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Evening jogger turns rescuer

September 6, 2007

>Tim Mueller, accounting and finance alum Even bystanders without medical experience were able to lend a hand to the disaster scene. Tim Mueller was going for a run near West River Parkway when the...

Couch surfing: the new wave of travel

August 1, 2007

;University students are traveling more than ever. The number of study-abroad students has more than doubled since 1998, according to Learning Abroad Center statistics. As travel becomes more commonplace...

Immigrants aided in path to citizenship

July 11, 2007

Pop quiz: Which states were the 13 original colonies? Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death?" Which constitutional amendments address voting rights? Those are three of the 99 questions immigrants...

Oak Street Cinema temporarily closed

July 11, 2007

The Oak Street Cinema near the corner of Oak Street and Washington Avenue announced Thursday it will close until Labor Day. The theater's attendance is typically lower in the summer and parking is always...

Military kids unprepared, face difficulties

June 27, 2007

Dealing with a parent fighting overseas is tough enough for military children. In a controversial war like that in Iraq, soldiers' children also have to deal with conflicting opinions at home. Operation:...

Far from home, but not without hope

June 27, 2007

All that's left of Phuoc Tran's life in Vietnam fits inside a small red box. Among its contents are the shirt she wore on her five-day ocean voyage from Saigon to Malaysia and a handkerchief she was embroidering...

Class helps integrate human rights into K-12 curriculum

June 20, 2007

Reading, writing, arithmetic - and human rights? That's the concept behind the University's Institute for Global Studies' workshop designed to help K-12 teachers integrate human rights studies into their...

U, others partner with Google to digitize library collections

June 13, 2007

What if every book in the world - from "Hamlet" to "Harry Potter" - existed in digital form on one database? That idea may not be so far-fetched. The University announced June 6 that it will allow Google...

Sheriff delivers eviction to local restaurant

June 6, 2007

Washington Avenue pizza shop Manhattan Loft isn't remodeling, as its owners told The Minnesota Daily for the April 27 article, "Spring brings eatery revamp." In fact, the restaurant won't be reopening...

U to create India Center with state money

June 6, 2007

Though existing programs at the University have been promoting connections to India, a new center will soon tie those efforts together. Last Wednesday, Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed the omnibus higher...

Korean-Americans talk about intergenerational relationships, differences

May 30, 2007

Over Memorial Day weekend, many remembered the men and women serving in Iraq. But a Minneapolis art exhibit has been paying tribute to stories of the Korean War for the past several months. "I never realized,...

University McNair Scholars adviser lived life of service

May 30, 2007

If anyone's life story ever embodied the phrase "pay it forward," it might be Dena Sanford's. She was an adviser in the University's Ronald E. McNair Scholars office, which helps low-income and first-generation...

Century-old Harvard Market closes

May 23, 2007

After more than 100 years in the University's Stadium Village neighborhood, the Harvard Market on the corner of Harvard Street and Washington Avenue Southeast closed May 9. The Harvard Market East, a larger...

Hatch hopeful for health care reform

August 16, 2006

It's possible for every Minnesotan to have health coverage without taxes having to budge, according to Attorney General Mike Hatch. In his Aug. 9 speech at the University's Humphrey Institute of Public...

Behind the scenes of the State Fair

August 9, 2006

Behind the fun and games of the Minnesota State Fair, there is a million-dollar business that makes the cheese curds sizzle and the Ferris wheels go 'round. Make that a $30.8 million-dollar business. That...

FDA plans spark debate

August 9, 2006

The Food and Drug Administration's announcement of a new push to sell emergency contraception without a prescription is prompting feelings of relief and concern in the University community. On July 31...

Course offers insight into global health

August 2, 2006

With a growing number of local immigrant and refugee populations such as Somali and Hmong, doctors are seeing more patients with different health needs than patients born in the United States. To meet...

U researchers: Ethanol and other biofuels won’t solve U.S. oil woes

July 26, 2006

The quest for cleaner, cheaper fuel is on many people's minds as gasoline prices increase, but it's riddled with obstacles for researchers and industry leaders. University applied economics researchers...

