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U to implement new document destruction policy

August 4, 2003

The University plans to institute a new campus-wide policy on the proper disposal of private records, officials said. The new policy follows a June incident in which the University discarded between 200...

Extension considers fees for 4-H

July 28, 2003

A proposal to charge fees to participants in 4-H, a University-sponsored program for children and youth, has some parents and educators concerned. A committee of Extension Service employees and 4-H officials...

The U, enjoying a state of autonomy

July 21, 2003

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part series. Today's article investigates the history and nature of the University's constitutional autonomy. Part two will examine the implications of constitutional...

Minnesota court to hear arguments in media suit

July 14, 2003

The Minnesota Court of Appeals will hear arguments this week on whether the University's Board of Regents broke the law by refusing to release presidential candidates' names and conducting nonpublic interviews. Neither...

Ten bicycles stolen from U learning center parking lot

July 7, 2003

Steve Rippe said his job working with troubled kids is sometimes tough. On June 27, someone made his job as director of the University's Center of Experiential Learning even tougher, he said, after 10...

Prof settles 14-year-old lawsuit with U over ‘honor’ of male faculty

June 23, 2003

A self-proclaimed crusader for the honor of male faculty members has settled a lawsuit with the University for $225,000. Ian Maitland, a professor of businesses ethics at the Carlson School of Management,...

Supreme Court ruling expected

June 23, 2003

The lawsuit brought against the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy is the most important U.S. Supreme Court case on higher education in almost 30 years, University General Counsel Mark...

Dinkytown provides an off-campus education

June 9, 2003

Dinkytown is where the then-fledgling academic community purchased coal and lumber in the late 19th century. It is where post-World War II students went for malts. And it is where Bob Dylan strummed some...

U trash reveals sensitive documents

June 9, 2003

Terri Barreiro sat in her office at the Greater Twin Cities United Way in Minneapolis. A document shredder hummed in the background. Her office was purging obsolete documents from its records, and shredding...

Bruininks emphasizes U’s importance to Minnesota’s education, economy

June 9, 2003

University President Bob Bruininks told a packed room of business leaders last Tuesday that he did not think Minnesotans understand the University's importance. "I don't think the citizens have a clue...

Dinkytown revives with new businesses

May 9, 2003

The House of Hanson corner store has been in Dinkytown through five major wars, several economic booms and recessions, and multiple demonstrations and riots. And Laurel Bauer has seen a lot of it from...

U might mandate 2-sided printing, recycled paper in labs

May 9, 2003

The University might soon make double-sided printing and recycled paper mandatory in all University computer labs. The University Senate's Social Concerns Committee unanimously passed the resolutions,...

Economic doldrums dampen graduation-time moods

May 8, 2003

Graduation is finally coming for some students. But even in the celebratory atmosphere, talk of employment is a mood killer for many. The economic slowdown has stripped the state labor market of 53,000...

Iraq war reporter teaches the trade

May 7, 2003

Less than one month ago, Paul McEnroe was running from an Iraqi militiaman who was trying to kill him with a grenade. In a couple of months, he will be teaching University students advanced reporting techniques. McEnroe,...

Auditions for Viking cheerleading squad attract some students

May 2, 2003

Hundreds of spectators ringed the rotunda at the Mall of America on Wednesday to watch hopeful women audition for the Minnesota Vikings cheerleading squad. The participants kicked, cheered and danced in...

Carlson School program provides services for certain small businesses

May 1, 2003

Connie Frederick, owner of Gifted Baskets, had no idea her company's Web site was costing her money. But then she met Lakeesha Ransom and Joanne Tobey, master of business administration students in the...

Rioters destroy businesses’ windows, loot U Liquors

April 14, 2003

The rioters stood outside the liquor store chanting, "Do it! Do it!" Moments earlier, a group of them had rammed a bike rack through the front window of U Liquors at 901 Washington Ave. S.E. The group...

Carlson School’s MBA programs’ ratings drops in U.S. News & World Report

April 8, 2003

The Carlson School of Management's Master of Business Administration programs dropped slightly in the recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of master's programs. Still, the programs remained among...

Brainerd highlights health care, offers perspective for students

April 2, 2003

Mary Brainerd, a University alumna, might be an inspiration to liberal arts students concerned about their careers. Brainerd graduated from the University with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. She is...

Bomb explodes at apartments, causing minimal damage

March 28, 2003

A bomb exploded in the elevator of The Melrose apartment building in Stadium Village on Thursday afternoon. No one was injured. The bomb, which officials are calling a "MacGyver," was one of five suspected...

Ralliers share in support for U.S. troops

March 24, 2003

Thousands of Minnesotans gathered Saturday to demonstrate two vastly different views that carried one common theme: concern for U.S. troops. At the State Capitol, approximately 9,000-12,000 people - some...

Start-up companies sometimes strike it rich, but most founder, earning little revenue for the “U.”

March 11, 2003

Marty Blumenfeld was fed up with the incessant search for research funding. So, 15 years ago, the University genetics professor pulled the plug on his own work. "If you're in science, you spend your entire...

St. Paul ordinance would disperse student housing

March 5, 2003

Students will be dispersed in neighborhoods around the University's St. Paul campus if an ordinance proposed by St. Paul City Council member Jay Benanav, 4th Ward, is passed. Benanav proposed legislation...

