The Minnesota Daily

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TV show

April 17, 1998

Students from as far away as Mankato State University stopped by the Twin Cities campus Thursday to voice their discontent over a nationally televised show that included footage of the University's queer...

Demolition plans uncertain for crumbling parking ramp

April 15, 1998

When University architects unveiled the East River Road Parking Ramp more than three decades ago, the steel I-beams that keep the structure standing today were never part of their plans. Although the...

Regents plan for

April 10, 1998

The Board of Regents added a new word Thursday to the University's policy lexicon: decentralization. In a meeting heavy on discussion and light on policy changes, University President Mark Yudof furthered...

Remodel spurs two-year takeover of polo field

April 8, 1998

Bike poloists will need to find a new space to play because Facilities Management set up shop for two years on the impromptu polo field behind the Washington Avenue Ramp. Temporary offices occupy the...

Tenure review process will change in 1998

April 3, 1998

University history professor Sara Evans will prepare for her performance review this spring the same way she has for the past 22 years. She will draw up a list which includes the courses she's taught,...

Miller, longest-serving

April 1, 1998

The University's longest-serving dean will take a list of memories with him when he retires this June, but colleagues say he will leave 27 years of influence behind. Harold Miller will leave his role...

U agrees to hire small companies for projects

March 31, 1998

Richard Copeland noticed an influx of business with his construction company after 1979, when the University pledged to seek more services from small, minority-owned companies. If the University gets...

Smoking up the social stratosphere

March 15, 1998

Joe Mammal sat on his porch, smoking a cigarette. He felt cool and it wasn't because of the crisp air. It was something more. Something almost everyone can relate to. We've all held one in our hand. Some...

Regents might streamline hiring process

March 13, 1998

As early as July, getting a teaching or administrative job at the University will be a lot less time-consuming. University officials are proposing several changes for academic and professional hiring...

Approval expected on dance center

March 12, 1998

Like a rerun from the Board of Regents' February episode, the governing body's meetings today and Friday are heavy on policy discussion and light on action. The discussions include a look at research...

Profs urged to take more sabbaticals

March 6, 1998

A team of administrators and faculty members wants more University professors to take a vacation. The team is not advocating tropical getaways or camping excursions; rather, they want professors to refresh...

Alumnus becomes college dean

March 5, 1998

With his first day months away, the new College of Education and Human Development dean already carries heavy expectations on his shoulders. Steven Yussen is the first dean to be appointed from outside...

Final word given on fees

March 2, 1998

The student services fees committee kept one theme in mind when it made final recommendations for next year's quarterly allocations: the best service to the most people at the best price. Committee members...

Campus groups entreat fees committee for funds

February 26, 1998

In a mostly conciliatory fashion, campus groups sounded off on proposed student service fees appropriations Wednesday during the first of three public hearings. The initial fees committee projections,...

Datingpolicymight change

February 6, 1998

After almost 20 drafts since revisions began in September, a policy on regulating nepotism and consensual relationships at the University nears a final vote. The latest outline, discussed by a Faculty...

Low salaries cost Utop faculty members

February 4, 1998

Unable to match a salary offer from another school, College of Biological Sciences Dean Robert Elde lost one of his most valuable faculty members last year. While Elde would not disclose the name of the...

Businesses want more links to U

January 30, 1998

Corporate executives had a single message for University President Mark Yudof at a business conference Thursday: Strengthen ties with the private sector. More than 300 people listened to Yudof lay out...

Supplemental request will provide for renovations

January 28, 1998

Walking into Ford Hall, University students will soon see a majority of classrooms with refurnished seats and improved lighting -- and maybe even a place to plug in their laptop computers. Renovated classrooms...

Historic halls will get face- lift with U plan

January 27, 1998

In efforts to erase a backlog of deteriorating buildings without compromising the University's historic appearance, school officials will soon put forward new renovation guidelines. The guidelines, which...

University’s chief finance officer resigns

January 23, 1998

The University lost its chief financial negotiator Thursday when JoAnne Jackson, senior vice president for Finance and Operations, resigned. Jackson, who played a key role in securing contracts such as...

Provost position links U, MnSCU

January 20, 1998

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Along with a recent pact between the University and its funding competitor, a newly created moderator post will help join the state's two largest higher education systems. As the first...

