The Minnesota Daily

All content by Ken Eisinger

World Cup madness draws enthusiasts

July 8, 1998

Attending a Major League Soccer game in Columbus, Ohio, is a far cry from going to a game in the United Arab Emirates, where Mohamed Aljaabari is from. "At home, there are loads of people at the games,"...

Colleges face decline in retirement age

July 1, 1998

As Donald Gillmor cleans out his office today, he feels like he's throwing away people. The journalism law professor kept many of his student files during his 34 years at the University. After retiring...

Complexities of African

June 29, 1998

Crusading for awareness of African culture years ago in his plant biology class, University alumnus Diaa Osman suggested African civilizations classified plants long before the Swedish scientist was credited...

Turtle derby raises funds

June 26, 1998

Roars of victory and defeat punctuated kazoo fanfare wafting out of Diehl Plaza Thursday afternoon at the 12th annual Turtle Derby. Throughout the day, more than 300 people packed the balloon-festooned...

Talks to

June 17, 1998

Surmounting language and cultural barriers with ease, Tibetan refugee Tashi Yangzom said the hardest challenge she's faced since coming to the United States has been overcoming prejudice. "I really don't...

Prof gives revealing lecture with unzipped fly

June 8, 1998

Professor Poor Schmoe left his barn door open. Wide open. Schmoe, an associate professor of North Iowan Studies, taught a lecture with his fly unzipped Tuesday. "This sort of behavior is not impermissible,"...

Rosenstone faces

June 5, 1998

Steven Rosenstone takes home two one-inch thick folders every night -- one full of unread correspondence, the other with documents for the next day. Rosenstone, the College of Liberal Arts dean, said...

Play

June 1, 1998

In the middle of his play, director Jared Kirby leaps to the stage and sounds off. Kirby co-authored "Transformations: A Work in Progress," a play examining the societal values perpetuating rape culture....

CLA art

May 29, 1998

Students visiting Johnston Hall for adviser appointments Thursday ended up with a different dilemma -- casting votes for works of art. A student art fair organized by the College of Liberal Arts Student...

Flourishing job

May 27, 1998

This summer, graduates across the nation will enter the best entry-level market in nearly three decades, according to an annual Michigan State survey of 477 businesses, industries and government agencies. Employers...

Facilities Management appreciates clients

May 20, 1998

During his third week as a custodian in 1973, Skip Staenkhe rushed a woman from Ford Hall to Boynton Health Service after her water broke. He didn't think twice. The 25-year custodian in Facilities Management...

CLA students,

May 18, 1998

In its largest annual hire in more than a decade, the College of Liberal Arts will bring 33 professors to campus this fall. The hire is the result of a flourishing University economy, and the new arrivals...

U professors try their hands at writing books

May 14, 1998

As summer nears, many professors anticipate trading in their duties as teachers and committee members for roles as authors. When texts become outdated, many University professors take writing into their...

Liberal arts fair planned to aid the undecided

May 12, 1998

Under pressure from friends and her mother, freshman Naarah Nelson insists she will decide on a major by next fall. If all goes well, she could have one by Wednesday. Armed with buttered popcorn and door...

General

May 8, 1998

Two years after General College found itself on the chopping block, the school's officials seem primed to declare it the leading developmental educator in the country. General College Dean David Taylor...

Archaeology Week uncovers interest in West Bank history

May 5, 1998

As bulldozers and cement mixers revamped the West Bank riverfront Monday, Archaeology Week organizers reminisced about the immigrant community and breweries that occupied the space last century. More...

Professor switches schools, not fields

April 30, 1998

When departures created an opening for a professor in the psychology department this year, program recruiters did not need to search nationally for a qualified candidate. They simply looked across the...

Conference showcases diversity-based research

April 27, 1998

Shuffling between presentations Friday, attendees of the first annual "Diversity through the Disciplines" conference heard about minority issues from "flying slaves" to biases of standardized testing. Twelve...

Tired students

April 16, 1998

Hunger strikers conveniently ended their eight-day protest Wednesday in time for a Northrop Mall luncheon held by the YMCA. While none of the strikers accepted the sandwiches and soda, they announced...

Protester feels effects of hunger strike

April 15, 1998

Eric Tollefson is eating again. The sophomore in the Chinese program resumed eating Sunday when his temperature reached 102 degrees, but continued to protest along with his peers this week. "I show my...

Office ban fails to deter protesters

April 14, 1998

The number of listless demonstrators dwindled Monday to the amount of pounds some of the hunger strikers shed over the last six days: 11. Meanwhile, school administrators refused to give in and banned...

Hunger strike, deliberations continue to stew

April 13, 1998

Hunger strikers showed no signs of ending their standoff this weekend after rejecting University administrators' responses to protest demands in a tense meeting Friday afternoon. Tempers flared and the...

Playwright Kushner promotes socialism in campus speech

April 10, 1998

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner doesn't just decry the ills of capitalism in America, he proposes an alternative: socialism. The 41-year-old playwright delivered the annual Joseph Warren...

Protesters invade Yudof’s office

April 9, 1998

About 30 students protesting understaffing in the Chinese program quietly forced their way past two campus police officers to silently protest in University President Mark Yudof's office. "We're protesting...

Week honors grad students’ work

April 6, 1998

Have you hugged your TA today? Sunday kicked off Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, marking the fourth consecutive year Gov. Arne Carlson has made such a proclamation. The observance...

Profs offer judgments in Paula Jones case

April 2, 1998

University law professors said a federal judge's decision to throw out Paula Jones' sexual assault suit against President Clinton was sound, based on the evidence at hand. "I think that without further...

U supervisor remembered for

March 30, 1998

Services were held Saturday in McNeal Hall on the St. Paul campus for Constance Fabunmi. Fabunmi, the clinical supervisor of the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Education Program at the University's Department...

Fund-raiser spent in tents

February 23, 1998

Danny Belle describes himself as a "street person" who has been homeless for "quite a few years." This weekend, however, Belle had some extra company on the streets. Members of Kappa Sigma fraternity...

U is first to receive feminist

February 19, 1998

The University is the guinea pig for a feminist economics class that spans nine Universities, 10 professors, and thousands of frequent flier miles. Wednesday was the third instalment of the course which...

Abortionprotests engulf Capitol

January 23, 1998

More than 3,000 abortion opponents lined the state Capitol steps Thursday to protest the 25th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Holding signs that read "Abortion...

Roe v. Wade anniversary sparks debate

January 22, 1998

Jessie Roos and Andrea Lind, acquaintances and co-workers for two years, stood outside Coffman Union on Wednesday afternoon watching an abortion opponents rally. Roos is against abortion and Lind supports...