Middle East bombs hit close to home for some students

July 19, 2006

Although the bombs that landed in Lebanon and Israel are thousands of miles away, for some members of the University community, the violence feels much closer to home. Since fighting between Israel and...

University students react to bomb blasts in Bombay

July 19, 2006

The July 11 blasts in Bombay, India, have left some worried about old tensions between India and Pakistan and others concerned about increasing Islamic terrorist activity in and around India. Over the...

High-schoolers probe health careers

July 12, 2006

Fifteen-year-old Fallon Boyle carefully drilled away at a cavity in her patient's tooth Tuesday at the University Dental School's lab in Moos Tower. The tooth was plastic, and her patient was a metal head...

Local music school in tune with some

July 5, 2006

Many University students are familiar with the tales of Bob Dylan hanging around Dinkytown in the 1960s. Stories about the apartments where he lived and now-defunct coffeehouses where he played are the...

City leaders declare energy independence

June 28, 2006

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak donned a colonial-style coat and tri-cornered hat Saturday afternoon to sign the Declaration of Energy Independence. Arctic explorer Will Steger and Scott Benson, chairman...

Group to visit Somali education system

June 28, 2006

What might have looked like a dinner among friends Monday at the Riverside Avenue Perkins was, for some, the beginning of an important journey. About a dozen people representing several Twin Cities colleges...

New Dinkytown store has high-end fashion covered

June 21, 2006

Dinkytown is known for many things, but high-end fashion isn't really one of them. "When you think Dinkytown, it's more like Everyday People or Urban Envy ­- the consignment places," said psychology...

Patient bikes to gain aid for U lab

June 21, 2006

A year ago last Friday, Bill Matson, a New Hampshire stock portfolio manager, had a heart valve replaced. To commemorate the procedure Friday, he took a tour of the University's Experimental Surgical Services...

Undocumented students face problems in paying for school

June 14, 2006

One summer day in 1993, when child psychology and Chicano studies junior Abraham Castro was 7 years old, he found himself standing alone outside a Southern California restaurant. The people his family...

Somali center’s education night sees growing numbers

June 7, 2006

The first verse of one chapter in the Quran commands, "Read in the name of your Lord Who created." Echoing that verse, one of several speakers at the Fifth Annual Somali Education Night on Friday told...

Music School breeds offbeat bands

May 31, 2006

Few students outside the School of Music are likely to ever wander through the practice rooms of Ferguson Hall. But if they do, they might be surprised by what they hear. Kris Isackson is an ecology, evolution...

Memo writers want U to aim higher

May 31, 2006

Imagine exams and lectures were replaced by laboratories where students research course material on their own instead of taking notes from a professor. Imagine Psychology 1001 began by covering the most...

Campus Club samples beers and teaches their histories

May 31, 2006

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." On Thursday at the University Campus Club's fourth annual beer tasting there was plenty of happiness and beer. Phil...

University appoints dean for new college

May 24, 2006

The nomination of a new dean Thursday marked a milestone for the new College of Education and Human Development and the University as a whole. Darlyne Bailey, current dean of the Teachers College and vice...

Students camp out for humane design

April 24, 2006

Anyone strolling along Northrop Mall on Thursday night would have come upon several dozen little tarp structures dotting the lawns - and might have wondered what they were. As their final project, students...

Tourney raises money for children affected by HIV

April 17, 2006

The Acorn Ballers, El Muerto Verde and The Squirrels were just a few of the 17 teams that stepped onto the court Saturday at Williams Arena to raise money for children impacted by HIV and AIDS. Hoops for...

Documentary filmmaker discusses sexual assault

April 14, 2006

In her award-winning documentary, filmmaker and actress Angela Shelton looked up every woman in America who shared her name. She found that 28 of 40 Angela Sheltons who responded had been raped, beaten...

U band could have first female leader

April 11, 2006

While many students might be carousing with friends, five members of the University Marching Band have been spending their Friday nights practicing their routines at the Bierman athletics complex. These...

Daily brings home 12 regional awards

April 3, 2006

The Minnesota Daily won 12 awards this weekend in the 2005 regional Mark of Excellence Awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. Second-best all-around daily student newspaper, best...