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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Raiza Beltran

Contemporary icons come to U

Published April 12, 2000

On a warm spring afternoon, nearly a year before he was assassinated on his hotel balcony, Martin Luther King spoke to 3,500 University students on the St. Paul campus. "You can't change the heart but...

Social change brings protests to U campus

Published April 12, 2000

As the turmoil of the 1960s brought revolutionary changes to the lives and minds of many Americans, University students increasingly took to activism on campus. The Minnesota Daily reflected the campus...

Ceremony rewards greek achievements

Published April 11, 2000

Dressed in ties and sequined dresses, the University greek community gathered Monday night to recognize its members' achievements in an awards ceremony held by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils. More...

Clark, Boeke sweep campus MSA elections

Published March 23, 2000

Taking in more than half of the total votes for this year's Minnesota Student Association elections, newly elected MSA president Matt Clark and running mate Rachel Boeke attributed their considerable win...

Polling stations stay silent while online voting swells

Published March 22, 2000

Attracting only 17 voters at its three polling stations Tuesday for the Minnesota Student Association elections, the All Campus Elections Commission intends to steer students online. While more than 1,900...

MPIRG presents petition to U administration

Published March 15, 2000

Presenting 6,400 signatures from students and faculty members in support of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the group's members urged University administration Thursday to finally approve...

Candidacy announcements kick off campaign process

Published March 13, 2000

More than 70 students have tossed their names in the hat for 50 seats on the Minnesota Student Association this year, including 6 candidates for president and vice president. The All-Campus Elections Commission...

Committee faculty want new process

Published March 6, 2000

With each issue, the three faculty members on the Student Services Fees Committee raised their cards to vote. Although recorded, their votes did not count to the final tallies because they did not have...

Officials to decide MPIRG funding

Published March 6, 2000

The committee charged with funding 31 student groups only funded 30 on Saturday, leaving the fate of the Minnesota Public Research Interest Group's funding up to University officials to decide. In a surprise...

Student groups debate funding

Published March 2, 2000

Limited to 90 seconds per person, University students had a chance to address the Student Services Fees Committee on Wednesday in the first of three public hearings this week. With nearly 100 people crowding...

Full committee releases recommendations

Published February 28, 2000

The student committee charged with allocating funds for 31 student groups found that some groups were holding too much money in their back pockets. Encouraging various fees-receiving organizations to dip...

Funding proposals released

Published February 24, 2000

The student services fees subcommittees released their budget recommendations Wednesday, reducing the total fees budget $300,000 from last year and leaving the Minnesota Student Association with only 5...

Group addresses quality and cost of area housing

Published February 23, 2000

With increasing rental rates in Minneapolis and a low number of vacancies available for residents, members of the Activist Student Collective are justifiably irate. Group members handed out fliers Tuesday...

MSA representatives urged to expand

Published February 23, 2000

Multiculturalism and the Student Services Fees Committee were again the topics of debate in the Minnesota Student Association meeting Tuesday. Although each issue was discussed separately, both generated...

Members say fees debates are fair

Published February 21, 2000

There are two important things in the process of distributing student fees among student groups -- an open discussion and the inclusion of the student body in the debate, said Dave Olschki, a member of...

Student fees subcommittee

Published February 15, 2000

Encompassing a wide political spectrum, the Student Services Fees subcommittee that reviews University cultural and recreational centers is comprised of a libertarian, a conservative, a liberal and one...

Cultural centers justify rights to student fees

Published February 8, 2000

Emphasizing the importance of a diverse University community that allows interaction between different cultures, three student cultural centers presented their budget requests Monday to the Student Services...

Demonstrators call for Elian’s return to Cuba

Published February 7, 2000

Activists carrying large signs on the streets of Minneapolis' Uptown area cried for the return of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez to his father in Cuba and the end of U.S. embargo on the country. Gonzalez, rescued...

Africana cultural center presents budget request

Published February 7, 2000

Issues of Web site funding and political associations were topics of concern in Friday's budget presentation by Africana Student Cultural Center members. Almost a dozen Africana members presented a request...

