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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Mohamad Elmasry

Group hopes for new union

Published May 2, 2005

Avelino Mills-Novoa, associate vice president for the Office for Multicultural and Academic Affairs, said his mentor once told him, "It's difficult to dislike someone after you've listened to their story." That's...

U aims to have diverse campus

Published April 27, 2005

WThis is the third story in a four-day series about diversity on campus. Thursday's story will focus on a program in General College for first-year students who speak English as a second language. hen...

Some question intentionsof U.S. war in Afghanistan

Published April 6, 2005

Reflecting on the U.S. war in Afghanistan that ended approximately three years ago, former University student Ahmad Ali said the 2001 operation was not about freedom, democracy or human rights. The United...

Hennepin County, the U announce relationship

Published April 4, 2005

The University and Hennepin County are engaged in a new partnership to connect the school's scholarship "with the actual hands-on laboratory that is Hennepin County," said Randy Johnson, Hennepin County...

Leader speaks at U about internal reform for Arabs

Published March 25, 2005

ew topics are higher on the world agenda than reform in the Arab world, said Ismail Serageldin, who is director of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. Serageldin spoke on Thursday to a group of approximately...

U grad stresses more help for Sri Lanka

Published March 21, 2005

When recent University graduate Shivanthi Sathanandan arrived in Sri Lanka two weeks after the tsunami hit the region, she said, people walked around in a daze like zombies. Sathanandan returned to Minnesota...

Woman recants rape claim; U student cited for underage drinking

Published March 10, 2005

A 24-year old woman who said that a man attempted to rape her Feb. 13 took back her accusation this week, said Steve Johnson, deputy police chief for the University Police Department. "Our investigators...

Government official talks at Coffman Unionabout pre- and post-Sept. 11, 2001, security

Published March 2, 2005

University students gathered Tuesday to listen to a high-ranking government official speak about what the United States is doing to combat terrorism. Keynote speaker Michael Hurley, current senior director...

U community members critique current Iraqi press

Published February 22, 2005

After two years of war, an ousted regime and recent political elections, questions remain about freedom of the press in Iraq. Some University community members disagree about how free the Iraqi press is...

Mpls.bars brace for ban

Published February 4, 2005

Bars on the University's Minneapolis campus are preparing for a smoking ban that will go into effect March 31. The ban will prohibit smoking in all public facilities in Minneapolis, said City Council member...

E-mail crime alerts warn U community

Published January 28, 2005

University police are pursuing a lead they received about two robberies that occurred outside of Territorial Hall on campus last week, Lt. Chuck Miner said. To date, no arrests have been made, he said....

Art marks local landmark’s rebirth

Published January 21, 2005

Revisiting Dinkytown's past, Varsity Theatre reopened last weekend. The theater's Jan. 14 reopening featured the film "Shinders to Shinders," an interactive art performance and a handful of performances...