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Women in black pants more likely to garner hot sex

June 7, 1999

As the staple wardrobe piece of most young college women, black pants have been linked to an increase in what University researchers call "action." After months of research at bars and dance clubs throughout...

First Staff Day honors

June 3, 1999

Although secretaries, delivery persons and gardeners might not have the most visible jobs at the University, these and other staff positions got their time in the limelight Wednesday afternoon at the University's...

New MSA leadership sworn in Friday

June 1, 1999

Promises of commitment and change were abounding as the new executive officers of the Minnesota Student Association were sworn in Friday afternoon. Outside Coffman Union, president-elect Ben Bowman and...

New MSA president

May 27, 1999

and Sean Madigan Moving boxes of files and papers turned out to be the first duty for the new president and vice president of the Minnesota Student Association. Ben Bowman and Matt Clark hope they can...

MSA supports

May 26, 1999

The controversy surrounding the alleged misconduct in the men's athletic department made its way into the Minnesota Student Association on Tuesday afternoon as Forum members passed a resolution supporting...

MSA presidential

May 20, 1999

Online campaigning and voting have been credited for more than just increasing voter turnout in the Minnesota Student Association presidential elections -- they are also behind the investigation of a complaint...

Alcohol control policy proves difficult to monitor, enforce

May 19, 1999

Although the University fraternities cracked open a more stringent alcohol policy last spring, changes have proven difficult to enforce. The policy, enacted last spring by the Interfraternity and Panhellenic...

University students assist

May 13, 1999

In the Florida Everglades, 110 columns stand. From the air, the columns form a triangle, pointing to the spot that ValuJet flight 592 crashed three years ago. One column is reserved for each passenger...

MSA wrap up: Complaints filed on election

May 12, 1999

With pizzas and a festive atmosphere, members of the Minnesota Student Association Forum celebrated their last meeting of the year Tuesday afternoon. As MSA President Nikki Kubista made the opening statements...

La Raza plans week of Cinco de Mayo events

May 6, 1999

A typical parade just isn't enough of a Cinco de Mayo celebration for the members of La Raza Student Cultural Center . Rather than simply a single event, the center is sponsoring a week-long celebration...

Harvard professor targets affirmative action as necessary component of education system

May 4, 1999

As soon as she walked into the reception room, Lani Guinier dispelled any thoughts that she might be an untouchable academic. The Harvard Law School professor roamed from person to person, mingling and...

Bowman,Clark win MSA election

April 30, 1999

When the call came in Thursday night for Ben Bowman that he and running mate Matt Clark grabbed the executive spots in the Minnesota Student Association, he was just as happy for his victory as he was...

Election turnouts increase,

April 29, 1999

Student apathy might be on the decline. More students voted on Wednesday, the first of two days of the All-Campus Elections, than in both election days last year. However, the day wasn't without controversy,...

Dash for MSA begins; vote through Thursday

April 28, 1999

Head to a poll booth or turn on a computer -- the two-day All-Campus Elections begin today. With 10 polling stations sprinkled across campus and an online voting site, students can cast their ballot for...

Presidential debates heat up for MSA

April 27, 1999

Coffman Union turned into a hot bed of political discussion Monday, as the Fireplace Lounge hosted the Minnesota Student Association presidential debate. As onlookers strolled by the lounge, four out of...

Parking and transportation priority for MSA candidates

April 23, 1999

Editor's Note: On April 28 and 29, the student body will elect the president and vice president of the Minnesota Student Association. This is the last in a series of five articles profiling the five candidates...

Candidates plot to disband MSA, save students money

April 22, 1999

Editor's Note: On April 28 and 29, the student body will elect the president and vice president of the Minnesota Student Association. This is the fourth in a series of five articles profiling the five...

Aspirants plot MSA remodeling

April 21, 1999

Editor's Note: On April 28 and 29, the student body will elect the president and vice president of the Minnesota Student Association. This is the third in a series of five articles profiling the five candidates...

MSA joins quest to perserve mandatory student services fees

April 21, 1999

The Minnesota Student Association took another step to support mandatory student services fees Tuesday. After a short debate, the forum voted to pass a resolution that would back the Supreme Court's decision...

MSA running mates plan to reduce campus apathy

April 20, 1999

Editor's Note: On April 28 and 29, the student body will elect the president and vice president of the Minnesota Student Association. This is the second in a series of five articles profiling the five...

Candidateshave fresh perspective about MSA

April 19, 1999

Editor's Note: On April 28 and 29, the student body will elect the president and vice president of the Minnesota Student Association. Each day this week, The Minnesota Daily will profile one of the five...

Weekend conference tackles free speech, student fees

April 9, 1999

With the fate of the University's student services fees in limbo, Coffman Union will house a two-day conference focusing on the rights and importance of student organizations. The conference, entitled...

MSA to sponsor

April 7, 1999

In an effort to promote diversity on campus, members of the Minnesota Student Association voted Tuesday to support a May event featuring workshops and a nationally known speaker on affirmative action. The...

Construction affects student routines

April 6, 1999

Amid the din of booming stereos and noisy neighbors, Territorial Hall residents can now add the sound of drilling and sawing to the list of distractions found in the freshman dorm. Construction on a $5...

MSA will award prizes to

April 2, 1999

A trip to the ballot box during the upcoming all-campus elections could be worth more than simply exercising the right to vote -- $100 more. In an effort to increase turnout for the late-April elections,...

