The Minnesota Daily

All content by Michelle Moriarity

Residents learn of sex

December 1, 1998

More than 200 concerned residents of the southeast Como neighborhood crowded into the Southeast Christian Church on Monday evening to learn about a Level III sex offender who was recently released from...

Murphy renovation

November 30, 1998

Editor's note: More than $400 million is earmarked to build and renovate numerous University facilities during the next several years, thanks to a 1998 capital budget windfall and private donations. This...

Coffee shop worker serves his last cappuccino

November 28, 1998

In a smoky haze of rave music, whirring espresso machines and idle conversation at a campus area coffee shop, one University student's personal rage turned violent Friday night. Rain Cooper, a senior in...

Cooperative effort will improve air quality

November 19, 1998

Thanks to the efforts of a local neighborhood group, environmental activists and a local factory plant, the industrial cleaning fumes drifting through parts of Prospect Park will dissipate within the next...

Service education funding comes to U

November 10, 1998

A University-based resource for community service education is expanding its scope of services, thanks to a three-year contract and funding from Learn and Serve America, a national service-oriented learning...

Hollywood Video building brings

November 5, 1998

The October arrival of Hollywood Video brought a brand new building, rejuvenated business and several disenchanted residents to a Dinkytown neighborhood near you. Many local business owners are pleased...

Low-profile candidates voice issues

October 30, 1998

As this year's major-party candidates fight public battles over hot-button issues such as crime and taxes, a host of lesser-known candidates are struggling to make their voices heard on issues left by...

City scrutinizes Gopher motel

October 28, 1998

More than two hours of testimony from the Gopher Campus Motor Lodge's former manager highlighted the second session of a public hearing to determine the fate of the motel. The hearing will help determine...

House approves

October 21, 1998

Weeks of budget negotiations in Washington, D.C., culminated in Tuesday's House approval of a $520 billion federal spending package for 1999, which includes a measure that could potentially increase University...

Panel ponders future

October 20, 1998

A University-area landmark with a checkered past faces an uncertain future as city officials will determine the fate of the Gopher Campus Motor Lodge, located at 925 Fourth St. S.E. In the first of two...

Business owners OK student

October 16, 1998

If local business owners' attitudes are any indication, plans for an innovative student housing complex in Seven Corners have a promising future. After viewing detailed designs for the structure Thursday...

Legislation would fund

October 13, 1998

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Torture Victims Relief Act on Saturday, which authorizes financial assistance to rehabilitate victims of political torture. The Senate approved the measure...

Newinski hopes for luck

October 8, 1998

The third time is the charm for U.S. House candidate Dennis Newinski. As the Republican candidate for Minnesota's 4th Congressional District, Newinski told College Republicans on Wednesday evening that...

Como area residents protest development

October 7, 1998

Even though relocation of University Fleet Services to the intersection of Como and 29th avenues is imminent, vocal and concerned neighbors will not give in to the development without a fight. University...

Campaign for Twins stadium

October 6, 1998

The fight for a Minnesota Twins stadium is -- and will remain -- a losing battle, according to a study recently issued by the Minnesota Public Advocacy Research Team. Led by University speech communication...

Candidates meet with College Republicans

October 1, 1998

With slightly more than a month to go before the Nov. 3 general election, local political candidates are campaigning to their constituencies with full force -- including University students. About 20 College...

HUD grants U community

September 25, 1998

Thanks to some heartily welcomed federal funding, the University will lead an effort to revitalize an economically depressed St. Paul neighborhood. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced...

Community

September 24, 1998

An innovative plan charted by University researchers might result in more livable communities statewide within the next several years. Members of the Humphrey Institute's State and Local Policy Program...

Weisman receives

September 21, 1998

The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, once dubbed by the New York Times as one of the most beautiful art galleries in the world, received a more tangible form of recognition last week. U.S. Rep. Martin...

Dinkytown soon to sport new landscape attraction

September 21, 1998

More than two years after the demolition of Dinkytown's University Shops Annex, grounds officials are turning the vacant lot adjacent to Donhowe Building into a student-designed landscape attraction. Construction...

Students voice complaints about what cooks call food

June 8, 1998

Ambling through the drab playground of food buffets and tables in cavernous Centennial Hall dining service on Friday, students filled their trays, strolled to tables, picked at their wobbly portions and...

