The Minnesota Daily

All content by Mark Baumgarten

A Life Lived in Miniature

October 17, 2002

The narrator is the glue that keeps a novel from falling apart. It's a bit of a trite statement straight from high school literature courses, but, for most intents and purposes, it is true. Even with the...

Darren Jackson leads indie-rock duo Kid Dakota through the American psyche

August 13, 2001

The west is the future/It's bright and metallic/The west is a fever/It's hot and hypnotic/The west is a promise/The west is a new land/The west is an old lie/The west is a bad man -Kid Dakota, "Atomic...

There is life after for Divorcee

July 2, 2001

Between bites of his breakfast burrito at the Bryant Lake Bowl, Ryan Seitz, lead singer and chief songwriter for Twin Cities popsters Divorcee, tries to explain the story behind the band's name. And the...

Flawed cost estimates delay Coffman project

September 28, 2000

When the Twin Cities Student Union Board of Governors rejected bids from three contractors for the renovation of Coffman Union Friday, they concluded that the project would be delayed. Many officials were...

Coffman without contractor, major delays expected

September 27, 2000

Members of the Twin Cities Student Union Board of Governors announced Tuesday that the renovation of Coffman Union will be delayed indefinitely at least six months. The renovation, scheduled for completion...

Brew Master, Ph.D.

September 18, 2000

When Richard Hanson began teaching University students about the process of brewing beers and wines 30 years ago, he decided he needed to practice what he preached. In an attempt to know firsthand what...

PeopleSoft advantages beginning to appear

September 6, 2000

When University administrators contracted with PeopleSoft in 1996, they were warned the operating system would take two steps back before taking a step forward. After a rough year with the system, administrators...

Students housed in hotel, lounges due to shortage

September 5, 2000

When Amber Clausen heard she would be spending the first few months of her college life living in a hotel, she was disappointed. But when she heard about the free parking and cleaning services, she figured...

Protesters voice concerns at city council meeting

August 18, 2000

Protesters stifled by police enforcement during last month's genetics conference protests finally had the opportunity to express concerns to the Minneapolis City Council. A group -- including protesters,...

Potential delegates look to lead younger voters

August 14, 2000

With aspirations of becoming a Democratic national delegate on his mind and fliers in hand, 21-year-old Aaron Street walked into Minnesota's First Congressional District convention ready for a fight with...

Researchers conclude

June 7, 1999

After months of meticulous investigation, University researchers have concluded that Rodney "The Rod" Boschwitz does, in fact, kick ass. The results have come after serious speculation over the validity...

Change in federal funding law could spark research

June 4, 1999

If the National Bioethics Advisory Commission has its way, the University might begin a new form of research involving human embryos. This possibility comes at the hands of the commission's recommendation...

Plowing techniques affect global warming

May 28, 1999

Farmers may now be doing more than simply feeding the world's population. If University researcher Raymond Allmaras is correct, they are also helping stall global warming. Allmaras' research has shown...

Speech addresses new vaccine technology

May 25, 1999

Dr. Charles Arntzen held an audience captive on the St. Paul campus while wielding a banana Monday afternoon. But the audience did not fear harm from the banana-holding man. Arntzen's lecture, "Edible...

CitySongs program

May 20, 1999

The anticipation in St. Paul's Martin Luther King Center was almost as prevalent as the sound of singing children that filled the building's hall. Both came in preparation for the CitySongs Kids' Friday...

Computer failure forces students to register in person

May 18, 1999

Many students hoping to register for fall courses Monday on the Web were greeted with a message reading "server down." On the first day of its operation, the University's new Web-registration system, Student...

U program introduces children to agriculture

May 14, 1999

Ten-year-old Dan Wanous had never seen a cow's stomach. But after spending a day of agricultural exploration on the St. Paul campus, Wanous was able to describe, in detail, all four stomachs of the cow. "I...

Speaker shares advantages of pet acupuncture

May 12, 1999

For most people, sticking dogs with needles would be considered cruelty to animals. But when Dr. Marty Goldstein performs acupuncture on household pets, it is for their own health. Goldstein, a doctor...

Minnesota Royal celebrates farming fun

May 7, 1999

The event might be longer, and the competitions might be a little wackier, but there is one thing that hasn't changed about Minnesota Royal in the last 83 years: its devotion to promoting Minnesota state...

Mother’s Day inspires students’ gift-giving

May 4, 1999

April showers bring May flowers. And if the employees at Sheffield's Floral are right, the May rays will bring University students in to buy these flowers. "There are always a lot more sales in the spring,"...

Christiansen’s plans to abolish MSA foiled

April 30, 1999

Amid a crowd of close friends with T-shirts reading "You're a Graduating Senior, Why do you Care?" Jared Christiansen could only guess if the next phone call was the one he was waiting for. When the phone...

Event shares science with students

April 29, 1999

Seven high school students surrounded a table covered with eggs and dishes on Wednesday morning. But unlike the patrons of a local restaurant, these students were not preparing to dig into a hearty breakfast. The...

New editor in chief to take helm at Daily

April 26, 1999

If Aaron Kirscht gets his way, students are likely to see a lot more of The Minnesota Daily around campus next year. As the newly appointed editor in chief, Kirscht, a senior journalism major, hopes to...

Daily names new

April 26, 1999

Marty Brown would like to make an impact on The Minnesota Daily long after he has left the University. And his recent appointment will afford him the opportunity to make a long-lasting impression. The...

Troubled past of MSA could tell its future

April 22, 1999

Since its inception in 1958, the Minnesota Student Association has experienced its fair share of growing pains. But while the association has done a good deal of growing in the past 40 years, the pains...

Process treats lupus, arthritis

January 26, 1999

More than 30 years after University physicians pioneered the world's first successful bone marrow transplant, campus researchers have found a new use for the procedure. The process, called autologous stem...

Outdoor center hosts

January 13, 1999

Students crowded the Les Bolstad Golf Course near the St. Paul campus on Tuesday night, but golfing was the furthest thing from their minds. With help from the freshly fallen snow, approximately 25 snowshoe-equipped...

Former U students pose for Playboy

November 10, 1998

Joe Senser's Bar and Grill in Bloomington provided a warm refuge from Minnesota's first snowfall to a packed house of men of all ages Monday night. The attraction: former University students Nicole, Jaclyn...

Spirited parade sets celebratory

October 26, 1998

Members of the University community lined University Avenue on Saturday to show school spirit and support the 110-plus community organizations in the annual Homecoming parade. University Avenue was closed...

New band members prepare for festivities of ‘Stooge Week’

October 19, 1998

At the mention of the word "Homecoming," many students think of football, parades, parties -- and family reunions. For many members of the University Marching Band, Homecoming Week is a family affair. While...