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All content by Michelle Kibiger

I received a mes…

Published June 9, 1997

I received a message on my pager on a Wednesday afternoon last summer calling me to the Billy Graham Crusade at the Metrodome that evening. The reporter who was assigned to cover the event couldn't make...

Hasselmo honored with orchestra’s ‘showpiece’

Published May 7, 1997

A sea of black tuxedos, dresses, music stands and even sunglasses greeted University President Nils Hasselmo last night at the Ted Mann Concert Hall. More than 200 musicians in nine groups, and 300 audience...

Prof’s honor is Crookston’s first

Published April 30, 1997

W. Daniel Svedarsky, professor of agricultural management at the University's Crookston campus, performed a first among Crookston faculty members this week. Svedarsky, one of eight University professors...

GLBT’s Pride Week events begin Thursday

Published April 23, 1997

From hate crimes to pop culture's portrayal of coming out, Spring Pride Week organizers strive to shed light on various issues in the University gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual communities. Spring...

James pleads innocent todomestic assault charges

Published April 15, 1997

Gophers forward Courtney James brought his 6-foot-8, 270-pound frame to a different court on Monday morning. The sophomore starter for the Gophers men's basketball team pleaded not guilty to charges of...

CLA backs Chicano Studies department

Published February 18, 1997

Faculty members and students in the Chicano Studies department protested last week for more support from the College of Liberal Arts. They got enough relief to retain professor Dennis Valdes -- who happens...

Homeless in a cold place

Published January 13, 1997

Carolyn Beckham left her home and most of her possessions behind to move into the People Serving People shelter in downtown Minneapolis a couple weeks ago. Her husband, who is now in the Lino Lakes correctional...

New trend, mixed views

Published January 8, 1997

As universities across the country try to keep up with increasing demands and shrinking government support, traditional models clash with more corporate styles of management. The University is struggling...

Morris gets new tenure code; some profs dissatisfied

Published January 6, 1997

A vote on tenure revisions for the Morris campus has left many Morris faculty members unhappy with their new code and the way it was passed by the Board of Regents. In a Dec. 12 vote, the University's...

Some students praise Wisconsin fees ruling

Published December 5, 1996

and Chris Vetter Although the precedent does not stand in Minnesota, some University students hope a recent federal ruling that bans mandatory student service fees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...

Endowments increase as funding falls

Published December 4, 1996

While the tenure debate rages and professors fear the elimination of entire departments, some University faculty members and administrators are working quietly to insulate their disciplines from the future's...

Dorms are cramped home sweet home

Published November 25, 1996

College of Liberal Arts sophomore Emily Echola lives in Comstock Hall, the same place she spent her freshman year at the University. She said the residence hall's proximity to the Minneapolis campus and...

Alum endows $2 million chair

Published November 22, 1996

University alumnus Lyle Berman gave the school an early Hanukkah present this week. Berman created a $2 million endowed chair for the Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible programs of the Classical and Near...

Center offers tips for stress reduction

Published November 21, 1996

Students need more than winter survival kits to bear the added stress at the end of the quarter. They need effective time and stress management skills. Marilyn Becker, the acting director of the University's...

Officials talk riverfront face lift

Published November 19, 1996

Urban planners at the 12th annual Conference on Policy Analysis agreed Monday that renewing the vitality of the Mississippi River depends on finding new uses for old resources. The conference for redevelopment...

Study links suicide and public welfare spending

Published November 14, 1996

Put a Republican and a Democrat together in the same room and they will likely argue what role the government should play in people's lives. The debate over the government's role in protecting the public...

Professor teaches uses of hypnosis in learning

Published November 14, 1996

When kinesiology junior Janelle Jacques registered for classes this fall, she decided to take a learning skills class. Like other University classes, it offered several sections at different times. Unlike...

Although Presi…

Published November 6, 1996

Although President Bill Clinton's second term election was a surprise neither to Minnesotans nor voters in the rest of the United States, the fact that Clinton barely achieved a majority of the popular...

Organizations encourage women to go to the polls

Published November 4, 1996

When Americans elected 73 freshman Republicans to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, 54 million registered women voters did not participate. More than 97 million American women are eligible to...

