The Minnesota Daily

All content by Kelly Wittman

Study: genetics a factor in breast-cancer predictor

April 16, 1997

University researchers at the Minnesota Cancer Center have found a genetic link to the second strongest predictor of whether a woman will develop breast cancer. The study, which will be published in today's...

Pre-paid health care program will continue at new hospital

April 14, 1997

Members of a pre-paid health care program formerly run with the help of University Hospital can breathe a guarded sigh of relief about how long their health care coverage will continue. Recipients of...

Tension overshadows Med Center’s celebration

April 11, 1997

Fairview-University Medical Center employees and administrators gathered in a lull before the union election storm Thursday to celebrate the first 100 days of the merger between two hospitals. The National...

New dean stems from skeptical search

April 10, 1997

Although some people involved in the search for a new Medical School dean are satisfied with their choice of Dr. Alfred Michael, others disagree on how well the search process went. Members of the search...

Experimental surgery pays off

April 4, 1997

Bob Zgonc served as an officer of the Minnesota Highway Patrol for 28 years. He was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and walk in the woods, but that was before the tremors, shakes and muscle rigidity...

Deal with pharmaceutical company challenges new office

April 3, 1997

A $1 million contract with a major pharmaceutical company catalyzed the development of a new office within the Academic Health Center, a boost that could open the door to much more corporate-sponsored...

U2000 prompts re-evaluation of GC

March 11, 1997

For James W. Reed, a teaching assistant in General College, that college was the key to his higher education. Although the threats made by administrators last winter to close the college did not shake...

Faculty may see pay raises

March 7, 1997

Some outstanding faculty members might receive raises next year, should the Board of Regents pass the University's proposed 1997-98 budget this June. University President Nils Hasselmo released the details...

University’s status as research institute scrutinized by NIH

March 4, 1997

The "exceptional" rating the University received from the National Institutes of Health in August 1995 and the troubles caused by mismanagement of the ALG program have cast a shadow over research at the...

Med School adopts complementary care

February 26, 1997

Students at the University's Medical School will soon learn therapies dating back hundreds of years alongside the cutting edge of modern medicine. A report issued by the Academic Health Center's Complementary...

Genetic link found to some male infertility

February 20, 1997

For two years, Tom Swanson and his wife tried to conceive a child. They were unsuccessful and sought help from Jon Pryor, a University associate professor of urologic surgery. As a result, Swanson learned...

U-Fairview union in the works

February 17, 1997

Hot on the heels of University professors' rejection of a union, staff members of the University-Fairview Medical Center might soon find themselves with a union election of their own. Not only did the...

Med Center staff adjust to changes in pay

February 7, 1997

Ruth Bettendorf was a certified surgical technician for University Hospital up until a month ago. Although she kept her title in the change-over to the new Fairview-University Medical Center, she lost...

State’s first surgery of its kind warms patient’s heart

February 7, 1997

David Olene of Big Lake, Minn., enjoyed a walk in the sun Thursday. Something that most people take for granted was given a special meaning considering that just a little more than a month ago Olene was...

Victim of alleged suicide still missing

February 3, 1997

Police searched for several hours Friday but did not find the body of a man who witnesses said jumped from the Washington Avenue Bridge that morning. Sgt. Ken Schilling of the Hennepin County Sheriff's...

New dean brings creative ideas

October 23, 1996

As a professor at the University of Michigan, new College of Liberal Arts Dean Steven Rosenstone liked doing something many of his colleagues didn't -- teaching introductory-level classes. One of his...

Indecision reigns at faculty meeting

October 18, 1996

Two Faculty Senate committees debated but could not decide whether to take definitive action regarding two proposed plans for revisions to the Law School's tenure code. At a Board of Regents meeting last...

Board analyzes U housing, parking, financing

October 11, 1996

Using the state's credit rating to help fund the building of new dorms, as well as raising parking prices to help fund more tunnels on campus, were topics for Thursday's meeting of the Board of Regents...

