The Minnesota Daily

All content by Melinda Rogers

Student representative pledges to concentrate on campus issues

August 3, 2001

There is a phrase that often runs through the mind of Venora Hung. The adage "Unless you have a solution, don't complain" is a motto the Board of Regents' student representative applies to many aspects...

Social Justice Party candidate advocates for poor, minorities

July 27, 2001

Tim Connolly will turn 52 on election day this November, and he can't imagine a better birthday present than winning the Minneapolis mayoral race. Connolly, one of 22 candidates making a bid for mayor,...

Legislators considering joint stadium despite U opposition

July 25, 2001

Despite University opposition to a joint stadium for Twins, Vikings and Gophers teams, legislators are considering a task force this summer to study stadium possibilities. House Speaker Steve Sviggum,...

Duluth hosts four-day international conference on rural development

July 23, 2001

The University is one of three sponsors hosting the first-ever Joint International Summit on Community and Rural Development in Duluth from July 22-25. This year's conference expands on the annual Minnesota...

Board to vote on campus life VP

July 11, 2001

When Robert Jones started his career at the University in 1978, he had one goal in mind: Make a difference in the lives of students. Jones worked to accomplish this goal during the past 23 years through...

Legislature misses deadline; Ventura to name regents

July 3, 2001

Five months after the original deadline, Gov. Jesse Ventura will take the reigns of the regent selection process from the Legislature to appoint new members to the University's Board of Regents. "It's...

Sesquicentennial celebration ends with concert, fireworks

July 2, 2001

The University wrapped up its sesquicentennial celebration Friday after a year of sponsoring events throughout the state to honor the institution's 150th birthday. Friday's grand finale, "A Night to Remember,"...

Regents to vote on 2001-02 tuition hike

June 27, 2001

University students will probably see a 13.8 percent tuition hike this fall, raising the price of Twin Cities undergraduate tuition from $4,877 per year to $5,536 - a $659 increase. University President...

Reed elected unanimously as regents chairwoman

June 22, 2001

For Regent Maureen Reed, mediocrity is not an option. While this statement defines the newly elected board chairwoman's view on the University's future, it applies to other aspects of her life as well. Reed...

History prof named regents professor, highest U recognition

June 13, 2001

Allen Isaacman stands with a twinkle in his eye before a wall covered with hundreds of pictures of students. The history professor knows all the students by name and will more than likely share a personal...

U picks self-insurance option, leaves current coverage provider

June 11, 2001

The Board of Regents voted Friday to sever its relationship with the State Employee Group Insurance Program and switch to a new self-insurance system to provide health care coverage for 32,500 University...

Yudof, Regents consider tight budget, 14 percent tuition hike

June 11, 2001

Still waiting for a final decision from the Legislature on funding, President Mark Yudof discussed the University's 2001-02 operating budget with the Board of Regents on Friday. Yudof said the state's...

Regents discuss U’s role in preparing students for college

June 8, 2001

University officials are developing strategies to give potential students in the Twin Cities metropolitan area a variety of choices for continuing their education. At the Board of Regents meeting Thursday,...

Students, public gain support from PASV aid

June 6, 2001

Beginning college is an exciting time. When making new friends and exploring new surroundings, it's hard to imagine a negative situation that might put a damper on a happy new life. While nobody plans...

Regents develop policy, promote student input

June 6, 2001

The college world. As students enter into it they find a wealth of possibilities - and a pile of bills. Ever wonder where all that tuition money goes and who decides what to spend it on? The answer is...

U honors alum, former wrestler for service

June 1, 2001

Former professional wrestler Stan Kowalski still remembers the highlight of his college days at the University. Although he played football for the Gophers from 1948-50 on the same team as former Vikings...

UMD increases penalties for underage drinking

May 30, 2001

Students at the University of Minnesota Duluth will face tougher penalties for underage drinking, including the notification of parents after receiving an underage drinking citation. UMD Chancellor Kathryn...

Regents discuss health plans

May 25, 2001

University employees might soon find themselves under a new health benefit plan. After researching alternatives to the State Employee Group Insurance Plan - the University's current health care plan -...

Yudof warns of disturbing trends in higher education

May 21, 2001

University President Mark Yudof said last week the University might have to rethink its mission if the Legislature does not respond to the institution's budget request with adequate funding. Yudof told...

Looming deficit forces library to cut resources

December 11, 2000

University students and faculty members using the Institute of Technology library will have fewer resources to choose from unless the library's deficit problem is resolved. Over the past six years, library...

MSA fees committee members approved

December 6, 2000

After nearly an hour of debate, the Minnesota Student Association approved the 13 students nominated to serve on the Student Services Fees Committee by a two-thirds majority Tuesday. The association gave...

