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Performances aim to bolster HIV, AIDS awareness

December 2, 2002

In what organizers are calling a new approach to increasing HIV and AIDS awareness in the Twin Cities, students and faculty from local colleges are putting on a series of arts performances and panel discussions...

Mayoral candidates debate policing procedures, housing

August 10, 2001

Thirteen Minneapolis mayoral candidates exchanged ideas with each other and with area residents at the Plymouth Congregational Church in south Minneapolis on Thursday night on how to make Minnesota's largest...

City council to vote on Sayles Belton’s 2001 budget proposal

December 13, 2000

The Minneapolis City Council will vote Thursday on Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's 2001 budget recommendation. The mayor presented her proposal to the city council on Nov. 9. Part of the $1 billion proposal...

Demolition begins next week to clear space for northeast Minneapolis face-lift

December 7, 2000

Demolition of three city blocks in northeast Minneapolis is scheduled to begin next week, marking the start of an $87 million redevelopment task called the St. Anthony East Bank Village Project. The project,...

U fined $30,000 for steam plant violations

November 14, 2000

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency fined the University and New Jersey-based Foster Wheeler Corp. $30,000 Thursday for contractual violations surrounding the University's steam plant system. Since...

Sabo, Davnie win West Bank seats

November 8, 2000

Seth Woehrle DFLers Julie Sabo and Jim Davnie dominated the Minneapolis West Bank District 62 state senate and house races, respectively. Sabo earned 72.87 percent of Seward and Longfellow resident votes....

U sports scandals date to 1970s

October 25, 2000

Years of task forces, hope for administrative reform and athletics accountability have not prevented the University's largest athletics scandal to date. While various University committees have been formed...

West Bank candidates meet to hear residents

October 18, 2000

West Bank area state Senate and House candidates chatted about issues Longfellow and Seward neighborhood residents deemed most important at two back-to-back Tuesday night community-guided forums. In contrast...

Fire at Cedar Creek chars acres of grass and native savanna

October 13, 2000

A plot of land at the University's Cedar Creek Natural History Area in East Bethel, Minn., dedicated to testing the effects of grass fires, went ablaze accidentally early Wednesday afternoon. The fire...

Plant shutdown leaves U without main heat source

October 10, 2000

The University's primary source of heat has fallen victim to its 12th shutdown in as many months, leaving some buildings on the Minneapolis campus without a source of heat or air conditioning at times. The...

University’s General Counsel stays busy with variety of cases

October 5, 2000

The University's Office of the General Counsel has been splashed over the news media in the past, especially with the civil case against former men's basketball coach Clem Haskins. But when large cases...

Drug convictions restrict access to federal financial aid

September 28, 2000

For the first time this fall, a 1998 provision of the Higher Education Act will delay or deny federal financial aid to any student convicted of a drug offense. The provision states any student convicted...

raduates of rare U program work to spice up communities

September 22, 2000

They've helped develop the skyway system in Minneapolis, redevelop the riverfront in St. Paul and are currently working on a number of projects in metro area communities. But graduates of Master of Urban...

Badgers alter photo to appear diverse

September 21, 2000

To portray the school's diverse enrollment, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's admissions department dramatically altered a photo on a brochure cover. The original photo, depicting a crowd of white...

innesota links to Switzerland on the Internet

September 15, 2000

Two clusters of medical companies, universities and research facilities from both ends of the earth will, for the first time ever, combine medical biotech expertise and offer products and services on one...

Intersession courses provide study opportunities abroad

September 14, 2000

The conversion to semesters last year drew little more than criticism from most University students. Some contended courses spanned too lengthy a time period, work loads were greater and stress was higher. Enter...

Restaurant offers unrivaled ambience in Dinkytown

August 21, 2000

Recently, local composer Randall Davidson was offered $50 for the shirt off his back while visiting New Orleans. The T-shirt read, "Al's Breakfast." To anyone who has stepped foot into the ten-foot wide,...

Groups relocate due to fungal contamination

March 16, 2000

The University has signed a contract with Ryan Companies to renovate Coffman Memorial Union with a completion date slated for Fall 2002, said Maggie Towle, director of Twin Cities Student Unions on Monday. Meanwhile,...

Guthrie riverfront plan underway with city approval

January 30, 2000

The Guthrie Theater has cleared its first hurdle in a redevelopment plan that aims to build a state-of-the-art theater complex on the Mississippi River near downtown. Four city council committees on Monday...