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Regents approve

December 8, 2000

The University's Board of Regents unanimously approved a plan Thursday to build 18 suites at Mariucci Arena. The suites, to be located in the arena's northeast corner, will cost about $34,000 per season...

U animal rights group offers reward to end alleged animal cruelty

December 7, 2000

The University's Student Organization for Animal Rights, in conjunction with California-based In Defense of Animals, announced Wednesday it will offer a $10,000 reward for anyone who can end alleged animal...

Experts say financing for retail construction projects flawed

December 5, 2000

Tax increment financing, a major source of financing for retail construction projects, is systematically flawed, a panel of experts said during a Monday night forum at Macalester College. Lyle Wray, executive...

U, state revamp health center

November 30, 2000

In response to the rapidly changing face of health care and its restructuring turmoil of the 1990s, University faculty members, administrators and state legislators recently developed a six-year strategic...

State Rep. Jaros proposes to change U’s governing system

November 27, 2000

Minnesota state Rep. Mike Jaros, DFL-Duluth, recently wrote a letter to the University Board of Regents recommending the University change its governing system to avoid internal conflicts of interest. Jaros...

Positions still open on Board of Regents as Dec. 1 deadline nears

November 16, 2000

With at least two newcomers to be appointed and the Dec. 1 deadline fast approaching, legislative officials have only received four applications for open positions on the University's Board of Regents. Although...

McCollum first Minnesota congresswoman in 66 years

November 8, 2000

For the first time in 66 years, Minnesota will send a woman to the U.S. Congress, as state Rep. Betty McCollum, DFL-North St. Paul, defeated her opponents with 52 percent of the Fourth Congressional District...

U class of 1939 graduate announces presidential bid

November 7, 2000

Eighty-three-year-old Beatrice Mooney wants to be the next president. She has for some time now. Mooney has run for the office more than 10 times in past elections and announced her Republican write-in...

Tom Moe

November 6, 2000

University President Mark Yudof and Tonya Moten Brown, vice president for administration, announced Tom Moe has been named men's athletics director with a three-year contract worth $250,000 annually. After...

Third annual Eastcliff Halloween party entertains all

November 1, 2000

With more than 150 guests, University President Mark Yudof dazzled the families of students, faculty and staff members Tuesday with a witch's brew, a fortuneteller and a face painter as he converted the...

U Regent Peterson dies of lung cancer

October 24, 2000

Colleagues of Regent William Peterson said they will remember him as someone who stood up for the "little guy" and supported campus growth. Peterson died Friday of lung cancer at Regions Hospital in St....

Congressional candidates discuss education funding, death penalty

October 20, 2000

Fourth District U.S. Congress hopefuls sparred Thursday night at the College of St. Catherine's in St. Paul, debating issues such as higher education funding, the death penalty and the projected budget...

University athletes’ graduation rates show gender gap

October 13, 2000

Graduation rates for University student athletes are improving, but at a far greater rate for female athletes than male, according to a report presented to the Board of Regents on Thursday. The six-year...

Board of Regents to discuss many issues regarding University

October 12, 2000

The Board of Regents is holding its monthly meeting today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the sixth floor of the McNamara Alumni Center. The Faculty, Staff and Student Affairs Committee will meet in the...

Board of Regents tours campus construction sites

October 12, 2000

The University's Board of Regents, accompanied by local state legislators, toured 12 campus construction sites Wednesday night, commenting on the scope and size of the projects. State Rep. Peggy Leppik,...

Former U athletics vice president to work for youth board

October 5, 2000

Former University Vice President for Student Development and Athletics McKinley Boston's $120,000 annual compensation was approved Wednesday, paving the way for his new position as a consultant for the...

aculty pay highlighted in annual speech

September 29, 2000

University President Mark Yudof highlighted the University's accomplishments and looked toward future challenges Thursday during his annual State of the University address to faculty, staff and students. Speaking...

Trade bill expected to aid academic, business ventures for U, China

September 28, 2000

With the overwhelming approval of the China trade bill last week by the U.S. Senate, the University stands to benefit significantly from educational exchange programs, scientific collaborations and business...

Students and staff have new options with laptop computers

September 26, 2000

For the first time ever, University students and faculty members wanting to avoid crowded computer labs on campus have an option other than the costly expense of buying their own personal computer. By...

mployees not satisfied with U health care, survey says

September 22, 2000

According to recent survey results, University health care plans fall short for employees, retirees and graduate students. The University Health Care Plan Task Force's survey conducted last May stated...

everal candidates presented to fill athletics director position

September 20, 2000

University administrators and faculty met Monday afternoon to present, discuss and review possible candidates for the men's athletics director position. Steve Yussen, men's athletics director search committee...

Kahn defeats Biele in primary

September 13, 2000

In the first contested primary in the East Bank area district in 16 years, DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn managed to defeat her opponent Brian Biele, 68 percent to 33 percent as of press time Tuesday night. The...

Budget proposal highlight of regents meeting

September 11, 2000

MORRIS, Minn. -- University President Mark Yudof presented a $228.9 million biennial budget proposal to the Board of Regents on Friday, including $32.2 million for more competitive faculty salaries. The...

Regents approve additions to residence halls

September 11, 2000

Morris, Minn. -- The University Board of Regents unanimously approved the construction designs for additions to Middlebrook and Frontier residence halls on Thursday. The additions will provide an increase...

U to inaugurate Schuman as Morris’ chancellor

September 6, 2000

After serving two years as interim chancellor, the University Board of Regents and President Mark Yudof will officially inaugurate Samuel Schuman as the fourth chancellor of the University of Minnesota-Morris...