Shilepsky addslife to debate

Published October 30, 1996

Excluded from an earlier debate between fellow candidates for House District 59B, Reform Party candidate Alan Shilepsky wasted no time attacking his opponents at a final contest Tuesday at Coffman Memorial...

Democrats hope to ride coattails

Published October 29, 1996

In the past two months, Minnesota rallies featuring notable Democrats such as Vice President Al Gore, Candace Gingrich, Robert Redford and Gloria Steinem have promoted reestablishing Democratic control...

Officials debate mandatory HIV test

Published October 25, 1996

A movement to mandate HIV testing for all pregnant women is rippling across the nation because of research about preventing mother-to-child transmission of the AIDS virus. But some Minnesotans feel there...

Suspect charged in rape, burglary

Published October 23, 1996

One of four men charged in an Oct. 8 University-area rape and burglary incident appeared in a Hennepin County courtroom Tuesday morning. Giezwa Andersen appeared before Judge David Duffy to hear new charges...

University professors are organizing, cyber-style

Published October 17, 1996

The last time University faculty members voted to form a union, they sat at the same tables and discussed the issues over lunch at the Campus Club in Coffman Memorial Union. That was in 1981. Today, fewer...

U opens biomedical research building

Published October 14, 1996

The University's own bridge to the future was dedicated Friday with the grand opening of the new Basic Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Building. The $62.7 million structure replaces the Botany Building...

Jesse Jackson visits campus with a message of ‘hope’

Published October 11, 1996

It was like an old-time revival meeting, complete with an altar call. Only this time the converts were unregistered voters, and the preacher was the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Jackson stopped by Coffman Memorial...

Opportunity knocks at career fair

Published October 10, 1996

Several hundred Institute of Technology students left behind their lab coats and goggles to don suits, ties, skirts and blazers Wednesday. They left behind their computer-generated graphs and models,...

Experts share research on cell communication

Published October 7, 1996

College of Liberal Arts junior Abby Hestness has lupus, a disease that causes her immune system to attack healthy parts of her body. In her case, the lupus has damaged her kidneys beyond repair. Because...

U Card offers many options

Published October 4, 1996

University students and staff members can now grab some munchies from vending machines without having to dig change out of the depths of their pockets. Most campus beverage and food vending machines will...

Award will aid study of HIV

Published October 2, 1996

The University's Program in Human Sexuality last week was awarded $1 million from the National Centers for Disease Control to study the effectiveness of two programs to prevent the spread of HIV. Over...

Philanthropic students bike the South

Published September 30, 1996

University graduate Randy Stillinger spent the Fourth of July in Roswell, New Mexico. The "UFO Capital of the World" did not disappoint him, and he has the evidence to prove it. The pictures of what he...

U Card to be usedin copy machines

Published September 30, 1996

University students and staff members are now able to use their U Card to do more than just check out books at the library. Students can now use their U Cards as copy cards at all the University libraries,...

Oral supplement may prevent diabetes

Published September 27, 1996

Researchers in the University's Clinical Research Center are testing a new drug that may prevent the onset of one type of diabetes. The University is one of 10 centers across the United States participating...

Online Q-and-A to be held tonight

Published September 26, 1996

Marvin Marshak, senior vice president for Academic Affairs, will be live online tonight to answer questions from students. Students can contact Marshak via a specially designed World Wide Web site. During...

Al Gore’s appearance brings out a fair crowd

Published September 24, 1996

More than 3,000 fairgoers stopped eating pronto pups, cheese curds and cotton candy for about three hours to listen to Vice President Al Gore at the Minnesota State Fair on Labor Day. Gore's visit continued...

Cedar Riverside festival draws national headliners

Published August 16, 1996

For those who love music, food and fun, Sunday will be the day to head down to the Cedar Riverside community in Minneapolis and take in the sounds, sights and smells. Organizers of the 13th annual Cedarfest,...

Foundation selects ’96 Puckett scholar

Published August 16, 1996

Kirby Puckett may no longer be gracing the Metrodome with his fielding and hits, but his legacy will live on through the education of several University students. In 1994, Puckett and his wife Tonya began...

Fair will feature U’s PowerWall

Published August 14, 1996

Walls at the Minnesota State Fair are typically used to display things like arts and crafts. But, some University Institute of Technology students and staff members have created a wall that is an exhibit...