Student’s friends will pick his bride

June 4, 1998

David Weinlick is getting married this month. In preparation for the big day, he selected a tuxedo, a venue for the ceremony and reception, wedding rings and groomsmen. The only thing the 28-year-old...

Bikers busted for riding on sidewalks

May 29, 1998

Because of increased bicycle accidents and injuries, Dinkytown merchants and Minneapolis police joined forces this spring to enforce a little-known bicycle law. About 20 years ago officials made biking...

Safety chief Tschida retiring

May 28, 1998

After almost 40 years of experience in politics, safety and security, Paul Tschida, the University's assistant vice president for the Department of Health, Safety and Transportation, will retire at the...

Event promotes

May 21, 1998

The Bike, Bus or Pool Coalition looked for ways to reduce local pollution, traffic congestion and headaches when they brainstormed for this year's B-BOP Day activities. Officials marked Wednesday as the...

Officials set date for parking ramp demolition

May 19, 1998

After several years of delay, University transit officials finalized plans this week to tear down the East River Road Parking Ramp, a move that will displace hundreds of commuters next year. Officials...

Popularity of bicycle lockers whizzes upward despite cost

May 12, 1998

Tim Peters has lost two bikes and spent more than $150 on bike locks at the University. But when Peters, a senior chemistry major, rented a bike locker three months ago, the thefts came to an end. "I...

Light-rail transit system project gathering steam

May 12, 1998

The University's role in Minnesota's impending break into cutting-edge mass transportation will be minimal. Since the mid-1970s, transportation planners have researched several potential routes for light-rail...

Parking squeeze puts rates on the rise for sixth year

May 5, 1998

Higher prices and less convenience will characterize parking on campus for the next couple years. Major University projects, such as the Gateway Center construction and a proposed women's hockey arena,...

U graduate

April 30, 1998

When Rolf Scholtz majored in political science and international relations as a University student, little did he know he would be designing and marketing bicycle racks within two years of graduation. Since...

Old bikes re-cycled by local volunteers

April 28, 1998

Volunteers moved among rows of bicycles, piles of tires and bike-part recycling bins while tuning up, disassembling or testing once-discarded bikes. About 25 people volunteer their time and effort at...

Workshops help

April 24, 1998

Amid a pile of books, pamphlets and newsletters pertaining to the job search process, Kristi Nokken explained the intricacies of rÇsumÇ construction to one of the University's almost 2,600 international...

Revised

April 17, 1998

A revised policy for stringent regulation of consensual relationships and nepotism among supervisors and subordinates passed quickly Wednesday at a University Senate meeting. However, despite a 102-11...

Health care coverage sparks debate at forum

April 16, 1998

Health care coverage for dependents and restorative dental care were some topics of heated debate Wednesday at an open forum for graduate students. About 75 graduate students assembled at the St. Paul...

University professors win McKnight honors

April 13, 1998

If this year's crop of Distinguished McKnight professors is any indication, then the University is in good academic hands. Six University professors recently received $100,000 research grants from the...

GradFest eliminates hassles for students

April 9, 1998

Hordes of students gathered Wednesday at Coffman Union's Great Hall in preparation for commencement at the University's fifth annual GradFest. GradFest promises graduating seniors "No Hassle for Your...

TV show offers medical advice, answers questions

April 8, 1998

In Rarig Center's Studio E student crew members giggled and took their places behind television cameras as Dr. Greg Vercellotti, host of "Health Talk and You" cleared his throat, sipped a mug of water...

Bonobo monkeys considered primitive version of humanity

May 15, 1997

Because of the similarities between bonobo chimpanzees and humans, it is important the animals are saved from extinction, said Philip J. Regal, a professor in the University's Department of Ecology, Evolution...

Panel discusses role of beauty, art

May 5, 1997

Art must evolve from an ego-driven, exacting profession into a medium sensitive to current social conditions, according to a guest lecturer at the University. Artist and writer Suzi Gablik said being...

Owners struggle

January 1, 1995

Owners of the Gopher Campus Motor Lodge emphatically defended their establishment Monday while protesting the Minneapolis licensing department's efforts in the last of several hearings that will help determine...