Yudof invites Chinese educators to Minnesota

January 20, 1998

Top education officials from the University and China could soon reunite. Although no contracts resulted from Mark Yudof's China trip, the University president rolled out the red carpet for the country's...

Yudof on the move, connects with alumni to obtain funding for U

January 16, 1998

Mark Yudof, dubbed the "pancake president" and "Mr. Clean of campus," can add "jetsetter" to his list of nicknames. Fresh back from China, the University president will board a plane again after a short...

U recruiters will focus on local students

January 15, 1998

Prospective student Nicholas Rognes sat in the University's admissions office Wednesday waiting to learn more about the school. As the Albert Lea resident whittles down his college choices -- the University,...

Regents alter mission at U

January 12, 1998

They're appearing at University faculty conferences. They're organizing student participation at the Legislature. And they're holding forums of their own on distance learning. It's all part of the new...

U could develop online access for K-12 schools

January 9, 1998

Administrators want more interaction with potential students so they're sharing their technology assets with the Minneapolis Public School system. University computing representatives are meeting with...

Merger forum has low turnout

January 7, 1998

Fueled by rumors of a merger between the schools of journalism and speech communication, more than 50 students of the respective schools confronted a task force in November with their concerns. But when...

University is reaching some diversity goals

January 7, 1998

University officials want to see greater retention and recruitment of students of color even though the school is already meeting several of its diversity goals. An annual performance report released...

Aramark

January 6, 1998

Aramark Corp. will slowly change the face of vending, catering, dining and residential food service at the University as it starts moving in this month. In what is billed as the largest food contract...

New deanof grad school appointed

January 5, 1998

University President Mark Yudof imported his second Texan to fill an administrative post when he named Christine Maziar the vice president for research and dean of the graduate school last month. Her...

U approves funding for Asian-American studies

June 20, 1997

Although many of the University's ethnic studies programs have been in existence for 25 years or more, the school is still without an Asian-American studies program. But that might change when the University...

cademia and Activism

June 2, 1997

This year, the University's Department of Women's Studies celebrates its 25th anniversary. And Catherine Orr, a graduate student in feminist studies and speech communication, is working toward her doctoral...

Employees speak up about future food service

May 23, 1997

University food service workers gave the ARAMARK corporation a taste of what they expect from a contract with the private food vendor at a meeting Thursday. The company's representatives explored potential...

Textbook-exchange websites give other options

May 22, 1997

Students who make the quarterly bookstore run to buy and sell books can now trade that trip for a different exchange option. Internet book exchanges popping up on University World Wide Web page accounts...

Removal of asbestos is a lengthy task

May 20, 1997

The University has actively removed asbestos from its buildings for the past six years. The projects won't necessarily be getting smaller, nor will the University be asbestos-free anytime soon. Officials...

Women’s Week to start today

May 5, 1997

Women's Week, which begins today at the University, focuses on the social connections between women and poverty. This year's theme draws speakers to talk about topics including welfare, women's health...

Weekend honors Mexican history

May 5, 1997

Cinco de Mayo events occurring today mark the final day of a celebration that started Friday to honor the traditional Mexican holiday. University students, staff and faculty members, and even Goldy Gopher...

Writer: Media more open on homosexuality

April 28, 1997

Higher visibility of issues like the coming out of Ellen DeGeneres' character in this week's "Ellen" episode leads one writer to conclude that media are becoming more comfortable with discussions of homosexuality. Michelangelo...

University samples food services

April 24, 1997

The eight-member food service evaluation team has unanimously voted to recommend that the University negotiate a partnership contract with ARAMARK Corporation. As a result, an administrative presentation...

Mexico is study-abroad favorite

April 18, 1997

When selecting a country in which to study abroad, more University students prefer crossing the border to hopping the ocean. "It's particularly the Latin American component that's high," said Chip Peterson,...

Plans for dance center debut at concert

April 14, 1997

The University's dance program had a $3.5 million reason to celebrate as people gathered this weekend for the concert celebrating the program's 10th season. A ground-breaking ceremony that took place...

U women get higher grades than men

April 11, 1997

Those who claim women are smarter than men might have more evidence to back up their claims if the grade-point averages at the University are used as an example. An analysis of fall quarter's grades by...