State biotech leaders to debate potential of controversial industry

November 30, 2000

Minnesota's biotechnology leaders will gather today at the Radisson Hotel Metrodome to discuss the future of the state's lucrative yet sometimes controversial industry. MNBIO, a Minnesota biotechnology...

U scientists develop molecular test for deadly cow disease

November 29, 2000

University researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine Researchers have developed a test to detect bovine viral diarrhea in cattle. The test, currently exclusive to the University, is a major step...

Weisman Art Museum displays student work with color red

November 21, 2000

Surrounded by a sea of red, observers viewed artwork and listened to presentations by University freshmen during the opening reception of "The Color Red" on Thursday evening at the Weisman Museum. The...

Former U professor given award for gay rights achievements

November 20, 2000

After serving in the Minnesota Legislature for more than 25 years, former University history professor Sen. Allan Spear was honored by the the Gay and Lesbian Victory Foundation and the International Network...

Asian characters to be added to Internet Web site addresses

November 15, 2000

Already accessing information from thousands of Internet Web sites around the world, University students equipped with the right technology will now be able to expand their horizons even more. Last week...

U considers

November 10, 2000

Already facing delays and still without a general contractor for the Coffman Union renovation, University officials are now deciding whether or not they should continue to increase student service fees...

Veteran DFL lawmakers prevail in three local legislative races

November 8, 2000

In three local races featuring multi-term incumbents, DFLers Mary Jo McGuire, Larry Pogemiller and John Marty edged out Republican challengers in their Minneapolis and St. Paul districts. After already...

Agreement on how to distribute grant money will prevent delays

November 8, 2000

University faculty anxiously awaiting the start of some new research projects can now avoid red tape because of a recent agreement signed with General Motors. General Motors signed a pre-negotiated contract...

Napster officials agree to new membership, fee-based system

November 3, 2000

After a year of battling record companies, Napster officials reached an agreement that would keep the service operational, but might ultimately cause its most loyal customers -- college students -- to...

Hundreds camp out to await release of Playstation II

October 27, 2000

After a sleepless night standing outside in the rain, Heidi Borman and BriAnn Henderson knew their day could only improve. The University sophomores were just two of hundreds of people around the Twin...

Students continue to bypass University Napster firewall

October 26, 2000

Allen Sopko and his roommates received a pleasant surprise three weeks ago while playing with their computers. After several months of being unable to access Napster due to a University block on the site,...

Computer glitch

October 23, 2000

University students using residence hall cafeterias experienced long lines and delays last week due to a faulty computer making access to students' accounts difficult. The main server for the Omni Access...

Fund drive looks to provide for U future, aid whole community

October 20, 2000

A biology professor being mercilessly dropped into a dunk tank? An English professor being slammed in the face with a cream pie? These are just two ways University faculty are raising money for the University...

New director joins U to head the Office for University Women

October 18, 2000

The Office for University Women welcomed its new director with a reception Tuesday afternoon. Jeanie Taylor was introduced to the University community in the Ski-U-Mah room at the Gateway Center and was...

University tuition higher than average at public institutions

October 17, 2000

University tuition is higher than the average cost at other public institutions in the nation, according to College Board statistics released Monday. The University charges undergraduate state residents...

Multimedia program enhances classroom experience worldwide

October 13, 2000

When Richard Peifer came up with an idea to bring University students more interactive classroom presentations a decade ago, he never imagined that one day his program might be utilized by students worldwide. For...

New FBI surveillance system prompts concern for privacy

October 12, 2000

For most University students e-mail is a fast and easy way to communicate with friends and family in a private one-on-one manner. But students' e-mail privacy might be limited with the emergence of a FBI...

U develops two new programs to improve Internet access for students

October 4, 2000

University students will soon be able to access a higher volume of information from the Internet at a faster pace thanks to two new innovations from the University's Networking and Telecommunications Services. A...

U Web registration system improved to add instant seat updates and more

October 3, 2000

Students using the University Web registration system should find the process quicker and easier this week, according to University officials. A University Web development team has worked to add several...

Biomedical engineering degree offers students new opportunities

September 28, 2000

For the first time in University history, students interested in biomedical engineering have the opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree in the field. The new degree program offered this fall by the...

Board of Regents to interview

March 16, 2000

When graduate student Kristen Berning applied for the open student position on the University's Board of Regents she knew she would face some tough competition. But that didn't faze her. "I've had a wide...

U professor receives award for achievements in sexology

March 16, 2000

Many researchers work tirelessly throughout their careers, hoping to be recognized for an important contribution to their field of study. While few ever receive the honors they dream of, one University...