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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Lynne Kozarek

Dealing with Par…

Published June 9, 1997

Dealing with Parking and Transportation Services for the last six months has had its ups and downs. No matter how many construction-caused road closures I cover or how many times I cross my fingers, I...

Website makes forest a click away

Published June 6, 1997

People think of the Superior National Forest as a pristine wilderness where visitors can vacation without constant interruptions from the telephone or television. However, the landmark has now moved into...

U cleans up and uses former industrial sites

Published June 3, 1997

Beautiful trees and plants dot the countryside of the University's Landscape Arboretum, but it hasn't always been that way. When the land was donated several years ago, it was a rural dump. It became...

U physicians to consolidate their practices

Published May 30, 1997

In an effort to reduce the bureaucracy and red tape caused by the recent merger between University Hospital and Fairview Health Systems, 430 University full-time faculty physicians will form University...

Parking rates to increase

Published May 28, 1997

Commuters will need to carry a little more change starting this summer. The cost of parking on campus is increasing again. Parking and Transportation Services on Tuesday afternoon announced the decision...

Study examines toxins’ effects on children’s health

Published May 23, 1997

Thousands of Minnesota children are affected every day by harmful contaminants, such as lead, arsenic and benzene. Simply breathing or absorbing deadly chemicals into their skin can affect children's...

MPIRG chooses issues

Published May 20, 1997

The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group allocated $30,000 at a 12-hour meeting last Saturday for a full-time land use advocate. Money was one of several issues the organization discussed at the meeting....

U group lends a hand in flood zone

Published May 19, 1997

Jay Johnson, a 17-year resident of East Grand Forks, is still smiling even after all the blows life has dealt him. He was partially paralyzed in a motorcycle accident and confined to a wheelchair 17 years...

It’s official: Route 52 to run for at least another year

Published May 15, 1997

University bus Route 52 was resurrected Wednesday when the University decided to keep it up and running without changes into 1998, with the city paying for about half the cost. Route 52 services will...

Flood crew is eager despite low turnout

Published May 15, 1997

As thousands of residents in northwestern Minnesota dredge through the muck to find the remains of their homes, members of the University community, including Marvin Marshak and McKinley Boston, will...

Regents say steam plant can’t be moved

Published May 12, 1997

Joel Sawyer DULUTH -- University officials gave Gov. Arne Carlson the cold shoulder Friday when they rebuffed his offer to negotiate moving the University's southeast steam plant off the Mississippi River. In...

Carlson, city make steam plant offer

Published May 9, 1997

Governor Arne Carlson and Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton offered $17 million in a Wednesday meeting to move the University's Southeast Steam Plant away from the Mississippi River. The new offer...

Parking fees may fund Route 52

Published May 8, 1997

Commuters might soon have increased incentive for riding the recently saved Route 52 buses as the University's Parking and Transportation Services hopes to raise the fee for on-campus parking, beginning...

Still opposed, steam plant plan advances

Published April 29, 1997

Despite continued wrangling with the city council and state lawmakers, the University continues its plans to renovate the Southeast Steam Plant. Foster Wheeler Twin Cities Inc., the construction firm...

Volunteers clean up winter’s leftovers

Published April 24, 1997

Dozens of people fanned out across East River Flats Park on Wednesday with garbage bags in hand, scouring the ground for a winter's-worth of litter during an Earth Week clean-up. Volunteers at the park,...

Bacteria reveal long-held secret

Published April 23, 1997

Buried in the sunless muck beneath the oceans, tiny bacteria concealed the secret to converting a harmful pollutant into a useful product. Two University researchers collaborated to unlock the secret,...

Crookston opens up to flood victims

Published April 21, 1997

As the Red River continues to rise and wreak havoc on towns along the border between Minnesota and the Dakotas, about 3,000 people from the Grand Forks area have been evacuated to nearby Crookston, Minn. Between...

Parkingservicesto cut job perk

Published April 17, 1997

The University's Parking and Transportation Services plan to quit discounting parking rates for its employees in July. Memos from Bob Baker, director of Parking and Transportation Services, and Paul Tschida,...

Minnesota students lobby in Capitol for BWCA

Published April 14, 1997

Thirty members of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, including six from the University, spent the weekend lobbying federal representatives in Washington, D.C. The student group pressed their...

Conference on BWCA launches lobbying effort

Published April 7, 1997

Days after mediation efforts over the Boundary Waters Canoe Area broke down, the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group held a conference to discuss motorized vehicle access to the wilderness area and...

Route 52 may get reprieve

Published April 3, 1997

The University's Route 52 bus service might receive a stay of execution, albeit a temporary one. University Parking and Transportation Services is attempting to scrape together $350,000 to keep Route...

U to get tough on chronic abusers of parking policy

Published April 2, 1997

University Police plan to crack down on illegal parking starting Thursday. Students, staff and faculty members who repeatedly park illegally in University contract lots without a permit will be targeted...