U college works on world view

Published August 7, 1996

The College of Education and Human Development is one of several University colleges moving toward a more international curriculum. "Knowledge is now public property everyplace," said Dr. Josef Mestenhauser,...

Ex employees sue U for disability bias

Published August 7, 1996

Hennepin County Judge David W. Duffy was assigned Monday to a case in which two former employees are suing the University, alleging that the school fired them because of their disabilities. Susan Forsyth...

Block parties celebrate night out against crime

Published August 5, 1996

Crime prevention and neighborhood renewal will be the subject of lawn chair conversations Tuesday at National Night Out celebrations around the University. More than 30 neighborhood block parties are...

Gender suit not new for U

Published August 2, 1996

Shirley Johnston and Dr. Patricia Olson, two former professors in the College of Veterinary Medicine, are suing the University for gender discrimination, claiming the University doesn't hire women for...

Seven classrooms slated as models for larger upgrade

Published July 24, 1996

Several University classrooms are getting a face-lift this summer thanks to the state Legislature, which approved a $4.2 million funding request this spring to repair classrooms. Seven classrooms on the...

Public shot is the climax of private strife

Published July 22, 1996

When Jennifer Joan May allegedly walked into the office of University President Nils Hasselmo and shot a bullet into the ceiling June 11, she was a very different woman from the one who came to the University...

AIDS riders return to U

Published July 10, 1996

Lori Gilbertson returned to her job at the University's Student Dispute Resolution Center on Tuesday, but her mind was still on the 450-mile bicycle trip she made as part of the Twin Cities to Chicago...

Fees for buses, parking go up

Published July 8, 1996

Officials blame budget cuts for the July 1 increase in public transportation and University parking fees, but most bus patrons are more concerned about service cuts than increased costs. "We were surprised...

U reviews its policy on affirmative action

Published July 3, 1996

Mark Rotenberg, the University's general counsel, said he and his office are currently reviewing all of the University's affirmative action policies to make sure they are in compliance with federal regulations. His...

Guerrilla Comedy lives up to name

Published July 1, 1996

They perform their craft in a hit-and-run fashion. They strive for freedom like soldiers. Then they fade away, leaving laughter in their wake. Somehow the name Guerrilla Comedy fits the troupe of University...

Program prepares high schoolers

Published July 1, 1996

Going away to college is a big step for high school graduates, but 82 high school students decided to give it a trial run this summer in the University Summer Honors College. The program allows 11th-...

Reform Party endorses U alumnus for Senate

Published June 24, 1996

The newly named Minnesota Reform Party endorsed University alumnus Dean Barkley Saturday at its state convention. Barkley will contest incumbent Senator Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., in November's U.S. Senate...

Road work builds frustration

Published June 24, 1996

Construction along University Avenue has been a mixed blessing for commuters and residents. Although the end result should be improved roads and bike paths, increased dust and the early morning sounds...

Graham speaks at the Dome

Published June 21, 1996

They came bearing brown bag lunches and Bibles. They came from places as far away as Florida, and they came in caravans from the University. They wore blue jeans, three-piece suits, T-shirts or dresses. Whether...

Decency Act ruling fuels censorship debate

Published June 19, 1996

Supporters of First Amendment protection for the Internet, both at the University and across the country, won a victory June 12 when a federal district court in Philadelphia struck down the Communications...

U works to prevent violence in the workplace

Published June 17, 1996

Workplace-related violence is on the rise, but predicting violent behavior is nearly impossible, said David W. Johnson, director of the University Employee Assistance Program. Prevention and intervention...

Internet accounts will be down this weekend

Published June 14, 1996

Several Internet-related functions at the University will be unavailable to students and staff members this weekend because of computer service relocation. Beginning Sunday, the University's Office of...

Child accepts slainmother’s diploma

Published June 11, 1996

Bittersweet celebration replaced sadness for the family of slain University student Kami Talley at the College of Liberal Arts graduation ceremony Sunday. CLA Interim Dean Robert Holt gave Talley's diploma...

U greek bikes for disabled kids

Published June 11, 1996

University senior Randy Stillinger began the adventure of a lifetime Monday, one that will take him across 22 states on a bicycle. Stillinger and more than 50 members of Pi Alpha Phi fraternity from across...