Free stuff from MSA: a random event

March 31, 1999

In an attempt to showcase their organization in a positive light, members of the Minnesota Student Association treated students to lollipops and candy bars in front of Coffman Union on Tuesday to publicize...

Court to judge student fees use

March 30, 1999

In a move that will most likely affect the future of the University's mandatory student services fees, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether state universities can make students fund organizations...

Higher enrollment will lower student fees for 1999-2000

March 12, 1999

Students might end up paying slightly less next year for the Coffman Union renovation than the $26 the Student Services Fees Committee approved earlier this month. Coffman officials have been squirreling...

Winter quarter productive for MSA, say members

March 11, 1999

In a quarter filled with debate in regard to the Minnesota Student Association's student services fees request, many MSA members still feel that winter quarter was a productive one for the association. The...

MSA funding cut cues evaluation

March 9, 1999

Since the Minnesota Student Association lost almost half its funding, members have remained optimistic as they begin to discuss how the reduction will affect MSA and its programs. Some fees committee members...

Funds

March 1, 1999

The Minnesota Student Association saw its funding cut nearly in half by the Student Services Fees Committee on Saturday. The fees committee approved $76,500 for MSA for the 1999-2000 school year. The association,...

$45 million

March 1, 1999

Students will pay $37.5 million for the Coffman Union renovation, the Student Services Fees Committee decided Saturday in a nearly unanimous vote. The 18-month-long project is slated to begin winter 1999....

Students debate multi-million dollar Coffman renovation

February 25, 1999

Funding for the proposed $50 million Coffman Union renovation was the topic of choice at Wednesday's Student Services Fees Committee public hearing, as students supporting or opposing the renovation took...

MSA backs tuition discounts, paratransit service funding

February 24, 1999

As onlookers strolled by, the Minnesota Student Association passed five resolutions in quick succession Tuesday afternoon during an open MSA Forum meeting, which was held in the Fireside Lounge of Coffman...

Students decide fate

February 22, 1999

Editor's note: In light of recent debate about the proposed $50 million renovation to Coffman Union, The Minnesota Daily sent reporters to three other student unions around the Big Ten to see how Coffman's...

University Paratransit Service needs funding

February 19, 1999

Winter in Minnesota can be a difficult time for most students to get around campus. Slippery sidewalks, towering snowdrifts and icy winds make it daunting for any student to get to class. But for those...

Registration bait

February 18, 1999

By the time administrators decided to retract a new registration policy because it would unfairly disadvantage some students, it was too late. Inserts detailing the policy hit the stands in spring registration...

MSA rallies toward more support for smaller departments

February 17, 1999

Supporting smaller departments such as Chinese or classics was the focus of the Minnesota Student Association's legislative affairs committee meeting Tuesday. The committee hopes to plan a meeting with...

Fees are judged by a jury of peers;

February 12, 1999

The fate of the $50 million Coffman Union renovation lies with the 13 student members of the student services fees committee. And their responsibility to decide the outcome of the proposed renovation and...

Forum approves MSA’s fees request, stipulates new policy

February 10, 1999

Round two of the debate surrounding the Minnesota Student Association's fees request ended in a quick resolution Tuesday afternoon at an impromptu MSA Forum meeting. After a short discussion, the forum...

Coffman

February 8, 1999

If the current state of Coffman Union can be compared to a rusty 1972 Gremlin, then representatives of Coffman presented a fees request Saturday asking to upgrade the Union to a shiny new Saturn. Using...

Proposed changes would alter MSA’s funding structure

February 5, 1999

The Minnesota Student Association's student services fees request is a lesson in going back to the basics, mainly because it was based on MSA fee requests of years past. The request, which was submitted...

MSA fees request

February 3, 1999

Nikki Kubista, president of the Minnesota Student Association, began Tuesday's MSA forum meeting with a speech focused on her hopeful view of a "new MSA," one without personal agendas and petty politics....

Joint venture provides outdoor

February 1, 1999

Gathered in a circle examining a one-armed kayak paddle designed for people with disabilities, some University students got a chance to discuss wilderness trips and equipment made for those with disabilities...

Cultural centers work together to reach goals

January 29, 1999

Sue Lindgren smiled as she remembered the awkward atmosphere of the first Inter-Cultural Center Committee retreat three years ago, in contrast to the changes that have come about since. "Everybody was...

Legal

January 26, 1999

The desire to break with tradition caused a division among some Minnesota Student Association members Monday afternoon. Some MSA members declared the group's student services fees request "unconstitutional"...

Lobbyist

January 20, 1999

In a move he described as "bittersweet," Thomas Etten announced he will step down in February from his post as the University's director of federal relations to take a similar position at Johns Hopkins...

Students find ties that bind, from Pershing rifles to Jane Austen

January 19, 1999

Hawaii native Erica Bradshaw's first exposure to a Minnesota winter was only one of the many adjustments she had to make after moving here to attend the University three years ago. Although Bradshaw, a...

MSA turns

January 13, 1999

Minnesota Student Association members whose attendance isn't up to par could be required to attend a Judicial Committee hearing to discuss their attendance problems, the forum resolved at the first bi-weekly...

MSA sponsors reception to unite student organizations

January 11, 1999

Weaving around tables decorated with maroon and gold balloons, Chris Chambers and Tiffany Stedman greeted members of student organizations at a reception designed to stimulate cooperation between the groups. At...