Diversity: U’s daunting task

Published March 11, 1997

Editor's Note: This is the seventh in an eight-day series on the U2000 initiative. Few questions elicit answers as diverse as that of what diversity itself means. It's an issue administrators and members...

U will renovate steam plant, despite city

Published March 10, 1997

In a last-ditch effort to force the University to move its Southeast Steam Plant off the Mississippi River, the Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to block the renovation of the plant at its current...

Steam plant battles continue

Published March 4, 1997

Figures released by the Board of Regents on Monday show that a legislative plan to move the University's Southeast Steam Plant off the Mississippi River is months too late and an estimated $30.8 million...

University Web site explores treaty rights, civility

Published February 26, 1997

The question of Indian treaty rights simmers beneath the surface of Minnesota public affairs, boiling over from time to time with a judicial decision or a burned effigy. Now, the University has entered...

U Pass idea has successful precedents elsewhere

Published February 25, 1997

With opponents already declaring the U Pass dead on arrival, its advocates might once again look to the success of similar programs at other schools to revive the proposal. The plan mirrors programs already...

Keeping the U connected

Published February 24, 1997

The phone rings and a calm voice answers, "University of Minnesota information, how can I help you?" The caller asks for the registrar's phone number. An answer is given and the call connected. The phone...

MPIRG starts BWCA petition

Published February 20, 1997

The Minnesota Public Interest Research Group began gathering on Monday what members hope will total 5,000 signatures on a petition they plan to take to Washington, D.C. in April. The group, which receives...

Passengers rage over cancelled route

Published February 13, 1997

Transit authorities met boos and heckling from students and faculty members Wednesday at a campus hearing about the cancellation of University bus Route 52 service. About 150 people gathered in Coffman...

Sandwich shops saturate University area

Published February 11, 1997

It's an unmistakable trend: sub shops sprouting on and around campus. At least six stores selling deli-style fast-food sandwiches have appeared since 1994 in Dinkytown and Stadium Village. The ten sub...

Students pay for excessive Internet use

Published February 7, 1997

The University expects to gain $20,000 in user fees from its first month of charging for Internet modem access. Under the new rules, people who dial into the University network from home are allowed 30...

U considersbus pass plan

Published February 5, 1997

The University wants to trade its current Route 52 bus service for a hike in student service fees and a universal student bus pass. Parking and Transportation Services introduced plans to redesign campus...

Minnesota’s pines are threatened

Published January 24, 1997

Forests of majestic white pines covered Minnesota as recently as a century ago, but today only a few small strands of the tree survive. With another century about to begin, the University chapter of the...

Disabled riders get new service

Published January 22, 1997

Beginning Jan. 27, University students and staff who use wheelchairs, canes, crutches and other mobility aids will have a free service available providing specialized curb-to-curb service between University...

New energy plant to implement organic power

Published January 21, 1997

A new power plant, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, Northern States Power and the University, will be powered by plants. The University's Center for Alternative Plant and Animal Products is...

Law program puts students to work behind bars

Published January 16, 1997

Michelle Jacobson makes a habit of holding meetings in the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater visitation room. "I was a little nervous at first," Jacobson said. "The system of gates that you have...

Driver beware: Towing costs can vary

Published January 15, 1997

Jennifer Aulwes is a professional when it comes to being towed. Her car was impounded six times last year by Gopher Towing. While she doesn't question the justice of the towings, Aulwes doesn't understand...

Illegal parking creates problems

Published January 14, 1997

University employee Lorraine Haley pays more than $30 each month to park in Contract Lot 169 on the St. Paul campus. Despite the hang tag in her window, she says she often cannot find a space in the lot...

Polluted rivers threaten Gulf of Mexico

Published January 8, 1997

The Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers are making a killer contribution to the Gulf of Mexico, say University researchers. C. Ford Runge said the rivers are the source of 70 percent of the pollutants contributing...

Fine print troubles hospital workers

Published December 6, 1996

Tempers flared this week among the University employees affected by the University-Fairview hospital merger. The employees are upset because they are being called upon to sign away their rights to receive...

Boynton, U observe World AIDS Day

Published December 3, 1996

Sorrow and hope marked the eighth annual World AIDS Day commemoration Monday. The University's observance was quiet, as the weather and the specter of finals put a damper on campus activities. World AIDS...

Loss of health plan riles some

Published November 27, 1996

Beginning the 1st of January, 1,500 low-income Minneapolis residents, including some University employees, will lose their current pre-paid health care plan because a University-run clinic is not in compliance...

Good language skills make good medicine

Published November 26, 1996

Surgical lasers can't cut through the growing language barrier in medicine. But one University student might have the solution to the problem of hospital patients in the United States who don't speak...

