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Biotech leaders discuss industry; protesters rally at Yudof’s office

Published December 1, 2000

State biotechnology industry leaders gathered at the Radisson Hotel Metrodome on Thursday to discuss the roles of research and venture capital in the growing state industry, while about 40 protesters chanted,...

Panel discusses media treatment of election candidates

Published November 15, 2000

The Society of Professional Journalists and the Minnesota Journalism Center co-hosted a panel discussion at Murphy Hall on Tuesday to discuss election 2000 media coverage. The panel stated that its goal...

Presidential race hinges on results of Florida recount

Published November 9, 2000

In a race whose results promise to be both historic and controversial, the country and the presidency are left in limbo, contingent on the election results from Florida. While the country awaits the results...

Ventura, Nader speak to voters on ‘Nightline’

Published November 1, 2000

The University's Rarig Center hosted a special town hall version of ABC's "Nightline" on Halloween night, featuring Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader. The...

Raptor Center holds open house to inform public of its mission

Published October 30, 2000

The Raptor Center, part of the University's College of Veterinary Medicine, hosted an open house Sunday to inform the campus and public at large of its mission to provide care to injured birds of prey. The...

Koppel to film Nightline at U

Published October 26, 2000

ABC's Ted Koppel will host a special town hall edition of Nightline, that will be broadcast from the University. The show will be taped Oct. 31 at the Proscenium Theater in Rarig Center on the West Bank. The...

Jackson supports Gore at campus rally

Published October 25, 2000

A longtime Democratic supporter, the Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke at the Gateway Alumni Center on Tuesday, asking spectators to back the party's presidential ticket, as well as to turn out and vote. Jackson,...

Bush, Gore clash over Social Security proposals

Published October 23, 2000

In terms of campaign politics, Social Security has long been a sacred cow -- an untouchable issue spelling political suicide for anyone trying to change it. Yet as a result of a changing political climate,...

Ventura addresses voter apathy

Published October 20, 2000

Gov. Jesse Ventura appeared live on MSNBC political talk show "Hardball with Chris Matthews" Thursday afternoon to discuss the upcoming election and analyze disaffected voters as part of Hardball's College...

U.S. Senate candidates debate, hear student voice

Published October 13, 2000

Independence Party Gov. Jesse Ventura served as "referee" to the second senatorial debate this election season, held Thursday night in Willey Hall. The event, which drew about 400 people, was attended...

Lieberman uses layover in Twin Cities to rally support

Published October 11, 2000

Democratic vice-presidential hopeful Joseph Lieberman appeared in the Twin Cities Tuesday morning as part of a campaign stop to rally support for both his presidential ticket and some local key races. Many...

Disputes remain as MSA chooses Fees Committee Selectors

Published October 6, 2000

While every student pays student fees, where the money goes might often seem a mystery. Many groups that receive student fees funding are specifically identified on the fees statement. However, there are...

professor’s book on public policy sure to create controversy

Published October 2, 2000

University professor Lawrence Jacobs' new book might raise a few eyebrows with its thesis: that public opinion has little to no influence on public policy. Jacobs' book might strike a chord with voters...

und-raiser held for alleged Chinese spy

Published October 2, 2000

A fund-raiser to recover legal fees incurred by Dr. Wen Ho Lee was held Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Minneapolis. The event, attended by about 250 people, featured lecturers speaking on...

ader rally draws more than 12,000

Published September 25, 2000

Conventional wisdom might prompt some voters to write off Green Party Presidential candidate Ralph Nader almost immediately. As a third-party candidate who accepts no corporate campaign finances and speaks...

Economic summit draws industry reps, U officials

Published September 21, 2000

Academics, state officials and the business community gathered in St. Paul on Wednesday for the Summit on Minnesota's Economy. The one-day conference at the RiverCentre drew speakers ranging from industry...

Dayton prevails in four-way DFL Senate race

Published September 13, 2000

Despite a decisive victory over nearest competitor Mike Ciresi, the campaign headquarters of U.S. Senate candidate Mark Dayton was dominated by a decidedly somber mood. Although the incoming results were...

Third-party candidates more visible than ever

Published September 12, 2000

Two years ago, voters would have been challenged to name any third-party candidate aside from gubernatorial candidate Jesse Ventura. His victory, however, has changed the public's perception of third parties...

Libertarian tries to reach ‘politically homeless’

Published September 7, 2000

U.S. Senate hopeful Erik Pakieser spoke to a small crowd of University students Wednesday afternoon, describing himself as "someone who won't tell you how to live your life." Pakieser, who is endorsed...

U welcomes new students at convocation

Published September 6, 2000

Northrop Auditorium was filled to near capacity Tuesday evening, as the University held its third annual New Student Convocation. The presentation is part of an ongoing effort by the University to welcome...

Shadow conventions hope to spotlight campaigns, issues

Published July 31, 2000

PHILADELPHIA -- Sunday marked the beginning of the Shadow Conventions 2000 -- a counterconvention formed to discuss issues like campaign finance reform, drug-policy reform, the wealth gap and media responsibility. The...

Ralph Nader draws crowd to the University

Published July 17, 2000

Green Party presidential team Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke visited the Twin Cities Friday, holding a fund-raising dinner, speaking at a Willey Hall rally and visiting with Gov. Jesse Ventura. Nader, a...

Ventura leads new party convention

Published June 26, 2000

In his opening remarks to the Minnesota Independence Party, Gov. Jesse Ventura called Saturday's convention, "the horizon of what I think will be a terrific election in the fall." The convention, drawing...

Anti-smoking group confronts big tobacco

Published June 23, 2000

In the wake of Minnesota's historic tobacco settlement, many attitudes regarding "big tobacco" have become more militant and hostile. Anti-tobacco groups have adopted an increasingly confrontational attitude,...

Gore faces mixed reactions at local junior high school

Published June 23, 2000

Vice President Al Gore and Gov. Jesse Ventura visited a Hopkins junior high school Thursday to evaluate the school's special education program. For the "School Days" program, Gore spends a day at various...

Trump considers bid for president

Published January 31, 2000

In perhaps the largest surprise of the 2000 presidential campaign, Donald Trump has indicated an interest in becoming a Reform Party presidential candidate. Widely known as a billionaire/playboy and the...

Wellstone takes a chance with Bradley endorsement

Published January 25, 2000

By endorsing democratic hopeful Bill Bradley, Sen. Paul Wellstone has taken a political stance that might put him at odds with the Democratic Party establishment. The liberal senator has traveled throughout...

Buchanan’s politics could alter Reform Party

Published January 20, 2000

The mere mention of the name Patrick Buchanan elicits a strong emotional response. For supporters, Buchanan represents an uncompromising politician who sticks up for old-fashioned, American values. "First...