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Forum hears views on athletics’ financial woes

January 29, 2002

Amid fiscal challenges, members of the University athletics departments and the Board of Regents gathered Monday to hear the public's solutions to the athletic administration's plight. The forum's 26 speakers...

Athletics fiscal troubles to be discussed at regents forums

January 25, 2002

Members of the University Board of Regents will hold two public forums next week to explore solutions to fiscal problems ailing the athletics departments. The forums are in response to a December report...

U sees 18 percent more alumni donors in current fiscal year

January 24, 2002

Hoping to counter the effects of a lower-than-expected 2001 budget, University officials spent the past six months pursuing alumni for donations. The approach seems to be working - the University has already...

State unemployment up 24 percent

December 11, 2001

Graduation might not be a relief for some University students having difficulty finding a job. In Minnesota, applications for unemployment benefits are up 24 percent since this time last year and more...

Minneapolis man home after Falun Gong arrest

November 26, 2001

Those who practice the Chinese mediation art of Falun Gong in China live in fear every day. Now that fear has reached Minnesota. On Tuesday afternoon in Beijing, Minneapolis resident John Nania was arrested...

U student warns against buying into fast-money operation

November 21, 2001

University senior Koran Addo lost more than $100 this fall while trying to earn money by working for Excel Communications. The company has placed ads in The Minnesota Daily's classified section promising...

Court rules SUNY must share textbook lists with competitors

November 16, 2001

Students at the State University of New York-Albany might get a break on book prices soon. The New York Court of Appeals ruled last week the university must share its textbook lists with competing bookstores. The...

Students wrestle with plagiarism boundaries as U cracks down

November 8, 2001

To plagiarize is to "take and use somebody else's ideas, words, etc. as if they were one's own," according to the Oxford Student's Dictionary of Current English.. In an era when many high schools and higher...

Guthrie Theater demolition plans fuel patron debate

November 7, 2001

University graduate Tony Rubin remembers stepping onto a big yellow school bus in Duluth, Minn., during ninth grade. A few hours later, Rubin and his classmates arrived at the Guthrie Theater, anxious...

Experts see layoffs, gains from food merger

October 29, 2001

Economists speculate last week's merger of two of Minnesota's largest food companies, Pillsbury and General Mills, could mean hundreds of Minnesota layoffs. But the good might outweigh the bad, they said. Both...

Loring Pasta Bar attracts business to Dinkytown

October 26, 2001

Dinkytown businesses appreciate the clientele and busier weekend nights the Loring Pasta Bar has brought to the area since its March 6 grand opening. Annie's Parlor general manager Barbara Thomsen said...

Alumni, former athletes participate in annual festivities

October 22, 2001

Bobby Bell, one of the University's first black athletes, returned to campus this Homecoming weekend to participate in alumni festivities. Before graduating in 1963, Bell lead the Gophers football team...

Full-time students to be phased out at Seven Corners building

October 18, 2001

University students might be even more pressed to find affordable housing near campus next year. Because West Bank Community Development Corporation received a federal grant subsidizing low-income housing...

Nation’s markets recover following sharp downturn

October 16, 2001

One month after the Dow Jones industrial average's biggest one-day loss in history, the stock market has returned to pre-Sept. 11 levels. At the end of last week, the Dow advanced 2.5 percent, the Nasdaq...

As national economy slows, local businesses remain hopeful

October 11, 2001

Chris Bates doesn't see too many people shopping lately. Bates, the assistant manager at CD Warehouse, said he's concerned about the store's recent drop in sales. Business was good in the weeks directly...

Maya Angelou speaks about the brighter side

October 10, 2001

"When it looked like the sun wasn't gonna shine anymore, you became the rainbow in my clouds," Maya Angelou sang to a crowd of approximately 2,500 people at Augsburg College on Monday evening. She visited...

Light rail debate continues as some question safety issues

October 4, 2001

With the country questioning mass transit's safety, some people are wondering if light rail transit is a risky investment. And business owners near the University Cedar-Riverside LRT stop disagree about...

Local nonprofits’ efforts help keep Seven Corners rent low

October 1, 2001

University students living in West Bank's Seven Corners apartment complex would have been paying higher rent if West Bank Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization, hadn't bought the...

Web site sells papers, criticizes “mediocre professors,” assignments

September 27, 2001

After graduating from Miami International University, Kenneth Sahr decided he wanted to confront head-on educators who give generic assignments. So he started SchoolSucks.com. The site, which first hit...

Market drop slows; speedy recovery not expected

September 19, 2001

Investors had their fingers crossed as the stock market did its best to return to normal Tuesday - after the market saw history's largest single-day point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average a day...

Record drop greets Dow as trading resumes

September 18, 2001

Economists expected a sluggish market Monday as trading began after a four-day break, but the Dow Jones industrial average's biggest single-day point loss in history came as a surprise to many analysts. Consumer...

Candidates launch early bids to unseat Ventura in 2002

September 17, 2001

As the regular legislative session wound down this year, Gov. Jesse Ventura sat in his office in the State Capitol puffing a cigar. He assured reporters he wasn't the least bit concerned about a state...

U-Georgia affirmative action halted

September 7, 2001

With the nation still torn over affirmative action, a recent federal court decision shifts the battlefront to the places many consider most liberal in such practices - college campuses. But on Aug. 27,...

U looks to change admissions policies, keep numbers in control

September 4, 2001

The College of Human Ecology freshman enrollment is 54 percent higher than expected this fall. In an effort to keep the student population in control and thriving, the college, along with General College,...

State seeks to lower application fees for apartment searching

August 20, 2001

University junior Brandon Bass spent about $100 in application fees this summer while looking for an apartment. Applying for four apartments was difficult, he said, but the security deposit and the first...

