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Student on bus helps victims despite memory loss

September 7, 2007

Jimmy Hanson, psychology Senior The details surrounding the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse were still hazy for Jimmy Hanson a week after it fell. "It's all a bit blurry right now," he said....

Bruininks ponders worldwide impact of bridge collapse

September 4, 2007

The Daily sat down with University President Bob Bruininks Monday to discuss the impact of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse and how he plans to help the University move forward. So where were you when...

Staff prepares to go on strike

August 15, 2007

Contract negotiations between the University and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union stalled last week, and now a labor strike looms. AFSCME leaders unanimously rejected...

Emergency department puts preparedness to use

August 8, 2007

While no one expected the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge on Wednesday evening, not everyone was caught unprepared by it. The University Department of Emergency Management has been training for years...

Bruininks appoints Rochester chancellor

August 1, 2007

An extensive, four-month search involving 37 candidates came to an end last week when University President Bob Bruininks appointed Dr. Stephen Lehmkuhle the University of Minnesota-Rochester's first chancellor. Pending...

University looks to revamp student evaluations

August 1, 2007

University mathematics professor Peter Olver has received quite a bit of student feedback in his 27 years of teaching at the University. His favorite comment, however, came from a student who offered no...

Fundraising, stadium questioned after rape case

July 25, 2007

A wrench was thrown in the University's public relations machine last week when police arrested and charged a fourth football player in a case related to an alleged rape in April. The criminal charges...

Jones charged in rape case

July 18, 2007

>DNA evidence from the victim's clothing and a cell phone video led to the arrest of Gopher football player Dominic Jones. By Mitch Anderson and Karlee Weinmann Hennepin County officials charged University...

Maturi tries new fundraising technique

July 18, 2007

With $26 million still to be raised for TCF Bank stadium, an outdoor track so worn down that it is unfit for competition and the ever-pressing need for a new baseball stadium, University athletics director...

Pres. dishes about budget

July 11, 2007

.The Daily sat down with President Bob Bruininks on Monday in Morrill Hall to discuss the status of the soon-to-expire Coca-Cola contract, strategic positioning progress, staff contract negotiations and...

University surveys graduates, seeks info about real world

July 3, 2007

It's a question many seniors find themselves pondering at the end of their collegiate career: What am I going to do after graduation? The Board of Regents got to see how recent University graduates were...

University professor paved way for women

July 3, 2007

Author and poet Charles Bukowski once wrote, "You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics." Perhaps no one's life embodied this message quite...

Pres. wants to raze eyesore

June 27, 2007

The Science Classroom Building, long described as a campus blemish by students and instructors alike, could soon be getting more than just a touchup. The building, a fixture of the East Bank campus since...

U staff fight for salary increases

June 20, 2007

With their current contracts set to expire and negotiations looming, University staff members voiced concerns to the Board of Regents last Wednesday. The regents held a public forum on University President...

Bruininks talks tuition, praises state support

June 13, 2007

.The Minnesota Daily sat down with University President Bob Bruininks at Morrill Hall last Tuesday to discuss the budget, reciprocity and his recent trip to Iceland. Gov. Tim Pawlenty just signed the higher...

Faculty compensation in line with peer institutions

June 13, 2007

One of the pillars of the strategic positioning initiative, as laid out by University President Bob Bruininks upon its introduction three years ago, is retaining and attracting world-class instructors...

Deadline set in reciprocity tiff

June 6, 2007

Controversy has been bubbling under the surface for quite some time in the Wisconsin reciprocity debate, but it might have finally boiled over. University officials are saying that unless Wisconsin's government...

McCollum’s new bill seeks to solve murder

June 6, 2007

On May 17, 2004, Minnesota native and University alumnus Joshua Haglund was found brutally murdered outside his apartment in Yerevan, Armenia. Three years later, Haglund's family still searches for answers...

Coach’s contract set

May 30, 2007

The University put the finishing touches on its contract with head football coach Tim Brewster earlier this month, agreeing to a deal that could net the first-time head coach up to $1.7 million annually. On...

University research associate caught up in Ham Lake wildfires

May 23, 2007

Lee Frelich usually studies forest fires after years, decades and sometimes even centuries have passed. But earlier this month, he got a more intimate view of his life's work when he found himself in the...

UMD athletes won’t be ‘poking’ anymore

May 4, 2007

University of Minnesota-Duluth head volleyball coach Jim Boos can have a profile on the popular social-networking Web site Facebook.com. His players, however, cannot. The players aren't supposed to, according...

NCAA prohibits texting

April 30, 2007

College coaches are going to have to go back to recruiting the old-fashioned way come Aug. 1. In a 13-3 vote, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved a ban Thursday to eliminate text messages from...

U stoppers Brew’s Crew

April 25, 2007

Head football coach Tim Brewster has generated a lot of buzz around the University since his arrival earlier this year, from his lofty predictions of postseason success to keeping promising recruits in...

Firm helps Maturi with search for coaches

April 23, 2007

When big schools like Kentucky, Florida or Minnesota begin the task of finding a new head coach or athletic director, one of their first calls isn't to a candidate, but to Dan Parker instead. Parker is...

New details gleaned from search warrant in rape case

April 18, 2007

Investigators released details Monday of the alleged rape of an unnamed 18-year-old woman by three University football players. A search warrant listed evidence police sought and seized in an evening search...

Students rally for football players

April 16, 2007

Opinions were strong and emotions ran high as more than 60 students, football players and concerned citizens turned out Friday at a rally at Coffman Union to support the three University football players...

Criminal charges abound in Big Ten

April 13, 2007

The Big Ten athletic conference has had a substantial amount of bad publicity this year. Football players from Illinois, Michigan and Penn State have been charged with an assortment of crimes - from burglary...

Jailed players released

April 10, 2007

The three University football players accused of raping an unnamed 18-year-old woman were released from jail Monday. No charges were filed, but the investigation will continue. Hennepin County Attorney...