The Minnesota Daily

All content by Pamela Steinle

Hindu community fasts, prays to honor Lord Shiva’s holiday

March 12, 2002

If her mother hadn't reminded her, Neelu Babu might not have realized the Hindu holiday of Maha Shivaratri was upon them. "It's not on the calendar you buy at Barnes and Noble," said Babu, a University...

Sweden’s queen visits U, speaks about children’s rights

February 28, 2002

Gabriel Steller, 5, walked out into the left wing of Northrup Auditorium's daunting stage. Abashed by the 1,500 pairs of eyes watching him, the blond-haired boy froze. The president and CEO of Carlson...

NPR Israel correspondent addresses Israel-Palestine conflict, solutions

February 20, 2002

Linda Gradstein, National Public Radio's Israel correspondent since 1990, spoke to a 250-member audience, including former Vice President Walter Mondale and his wife, about the complexity of the Israel-Palestine...

Students gather to celebrate Chinese New Year

February 11, 2002

An icon of a red, rearing stallion appeared center stage as the curtains opened to reveal a 12-member instrumental ensemble. Suddenly, strings and drums produced a wild strain of traditional Chinese music,...

U Olympian recalls experience

February 11, 2002

Only his back and lower body were supported by the fiberglass sled as he hurtled down a 1,700 meter track in less than a minute during the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Spiros Pina, 28, a current...

Buddhist meditation class attended by various faiths

February 8, 2002

A 15-foot golden cross stood over the group of seven as they began Buddhist meditation. Teacher John Cowen, 66, reached out and hit a bowl-shaped gong. As the clang reverberated throughout the chapel,...

Science Museum hosts

February 4, 2002

Two curly, brown-haired sisters listened Saturday as Karen Ruth-Jarmon, a black manager in sterilization services at Medtronic, held up a petri dish encasing long, rod-like growths. "Is this a bacteria,...

Black mystery author speaks about, and through, her books

February 4, 2002

Blanche White, a size-16 black woman with a lust for life, doesn't speak without the permission of a small, fine-boned woman named Barbara Neely. Neely, author of four books featuring the character, carefully...

U livestock judging team claims first national title

January 30, 2002

University sophomore Jake Grass knows a good heifer when he sees one. He looks for good shape in the hindquarters, deep body and good curvature to the ribs. And now, his prodigious eye for the bovine goodies...

Pakistani U alumna speaks to students about home country

January 29, 2002

Before she dies, Fouzia Saeed says, her dream is to see peace in south Asia. So far, she says, she can see positive changes on the horizon. As an Islamic state, her native Pakistan exists under the pretense...

U students at height of fashion in senior design showcase

January 28, 2002

More than 500 spectators, many with a wine glass in hand, crowded around a 60-foot catwalk constructed in the Gateway alumni center. As the house lights dimmed, the audience turned its attention to models...

Natural Resources dean announces resignation plans

December 14, 2001

College of Natural Resources Dean Alfred Sullivan has announced his plans to resign in September 2002. Sullivan said he plans to take a year off and return to the University as a faculty member. The dean...

Unique high school trains future agriculture workers

December 10, 2001

Peter Ryther leaned over two fat guinea pigs in his science classroom Friday. The ninth-grader described how he collects their feces and then uses them as fertilizer. Ryther wants to find out if guinea...

Technology helps farmers maintain water quality

December 5, 2001

It's a little bigger than a checkbook, a little smaller than a Gopher Guide and potentially packed with more numbers and information than either. University professor Gary Sands invented a new agriculture...

U tests limited-stop Connector routes

December 4, 2001

Soon, people traveling between St. Paul and the West Bank might not have to wait as long at Campus Connector stops. The University started testing two new limited-stop routes Nov. 26. The new routes only...

St. Paul campus’ Goldstein museum shows textile exhibition

December 3, 2001

More than 180 pairs of eyes welcomed the array of colors in the small gallery room Sunday afternoon, happy to break the winter's monochromatic gloom of gray. Jack Lenor Larsen's travels around the world...

Students, faculty discuss conservation farming bill at forum

November 29, 2001

Former Minnesota Rep. David Minge and approximately 75 University faculty members, students and agricultural professionals discussed the benefits of including the Conservation Security Act in the 2002...

Prepare Thanksgiving turkey with sanitation in mind

November 21, 2001

Andrea Just will be away from home this Thanksgiving for the first time. Without her mom around to do the cooking, the junior clothing design major plans to cook a turkey with a little help from her roommate. Just...

Student voting numbers decline in local elections

November 19, 2001

Student voting in local elections earlier this month saw a 72 percent drop in voter turnout. But the steep decline is not necessarily a sign of voter apathy. This year, 22 percent of eligible voters cast...

Campus buses frustrate students

November 5, 2001

Meredith Larson's patience is wearing thin. This year, the sophomore art major has watched as many as four Campus Connectors go by while she waits at the Gateway alumni center stop to travel to the West...

Interracial couple experiences social acceptance at diverse U

December 15, 1999

Initially, Stephanie Hem asked to remain anonymous, fearing the Cambodian community might disown her if they discover her relationship with a Caucasian. Talking in a St. Paul coffee shop, the dark-featured...

OSLO is underused despite job resources

December 8, 1999

Of the 17,000 students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts, only 1,000 have discovered the Office for Special Learning Opportunities. And only three students registered for the Tuesday morning workshop...

Youth see rise in AIDS cases

December 1, 1999

College-age people are ravaged more by AIDS than ever before, and campus activities today for World AIDS Day will address the increased risk for the disease. A conference Tuesday at the state Capitol brought...

Business features young owner

November 23, 1999

Angela Olson, 22, used her youth to her advantage when becoming the owner of an eclectic Dinkytown restaurant to open in December. As an entrepreneur in touch with the needs of younger people, Olson recognized...