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Veterans Transition Center receives $40,000 from grant

May 7, 2008

After serving in the military, returning to school full-time wasn't hard for Justin Riechers: It was "awkward." The aerospace engineering junior and co-president of the Veterans Transition Center was a...

Education or advocacy? Internships cause a stir

May 5, 2008

Internships in Israel promote extremism, not education, according to an Israeli nongovernmental organization. NGO Monitor, which critically analyzes the international NGO community, released a full report...

Increase proposed for int’l student visa fees

April 28, 2008

The Department of Homeland Security is proposing a $100 increase to one component of fees for international student visas. DHS proposed the increase last week in the Student Exchange and Visitor Information...

Pakistani-U.S. issues result in discussion

April 14, 2008

With the Pakistan's Peoples Party victory in the parliamentary elections earlier this month, economic and military changes are underway - and in the future, the country's reputation could change as well. On...

Group hosts airport security simulation event

April 1, 2008

The loud buzzer caused a few jumps and laughs, but a lot of interrogations. A fake metal detector at Al-Madinah Cultural Center's entrance in Coffman Union was part of an airport simulation the student...

Students travel to Peru, Sudan for break

March 26, 2008

Four students. Two countries. Similar missions. Three Save Yar and Ajak campaign members traveled to Juba, South Sudan over spring break, while business junior Leigh Kirschner volunteered in Lima, Peru. After...

Yes, there is life after the dorms

February 27, 2008

While some students will continue living on campus next year, others will explore alternative living plans. Whether they're living at a fraternity house, an off-campus apartment or at home, students shared...

Group helps Kenyans cope with violence

February 26, 2008

."Imagine grief, Mr. Kivuitu. Grief so fierce, so deep, it shreds the muscle fibers of your heart," wrote a Kenyan woman in a letter to Kenya's Electoral Commission Chairman Samuel Kivuitu. In...

Limited work options for international students

February 22, 2008

While some seniors have time to spend on their post-graduation job hunt, those with student visas will have to fly back home - unless they apply for a different type of visa. Graduating international students...

Cell phone donation project benefits battered children

February 19, 2008

Battling the issue of domestic violence may seem difficult, but doing little things can potentially make a big difference. One such effort has been taking place on campus. The Aurora Center for Advocacy...

New courses require demand

February 8, 2008

Foreign language enrollment and economics have something in common - supply and demand. Demand for advanced foreign language classes in Persian, Swahili and Korean, among others, is not high enough for...

Noncitizens unable to participate in caucuses

February 5, 2008

Super Tuesday isn't as exciting for some students as it is for others. Noncitizen students in the process of becoming citizens won't be able to participate in Minnesota's precinct caucuses tonight because...

Turbulence in Pakistan affects students

February 1, 2008

When political science junior Kauwel Qazi visited Pakistan in December for a family wedding, she saw more violence and hunger than a happy celebration. "There is no concept of law and order at all," she...

Study abroad heads south

January 29, 2008

More University students are heading south. To South America, that is. The desire to improve Spanish-speaking skills and engage in community service in an affordable environment attracts more students...

Ellison speaks at Law School

January 28, 2008

As a part of Martin Luther King Jr. week, the University Law School invited U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., to speak Friday about strengthening the community through public service, at the third-annual...

Group finalizes decisions

August 17, 2005

Healthy debates ensued as a fees advisory committee had its final meeting Thursday. The committee, which is working to improve the University's fees process, decided to form a working group to handle details...

Design Camp students craft innovative projects

August 10, 2005

Inspired by life's necessities and everyday objects, high school students designed fonts, clothes and water fountains at a University camp last week. Design Camp 2005 participants worked on their projects...

U professors seek to end obesity

August 3, 2005

Some University professors are looking at obesity from a different perspective. Instead of focusing on the biological aspects of obesity, the professors are looking at obesity from an economic standpoint...

U alumni to perform on WB’s “Strictly Original”

August 3, 2005

The type of music did not matter, but the quality and originality did. Producers of the WB's new "Strictly Original" music competition saw all different kinds of original music during the show's auditions...

Serafy Cox to begin new term

July 20, 2005

ACorrections: The Daily misstated Cox's major goal. Cox said her major goal is to get the student government to concentrate on tuition issues as its number one priority. The Daily misquoted Cox's stated...

Tobacco no longer sold on U campus

July 12, 2005

Tobacco sales on campus ended July 1 after a vote by the Twin Cities Student Unions Board of Governors. The board made the decision partly because tobacco sales at on-campus locations were dropping. Sales...

Event gives thanks to tsunami donors

June 22, 2005

The American Refugee Committee gave a boatload of thanks and appreciation Thursday to more than 600 tsunami relief donors at the Ted Mann Concert Hall. The event's focus was to thank those who contributed...

BioBlitz showcases unfamiliar creatures

June 15, 2005

A desire to learn how many different species of insects, mammals and birds live in Minnesota inspired a 24-hour biological survey at the Valley National Wildlife Refuge, hosted by the University's Bell...