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Men’s basketball player faces drunk driving charges for second time

October 13, 2000

University men's basketball player Mitch Ohnstad will appear in Rice County court Oct. 23 to face charges that include driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana, according to police...

Alumni president sums up an active year in report

June 12, 2000

For members of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, the last academic year was a busy one. Nancy Lindahl, alumni association national president, presented an annual report to the University...

Faculty policies will be implemented in summer

June 12, 2000

For some faculty members, the upcoming academic year means tackling several major ongoing issues at the University. Members of the Faculty Consultative Committee will begin working this summer to implement...

ondale recounts FBI-CIA investigation

June 9, 2000

A 1975 Senate investigation into abuses by U.S. intelligence agencies left one former politician appalled and distrustful of a system corrupted by lawlessness. In a speech at Cowles Auditorium on Tuesday,...

Veterinary laboratory offers electronic service

May 26, 2000

Veterinarians from all over the world might be able to improve the quality of their care thanks to a new electronic service provided by the University. The service is a part of the University's Minnesota...

Graduate assistant tuition revamped

May 26, 2000

For now, University graduate assistants who work at least 20 hours per week during the summer can count on full tuition reimbursement. But this summer could be the last time. Beginning this summer, the...

Senate committee aims to promote U academic integrity

May 22, 2000

Summer finals could be the last exams students take without pledging academic integrity. Members of the Special Senate Committee on Student Academic Integrity will be working over the summer to begin implementing...

Distinguished faculty honored

May 1, 2000

The University's Board of Regents honored 16 faculty members last week with the 1999-2000 Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Awards. The award is given annually to faculty members who make outstanding...

Pulitzer winner Ison cites Daily as key career point

April 26, 2000

After more than 20 years in the business, two professional newspapers and a Pulitzer Prize, The Minnesota Daily still marks the most important time in one reporter's career. Chris Ison, a Star Tribune...

Professors’ children might enjoy free University tuition

April 21, 2000

Some prospective students might have an extra incentive to attend the University. Free tuition. Professors' kids might have all or part of their tuition paid if faculty members get their way. A resolution...

USenate passes cheating proposal

April 21, 2000

I have not cheated on this examination.Every University student will have to sign under this statement before any exam if administrators approve a proposal made Thursday by a University faculty committee. The...

Professor claims polls manipulate public opinion

April 12, 2000

Contrary to some experts' claims, President Bill Clinton might not closely rely on opinion polls to help make policy decisions. Instead, he uses them to change public opinion. At least that's what one...

Student integrity contracts proposed

April 7, 2000

As early as next fall, students might have to sign a declaration promising not to cheat upon admission to the University. In addition, students could be required to sign a statement on each blue-book exam...

GradFest 2000 designed to ease stress during graduation time

April 6, 2000

Hundreds of seniors wandered through the University Field House on Wednesday in search of everything from caps and gowns to business suits. GradFest 2000, an event coordinated to provide students with...

U graduate schools slip in rankings

April 5, 2000

For students in search of a graduate school, the University might look a little less appealing after a national report published last week. The annual report, published Friday by U.S. News and World Report,...

U of Wisconsin leaders applaud court decision securing student fees

March 23, 2000

For some University of Wisconsin-Madison leaders and students, the U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday concerning student fees was an enormous victory. "I am tremendously gratified that the Supreme Court...

Students reject proficiency test

March 17, 2000

For many students in the College of Liberal Arts, four semesters of foreign language and a required proficiency test are just two more obstacles on the path toward graduation. But soon, cramming for the...

Faculty committee releases scandal progress report

March 17, 2000

The special faculty committee responsible for referring students, faculty and staff members for additional investigation and review for their involvement in the men's basketball scandal released a public...

Committee refers several students, faculty members to judicial review

March 10, 2000

A four-member faculty committee referred at least four faculty members and 17 student-athletes to judicial review for their involvement in the men's basketball scandal. University Executive Vice President...

Housing shortage to last until 2003

March 10, 2000

The Days Inn could still be home to hundreds of freshmen through 2003, even after adding about 1,000 new spots to University housing. Members of a Faculty, Staff and Student Affairs Committee said Thursday...

Tax breaks might be in store for students

March 7, 2000

For people repaying student loans or taking graduate courses paid for by employers, a tax break might be just around the corner. The U.S. Senate passed a $4.3 billion measure Thursday that includes tax...

Critics of online-notes ban argue free speech

March 6, 2000

Some University students are upset that faculty members want to deny them the opportunity to make up to $2,000 a semester just by attending class. A faculty committee recommended a policy Feb. 24 requiring...

Faculty discuss constitutionality of online policy

March 1, 2000

Faculty members and legal experts this week continue to debate the merit and feasibility of a proposed University policy restricting the use of online notes. The policy, requiring students to obtain permission...

Policy bans online notes

February 25, 2000

Although a University faculty committee passed a policy Thursday restricting the distribution of class notes on the Internet, the debate over its constitutionality might be far from over. The Twin Cities...

