The Minnesota Daily

All content by Rob Kuznia

Sweatshop task force looks into coalition

June 2, 1999

Three years ago, Regent Bill Peterson saw a Gophers' sweater in a bookstore that was manufactured in Thailand. Aware that many apparel factories in countries like Thailand employed workers under inhumane...

Organization’s membership suffers under leadership

May 28, 1999

At the beginning of winter quarter, the Progressive Student Organization -- a University student-run activist group that has been protesting on political issues for more than 17 years -- boasted about...

Higher rates

May 21, 1999

In response to the recent on-campus parking crunch, University Parking and Transportation Services officials rolled out a new plan of action today. The construction of the Gateway Center, the demolition...

Cult awareness

May 18, 1999

On Friday afternoon, a handful of protesters mingled among a crowd of people in front of the St. Paul Student Center, toting picket signs stating "Don't tell us what to believe!" Meanwhile, inside the...

Protesters brace for raid; questions uprooted with dig

May 18, 1999

In the last week, the walls have been closing in on the Highway 55 protesters. With the likely passing of $60 million for light rail, the completion of the Hiawatha study, the construction of sound barriers...

Students work to make area more river-friendly

May 17, 1999

About 10 University students armed with door hangers and stencil pens strolled through St. Paul campus neighborhoods Saturday to combat an underestimated problem: non-point source pollution of the Mississippi...

Campus parking woes

May 11, 1999

University construction has made it difficult for many commuters -- including motorcyclists -- to find desirable parking spots on campus this spring. Construction of the Gateway Center has reduced parking...

U team powered up to qualify for cross-country solar car race

May 6, 1999

When the University Aurora 4 team members unveiled their new solar car near Northrop Mall on Wednesday morning, it was evident that the project was a labor of love. After unloading the car from the truck,...

Recycling concerns pop up with Coke

May 3, 1999

When the University signed a contract with Coca-Cola in 1996, campus consumers' cola choices were narrowed down: cans or bottles. The elephant-sized hill of compressed plastic bottles at the University's...

Bill could oust wolves from endangered list

April 28, 1999

Wolves and livestock don't mix. Just ask Dick LeCocq, president of the Minnesota Cattleman's Association. And before people became concerned about the possibility of wolf extinction, the quick fix to this...

Thousands protest against Mumia’s possible execution

April 27, 1999

PHILADELPHIA -- When a police officer stopped Michelle Gross for turning onto a one-way off Lyndale Avenue in 1995, she said she was wearing a "Free Mumia" T-shirt. "He saw the shirt and went berserk,"...

Approval puts land transfer on fast track for light rail

April 23, 1999

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approved a deal Wednesday to swap land with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, a move critical to the expansion of the Hiawatha corridor for light rail...

Legal edge stressed in vote to stop Highway 55 re-route

April 21, 1999

When Dean Zimmermann stood on the edge of a picnic table at Minnehaha Park to speak to about 60 people Sunday afternoon, somebody behind him told him to be careful. He responded with a pun. "That's OK,...

Bridge

April 19, 1999

Had everything happened as scheduled, both westbound lanes on the Washington Avenue Bridge would now be closed, the eastbound lane would be split in two, and half the bridge would be enclosed in something...

Metro Transit carrying

April 15, 1999

Metro Transit served its two billionth customer since its inception in 1971 on Friday. To pay tribute to its riders, the bus company offered free rides on Friday between 3 and 9 a.m. "Because there were...

Faces are as malleable as notion of beauty

April 16, 1998

For some people, happiness can be bought. Sander Gilman, a professor from the University of Chicago, spoke Wednesday at the Weisman Art Museum about how physiological stereotypes of German Jews in the...

Individuality promoted in class by professor

March 3, 1998

To alleviate the perils of student apathy, Varghese Mathai says it is important for students to mentally take themselves out of the structured setting of a classroom and into a larger, more powerful whole:...

Forum addresses Ebonics issues

February 2, 1998

It is the ignorance of Ebonics instead of the language itself that has built an immense education barrier, Geneva Smitherman told a crowd of about 500 people Saturday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The...