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Letter from the Editor –Series to cover wide range of interests surrounding U students’ dollars

July 18, 2001

This series is not about a tuition hike. It is not about bookstore price gouging. It's not about credit card or student loan companies. Instead, this series is about students who charge all their books...

Groups ready fee requests as deadline, finals near

December 7, 2000

As Friday's 5 p.m. deadline for Student Services Fees requests looms closer, members of University student groups find themselves scrambling to finish term papers, study for finals and justify their group's...

Supreme Court finds states, not voters, choose electors

December 5, 2000

The U.S. Supreme Court damaged more than Vice President Al Gore's campaign with its Monday morning ruling in George W. Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board. The Court's reiteration of a 108-year-old...

Gore loses in pair of court decisions

December 5, 2000

Vice President Al Gore's campaign was dealt two potentially lethal blows yesterday when his last refuge, the legal arena, tilted sharply in favor of his opponent, Texas Gov. George W. Bush. First, at about...

Current election shows parallels to 1876 crisis

November 28, 2000

This is not the first time the U.S. Supreme Court has gotten involved in an election. This is not the first time states' presidential races are too close to call. This is not even the first time Florida...

U students submit floor plans for train station restoration

November 21, 2000

A massive restoration effort has turned the long-silent waiting room of the Milwaukee Road Train Depot into a hub of activity once again. At 9 a.m. today, University interior design students will present...

Court dismisses student fees suit

November 16, 2000

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit brought by five University students challenging mandatory student services fees last week. The Nov. 9 decision reflected an earlier precedent established...

Despite divisions, next Congress might still fund higher education

November 14, 2000

As the battle for Florida's crucial 25 electoral votes crystallizes party lines, concern over a feuding U.S. Congress is growing among Washington D.C. lobbyists. With no significant majority in either...

Fraternity loses alcohol rights as result of party

October 19, 2000

As a result of a party at Zeta Psi fraternity Sept. 29, at which a University freshman was allegedly raped, the fraternity's Alumni Board banned alcohol from the chapter house premises Monday. Though Zeta...

Protestors condemn Israel for West Bank violence

October 5, 2000

Next Monday is the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. It is a day where, after adequate reflection, practicing Jews atone for their transgressions, both minor and significant. Wednesday, nearly 100 people...

tudents learn of community service opportunities at fair

September 20, 2000

The University Career and Community Learning Center kicked off its seventh annual Community Involvement Fair Tuesday on the Washington Avenue Bridge. About 50 organizations, from the Abbott Northwestern...

Charges filed in fraternity attacks

September 18, 2000

Two assailants attacked five University students at the pharmacy fraternity Sept. 9, resulting in a serious injury for one victim. Hun Sack Sim, 23, and a 17-year-old male were charged with the attacks....

University staff receive awards for excellence

May 5, 2000

Five University staff members were honored by their peers with the Academic Staff Awards on Thursday. "The honorees are selected for their outstanding service to the University and the community at large,"...

Yudof tackles finance issue on radio show

April 27, 2000

With a larger-than-average University tuition hike on the horizon and only marginal increases in financial aid, finances are becoming the number-one concern for students, said University President Mark...

students experience protest in Washington, D.C.

April 21, 2000

On Sunday, there were games of frisbee, parades and puppet shows. On Monday, there was pepper spray, tear gas and nightsticks. And in the middle of it all, several University students found out what it...

Escalation of Vietnam war spurs upheaval on campus

April 19, 2000

Editor's note: This is the eighth in a 10-part series of stories highlighting each decade of the 20th century and how The Minnesota Daily covered them. The series will appear on Wednesdays leading up to...

New self-imposed sanctions jeopardize team’s future

April 11, 2000

Dan Monson, men's basketball head coach, will readily admit that no one said his job was going to be easy. Then again, no one said it was going to be this hard, either. The University's latest wave of...

Presidential candidate Nader campaigns at U

April 10, 2000

Through standing ovations, laughter and a few tears, presidential candidate and social activist Ralph Nader spoke to an overflowing audience Friday in the Bell Museum Auditorium. The Green Party candidate...

Humanities professor fights to save program

April 7, 2000

George Kliger has been struggling to keep the humanities alive at the University for almost a year. One way or the other, that fight could soon be over. The humanities department was abolished in 1992...

Passionate leader rallies African-American pride

March 21, 2000

Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad did not come to the Sabathani Community Center on Monday night to make life easier on anyone, especially not anyone white. He came, instead, to mobilize the African-American...

Documentation incriminates director

March 14, 2000

New evidence in David Molohon's expulsion appeal might prove Judith Reisman, occupational therapy program director, misled the President's Student Body Review Panel, the University's highest appellate...

Expulsion appeal results uncertain

March 10, 2000

After a tense, two-hour appeal hearing, David Molohon emerged from a Morrill Hall conference room still unsure if he has a future at the University. If his appeal is not successful, Molohon contends he...

Fairness of expulsion disputed

March 9, 2000

Today, second-year occupational therapy student David Molohon will take his last stand against expulsion from the University. If his appeal is rejected, Molohon will be dismissed without ever having been...

World War I envelops University

March 1, 2000

Editor's note: This is the second in a 10-part series of stories highlighting each decade of the 20th century and how The Minnesota Daily covered them. The series will appear on Wednesdays leading up to...