University Press sales skyrocket

February 21, 2000

A rising trend for Minnesota's authors to publish locally is securing the future for scholarly publications. Nationwide, university press sales increased by 5.1 percent in 1999, according to figures released...

Veterinary med school chooses permanent dean

February 17, 2000

A University professor and award-winning veterinarian filled a year-and-a-half void in the College of Veterinary Medicine earlier this week. Jeffrey Klausner, the college's interim dean for over a year,...

Pioneering science reporter, alumnus dies

February 16, 2000

Victor Cohn, 80, an award-winning science and medical reporter and Minnesota Daily alumnus, died of cancer Monday in Washington, D.C. Cohn, the Daily's editor in chief in 1940-1941, went on to report for...

Officials consider parental-notification policy

February 11, 2000

This summer, University officials could begin sending letters to parents when their underage student violates alcohol and drug policies. The University would be among at least three other Big Ten schools...

Clinton’s budget proposal to benefit higher education

February 9, 2000

President Clinton proposed a $1.84 trillion federal budget for the 2001 fiscal year Monday that could have a dramatic impact on higher education. Under the new proposal, federal student-aid programs, financing...

Task force to scrutinize University health-care options

February 4, 2000

Faculty members are one step closer to a solution for problematic health-care coverage after a University Senate Consultative Committee meeting Thursday. University officials hired a consulting firm to...

U bookstores face online competition

January 31, 2000

The online revolution hasn't made life easier for everybody, and certainly not for campus bookstores facing heavily advertised Internet competitors. To keep students loyal, campus bookstores are spending...

Faculty strive to balance semester length, coursework

January 24, 2000

Heading into the second week of the second semester, University faculty members look back with mixed reactions about teaching under the longer, 15-week academic term. The University's shift to semesters...

Bookstore e-mail tests faculty ethics

January 21, 2000

An e-mail message offering University professors kickbacks for promoting an online textbook retailer in class has some University professors in a ethical and financial dilemma. According to the Jan. 16...

Baseball player breaks glass, wrestles cop

December 8, 1999

A University baseball player faces a felony charge after police caught him using his athletic skills off the field. Pitcher Michael Kobow, 20, was charged Nov. 30 with one count of first-degree property...

Transaction of stolen laptop prompts arrest

December 8, 1999

University Police Sgt. Jo Anne Benson said she arrested a student this week for attempting to sell a stolen laptop. A woman contacted University Police after discovering that a $2,400 laptop she tried...

Job opportunities in Minnesota abound for college graduates

December 7, 1999

College graduates will have better chances of finding jobs this year, according to an annual survey of employers released Friday. Michigan State University researchers found the number of available jobs...

Flames ruin

November 29, 1999

A University student's car caught fire Nov. 19 while he drove north on Harvard Street Southeast, according to a University Police report. A University Police officer spotted clouds of white smoke pouring...

Final report causes flood of emotion

November 20, 1999

After an eight-month examination of more than 50,000 documents and 150 people, University administrators somberly faced the public in what has been called one of the worst academic scandals. Some did so...

Police arrest man for impersonating an officer

November 17, 1999

University Police arrested a 43-year-old man Thursday in connection with impersonating a police officer at Williams Arena. The impersonator approached University Police Sgt. Erik Swanson at a high school...

U officials prepare for New Year’s surprises

November 16, 1999

Instead of celebrating New Year's Eve with friends and family this year, dozens of University staff members will be sitting at work, waiting for something to go wrong. Keeping tabs on University computers,...

Badgers fans suspected in assault

November 10, 1999

Ten suspects allegedly assaulted a 22-year-old man outside Sally's Saloon last month, leaving him seriously injured, according to a Minneapolis police report filed Thursday. Police suspect that Badgers...

Supreme Court to review fees decision

November 9, 1999

The U.S. Supreme Court will review today a federal appeals court decision that found mandatory student fee systems at public universities unconstitutional. In August 1998, the 7th U.S Circuit Court of...

Knife-point assault targets student in University Village

November 3, 1999

University Police arrested a 20-year-old male Friday after he assaulted a University Village resident at knife-point earlier that morning. The victim, a College of Liberal Arts student who asked not to...

Former employee of nursing school files $50,000 suit

October 29, 1999

A former nursing school employee filed suit against the University for $50,000, alleging her supervisor violated the Minnesota Human Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to an...

Program given grant to fight sexual violence

October 19, 1999

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded the University's Program Against Sexual Violence a grant of more than $380,000 Monday, the largest grant the program has ever received. Jamie Tiedemann, director...

Task force urges new grievance process

October 5, 1999

and Sarah McKenzie Although the University has an effective behavior code to respond to sexual assault complaints, enforcement of disciplinary measures is too bureaucratic and slow. That was the conclusion...

Hillel to sponsor students for 10-day Israel experience

September 16, 1999

While students at the University will endure another Minnesota January, 20 of their peers will be overseas enjoying a free trip in the warm climate of Israel. Hillel, the Jewish student organization on...