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Real-life retail

June 26, 2009

The old adage states that "those who can't do, teach." Kim Johnson, a professor in the Department of Design, Housing and Apparel set out to prove she was capable of both. Johnson decided that if she wanted...

Students shocked

June 7, 1999

University researchers today unveiled the results of an extensive study that suggests students will not get paid without having a job. Apparently, University students were not aware of the correlation....

Student centers unite under same director

June 4, 1999

Coffman Union and the St. Paul Student Center will soon have more in common than basement bowling alleys. Effective July 1, the two unions, along with the West Bank Union, will fall under the leadership...

Group combats negatives of mall preachers

May 28, 1999

If Jed Smock has it right, a lot of University students are going to hell. Smock, or "Brother Jed," a modern-day missionary who aims to convert students to conservative Christianity with a mixture of finger-pointing...

Wall of literature to

May 26, 1999

It will be a wall of words as tall as six people standing end-to-end, and as wide as the length of three school buses. Bigger than most whales, the wall will contain information on subjects from theater...

‘Greg Brady’ brings humor to Spring Jam celebration

May 21, 1999

Maybe it was his thick black hair, or the confident way he sauntered across his high school campus clad in powder blue bell-bottom jeans. Whatever the reason, Greg Brady had girls transfixed. Barry Williams,...

Architects for Coffman

May 20, 1999

The hazy vision of the Coffman Union renovation is slowly coming into focus thanks to major decisions made by union officials this week. A team of architects has been chosen to begin the $45 million renovation....

Students meet recipients

May 18, 1999

The din was overwhelming as Spring Jam participants crowded into Coffman Union's Great Hall on Tuesday night. Primarily brightly-clad members of the Greek system, the crowd filled the giant room with cheers...

Revamped building finds new life

May 14, 1999

The plastic head of the new Jesse Ventura dolls saw its first glimpse of life in the second-floor studio of the Blue Ribbon Building on the corner of 5th and University avenues southeast. The building,...

U instructors strategize to prevent cheating

May 12, 1999

Four times a quarter, the massive cavern of 175 Willey Hall fills with 550 squirming, nervous students ready to take a psychology exam; some have studied, some have not. Seven teaching assistants roam...

Practice keeps academics off track

April 9, 1999

There are two kinds of faculty at the University: those who get it, and those who don't. The "it" is tenure, and a new report says that the practice of hiring lower-cost, short-term faculty without tenure...

U student staff could see refund if IRS approves

April 6, 1999

Students suffering from a shortage of cash after a wild spring break might be in luck if they worked for the University sometime between 1995 and 1997. Last week, Payroll Services sent out more than 15,000...

Van Cleve

April 5, 1999

University students who use Van Cleve Park to shoot hoops or bask in the sun will have to find a new place to play this summer. Major renovations will close the park for at least three months beginning...

Albright’s warning:

March 2, 1999

University students headed to foreign shores for spring break should be aware that reckless behavior like drug use or heavy drinking could lead to harsh consequences. That's the word from the U.S. government....

U architecture student honored by USA Today

March 1, 1999

Most people remember playing with brightly colored Legos as a child, but for John Cary Jr. the building blocks were more than a toy. Cary said he has wanted to be an architect "since Legos were invented,"...

Web site provides a new way to date

February 25, 1999

When David Shuler wanted a date, he didn't use flowers, candy or poems. He didn't even make a phone call. Instead, Shuler, a freshman in marketing, wrote an e-mail to get the attention of freshman Sara...

University of Iowa

February 22, 1999

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Memorial Union draws students in with a beverage. Frosty and inviting, the drink lures students from across the Iowa River and down a daunting hill to gather on bar stools in...

A ‘soldier’ moves on: Veteran

February 16, 1999

When Regent Thomas Reagan wanted Mark Yudof to become the University's 14th president, he fought a tough battle. "I had to resist a lot of people who thought I was making a mistake," Reagan said. "I hung...

Old habits under

February 12, 1999

Administrators on Thursday proposed major changes in the cost of tuition designed to keep students on a four-year graduation track under the upcoming semester system. Peter Zetterberg, director of the...

Como park offers

February 4, 1999

University students found an unlikely neighbor in their backyard last Friday: the St. Paul Winter Carnival. The festival is in full swing in Como Park, including a winter playground. Carnival organizers...

Class conversion

February 1, 1999

Students aren't the only ones leery about the upcoming semester system. While students struggle to understand the information in the bright maroon and gold semester transition books, University professors...

Number of women enrolled in IT still low

January 28, 1999

When Penny Starkey came to the University in search of a graduate degree in the Institute of Technology, she found herself in a chemical engineering office where she was the only female. "I guess I didn't...

Memorial set for former employee

January 26, 1999

It has been almost two months since Ella Fort passed away, but the cubicle she occupied in the Office of Human Resources still stands empty. Co-workers have turned the space into a makeshift memorial as...

National report finds part-time pay ‘substandard’

January 22, 1999

Part-time instructors at the University might earn more money for their efforts if administrators heed the advice of a new report calling for increased pay rates for part-timers. As operating budgets shrink,...

Regents ask Legislature for $17 million boost

January 20, 1999

Freshmen hoping for a new place to gather and study in Nicholson Hall might have a long wait. A plan to create a freshman studies center in Nicholson Hall is part of a supplemental budget request approved...