Fairview is confident on antitrust issue

Published November 25, 1996

State Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III called on the University and Fairview Health System on Friday to seek exemption from Minnesota antitrust laws for the merger between University Hospital and...

Prof, support group address impotence

Published November 22, 1996

Many people still consider frank discussion about sex a taboo. But for men suffering from impotence, a new University support group dispels some myths surrounding the disorder. "Impotence is the most...

Study: cancer deaths on decline in U.S.

Published November 15, 1996

The American Cancer Society released data Thursday indicating that for the first time the overall number of cancer-related deaths in the United States is on a steady decline. The study determined that...

U Care serves neglected population in Minnesota

Published November 13, 1996

The billboards and bus signs advertising U Care have only been on display for a few months, but the University-run program has served the community's less fortunate patients for more than a decade. The...

Union supports grievance claim

Published November 12, 1996

A storm is brewing between the University and Teamsters, who are attempting to support two of their own in a grievance filed against a University housing supervisor. Fifty-three maintenance workers in...

Conference deals with end-of-life care

Published November 4, 1996

Thomas Mann once said, "A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own." Families often face difficult choices when a loved one is dying of a terminal illness, but doctors also face ethical...

Mauren slate wins Local 320 election

Published November 4, 1996

The votes are in from the first Teamsters Local 320 union election in 25 years. Teamsters Local 320 represents public employees in Minnesota. Local 320 has approximately 9,000 members in Minnesota, 1,500...

Union continues merger resistance

Published October 30, 1996

A rally at the Diehl Hall plaza was fraught with anger and concern Tuesday afternoon when hospital union employees gathered to protest the Fairview-University Hospital merger. About 80 American Federation...

Shiatsu relieves student stress

Published October 27, 1996

Dinkytown holds an ancient secret within its borders. The region's preeminent center for Shiatsu massage is at students' fingertips, but most don't even know it. The Minnesota Center for Shiatsu Study...

Mmm, tastes like … Minnesota

Published October 18, 1996

Call it Spam-chic. Never before has Minnesota's most famous processed-meat product featured so prominently on the menus at Coffman Memorial Union. But never before has University Food Services taken on...

University’s medical-advice show enters 10th season

Published October 16, 1996

More than 30 people with questions about breast cancer treatment called a local television program Tuesday evening seeking informed answers from a University doctor. "Health Talk and You" is a television...

Conference hosts black mystery writers

Published October 14, 1996

Mystery lovers at the University didn't have to look far to find a good whodunit last week, as the University played host to such notable black writers as Walter Mosley, author of "Devil in a Blue Dress." The...

Author describesrights violations

Published October 9, 1996

A hushed audience listened Tuesday as Carmel Budiardjo recounted her years as a political prisoner in an Indonesian detention camp. Students, staff and several members of Women Against Military Madness...

Former VP Lofquist, 79, dies

Published October 8, 1996

Dr. Lloyd Henry Lofquist, former vice president of academic affairs and chair of the University psychology department, died Monday morning at age 79. Lofquist served as the vice president of academic...

Magazine hosts campus event at Coffman Union

Published October 1, 1996

Many students walking by Coffman Memorial Union Monday were drawn to bright tents pumping out loud music as part of the Glamour 4.0 College Tour. The fashion magazine and 22 of its advertisers visited...

Spanning the decades

Published September 30, 1996

Editor's note: Each Monday, a story focusing on a person, place or institution that contributes to the unique culture of the University will be featured in the Daily.To most University students the Washington...

Major tenure change to wait

Published May 31, 1996

After several months of heated discussion about tenure, the Faculty Senate affirmed a new sense of cooperation Thursday at its final meeting of the academic year, but much work remains to be done on tenure...

Committee wants low-key talks on tenure

Published May 24, 1996

At its May 2 meeting, the Faculty Consultative Committee began to bridge a gap between the Board of Regents and the professors. The committee, which represents faculty interests to the administration,...

FCC called ladder to top

Published May 16, 1996

In the eyes of some faculty members, University professor Geoffrey Maruyama turned to the other side on March 16 by taking a job in administration. Formerly a member of the Faculty Consultative Committee,...

Boynton livens up marketing campaign

Published May 15, 1996

Advertisements for Boynton Health Service have been pretty somber in the past, but this year University students are getting a glimpse of the cyber side of Boynton. In 1986 the health center presented...

MSA calls for eliminationof provostal system at U

Published May 9, 1996

Reacting to the proposed budget currently before the University's Board of Regents, members of the Minnesota Student Association criticized the administrators Wednesday on a wide spectrum of issues. MSA...

Service at parking ramp riles regent

Published May 8, 1996

On the night of April 13, psychology senior Andrea Nelson was the only parking attendant working at the Church Street Garage. With an event occurring that evening at Northrop Memorial Auditorium, she...