Regents hear plan to restucture U’s debt

October 11, 1996

A plan to restructure the University's debt will save the school more than half a million dollars a year in interest payments. At a meeting of the Board of Regents Financial Operations Committee, Roger...

Gov. peeks at U’s budget

October 9, 1996

For the first time, Gov. Arne Carlson's staff has seen the University's budget request before it has even been approved by the Board of Regents. A nine-member team made up of the governor's staff members,...

Regent changes her position on tenure

October 4, 1996

Calling the current management of tenure discussions a "sorry process," Regent Jean Keffeler sent two letters to fellow regents Tuesday encouraging them to seriously consider withdrawing the suggested...

Union drive gaining steam

October 3, 1996

Academic Health Center officials moved closer to joining the University faculty movement to unionize Wednesday when they obtained a cease-and-desist order from the Bureau of Mediation Services. Professor...

State finance commissioner to move on

October 1, 1996

The state official who threatened to withhold $6.6 million in state funding from the University this summer will leave her position in mid-October. State Finance Commissioner Laura King is leaving her...

Accreditation team gives University high marks

September 26, 1996

The University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities is a great institution, but might have more on the table right now than it can handle. That's what a team from the North Central Association of Colleges and...

U seeks candidates to fill its top position

September 24, 1996

Since University President Nils Hasselmo announced last year that he intends to retire next July, the clock has been ticking on the University's search for a new president. Members of the University community...

U relations with state are strained

July 18, 1996

Tensions between the University and the state government are causing concern on campus and at the Capitol, creating uncertainty about the future of state funding and the University's independence from...

Airline won’t track U discount

June 14, 1996

Northwest Airlines refuses to help the University comply with a state statute that requires that all frequent-flyer miles earned through University-funded travel be utilized only by the University. The...

Regents to review financial aid policy

June 14, 1996

When John Adams went to the constitutional convention, his wife Abigail beseeched him to "remember the ladies" and include women as full-fledged citizens in the new country's Constitution. Regents received...

Finalists vie for dean position

May 31, 1996

During the next few weeks, six educators will be undergoing a final exam of their own. By June 7, all six candidates for the deanship of the College of Liberal Arts will have participated in a rigorous...

U’s minority faculty: recruited, not rising

May 30, 1996

Despite problems retaining faculty of color, the Board of Regents opted to deny tenure or promotion to several minority candidates. When the Board of Regents reviewed tenure and promotion recommendations...

Faculty decry disclosure of informal talk

May 28, 1996

The committee representing the interests of the University's faculty in the ongoing effort to change the tenure code has passed a resolution accusing Regent Jean Keffeler of effectively undermining the...

Are private schools less costly than U?

May 21, 1996

According to a recent survey, it can be cheaper to attend a private college in Minnesota instead of the University because students are more likely to graduate in four years. But University President...

U’s Infante looks back on his career

May 17, 1996

While he was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, Ettore Infante had a professor who could not pronounce his first name. Every day the professor would struggle to roll the name off his tongue,...

U’s Housing Services builds on basic mission

May 15, 1996

Ron Campbell, associate vice president for Housing and Food Services, said he thinks his department can help build a stronger University community. "I can't physically house 30,000 people. I can't have...

U to be examined by accreditation team

May 13, 1996

Students aren't the only ones to face a mid-quarter test. The University is up for accreditation inspection this week. The University will have an opportunity in the next few days to show off the improvements...

Centennial Showboat resurfaces

May 10, 1996

University regents have a plan that would allow the University Theater Arts showboat program to resurface. At a Thursday meeting of the Board of Regents Facilities Committee, architect John Mecum of Miller-Dunwiddie...

U scraps troublesome accounting systems

May 10, 1996

At their Thursday meeting, members of the regents' Audit Committee discussed disbanding two computerized financial management systems at the University. The first system, the Grants Application and Management...