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Student attacked outside Williamson Hall

January 19, 2000

A 25-year-old University student was attacked by an acquaintance Dec. 13 outside Williamson Hall, according to University Police reports. The assault occurred in the early afternoon when the suspect grabbed...

University temp suspected of stealing $10,000

December 15, 1999

A temporary University employee is suspected of stealing $10,000 from the bursar's office Dec. 7, according to University Police Sgt. Jo Anne Benson. University Police Detective Marianne Olson said investigators...

Man charged in sexual assault case for fondling his daughter

December 15, 1999

A 42-year-old University student was charged Monday with sexually assaulting his 14-year-old daughter at a Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative duplex, according to a Ramsey County criminal complaint. The...

Former boyfriend

December 14, 1999

A 19-year-old University student was kidnapped by a former boyfriend late Thursday evening from a residence hall, according to a University Police report. Hennepin County prosecutors charged 19-year-old...

Interim athletics director selected

December 3, 1999

The University is expected to announce the appointment of Tom Moe, a former partner in a major Minneapolis law firm, as interim men's athletics director Dec. 6. University President Mark Yudof met with...

U student attacked with knife at Como housing complex

December 1, 1999

A female University student was attacked with a knife at her Como Student Housing apartment late Thursday, according to a University Police report. The incident was reported to police at 9:20 p.m., about...

MSA considers repealing fees-committee approval

November 30, 1999

The Minnesota Student Association will vote today on a motion to rescind a Nov. 16 vote approving the selection of the Student Services Fees Committee. Some MSA members question the political composition...

Athletic misconduct not new at University

November 20, 1999

Past athletics scandals seem to have taught the University very little about preventing future mismanagement. Long before the ongoing academic-fraud investigation erupted on campus this spring, equally...

Yudof consults regents on decisions

November 19, 1999

and Kristin Gustafson During Thursday's closed-door Board of Regents meeting, members had their last chance to weigh in on University President Mark Yudof's course of action in the men's athletics investigations. Regents...

Campus area ranked in top 20 percent for crime

November 18, 1999

Neighborhoods surrounding the University's Twin Cities campus rank in the top 20 percent of college residential areas with a high crime risk, according to an online news service. The report compiled by...

Forum addresses fears about sexual violence

November 15, 1999

University Police file about 2,300 reports annually, and less than 1 percent of those are sexual assaults, campus police detectives said Friday at a Coffman Union forum. In response to increased student...

University Police officer dies of lung cancer at 48

November 9, 1999

A 48-year-old University Police officer died Sunday of complications from cancer. Richard Lamkin was diagnosed with liver cancer four weeks ago and recently developed the minor infection he was never able...

Fire destroys student’s bedroom

November 3, 1999

A fire at a Prospect Park home Thursday afternoon destroyed a University sophomore's bedroom, including all of her personal belongings. Brittany Farquharson, a College of Liberal Arts student preparing...

Party weekend prompts strong police patrol

November 2, 1999

Police officers from four different agencies issued 171 citations this weekend during a saturation patrol targeting drunken driving, according to University Police reports. Twenty additional officers from...

Police disband party as part of disturbance crackdown

October 27, 1999

Minnesota Student Association President Ben Bowman was among 23 people ticketed by Minneapolis police for attending a disruptive Como-neighborhood party early Sunday morning. Bowman said he was issued...

Trick-or-treaters look both ways

October 25, 1999

Witches, clowns, Teletubbies, princesses and Pokemon gathered Saturday at Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative to celebrate Halloween and learn about bike safety. The St. Paul campus student-family housing...

Reported crime rates surge in U communities

October 22, 1999

Reported incidents of robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and sexual misconduct more than doubled between 1996 and 1998 in University neighborhoods, according to statistics released by the University...

Squad car nearly hits man loitering in street

October 20, 1999

Minneapolis police arrested a 19-year-old man late Sunday evening after nearly running into him with a police squad car on the 400 block of Cedar Avenue South. The car screeched to a halt to avoid hitting...

Con man swindles students

October 15, 1999

Minneapolis police suspect at least one scam artist has targeted University students for the past three months in an elaborate scheme to swindle hundreds of dollars in cash from them. The con artist has...

Police ticket party-goers over weekend

October 13, 1999

Minneapolis police ticketed seven University students at two fraternities for having disruptive parties this weekend. Officers responded to reports that members of the Theta Tau Fraternity at 515 10th...

