Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Liala Helal

U joins Durga Puja festivities worldwide with own event

by Liala Helal
Published October 17, 2005
The new Bengali Student Society of Minnesota organized the event.

U faces battle for research funds

by Liala Helal
Published October 13, 2005

The University's plan to become one of the top three research institutions in the world could be more challenging than anticipated. As the federal government cuts back on academic research funding nationwide...

U.S. financial aid rule under fire

by Liala Helal
Published October 12, 2005

Students who couldn't afford to enroll at the University because they were denied federal financial aid as a result of a previous drug conviction will likely see a change soon. Controversy over the drug...

Social justice minor added at the U

by Liala Helal
Published October 5, 2005

University student Ilana Lerman has found a class that will help her change the world. The School of Social Work in the College of Human Ecology created a social justice minor this fall. The minor focuses...

U ponders more math to enroll

by Liala Helal
Published September 30, 2005

First-year student Saly Abd Alla never thought she'd be wishing she had taken more math in high school. But the regret is sinking in for Abd Alla and other incoming students who did not take four years...

Giveaway offers a taste of veganism

by Liala Helal
Published September 22, 2005
A West Bank food giveaway signed up almost 500 students to try giving up meat.

TAs rank 12th in national survey

by Liala Helal
Published September 21, 2005

Although University students say teaching assistants teach a large percentage of upper-level courses, many students are having positive experiences with TAs. The University ranked 12th for "Teaching Assistants...

Higher Education Act closer to reform and renewal

by Liala Helal
Published September 14, 2005

For the first time in seven years, federal financial aid programs are expected to change. The Higher Education Act, which contains most federal aid programs, recently jumped one step closer to renewal. The...

Superintendent lends voice to the U

by Liala Helal
Published September 14, 2005

St. Paul School District Superintendent Patricia Harvey will soon contribute her public education expertise to the University. She will resign as superintendent Thursday and begin her new job as a senior...

Pre-law students prepare for LSAT

by Liala Helal
Published September 12, 2005
A person's LSAT score is a reflection of how they will perform in law school.

Interest in Law School up

by Liala Helal
Published September 7, 2005
Applications to the Law School jumped 22.5 percent for this year's incoming class.

Fees group weighs options

by Liala Helal
Published August 3, 2005

An advisory committee reforming the Student Services Fees process decided to seek future committee members from college boards Thursday. While deciding to seek the help of college boards, the committee...

Student organic farm reaps success

by Liala Helal
Published July 27, 2005

ITHE STUDENT FARM SOLD OUT IN 45 MINUTES IN ITS FIRST WEEK n the middle of rows and acres of conventional crop lines lies a corner of variety and color. It sows determination, grows experience and harvests...

Fees decision approaches

by Liala Helal
Published July 27, 2005

An advisory committee that is reviewing the Student Services Fees process is closer to a final set of recommendations. In a meeting Monday, the committee decided to pay stipends to fees committee members...

Innovative, inventive heart surgeon dies

by Liala Helal
Published July 20, 2005
Clarence Dennis, 96, was a pioneer in heart surgery and a Medical School professor.

Farmer’s market opens for business on campus

by Liala Helal
Published July 12, 2005

University students and employees who complain about not having healthy foods on campus will be given an alternative starting today. Fresh fruits and vegetables, some organic, will be available along with...

Reform ignites concern

by Liala Helal
Published July 6, 2005

Several student leaders are accusing a Student Services Fees advisory committee of not being open while it considers reforms of the fees process. They said advisory committee members were appointed with...

University student wins $41,000 in College Poker Championship

by Liala Helal
Published July 6, 2005
More than 25,000 college students competed for the scholarship money.

Advisory committee considers changes to student fees process

by Liala Helal
Published June 29, 2005
Jerry Rinehart appointed students to the advisory committee.

Dream Act supporters hold protest

by Liala Helal
Published June 8, 2005

Approximately 120 people protested outside Gov. Tim Pawlenty's mansion Monday chanting, "1, 2, 3, 4, we don't wanna mop the floors," and, "Bring the dream back!" The group was protesting Pawlenty's alleged...

Export process causes debate

by Liala Helal
Published June 8, 2005
A proposed law would require some students to apply for export licenses.

University House offers sober living environment

by Liala Helal
Published May 25, 2005

University alumnus Richard Mark said he dreams of the day when the University will recognize the need for alcohol- and drug-free housing. Aiming to make this dream a reality, he and two others recently...

From battlefields to back to school: U students and the fight for democracy abroad

by Liala Helal
Published May 4, 2005

On her first night in Iraq, Elsa Karman was "pretty much camping out on a minefield." Though Karman said she was scared, she survived and lived through approximately nine months of duty in Iraq. She returned...

