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Musharraf undermines democracy in Pakistan

August 26, 2002

Last week President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan imposed 29 new constitutional amendments that increase his broad control over the Pakistani parliament and military. Musharraf imposed the amendments to...

Bill proposes U monitoring of foreign students

January 25, 2002

University administration might have to monitor international students if new state anti-terrorism legislation passes. Legislators from the House Crime Prevention Committee met Thursday to discuss a bill...

U Services vice president to resign after 10 years

January 22, 2002

The man responsible for many of the University's construction projects is leaving his position to be his own boss. Vice President for University Services Eric Kruse announced his resignation in late December....

Regents to host athletics forum

January 22, 2002

Community members worried about the University athletics departments' financial problems can express their concerns before the Board of Regents next week. Members of the public are invited to voice their...

U approves new contract for Local 320 Teamsters

December 14, 2001

The Teamsters union Local 320 and the University are one step away from finalizing their contract agreement. The union, which represents 1,300 University food service workers, mechanics, maintenance workers...

Extension Service urges early retirements

December 14, 2001

In an attempt to avoid layoffs, University Extension Service officials want to encourage some employees to retire early. Extension Service Dean Charles Casey asked the Board of Regents on Thursday to approve...

Board reviews outreach plans, U Extension Service funding

December 13, 2001

Women over age 60 generally do not perform gymnastic feats, but Georgina Jerricks, a 62-year-old University Extension Service employee, did the splits to prove a point Tuesday. Jerricks teaches a nutrition...

CCE program cuts leave students looking elsewhere

December 11, 2001

John Konopa thought the College of Continuing Education would act as a portal to other classes at the University when he began his studies in 1998. Konopa - who works full time at General Mills and returned...

University plans to survey graduate student concerns

December 10, 2001

University graduate students are mobilizing to voice their concerns in an institution they say caters to the needs of the undergraduate. Undergraduate needs have received more attention in the past, said...

U Extension Service plans budget cuts

December 7, 2001

The University Extension Service redefined its mission and announced this week it will cut $4.5 million by 2004. "No part of Extension Service is untouched by this," said Jeanne Markell, assistant dean...

Symposium discusses different perspectives on ‘new war’

November 28, 2001

Human rights, mass media and military meshed in a University forum addressing the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The University Student Union Programs and Activities Board hosted their final forum in a series...

Rotenberg, U present first

November 27, 2001

University General Counsel Mark Rotenberg argued the University's first Supreme Court case Monday, marking the pinnacle of a lawsuit that has endured six years of court appearances. "It was challenging....

U to argue first Supreme Court case

November 14, 2001

The University will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 26, marking the institution's first appearance before the nation's highest court. Lance Raygor and Jim Goodchild's case against the University...

U approves new developmental

November 13, 2001

Three years ago the University's General College noticed a trend: A growing number of students needed help with learning basic skills at the community college level. As a result, the demand for teachers...

Regents give Yudof 4.5 percent raise

November 12, 2001

The University Board of Regents increased President Mark Yudof's salary 4.5 percent Friday, praising him for his outstanding performance during turbulent financial times. The raise comes in the wake of...

U hopes to improve male student-athletes’ grades

November 9, 2001

The University wants to make it clear: Academics come before sports. Some student athletes might be focusing more on sports than academics, according to the results of an academic progress report put before...

U vice president Bruininks resigns, plans return to teaching, education research

November 2, 2001

Robert Bruininks, University executive vice president and provost, will leave his current position and return to the faculty of the College of Education and Human Development at the end of the academic...

Yudof’s accountability focus draws praise from state lawmakers

October 31, 2001

University President Mark Yudof is spreading a message of institutional accountability, and government officials seem to be listening. "I'm very supportive," said Sen. Deanna Wiener, DFL-Eagan, chairwoman...

Ground zero efforts challenge U workers

October 24, 2001

When Dan Rose saw ground zero of the World Trade Center firsthand, the reality of the terrorist act and the extent of the damage in New York struck him. "This was a significant act of terror," said the...

U news service turns to e-mail

October 23, 2001

There were 700 million different impressions of the University floating in the collective consciousness of Minnesotans last year, according to University Relations statistics. These impressions came from...

Homecoming revelers reflect on wartime, celebrate for a day

October 22, 2001

One month after terrorists crashed airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a couple weeks after the United States retaliated with air attacks on Afghanistan and one day after U.S. ground...

Yudof: U restoring reputation

October 19, 2001

Despite a slumping economy, University President Mark Yudof, during his annual state of the University address Thursday, presented the image of a stable institution in a position for growth. "Our long-term...

Regents approve facility upgrade funding request

October 15, 2001

The Board of Regents approved University President Mark Yudof's $239.8 million capital budget request Friday. The request, presented to the board last month, obligates the University to raise $22.2 million...

Yudof: Campus culture changing

October 15, 2001

Amanda Moeller started taking classes at the University in 1995. She has had to work through school to pay tuition and tries to balance work, classes and homework to get her degree. She expects to graduate...

New report releases statistics on students of color, freshmen

October 12, 2001

University freshman Trevre Andrews chose to attend the Board of Regents Educational Planning and Policy committee meeting Thursday because he wanted to find out how the University's governing board functioned. Besides...

Report: Student satisfaction dips over two years

October 12, 2001

Derrick Porter has lived in Bailey Hall and attended the University for the past two years. Overall, he said, the University is a good place to be, but there are some things - such as food service and...

