sold more than 2,000 Randy Moss jerseys...

New web site offers computer discounts

January 13, 1999

If the University was a public company traded on the NASDAQ stock market, it would be soaring right now. By the end of the month, University Academic and Distributed Computing Services will introduce an...

Economists look to the U.S. for forecasts

November 11, 1998

Aside from an actual recession, the next worst thing is the anticipation of one. Economists are treading lightly. With American markets a stone's throw from July's all time highs and economic fundamentals...

Off-campus renters

November 4, 1998

Money-wise parents with a little foresight might do well to seriously consider expanding the back-to-school list to include a new house. Not surprisingly, this doesn't happen much. Purchasing a home isn't...

Weisman makes art of museum business

October 28, 1998

On the eve of its fifth anniversary celebration in November, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is pushing to further expand its exhibitions and programs despite cuts in federal funding for the arts. "It's...

Ken Starr makes an appearance at Law School forum

October 26, 1998

Kenneth Starr told a University Law School audience Saturday that although presidents have the right to withhold information from Congress, that right is subordinate to the needs of the criminal justice...

Political ads focus

October 25, 1998

If you're reading this, or any other newspaper article today, you're part of a minority group in America: the moderately well-informed voter minority. If, on the other hand, this paper accidentally fell...

Job choices grow

October 21, 1998

Job hunting, long a rite of passage into the business world, has recently been replaced by job shopping, a less painful equivalent. Even with an economic malaise creeping over the globe, the U.S. job market...

Contributions to U flourish, aided by healthy economy

October 14, 1998

The prosperity of the American economy during the last two years paid off big for investors, corporations and state and federal governments. The University's slice of the pie wasn't too shabby either. During...

Students and ad experts scrutinize

October 9, 1998

There's nothing like waking up to a cigarette, or at least a cigarette advertisement. University commuters who travel Huron Boulevard would know for sure, since a billboard for Camel cigarettes on Washington...

‘Strike sale’ not in Northwest airline’s future

September 25, 1998

Anxious travelers waiting to scoop up Northwest's post-strike air fare deals are coming back from travel agents empty-handed. While Northwest executives and union representatives were in closed-door meetings...

OSLO provides intern choices

August 24, 1998

As the labor market continues its belt-tightening, employers are renewing efforts to attract and retain the most talented college graduates. Lately, internships have been the lure of choice. Employers...

U community

August 19, 1998

Members of the University community expressed relief Tuesday in response to President Bill Clinton's Monday night address in which he admitted to an "inappropriate" relationship with former White House...

Farmers plan

August 10, 1998

Like most other farmers south of the Twin Cities, Dan Ireland, who owns 800 acres in Mankato, Minn., is getting pinched by the depressed demand for his most important crop: corn. But in at least one respect,...

Market drop

August 7, 1998

For parents and students counting on their portfolio gains to cover college tuition bills, stock market declines in recent weeks might leave many of them in a jam. When the Dow Jones industrial average...

Business institute hosts high-achieving students

July 31, 1998

Their SAT scores make high school teachers giddy. The best colleges will court them. Corporations will pay them richly. And for the past two weeks, they've been at the University working and studying...

Legislative intern recalls shooting at Capitol

July 31, 1998

At 10 a.m. today, U.S. Capitol Officer Jacob J. Chestnut's funeral procession will leave Fort Washington on its way to Arlington National Cemetery. Chestnut will be laid to rest with Detective John M....

Recruitment firm finds employment

July 21, 1998

Recent University graduate Anthony George's voice shows hints of guilty bragging as he talks about how easily he landed his job at U.S. Bank. "When I went in for the interview, I knew how everything was...

Amistad’ author will join faculty in fall

July 17, 1998

It wasn't the good pay or convenient parking that ultimately led Alexs D. Pate, author of "Amistad," to take a teaching position at the University this fall. "I'm just looking for a place I feel comfortable,"...

Gopher stock fund yields experience for students

July 17, 1998

Even though it's losing money, the student-run Golden Gopher Growth Fund, now in its third month of operation, is paying off for the students who run it. Second year master's of business administration...