The Minnesota Daily

All content by Kristin Frey

U professor earns 100th patent

March 9, 2004

When Hal Ottesen looks at his discounted energy bill, he has his own invention to thank. Ottesen, a professor at the University's Rochester campus, designed a geothermal system for his house that captures...

Air Force drill team performs at armory

March 8, 2004

An eerie silence Friday pervaded the University's armory gym as the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team tossed and gracefully maneuvered rifle-bayonets in perfect precision. The performance, which attracted...

Students dress up, slide for charity

March 8, 2004

Richard Simmons look-a-likes, dancing giant shrimp and University students gathered Sunday at Buck Hill Ski Area in Burnsville, Minn., to slide on mattresses down a hill covered in ice. "We are here for...

On the Web, students pass and fail their professors

February 20, 2004

Students receive scores of grades from teachers throughout their years of education. But a rash of Web sites is turning the tables on the teacher-student dynamic by allowing students to do the grading. Web...

Dems’ clash spills over border

February 18, 2004

Wisconsin's votes are in, but how much weight those ballots will carry for their North Star neighbors has yet to be decided. As Wisconsin residents voted for their favorite Democratic presidential candidate,...

PeopleSoft rejects Oracle buyout bid

February 12, 2004

The University is happy to hear that the corporation controlling its database will not be bought out, a University official said. PeopleSoft, which the University uses for financial aid and class registration,...

Contest helps U alums, students become entrepreneurs

February 12, 2004

After graduating from Boston University with a biomedical engineering degree and working 11 years in the field, Susan Malaret decided to focus on the business aspect of her expertise. Last year, the Carlson...

Online classroom scheduling system to debut next fall

February 6, 2004

After classroom scheduling confusion during fall registration, the University has decided to move its scheduling system online next fall. Departments are now able to use the Internet to schedule classes,...

Spirituality, healing courses increase popularity at U

February 5, 2004

Carrying four credits during the summer, University senior Kim Anderson turned to a spirituality and resiliency elective course to relieve stress. "I took a class in the summer and absolutely loved it,"...

Study finds dearth of female science profs

January 27, 2004

When Kristen Nelson studied for her master's and doctoral degrees in natural sciences and the environment at the University of Michigan, she saw the burden her women professors bore by being some of the...

Study abroad layoffs announced via e-mail

December 10, 2003

A week before Thanksgiving break, an e-mail dashed 22-year-old Stephanie Erickson's hopes for a relaxing break. Erickson, a resource center assistant at the Learning Abroad Center, and her co-workers received...

Teaching program promotes change

December 3, 2003

Three days per week, individualized studies senior Jesse Helin goes to the University Day Community to help teenagers improve their academic skills and personal relationships. "It is not your traditional...

While comrades serve, U sophomore prepares

November 20, 2003

Every Wednesday morning before sunrise, physics sophomore Erin Frederickson jumps out of bed, makes sure her navy blue uniform is crisp and unwrinkled, and jets over to the armory for physical training. "I...

Clothing drive gains support from U

November 17, 2003

On their first date last winter, University seniors Surbhi Madia and John Barber strolled down the frosted streets of downtown Minneapolis, wondering why they still felt cold despite layers of winter clothing. "We...