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Alaska marijuana initiative likely to fail according to exit polls

November 8, 2000

For more than a decade, Alaskans put marijuana legislation to a citizen vote. The year 2000 is no exception. But this year, it appears as though voters rejected the legislation put before them that would...

Fresh influx of students to represent peers to regents

May 22, 2000

The University Board of Regents will face fresh input from four new students in the year ahead after the student representatives to the board changed hands. Each year new representatives are selected to...

Video educates kids on women in sports

May 3, 2000

"You throw like a girl." This used to be an insult. But the University is trying to change that with a women's sports video and curriculum mailed out to every Minnesota secondary school. If it is any measure...

Clerical staff voice concerns

May 1, 2000

Clerical staff demands for better pay dominated Friday's Board of Regents' open forum on the University's budget and drowned out the few concerns raised about tuition, transportation, technology and faculty...

Girls visit campus to prepare for future

April 28, 2000

Girls got to cut school Thursday to watch University women and men do their jobs. The University held its eighth annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day, opening its doors in an effort to embolden girls...

Stephens battles to win back job

April 27, 2000

Former University treasurer Georgina Stephens wants her job back. And on Thursday, facing the judges of one of the state's highest courts, her attorney tried to make that happen. Karl Oliver argued before...

High gas prices have little effect on University budget

April 21, 2000

Skyrocketing gas prices left students and legislators scrambling for solutions during the past several months. But not the University. Despite struggling with technology, libraries, construction, health...

Federal subpoenas call for U fraud files

April 17, 2000

A federal grand jury is probably the most forceful evidence-gathering power in America, and last week the University got a dose of this strength as it was asked to turn over all evidence gathered from...

U considers lawsuit against Haskins to recover payment

April 14, 2000

University attorneys sent a letter to former men's basketball coach Clem Haskins through his lawyer Wednesday that could lead to a University lawsuit against him. General Counsel Mark Rotenberg said the...

Regents hear Yudof’s tuition hike proposal

April 14, 2000

University President Mark Yudof told students they needed to share the burden of rising University costs, including their professors' pay. As expected, Yudof went before the Board of Regents with his plan...

Opinions of tuition increase are mixed

April 13, 2000

A possible tuition increase received a mixed reaction from students who met with University President Mark Yudof earlier this week. Yudof proposed the 5.5 percent tuition increase, an amount well above...

University encourages four-year graduation

April 10, 2000

More and more students are going to feel a push to stop dillydallying with their studies and graduate in four years or less. It is a move University administrators say is better for the students and better...

U student earns prestigious Truman Foundation award

April 7, 2000

Growing up with parents who didn't speak English, Piyali Nath Dalal has learned the numerous doors literacy can open for a person. The most recent door opened two weeks ago when Dalal received the $30,000...

Yudof proposes tuition hike to fix budget gap

March 24, 2000

Editor's note: The University faces a multimillion-dollar budget gap between the cost to run the University and incoming revenues. This is the third part of a three-part series that addresses the following...

Middle-class students bear brunt of higher tuition costs

March 24, 2000

After the federal government granted the University land under the Morrill Act in 1862, the University was obligated to open its doors to those seeking an education. In addition to this federal aid, the...

University requires funds to support agriculture, medicine

March 23, 2000

Editor's note: The University faces a multimillion-dollar budget gap between the cost to run the University and incoming revenues. This is the second part in a three-part series that addresses three questions:...

Decentralized money leaves central administration short

March 23, 2000

One reason the University is struggling with a $23 million budget gap is because it gave a big chunk of its money away. The money didn't go far. It can be found in the individual colleges at the University...

U seeks fix for budget issue

March 22, 2000

Editor's note: The University faces a multimillion-dollar budget gap between the cost to run the University and incoming revenues. This is the first of a three-part series that addresses why the University's...

Moten Brown to oversee athletics

March 13, 2000

Serving at the right hand of University President Mark Yudof has offered Tonya Moten Brown an eyeful. In addition to managing the everyday conflicts normally addressed by a university's president, Brown...

Campus issues win vote for new Republican chair

March 9, 2000

Local politics won the battle against national campaigns in Wednesday's election for campus Republican officers. As the two candidates for the chairman position of the University's campus Republicans debated...

Lack of funds temporarily halts Daily publication

March 8, 2000

Editor's note: This is the third in a 10-part series of stories highlighting each decade of the 20th century and how The Minnesota Daily covered them. The series will appear on Wednesdays leading up to...

Bush wins percent statewide

March 8, 2000

Texas Gov. George W. Bush's statewide landslide victory in Tuesday's Republican caucuses was no surprise to many political pundits. However, campus-area precincts failed to give Bush as great a nod. By...

Students ready for today’s GOP caucuses

March 7, 2000

Tonight, Minnesotans will gather in schools and churches to participate in the state's Republican precinct caucuses. For Minnesota Republicans, this is the first chance to weigh in politically on the presidential...

Research

February 28, 2000

U.S. Department of Defense officials have taken interest in two University research projects, funding state-of-the-art equipment to help them along. The department awards, announced earlier this month,...

University solidifies tech staff

February 25, 2000

After leading the University through the problems and trials of the Enterprise Project -- the University's complete overhaul of its technological infrastructure -- Steve Cawley has signed up for another...