Local restaurants hungry for input

April 11, 1997

Representatives from local food businesses said they want the option of placing bids to move or add their operations to University territory. Leaders of the Dinkytown Business Association invited University...

Delays in food vendor selection allow student input

April 9, 1997

The Vice Presidents Executive Council has postponed today's scheduled discussion about the potential for a private food partnership. Members of the council continue to wait for more information about...

Community vital to students

April 4, 1997

The importance of an interactive University community to freshmen and sophomores has increased considerably, according to a recently released University survey. Researchers in the Office for Student Development...

Hunt for private food vendor moves slowly

April 2, 1997

Delays are plaguing the process to select a private-sector partner for University Food Services. Officials expected to have a vendor chosen before spring quarter began, which raised concern within several...

Vendor search concerns continue

March 12, 1997

Students and food service employees question whether their voices are being heard in the University's search for a food service partner. A public forum, held on Tuesday at the West Bank Union Auditorium,...

Casting method disregards race

February 21, 1997

When the University Theatre's play "The Good Person of Setzuan," opens tonight at Rarig Center, the audience will see an example of colorblind casting. Colorblind casting is a way of choosing actors for...

New Year’s as diverse as cultures

February 17, 1997

The distinctions among different Asian New Year celebrations occurring this month are not always recognized by University members. That is just one example of the loss of individual and national identity...

U may privatize its food services

January 17, 1997

By the end of the school year, one company might have the rights to install, maintain, manage and operate all food services at the University. A food service partnership between a food vendor and the...

Carlson School’s move makes space on West Bank

November 25, 1996

Construction of the new Carlson School of Management facility motivated a University committee to evaluate how rooms will be utilized after the school's staff and students vacate several West Bank buildings...

Voice-mail message sparkscharges of discrimination

November 5, 1996

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action may decide by Wednesday whether a complaint alleging discrimination by the diversity and outreach director for the University's Office of Student...

Minority program seeks to increase its presence

October 31, 1996

Although the Martin Luther King Program has been serving minority students in the College of Liberal Arts for 28 years, the advising office hopes to extend its reach to more students and programs in the...

Demand for Spanish classes skyrocketing

October 27, 1996

Riding the linguistic wave that is transforming Spanish from a foreign language into a domestic one, the University's Spanish department this year has more students than it can teach. Enrollment in the...

Same-sex couples get separate, unequal coverage

October 23, 1996

Charged by the Board of Regents to make the University a more equitable workplace, the Office of Human Resources created a program to provide medical coverage to same-sex domestic partners of University...

Relationship abuse reports on the rise

October 16, 1996

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a brown bag discussion series held today at the Minnesota Women's Center will address healthy relationships. Relationship abuse is the use of violent and...

U celebrates coming out week

October 11, 1996

Ralph Hopkins, a University sophomore, walked through a pink closet door and into the waiting arms of Goldy Gopher Thursday afternoon in a symbolic coming out. The occasion, "Coming Out With Goldy," at...

March on U.S. Capitol will support civil rights for Latinos

October 7, 1996

Members of the University community will travel this weekend to Washington, D.C., to march on the Capitol. They will be joined by several thousand protesters from around the country to show their support...

The Italian-Ame…

October 1, 1996

The Italian-American mayor of New York City was introduced to a conference on immigration by Swedish-born University President Nils Hasselmo at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute on Monday. "We are a nation...

Budget cuts threaten inclusivity training programs

September 27, 1996

Students and instructors often have a variety of learning and teaching methods, but the extent to which efforts to develop a multicultural curriculum inclusive of these interests will continue is in doubt. John...

Students advised to check out U’s cultural centers

September 24, 1996

Students at the University may not only lose their way geographically, but lacking knowledge of the numerous educational and cultural resources available in a diverse campus they may feel lost academically...

New vice president excited over U’s diversity progress

May 30, 1996

When she took the position in March as the University's new associate vice president for Minority Affairs and Diversity, Nancy Barcelo wondered if she had made the right decision. She had been working...

U sponsors seminar about sexual health

May 20, 1996

The University's Program in Human Sexuality sponsored a two-day seminar Thursday and Friday as part of a new program aimed at educating communities about healthy sexual relationships. Project WISH --...