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U event reflects on historic Supreme Court decision

May 5, 2005

A University-held lecture symposium on race relations ended Wednesday. The series was scheduled this week to commemorate the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education II. Since Monday, three nationally...

ROTC: a window into the U.S. military

May 4, 2005

As the sun rises, they're part of the most disciplined people out sweating on campus, straining through series of push-ups, long jogs and stretches. A trademark of University ROTC cadets is to constantly...

Event at University focuses on Mount Graham telescope

May 4, 2005

Passionate activists and local supporters gathered Tuesday in Willey Hall to raise awareness of the controversial Mount Graham Telescope Project near San Carlos, Ariz. "Cultural genocide happens at every...

Daily elects new leaders to top spots

April 29, 2005

The Minnesota Daily's Board of Directors elected a new Office of the Publisher for the upcoming year Wednesday. The yearlong positions will begin May 27, and job training will begin immediately. Justin...

Ceremony at Coffman honors U’s graduating GLBT students

April 29, 2005

Rainbow tassels hung from lavender mortarboards of graduating gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students during a ceremony Thursday in the Coffman Union Theater. The ninth annual Lavender Graduation...

U ceremony honors minority graduates

April 21, 2005

University multicultural graduates strode into a new, yet long-awaited, ceremony Wednesday in Coffman Union's Great Hall. The Celebration of Achievement for Multicultural Students honored 164 upcoming...

Poll finds students believe in evolution over creation

April 21, 2005

A recent poll by The Minnesota Daily concluded that University students are much more likely to believe in evolution than the rest of the U.S. public. According to the March poll, 83 percent of University...

Poets, MCs dish out rhymes

April 19, 2005

Powerful poetic recitations sounded throughout The Whole at Coffman Union on Monday during a poetry slam and MC battle. The third annual lyrical event was organized and fully funded by Voices Merging,...

U groups to hold free symposium on hate crimes at Rarig Center

April 15, 2005

The University community will have the opportunity to discuss a local view on hate crimes today. Judy Shepard, the mother of a Wyoming student who was killed in a 1998 anti-gay hate crime, will speak about...

Vows of silence mark day of transgender awareness at U

April 14, 2005

Nationally recognized transgender activist Andrea James spoke to University students Wednesday in one of four programs scheduled to honor the National Day of Silence. During the now-two-day event, students...

Military women share success stories

April 11, 2005

More women are entering historically male-dominated positions of the U.S. military, and the environment for women is improving, female Air Force officers told area Air Force ROTC cadets Saturday at the...

Most file-sharers don’t fear penalties

April 7, 2005

Despite the music industry's efforts to target and prosecute those who illegally share and download copyrighted material, it appears most University students are still not concerned with getting caught. A...

Survey aims to help bisexual U students

April 5, 2005

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Programs Office has developed an online survey to help the University meet the needs of bisexual students. The 20-question assessment is accessible to all University...

Campus, world mourn Pope John Paul II’s death

April 4, 2005

Marking the life and accomplishments of Pope John Paul II, many in the University community and around the world honored and prayed for the late pontiff, who died Saturday in Vatican City. He was 84 years...

Everclear signs deal to play U’s Spring Jam

March 31, 2005

The alternative rock band Everclear signed a deal Tuesday to perform at the annual Spring Jam concert April 30. The signing brings to fruition Spring Jam organizers' plans to bring a big-name band to this...

Nontraditional U students face different challenges

March 30, 2005

Joan Marolt remembers when the $1.70 per hour she worked hard for at Dayton's department store paid her University tuition, which at the time cost $13 per credit. During her final few semesters, Marolt...

Habitat for Humanity project burns down

March 21, 2005

Four months' worth of many University students' hard work burned to the ground March 10. An early morning house fire destroyed a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity construction site on the west side of St....

Derby girls rock, roll the rinks

March 21, 2005

Donning her scandalous hot orange skirt and bulky black elbow pads, Beth Donarski, aka "Buffy the Vampire Skater," burst from the pack Sunday. The Atomic Bombshells speedster and 2004 University graduate...

University students turning into volunteers at local schools

March 11, 2005

Anxious third-grade students often raise their small hands from their seats when Kaitlin Brown is around. For two hours every Wednesday, the University sophomore volunteers at Marcy Open School in Minneapolis,...

Pageant crowns new Mr. Superblock

March 8, 2005

Parading down the catwalk in a fruit-covered swimsuit was University sophomore and soon-to-be Mr. Superblock Micah Frerck. Half an hour later, Frerck had won the contest sponsored by Students Today, Leaders...

Students sound off on initial fees recommendations

March 2, 2005

Members of University student groups took two-minute turns addressing the Student Services Fees Committee on Tuesday during the first of two public hearings. A 10-member panel, led by Student Organizations...

Panel discusses Jewish transgender people’s issues

March 1, 2005

An educational presentation and panel discussion Monday at Coffman Union addressed several issues affecting Jewish transgender people. "Education and exposure are required to clear all misconceptions,"...

Student leaders share visions

February 28, 2005

Student leaders from many multicultural groups organized events during Black History Month. As Black History Month comes to an end, some student leaders shared their reasons for getting involved. Some...

Robot walks, talks, discos like humans

February 25, 2005

Walking, talking, doing the hula and disco dancing, the humanlike robot ASIMO showed students its talents Thursday at Coffman Union. ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, and whose...

U’s Zamboni drivers glide in arenas

February 23, 2005

They don't put on helmets, pads or maroon-and-gold jerseys, but there's another team that takes the ice at Mariucci and Ridder arenas. For Gophers hockey games, intramurals and other events, a crew of...

Many U students have significant others

February 14, 2005

It's tough to grow flowers in February, but thousands of them will be carried in the arms of the love-struck on campus today. It appears that more than half of University students have significant others...

U prof hoops it up in intramural basketball games

February 11, 2005

He struts onto the court wearing purple-and-yellow striped tube socks and black tennis shoes. With the opening tip Wednesday, the basketball falls into the hands of Dr. Nelson Rhodus, a University dentistry...