Stephens

February 15, 2000

Georgina Stephens, the University's former treasurer, still hopes to get her old job back. The same day the Board of Regents formally ousted her from her treasurer position, Stephens said she filed a 49-page...

System upgrade exceeds budget

February 14, 2000

Two years ago, the University knew its computer systems wouldn't make it past January 2000 and needed an overhaul to manage the growing University's administrative needs. The solution came with a $42.3...

Uppsala, Minneapolis become sister cities

February 14, 2000

A cooperative research park in Sweden, which combines the best resources from city, county, university and private businesses, has caught the attention of Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton -- as well...

Regents to discuss replacing treasurer

February 11, 2000

If the Board of Regents votes to amend its bylaws today, the path will be paved for the board to officially remove its current treasurer. Once the bylaws are changed, the 12-member board is expected to...

Bauer garners 1 percent of vote in New Hampshire

February 4, 2000

As the New Hampshire primary results flashed on the television screen Tuesday night, Republican presidential hopeful Gary Bauer fought with write-in candidates for last place. Now, three days later, the...

Yudof to undergo stomach surgery

February 4, 2000

After experiencing three episodes of stomach-intestinal cramping during the past 12 months, University President Mark Yudof will have surgery on Feb. 8 to remove a partial small-bowel obstruction causing...

Congressman retires following cancer diagnosis

February 3, 2000

After fighting for wilderness, the homeless, consumers and other citizen issues in Congress, Rep. Bruce F. Vento, DFL-St. Paul, has begun a much different battle -- cancer. Vento, a 24-year veteran of...

U rallies for extra funding

February 1, 2000

When the University sliced up its construction and renovation projects for the next two years, it did so after months of deliberation, consultation and debate. So when Gov. Jesse Ventura's budget allocated...

Hatch drops out of race, throws support to Bush

January 27, 2000

DES MOINES, Iowa -- After mustering only 1 percent of the Republican vote in Monday's Iowa caucuses, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, bowed out of the White House race. After announcing his decision Wednesday,...

GOP candidate appeals to young voters

January 26, 2000

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Despite his last-place standing in the polls, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, continued a slow and methodical fight for the GOP nomination for presidential candidate. During talk shows, phone...

New Year’s show at Northrop won’t include alcohol

December 15, 1999

Alcohol will not be sold at Northrop Auditorium on New Year's Eve even if the University's liquor license is approved by then. Although the New Year's Eve comedy event is the kind University officials...

Stephens cancels internal greivance process

December 15, 1999

A day after the University's treasurer petitioned the Minnesota Court of Appeals to get her job duties back, she closed the door on handling the matter internally, according to Mark Rotenberg, the University's...

Treasurer files

December 14, 1999

Although she has kept her title, University treasurer Georgina Stephens wants her responsibilities back. So Stephens, who is also the associate vice president of treasury operations, filed a lawsuit Monday...

PeopleSoft glitches create headaches

December 13, 1999

PeopleSoft, the new software program used for University registration, human resources, financial aid and other student services, has earned a new name from those who use it every day. PeopleHard. When...

Duluth hockey stadium debated

December 10, 1999

Future game locations for Duluth men's hockey games continue to be bantered about, this time in the form of letters between the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and the University of Minnesota-Duluth's...

Financial problems cue job change

December 6, 1999

Following a six-week review, the University reassigned the fiscal responsibilities of its treasurer, who is also the associate vice president of treasury operations, and will not renew her contract. Effective...

Moral issues surface in job decisions

November 22, 1999

For 20 hours last week, University President Mark Yudof wrapped himself in the 2,500-page investigative report and determined the University's fate in what he called a "colossal" academic scandal. In the...

Yudof cleans house

November 20, 1999

and Megan Boldt Betrayal. Over and over, the word permeated nearly every speech and written statement issued Friday by officials embroiled in one of the most embarrassing and costly University athletics...

Academic fraud upends Boston’s notable career

November 20, 1999

Dreams of becoming a college president might be dashed for McKinley Boston after Friday's report determined academic misconduct occurred on his watch. Even though Boston, vice president of student development...

Alcohol issue divides regents

November 15, 1999

Alcohol sales at Northrop Auditorium stirred up rare disagreement at Friday's Board of Regents meeting. Though the one-year trial to sell beer and wine during entertainment events at the East Bank concert...

Yudof divulges new witness for academic fraud investigation

November 15, 1999

Another witness came forward late last week in the men's basketball academic fraud investigation, University President Mark Yudof said Friday. Yudof would not disclose the identity of the witness but said...

Officials optimistic about recent review

November 12, 1999

Board of Regents Audit Committee members were briefed Thursday about a National Institutes of Health fact-finding visit. Christine Maziar, vice president of research and Graduate School dean, and Frank...

Regents approve lease for UMD hockey center

November 12, 1999

Duluth women's and men's hockey will have a home for the next five years after regents approved a lease Thursday. After tabling the issue in mid-October, the Board of Regents approved the measure Thursday...

Regents briefed in closed-door meeting

November 12, 1999

In a closed-door meeting at Morrill Hall, the Board of Regents listened Thursday to a review of the University's external academic-misconduct investigation. For most, if not all of the regents, it was...

Aggressive work plan concerns some regents

November 11, 1999

With University President Mark Yudof spending up to 10 percent of his time on the men's basketball scandal, his schedule this year has been demanding. But as the University begins its $1.3 billion capital...