The Minnesota Daily

All content by Lynne Kozarek

Dealing with Par…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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...