Three students injured in attack; no arrests made

October 6, 1999

At least six University students attacked three other students with a knife outside of Middlebrook Hall on Sept. 29, University Police said. The three victims, all between the ages of 18 and 19, attend...

Men’s athletics: Investigation’s total legal fees exceed $1 million

September 30, 1999

Combined legal fees for two recent investigations into University men's athletics exceed $1 million, possibly making it the most costly athletics legal probe in University history. A University spokeswoman...

Carlson lecture features Brokaw

September 28, 1999

To commemorate Curtis L. Carlson Day, NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw highlighted the accomplishments of the World War II generation Monday morning at Northrop Auditorium. The Board of Regents proclaimed Sept....

NAACP leaders challenge city on housing project

September 24, 1999

and Max Rust The NAACP is going back to court today to block efforts made by the Minneapolis City Council to demolish the Glenwood and Lyndale housing projects. NAACP leaders rejected a compromise settlement...

Representatives assure city residents of Y2K preparedness

September 23, 1999

The city of Minneapolis began a weeklong series of Y2K-preparedness meetings Wednesday at community centers in four regions of the city. The first meeting was held at Logan Community Center in northeast...

Health school gets $43 million for HIV study

September 17, 1999

The University's School of Public Health has received a $43 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to head up an international HIV-research project, officials announced Thursday. James D....

Council woman’s agenda includes University issues

September 16, 1999

After working as a registered nurse for the University hospitals for 31 years, Minneapolis councilwoman Joan Campbell decided to head for the political arena in 1989. She has represented neighborhoods...

National report criticizes U policy

September 10, 1999

A Washington, D.C.-based think tank issued a report Thursday criticizing the University's admissions policy -- claiming minority students receive preferential treatment. The Center for Equal Opportunity,...

City Council approves money

September 8, 1999

Amidst a cheering and jeering audience Tuesday afternoon, the Minneapolis City Council voted to provide a minimal raise in funding for affordable housing citywide. After a heated discussion, the decision...

Students will receive advance of financial aid

September 7, 1999

Because of a glitch in a new University computer system, financial aid and scholarships will not be disbursed to students on time. Students will receive help in another form from the University, however. The...

Hospitalization insurance still concern for U

September 7, 1999

In the cloud of anxiety, stress and confusion that finals create, students might not have noticed a change in the registration system last spring. These students might be enrolled for University hospitalization...

Former U professor honored with highest civilian medal

August 16, 1999

He says walking and reading are his weaknesses, it's hard for him to pass up an opportunity do either. He is a husband, a father of five and a grandfather -- seemingly an ordinary guy. But Max Kampelman,...

Conference addresses importance of culture in transracial adoption

August 13, 1999

Families seeking to adopt children should try to adopt within their race, said Dr. Ruth McRoy, who spoke at an international adoption conference. But transracial adoption can work if parents interact with...

Women authors’ Web site fills void of information

August 9, 1999

Three and half years ago, two University professors and a graduate student developed a Web site to inform Web users about the lives and works of women authors of color. Now, this site is getting attention...

Memorial service honors University surgeon Lillehei

August 6, 1999

Filling the auditorium Dr. C. Walton Lillehei once lectured in, about 200 people gathered to honor and remember the renowned surgeon and faculty member. A memorial service held Thursday at the University...

Washington Avenue construction expected to cause major delays

August 4, 1999

Although originally slated to start Tuesday, the demolition of three campus buildings will be postponed until later this week. The project will require closing a lane of traffic on Washington Avenue. Washington...

Error leaves University off U.S. News top hospital list

July 30, 1999

U.S. News and World Report published its list of "America's Best Hospitals" last month, but the perennially ranked Fairview-University Medical Center was nowhere to be found among the top hospitals this...

Financial aid requires clean drug record

July 23, 1999

Students with drug-related offenses on their records are expected to report their convictions on federal financial aid applications, according to a provision proposed Friday by the U.S. Department of Education. Those...

University to host Asian American cultural convention

July 19, 1999

This weekend proved successful for members of the Asian American Student Cultural Center in their bid to host a convention of more than 1,000 Asian American students at the University in the beginning...

Groups protest highway reroute

July 19, 1999

About 50 activists lofted signs saying "America, where is your sacred land?" and "Bury my heart where MnDOT won't find it" at a Saturday afternoon picnic protest at Minnehaha Park. The protest aimed to...

Full course load

June 4, 1999

Companies create gimmicks with the hope of gaining customer attention and a future purchase. "Buy two, get one free" and "items half off" are phrases often found in thrift shops and closeout sales. Recently,...