Boom times but a memory for U grads looking for jobs

February 24, 2003

Two years ago, University graduates enjoyed the boom years of employment, with attractive signing bonuses and great benefits. Today the labor market isn't so inviting. Currently, for every two people actively...

Fees, U-Pass prices could increase

February 18, 2003

A one-time federal grant that pays most of the University's expenses for the popular U-Pass bus program is running out. The federal government gave the University $5.8 million to pay for 80 percent of...

U endowments lose $350 million

February 11, 2003

The economy has not been kind to the University. During the last two years, the University's consolidated endowment fund has lost $350 million due primarily to tumbling stock prices. "Basically our decline...

University, Medical foundations work to maintain disbursements

February 11, 2003

The University of Minnesota Foundation is changing the way it disburses money, while the Minnesota Medical Foundation is fighting to keep its disbursements unchanged. Because of the poor market, the University...

University Ave. light rail line would benefit U, says official

January 28, 2003

A proposed light rail transit line on University Avenue will benefit the University and could affect future building expansion, a University spokeswoman said. The plan, which has been sent by the Central...

Bruininks emphasizes U’s importance to economy

January 23, 2003

University President Robert Bruininks stressed the importance of the University in creating economic growth in Minnesota to local business leaders on Wednesday night. "In the past 20 years, researchers...

Dinkytown Kitty Cat Klub offers a variety of foods, atmospheres

December 12, 2002

With quizzical expressions, newcomers step through the front door of Dinkytown's newest business, the Kitty Cat Klub, at 313 14th Ave. S.E. A huge gold cat statue sits erect at the edge of the bar, beckoning...

Daily managing editor to fill interim top position

November 20, 2002

The Minnesota Daily's Office of the Publisher named Jessica Thompson, the Daily's managing editor, as interim editor in chief Tuesday. Thompson will fill the position until Todd Millbourn returns Jan....

Some seek socially-responsible investments to ease the mind

November 18, 2002

Emily Tissier, a natural resources junior, wanted to invest for her future. After getting her tax rebate more than a year ago, she opened an individual retirement account. She figured $50 per month now...

Carlson students’ classwork doubles as an investment

November 12, 2002

Carlson Consulting Enterprise generated nearly $100,000 in revenue during its first three months of business this summer. So you might never guess that Carlson Consulting is a University class. The Carlson...

Fed ruling might lower student loan interest rates

November 11, 2002

To help the struggling economy, last week the Federal Reserve Board lowered the federal fund rate by half a percentage point. Although analysts don't agree on how effective the move will be, it could be...

Religion prohibits Muslim students from paying interest

November 7, 2002

For some financially strapped students, finding money for school isn't as easy as signing up for student loans. Because Islam prohibits Muslims from paying interest, they have to find other ways to pay. This...

New field of science might explain decision making

October 28, 2002

Ever wonder why you have to pay for the Golf channel, SoapNet or the Lifetime Network when you subscribe to cable? You can blame science. Economists calculated that cable companies can glean higher profits...

Immigrants point to benefits of business ownership

October 25, 2002

Russom Solomon, a University civil engineering graduate, said he has relied on trial and error to learn the American way of business since immigrating in 1991. "Nothing prepared us for this. Nothing,"...

University surveys businesses hoping to renew community

October 23, 2002

During the 1970s, the Cedar-Riverside area on the West Bank was a happening student destination. "The place was crawling. The sidewalks were like New York City," said Christine Benson, 1970 University...

University researchers shift their focus to anti-terrorism

October 15, 2002

Since the New York Stock Exchange reopened on Sept. 17, 2001, the stock price of InVision Technologies, has skyrocketed approximately 850 percent. InVision is the world's largest producer of bomb scanners....

Trade rally draws mixed crowd in Duluth

October 7, 2002

Two men, one in dreadlocks and wearing patchouli oil and the other with a mullet and teamster's cap, chanted and cheered side-by-side for the same cause. Saturday's rally in Duluth for "fair trade, not...

Carlson undergraduate program ranks among top 15 nationally

October 1, 2002

The Carlson School of Management received validation last week that it is still a premier business school. For the second year in a row, the school's undergraduate program ranked in U.S. News & World...

Carlson ethics courses use scandals as lessons

September 25, 2002

Historically, Minnesota businesses have had a certain reputation about being more ethical, said Norman Bowie, the Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Corporate Responsibility at the University. The established...

Students benefit from living, working in cooperatives

September 20, 2002

Many students see their place on the business ladder as somewhere near the bottom rung. Whether they're trying to get lower prices, better service or recognition for their ideas at work, students find...

A stronger euro makes for poorer traveling students

September 18, 2002

A depreciating dollar and slumping economy have left students interested in studying abroad with some tough choices. The euro is up more than 15 percent on the dollar over the past two years, which means...

Business clubs find popularity

September 17, 2002

Bud Philbrook paused to keep his voice from cracking into sobs as he recalled a moving moment when his business could afford to provide food for 100 malnourished Indian children. Philbrook, a University...

High school students benefit from Qwest’s fines paid to state

September 13, 2002

High schools students from the Agriculture and Food Science Academy in St. Paul will soon be able to take University lab courses from the comfort of their classrooms thanks to sub-par service by Qwest...