System upsets tuition bills

February 25, 2000

When Kathy Lund, a sociology and criminology junior, opened her tuition statement last week, she found a tuition bill several hundred dollars higher than it should have been. In addition to $300 of last...

U’s fund-raising effort keeps Medical School out of the red

February 24, 2000

In Medical School Dean Al Michael's State of the Medical School address Wednesday, he painted a picture of a department on its way to becoming the phoenix of the University. When the Liaison Committee...

PeopleSoft goes offline for update

February 17, 2000

PeopleSoft, the University's new problem-plagued computer system, will shut down again today until Feb. 21. At least this time University officials are doing it intentionally. PeopleSoft technical support...

Student group defends using animals for research purposes

February 8, 2000

Kristin Schreiber says she does not hate animals. She says she harbors no deep-seated vendetta against laboratory mice and her animal-research techniques are not malicious. However, she does conduct neurological...

NIH removes

February 3, 2000

The National Institutes of Health no longer considers the University an "exceptional organization." That's good news to University officials who have spent millions of dollars filling up a hole dug by...

Twins, Vikings question

February 2, 2000

The Minnesota Twins are headed into the ninth inning, the Vikings are considering an audible and the state Legislature has taken a timeout, putting the Metrodome's future in a haze. Both professional sports...

German ballet was…

January 26, 2000

German ballet was not the only feature Tuesday night at Northrop Auditorium; several cases of German beer also made the show. The first Twin Cities performance in 30 years by Germany's Stuttgart Ballet...

U plows on despite snow emergency

January 20, 2000

Staff Reporter As six inches of snow blanketed the Twin Cities on Wednesday, schools closed, Minneapolis officials declared a snow emergency and airports grounded hundreds of flights. At the University,...

University weathers year 2000 without glitches

January 18, 2000

When the Y2K changeover was said and done, more was actually said than done. Across the country, computer administrators wiled away the final hours of 1999 watching over computer systems and waiting for...

Marshall scholar to study in Britain

December 9, 1999

It's a long way from Grand Forks, N.D., to Warwick, Great Britain, but University senior Letisha Morgan is about to complete the trip. The Grand Forks native will be one of 40 Marshall scholars nationwide...

Fraud causes examined as U rebuilds after scandal

November 24, 1999

Time heals all wounds, but that offers little comfort to the patient recovering from cancer left with reminders of the disease and the debilitating treatment. As the University begins recovering from the...

MPIRG displays potentially harmful toys

November 24, 1999

Vindicating every mother's unheeded warnings, the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group gave its annual demonstration of the latest toys posing a serious danger to children. The presentation, led by...

U might form new group to oversee athletics

November 19, 1999

The Senate Consultative Committee met Thursday to discuss forming a new University watchdog group to oversee athletics. The proposed committee would replace the Assembly Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics. But...

Housing crisis burdens U students

November 15, 1999

Getting that first apartment is a memorable time in many college students' lives. It is a step away from shelter, a step toward independence. Without the knowledge of housing rights guiding them, however,...

Federal aid protected for colleges banning military recruitment

November 11, 1999

A recent change in a federal budget provision allows colleges and universities to bar ROTC units and military recruiters from their campuses without fear of losing federal student aid. But officials say...

St. Paul stadium tax ruled out by voters

November 4, 1999

Norm Coleman threw a hell of a game, but the last pitch for the St. Paul stadium tax was high, and its opponents walked home with a 58 to 42 percent win in Tuesday's elections. The proposal would have...

Online booksellers face legal troubles

November 2, 1999

The National Association of College Stores is suing VarsityBooks.com, alleging the online textbook retailer has mislead customers with promises of hefty discounts on course books. The association filing...

Grant to fund census database

October 26, 1999

Thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the University's Historical Census Project will bring the world to Minnesota. The money will be used to create the largest and most...

Disconnected alarms trigger old-fashioned evacuation during fire

October 21, 1999

For the first time in months, Jackson Hall's fire alarms were switched off Tuesday. As luck would have it, Tuesday was the first time in years the alarms were needed. Owre Hall, connected to the east side...

Construction-site blaze disrupts classes, trafic

October 20, 1999

A fire broke out on the seventh floor of Owre Hall on Tuesday in the construction site for the Molecular and Cellular Biology building on Washington Avenue. The fire spread quickly through nearly half...

Low expectations blamed for lagging minority students

October 19, 1999

A College Board report released Friday said minority students are falling behind in all levels of education. The report blamed a variety of social and institutional factors. Minority students fall prey...

Woman might sue if denied right to wrestle

October 14, 1999

Jennifer Wong, a University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman, might sue her school if it denies her the right to wrestle. According to University Men's Athletics Director Mark Dienhart, the same could conceivably...

‘First Monday’ event investigates housing crises in Twin Cities

October 7, 1999

Under the Truman administration, the 1949 Housing Act was passed with the promise to provide "a decent home and suitable living environment for every American family." At a Law School symposium Tuesday,...

Variety of pets attend church services for spiritual cleansing

October 4, 1999

The bells of the Basilica of St. Mary in downtown Minneapolis sang out through the cool, crisp, bright September air Sunday, greeting the assembled multitude of ... dogs. To be fair, there were a number...