Opponents mount challenge to financial aid drug law

August 20, 2001

One of last year's most controversial bills is being reviewed by U.S. legislators dismayed with its effects. The bill to prevent students with drug convictions from receiving federal college aid has some...

Renderos backs poverty aid, welfare increase

August 10, 2001

Editor's note: This profile is part of The Minnesota Daily's continuing coverage of Minneapolis' mayoral candidates. Since Debra Joyce Renderos moved from Washington, D.C., to Minneapolis in 1989, she...

Forum discusses gas tax hike, state’s commuter congestion

August 8, 2001

Since 1982, Minnesota's urban traffic congestion level rose 61 percent - the highest percentage increase in the country. The resulting gridlock and pollution have politicians contemplating solutions and...

Military veterans get help from local attorneys, free clinic

August 6, 2001

Veterans from across the state gathered at the University's Law School on Friday for Operation StandDown 2001, a free clinic providing services such as legal assistance, medical care and spiritual guidance...

Ventura draws fire for naming Keffeler to Board of Regents

August 3, 2001

Gov. Jesse Ventura's Board of Regents choices have many questioning the fairness of the selection process. Complaints about Jean Keffeler's appointment have the governor defending his choices. Keffeler...

Scholarship fraud costs students $100 million annually, group says

July 30, 2001

While trying to compensate for the fall semester's 13.8 percent tuition increase, students can find the search for scholarships to be both a windfall and a pitfall. Often overlooked, scholarships can be...

Author, University journalism professor dies at age 95

July 25, 2001

J. Edward Gerald, a University journalism professor from 1946 to 1974, died at his home July 18 at age 95. Gerald is the author of several books and was involved in the development of mass media and journalism...

Ventura, Dayton pay up after betting on Vikings playoff game

July 20, 2001

Gov. Jesse Ventura and Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., were a little too confident last winter when betting on the success of the Minnesota Vikings against the New York Giants. Ventura bet New York Gov. George...

Kyrgyz leaders study Minnesota government, U.S. democracy

July 18, 2001

Top Kyrgyzstan parliament members learned the details of Minnesota's legislative process from Senate and House workers after touring the Capitol on Tuesday. Despite Minnesota's recent legislative mishaps,...

Regents approve improvements for Academic Health Center

July 13, 2001

The Board of Regents approved a 20-year plan Thursday to improve the Academic Health Center. The plan will update space for research, education, and clinics; improve access to the AHC; replace older facilities;...

State to update voting process, equipment

July 6, 2001

The governor recently signed the government appropriations bill enacting new voters' rights legislation and changing the way Minnesotans have voted since the state's birth. Rural Minnesota discarded 16,000...

Immigrants, Wellstone discuss INS policies, community concerns

July 3, 2001

The Immigrant and Refugee Policy Coalition met with Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., on Monday to discuss current issues affecting Minnesota's immigrant population. Minnesota residents told Wellstone their...

U gets $90 million increase as special session concludes

July 2, 2001

Gov. Jesse Ventura signed nine major spending bills Saturday, ending the special session and safeguarding the employment of 53,000 state workers. The session and students The governor-approved higher education...

Governor promotes tax cuts, criticizes lawmakers

June 29, 2001

Gov. Jesse Ventura told members of the Minnesota Taxpayers Association on Thursday the average homeowner and apartment owner will not have to fund public education through property taxes and could see...

Legislature reaches agreement on higher education funding bill

June 27, 2001

The Legislature passed a higher education bill Monday that will allocate $176 million to the University and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The University will receive approximately $110...

Ventura budget bill given to Legislature

June 25, 2001

Gov. Jesse Ventura proposed a compromise tax and spending plan Friday that he expects will bring the Legislature's special session to a close. "My expectation," Ventura said in a press release Friday,...

Minnesota News Council votes in favor of editorial limits

June 22, 2001

A hearing at the University tested the limits of editorial writing and subjected editorial writers to new standards Thursday. Members of the Minnesota News Council determined John Edstrom of the Winona...

House members hear public comment on budget stalemate

June 15, 2001

Members of the state House Democratic Caucus listened to public testimony Wednesday morning at a forum designed to allow representatives to hear the public's opinion on the Legislature. "That's our purpose...

Legislators locked in disagreement as deadline approaches

June 8, 2001

With conference committees still debating, Gov. Jesse Ventura could not call a special session by the Wednesday deadline he set last week. Higher education funding and environment committees are the only...

Tight budget creating undesired position for U staff, students

June 6, 2001

As the University adjusts to a smaller-than-desired budget, students and faculty can expect to feel the repercussions of a fiscally tightened belt. Last week the state Legislature's Higher Education Conference...

U budget increase goes to floor vote

June 1, 2001

The Minnesota legislative session has come and gone, and University students are still facing a 10 percent to 14 percent tuition increase for the 2001-02 school year. Thursday evening the Higher Education...

State budget deal reached; tuition hike still a possibility

May 30, 2001

House and Senate leaders came to a budget agreement Memorial Day weekend after Gov. Jesse Ventura negotiated a new proposal for the eight remaining funding bills. Under the new spending agreement, state...

State Democrats predict benefits from Senate shift

May 25, 2001

The University might benefit from Vermont Republican Sen. James Jeffords' announcement Thursday to forsake the Republican Party and become an Independent, Minnesota Democrats said Thursday. With Vice President...

Students learn of chances to help the developing world

November 20, 2000

University Law School graduate Judge LaJune Thomas Lange stressed to students the importance of developing cultural awareness Friday at a Carlson School of Management forum. Lange, president of the International...

Donation allows U advancement via telescope access

January 17, 2000

The University's Department of Astronomy has become a partial owner of the world's most powerful telescope, now under construction on an Arizona mountaintop. With a $5 million donation from Hubbard Broadcasting,...