U to save

January 13, 1999

Apparently, the Board of Regents took the abundance of 10-10-321 television commercials to heart. Beginning Friday, a new long distance carrier will handle the University community. The decision to change...

Seminars face growing

January 8, 1999

Most of the 5,166 freshman entering the University this fall probably heard the rumors: "You'll just be a number." "Classes are so big, teachers won't notice if you're not there." "Only grad students teach...

Protesters urge buyers

December 2, 1998

The 600-square-foot white banner hanging over Camp Snoopy at the Mall of America punctuated its bold proclamation of "Buy Nothing Day" with a picture of a globe crashing through a shopping bag. The banner...

Fast food workers unite, start a revolution

November 28, 1998

It was the olive-pimento cream cheese that sent her over the edge, Jill Setzer said. Setzer has an allergy to pimentos, and although she told her manager at the Bruegger's Bagels on Washington Avenue about...

Faculty leave proposal

November 25, 1998

Faculty members who want to study German culture or research ancient ruins will have more time and money to complete their projects under a new plan to convert the University's faculty leave system. The...

Despite long history, Campus

November 20, 1998

Most students don't venture past the first three floors of Coffman Union. But if they did, they would find the 84-year-old Campus Club, a social center and dining area for University faculty, staff and...

Yudof seeks salary raises for faculty

November 16, 1998

University President Mark Yudof's plan to boost faculty salaries took another step forward last Thursday when he allotted about 7 percent of the $1.28 billion legislative budget request to salary hikes. The...

Faculty pay scales

November 16, 1998

If you teach a professional skill at the University, odds are you are paid more than someone teaching the humanities. A wide gap separates the salaries of faculty in professional schools, like the Law...

Professor promotes cultural studies

November 12, 1998

Anthropology professor Marion Lundy-Dobbert knows how difficult it can be to step beyond one's cultural boundaries and experience the world. Lundy-Dobbert recently spent nine months in France happily imbibing...

O. Meredith Wilson, celebrated U president of 1960s, dies at age 89

November 9, 1998

Owen Meredith "Met" Wilson, the former University president who encouraged expansion and scholastic freedom during his tenure in the 1960s, died Saturday from brain cancer at his home in Eugene, Ore. He...

Professor forged ties with China for U

November 5, 1998

When University President Mark Yudof stepped off a plane in Beijing last January, he was greeted by an entourage of Chinese alumni wearing maroon and gold and holding a large welcome banner. Yudof's visit...

Voters approve constitutional amendments

November 4, 1998

All three state constitutional amendments on the ballot passed Tuesday. Focusing on lottery funding, hunting and fishing rights, and the abolition of the state treasurer's office, the amendments all received...

Former U prof, milk researcher dies at 81

November 3, 1998

Robert Jenness, an award-winning researcher of milk and faculty member at the University for more than 40 years, died Oct. 30 in Alamogordo, N.M. He was 81. Hailed as a "scholar's scholar," by his colleagues,...

Former grad school dean

October 30, 1998

Former Graduate School dean Mark Brenner was given a major national honor for his 29 years of University service on the eve of his departure from the school. Brenner begins a new position as vice chancellor...

Minor party candidates flavor campaign

October 29, 1998

Fancy Ray McCloney said the race for governor in Minnesota is a joke. A stand-up comedian, McCloney said he's the most qualified person to run in a campaign that focuses solely on candidates with similar...

Low-cost health care options showcased at employee fair

October 29, 1998

Nobody was complaining about the line for the free massages at Wednesday's Employee Health and Benefits Fair. The line for the free service was more than six people deep, but the faculty and staff in attendance...

Family plays an important role in political races

October 25, 1998

Making lawn signs, distributing campaign literature and offering moral support are all jobs that fall to family members when their loved ones run for political office. In the hectic time during election...

Professors

October 23, 1998

A single, fully loaded 18-wheeler truck does as much damage to Minnesota roads as 2,000 passenger cars. That information was part of a road pavement study researched by Mark Snyder, associate professor...

Alumnus, pioneer of open-heart surgery turns 80

October 23, 1998

In today's world of sophisticated medical technology, it is easy to forget that at one time in history heart disease meant certain death. Dr. C. Walton Lillehei pioneered a number of medical procedures...

U hosts national conference

October 20, 1998

What began as an idea for a course on the challenges of recruiting and retaining faculty of color has ballooned into a three-day conference attracting more than 300 faculty from 36 states. Associate professor...

U health task force gains voice, lowers cost options

October 16, 1998

University employees will have a louder voice in their health coverage and a cheaper way to see University physicians, thanks to achievements announced Thursday at a Faculty Senate Meeting. Richard McGehee,...

Students to benefit from new pay system

October 14, 1998

Civil service workers and student employees at the University will soon be paid through a revised salary structure designed to reward high-quality work with higher rates. New policies adopted this summer...

Dr. Laddie Elling receives University’s highest honor

October 14, 1998

In the 129-year history of the University of Minnesota, only 899 alumni have received the institution's highest honor, the Outstanding Achievement Award. Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Laddie Elling became the...

U Press extends scope to children’s, regional books

October 8, 1998

Known for its wide range of academic texts, the University of Minnesota Press has recently begun to shed its exclusively scholarly image by branching out into publishing children's and regional books. In...

Administrative employee awarded

October 7, 1998

A reception to honor G. Edward Schuh for his recently awarded Regents' professorship was held Tuesday night at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Humphrey Institute Dean John Brandl sponsored the...