Fees committee states goals for funding decision

Published February 3, 2000

Brought together by a need to make a difference at the University, the five-member student services fees subcommittee II is a group with similar objectives despite having a diverse range of interests. The...

Greeks reach out to community with three-day event

Published January 31, 2000

Cheering wildly, the University greek community watched their fellow greek brothers and sisters fall in tumbled masses while playing tug-of-war Saturday in the Greek Olympics held at Bierman Field Athletic...

Students polish etiquette skills at U banquet

Published January 28, 2000

Sometimes a meal isn't just the act of eating. Darcy Matz, an etiquette consultant, spoke to more than 200 people Thursday night about the do's and don'ts of business dining. "Polish & Protocol," was...

Love, unity combat racism, speaker says

Published January 25, 2000

Amid soft proclamations of "Amen" and "uh-huh" from the crowd, diversity speaker Victor Lewis declared race as a "pigment of the imagination." "Race itself is the single most important impediment," Lewis...

Resource-center members express relocation fears

Published December 10, 1999

About 20 students from multicultural centers and other campus groups held a forum Thursday at the American Indian Student Cultural Center to raise concerns about their place at the University. Just weeks...

Student-fees group ceases association with Republicans

Published December 8, 1999

Beginning next semester, members of Students Against Fees Excess will no longer associate with the College Republicans. The 12-member student group works to promote fiscal responsibility among campus organizations...

Latin American center opens in new location

Published December 6, 1999

With bold colors, broad windows and the sounds of a live mariachi band playing in the background, the Resource Center of the Americas opened its doors Saturday at a new location in south Minneapolis. Festive...

Africana members join together in support of Boston

Published December 2, 1999

Members of the Africana Student Cultural Center came together in a united front Tuesday, publishing an executive mandate calling for the renewal of McKinley Boston's contract in June. Boston, the vice...

MSA upholds fees committee appointments

Published December 1, 1999

A proposed Tuesday motion to rescind a Nov. 16 vote approving the Student Services Fees Committee failed by three votes at a Minnesota Student Association forum. With placards and stickers reading "Vote...

10th Avenue Circulator to run for three weeks

Published November 19, 1999

A bus route will connect Dinkytown to the West Bank from Nov. 29 to Dec. 17 as a trial to gauge student use. University President Mark Yudof approved the three-week trial for the 10th Avenue Bridge Circulator...

MSA criticized for hasty OK of committee

Published November 18, 1999

The Minnesota Student Association approved selection of the Student Services Fees Committee on Tuesday in about five minutes, prompting criticism from some members. Some student representatives said the...

Coffman Union closes for two-year overhaul

Published November 16, 1999

The last items were bought from the convenience store and the worn pieces of furniture were tagged and wheeled out of Coffman Union on Monday, leaving many students feeling a sense of homelessness. Until...

Whole Music Club hosts Latin dance workshop

Published November 12, 1999

The hip-swinging, upbeat sounds of South America wafted through the Whole Music Club on Thursday evening. Ricardo Nieva patiently showed dance steps to the salsa, a famous Latin American import, in the...

University dance team ranked fifth in the nation

Published November 11, 1999

With miniature pompoms flying and 30 synchronized feet dancing, the University Dance Team shouts out to the crowd, rousing fans for another routine. "We believe in pride for ourselves, pride for our team...

Supreme Court hears arguments for student fees

Published November 10, 1999

and Liz Bogut It took one hour Tuesday for U.S. Supreme Court justices to hear arguments for and against mandatory student services fees -- arguments that will shape the future of student groups at all...

Cultural centers meet for Halloween bash

Published November 1, 1999

Revolving lights and a hard bass resonated from each room as members of the Coffman Union cultural centers held their first intercultural event Friday night. The sounds of salsa, rap and house music greeted...

Kosher cafe serves up creative options

Published October 28, 1999

The only Twin Cities kosher restaurant opened its doors earlier this fall at Hillel, the University's Jewish student center. Adding to the already-diverse selection of campus dining options, Newkirk's...

Leader of female expedition relates experiences of sexism

Published October 20, 1999

Ann Bancroft, a Minnesota native and the first woman to cross the North and South poles, shared her experiences with an audience of more than 1,000 -- primarily women and girls. "My classroom has been...