Students meditate using Falun Gong

by Liala Helal
Published May 4, 2005
Falun Gong focuses on truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.

Show at U honors Filipino traditions

by Liala Helal
Published May 2, 2005

Coconuts clicked and traditional Tagalog music played Saturday in the St. Paul Student Center's theater as it glowed with the vibrant colors of the Filipino flag. To break down the walls of misunderstanding...

U team repeats as U.S. winner

by Liala Helal
Published April 29, 2005

For the second-consecutive year, the University's College Bowl team is the best in the country. Competing against 15 other teams, the University squad collected its fifth title at the National Championship...

Student group raises funds to help tsunami survivors

by Liala Helal
Published April 25, 2005
A group leader said the goal is to raise at least $40,000 to help Sri Lankans.

Group’s campaign seeks to change views of disability

by Liala Helal
Published April 20, 2005
The center launched the See 3: See Disability, See Ability, See Me campaign last month.

Group stitches for social change

by Liala Helal
Published April 12, 2005

Balls of colorful yarn, sewing and knitting needles, and sequins were some tools for social change Monday. The Women's Student Activist Collective began its annual Revolutionary Art Thing week with...

U celebration unites world traditions and cultures

by Liala Helal
Published April 11, 2005
Traditional dancing and drums accented the third-annual cultural celebration.

Event at Coffman Union helps start Islam Awareness Week on campus

by Liala Helal
Published April 5, 2005

Terrorism is something that everybody is against, and instead of dividing, people should work together to counter it, said University student Rima Reda. Al-Madinah Cultural Center and the Muslim Students...

Celebration closes out Asian-American spring conference

by Liala Helal
Published April 4, 2005
The weeklong conference educated students about differences in Asian cultures.

Theta Chi fraternity works to re-emerge on campus

by Liala Helal
Published March 28, 2005
The fraternity's biggest tagline is that it is not going to have a "frat-boy image."

Official hears fees gripes

by Liala Helal
Published March 25, 2005

Several University groups got their final opportunities to voice complaints with the Student Services Fees Committee's 2005-06 funding recommendations Thursday. Nine groups lobbied for the support of Jerry...

War anniversary sparks protest at U

by Liala Helal
Published March 24, 2005

A large gathering of students and others protested the ongoing war in Iraq on Wednesday, saying the U.S. occupation must end now. Approximately 100 people attended the event that marked the two-year anniversary...

Twin Cities high schoolers get a glimpse of college life

by Liala Helal
Published March 22, 2005
Hundreds of high school students visited the University for College Day: Your Future, Your Choices.

University commemorates International Women’s Day

by Liala Helal
Published March 21, 2005
The event featured speeches, panels, art, poetry, performances and workshops.

Unity comes alive in dance showcase

by Liala Helal
Published March 10, 2005
The show was an introduction for Collective Rhapsody, a new student group.

New group explores Twin Cities eateries

by Liala Helal
Published March 7, 2005

University students Kris Erickson and Sloan Dawson said they love going out to eat so much, they've created a student group centered on eating at Twin Cities restaurants. The new group, the Raging Restaurateurs...

Culture, tradition come alive with storytelling

by Liala Helal
Published March 7, 2005
A group told stories for the American Indian Student Cultural Center's Winter Storytelling Evening.

Diversity unites at cultures festival

by Liala Helal
Published March 4, 2005

Students were able to hear, taste, see and feel the diversity of campus Thursday. Aromas of ethnic foods and pastries, sounds of cultural music, and the sights of rich colors of flags and people in traditional...

U student seeks support at caucus

by Liala Helal
Published March 2, 2005
Dan Miller was one of three DFL candidates to run for the Ward 2seat at the caucus.

Concert at the University honors Martin Luther King Jr.

by Liala Helal
Published February 28, 2005
A former School of Music professor founded the concert to celebrate King.

Black History Month event at U focuses on spirituality

by Liala Helal
Published February 25, 2005

Challenging attendees to use spiritual growth to strengthen their cultural ties, black students used plays and performances to look into their spiritual heritage Thursday at the St. Paul Student Center. Alpha...

Center celebrates 30 years of service

by Liala Helal
Published February 17, 2005
Student-parents started and still run the University-area child-care center.

U students greet Chinese New Year

by Liala Helal
Published February 14, 2005
Students experience culture and tradition at the Chinese New Year Celebration.

Students, faculty members address racial concerns at Express Yourself

by Liala Helal
Published February 11, 2005

Subtle racism is alive and well at the University, and it has been hidden too long, said a number of students who on Thursday attended an event honoring Black History Month. "We want to make the University...

New Student Weekend to expand for fall 2005

by Liala Helal
Published February 9, 2005
Last year, approximately 850 students attended the weekend.

Accessibility Toolbar