One year later, U community pleased with semester change

September 5, 2000

One year after the University drastically changed its format from quarters to semesters, students, professors and administrators have regarded the transition as relatively smooth and have expressed optimism...

Regents address problems of University students, staff

September 5, 2000

Although many students will not see any members of the Board of Regents during their stint at the University, regents make decisions about campus life that impact nearly every student. Elected to six-year...

Director of academic counseling resigns after job restructuring

September 5, 2000

John Blanchard, University director of academic counseling and student services, announced his resignation Aug. 23, effective in early October, citing personal reasons. Blanchard was hired in January 1999...

Million dollar Mason

August 21, 2000

In a sign of relief and excitement, University President Mark Yudof and football coach Glen Mason joked, smiled and shook hands at a Morrill Hall press conference to unveil Mason's new University contract. Mason,...

Online book retailer agrees to terms of settlement

August 18, 2000

VarsityBooks.com, an online retailer, and the National Association of College Stores settled a lawsuit last week, in which the association accused the online book store of using misleading advertising. The...

Tuition, salaries discussed during regents retreat

August 11, 2000

Dressed in sandals, shorts, capri pants and earth-tone shirts, the University's most powerful administrators addressed plans for the upcoming school year Wednesday at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minn. Despite...

Lobbying group moves dinner from Eastcliff

August 9, 2000

A pro-Israel lobbying group announced it will host its annual reception at a Minneapolis hotel later this month instead of the University's Eastcliff mansion, according to a statement issued Monday. The...

Volunteer hairdresser offers her trimming time to area veterans

August 7, 2000

Shielded from the hot sun under a small tarp Friday afternoon, Gloria Pederson, 46, gives haircut after haircut, pausing only to clean off her clippers between customers. For Pederson, a full-time barber,...

Volunteers provide relief for more than 1,000 veterans

August 4, 2000

Bouncing from treatment centers to hotels, Steve Carlson has battled the same demons that afflict many veterans: chemical dependency, unemployment, post-traumatic stress syndrome and depression. He has...

Fairview-University ranked among top 50 hospitals in the nation

August 2, 2000

Fairview-University Medical Center is among the best in the nation, according to the "U.S. News and World Report" rankings of America's best hospitals, published last month. The magazine ranked Fairview-University...

U Professor brought music to students’ lives

July 28, 2000

Sharp. Insightful. Vibrant. Committed. Dedicated. Full of life. Unparalleled. University music professor Claire McCoy was all of these. As a dedicated teacher and researcher, McCoy's passion and commitment...

Laotian family shares struggle for survival

July 19, 2000

In 1975, the Pathet Lao communist regime took over Laos, leaving Prince Soulivang Savang, then 12, and other members of the royal family in fear as the communists started rounding up Laotians by the thousands,...

Regents approve Yudof’s third raise

July 17, 2000

The Board of Regents approved a one-year contract extension through 2003 and a 3 percent pay increase for University President Mark Yudof Friday morning, further solidifying his status as the highest paid...

Regents approve funding for new women’s stadium

July 14, 2000

The Board of Regents unanimously approved an additional $6.8 million in funding for the new women's hockey and tennis facility Thursday, capping the cost for the facility at $20 million. The extra funds...

Sales tax rebates include dependents for the first time

July 12, 2000

Gov. Jesse Ventura announced Monday 2.4 million sales tax rebate checks are in the mail, and unlike last year, dependents -- including many working college students -- will be included. Students who lived...

Yudof upholds contract decision in Boston case

July 5, 2000

University President Mark Yudof made his final decision Friday regarding McKinley Boston's position as vice president of student development, announcing he would not renew Boston's contract. With the final...

Orientation leaders fired,

June 30, 2000

Two University orientation leaders were fired Wednesday after it was reported they were at a West Bank bar with two incoming freshmen who had just gone through orientation. The two leaders were sitting...

U settles suit with ex-athletic counselor

June 28, 2000

After one day of testimony, the University agreed to a $140,000 settlement Tuesday morning with a former men's athletics counselor who charged the University with discriminating against him because he...

Two combined plastics lead to strong adhesion

June 28, 2000

University researchers made a discovery Thursday that could revolutionize the plastic industry, leading to better diapers and stronger automobile bumpers. The researchers, led by chemical engineering and...

Brother reflects on U grad’s tragic walk around the world

June 26, 2000

Filled with the spirit of the late 1960s and a thirst for adventure not shared by his friends, University student John Kunst, then 24, was searching for a better understanding of life. Inspired by Neil...

U professor dies after 30-year tenure

June 16, 2000

As a professor in the Department of Ecology and curator of mammals at the Bell Museum, Elmer Birney, 60, always made sure he was available to help others and never turned away a person in need of his help...

University health care center director begins tenure

June 14, 2000

Ten months after the director of a University-sponsored clinic in the Phillips neighborhood abruptly resigned amid widespread problems, the clinic has a new director and a renewed commitment to the community. Karl...

Happy Birthday To U

June 12, 2000

The University kicked off its 150th anniversary celebration Sunday at Sylvan Park in the small town of Lanesboro, Minn., with more than 1,000 people in attendance. The event is the first in a yearlong...

Mason signs seven-year, $7 million contract

June 9, 2000

In a sign of relief and excitement, University President Mark Yudof and football coach Glen Mason joked, smiled and shook hands at a Morrill Hall press conference Friday to unveil Mason's new University...

University sport clubs allow competition for any level

June 7, 2000

If you were a jock in high school and you're looking to extend your athletic career or just looking for a way to make friends, University sport clubs are the way to go. Sport clubs are student-run organizations...