Ventura backs state offer as strike continues

October 5, 2001

Union members bundled in sweat shirts and gloves held picket signs for the fourth day of a strike union members said could last as long as a month. Negotiations between Minnesota's two largest unions and...

U student starts music foundation to teach inner-city kids

October 5, 2001

It was a bright, sunny Tuesday afternoon, but instead of playing, six energetic children sat on the carpeted floor of the Rondo Community Education center ready to learn about the fundamentals of music. The...

Hillel celebrates Sukkot, explores housing issues

October 2, 2001

Minneapolis' affordable housing crisis meshed with Jewish history at the Hillel Foundation on Monday as Jewish students prepared for the Sukkot - a holiday commemorating 40 years of Jews wandering in the...

Tibetan culture inspires U professor

September 28, 2001

Miriam Cameron has interviewed many people with different beliefs, ideas and cultural backgrounds for her research, but she has discovered a few values all humans have in common. "All of them wanted to...

Afghanistan’s history tells of hard battle for independence

September 25, 2001

The tension between the United States and Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is just another strand in the tangled web of international relations. The history of Afghanistan tells the...

State dental team on call to identify New York disaster victims

September 19, 2001

Sandra Myers is ready to answer a call most Americans would dread. She is prepared to be on a flight to New York City on 24 hours notice to help identify victims of Tuesday's attacks. The professor in...

Airline stocks plunge; government considers bailing out industry

September 18, 2001

Airplanes are flying again, but airline stocks are plummeting after the market reopened Monday. Northwest's stock dropped 36.7 percent, closing at $12.42 a share. Other airlines' stocks also sank in the...

Yudof presents 2002 capital funding request at regents meeting

September 17, 2001

University President Mark Yudof presented a $239.8 million capital budget request to the Board of Regents on Friday, marking the beginning of another budget campaign. The plan, which will fund building...

Regents discuss underage drinking, parental notification

September 14, 2001

Two University students died last year on two different campuses. The tragedies share one trait: Alcohol was involved the nights they died. Following the deaths of University student Jonathan Thielen in...

Regents approve security system for Eastcliff

September 14, 2001

The Board of Regents approved $120,000 of University funds to install a security system on the perimeter of President Mark Yudof's University-owned Eastcliff residence Thursday. "I'm glad we're doing this,"...

Red Cross receives ‘tremendous’ support; some turn donors away

September 13, 2001

Blood is pumping on the third floor of the American Red Cross on West River Parkway. Red Cross volunteers and employees bustle about, handing out forms, directing traffic and keeping donors supplied with...

U senior’s internship brings her new responsibilities at Pentagon

September 13, 2001

University senior Amanda Bloomgren found herself handing out press releases to a row of reporters in front of the mangled, burning Pentagon last night. It was a task she couldn't have imagined when she...

Students spend day in disbelief, sorrow

September 12, 2001

University students ambled to classes with their mugs full of coffee and their bags full of books Tuesday morning. Oldies songs about boyfriends and broken hearts played over the East Bank bookstore speakers...

Sociology department celebrates 100 years at U, outlines goals

September 6, 2001

The sociology department celebrated Wednesday 100 years of studying the web of social relations that connects institutions, individuals and organizations on Wednesday. The department marked its 100th birthday...

Medicine’s relational aspect stressed in new Med School class

September 6, 2001

First-year medical students spent their second day of school in a class focusing more on human relationships than the human body. The class, Physician and Society, is designed to give students a context...

Medical School trains simulated patients for students’ practice

September 5, 2001

University sophomore Kareem Ezzat wants to become a doctor one day but until he can apply for medical school, he is just going to help train other students. Ezzat, along with 49 other participants, attended...

Law professor draws on U.N. experiences while teaching

September 4, 2001

Law professor David Weissbrodt brings more than 26 years of teaching experience to his International Human Rights Law class. He also brings wisdom from the world beyond academia. Weissbrodt became the...

AMA survey finds college drinking problem; U plans new programs

September 4, 2001

As freshmen moved into the residence halls Saturday, their parents' main concern probably extended beyond fitting their children's stuff into a small dorm room. Some parents' biggest fears had to do with...

Activists hold rally at federal building for Mumia Abu-Jamal

August 20, 2001

Approximately 20 protesters rallied in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal at the federal building in downtown Minneapolis on Friday. Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther and journalist, sits on death row in Pennslyvania...

Human rights training workshop sponsored by University center

August 20, 2001

Peoples - with an "s" - denotes an individual nation of people. People - without the "s" - is the plural of person. While semantic arguments might not seem directly related to human rights issues, the...

Protect the Earth candidate pledges environmental action

August 17, 2001

Editor's note: This profile is part of The Minnesota Daily's continuing coverage of Minneapolis' mayoral candidates. The decor in Leslie Davis' campaign headquarters reflects the environmental issues important...

Mayoral candidates protest debate exclusion

August 15, 2001

Minneapolis mayoral candidates Leslie Davis and Mark Koscielski plan to protest a mayoral debate airing on KTCA-TV at 6 p.m. The debate - co-sponsored by the Star Tribune - includes Mayor Sharon Sayles...

U researchers react to stem cell decision

August 13, 2001

President George W. Bush said Thursday he will allow federal funding for embryonic stem cell research with existing stem cell lines. Bush announced the decision during his first televised address to the...

Agronomy, plant genetics professor Elling dies at 84

August 10, 2001

Department of agronomy and plant genetics professor Laddie J. Elling died after complications from a stroke Wednesday morning at United Hospital in St. Paul. He was 84. Elling was involved with the University...