The Minnesota Daily

All content by Robert Koch

Housing shortage: not a new campus phenomenon

August 21, 2000

Cashiers earned 50 cents an hour, a pound of coffee cost 48 cents, and University sophomore Al Sandvik was one of thousands of World War II veterans looking for a place to live while attending college...

St. Anthony Park provides small-town atmosphere

August 21, 2000

Nestled alongside the St. Paul campus lies St. Anthony Park, an idyllic cottage community, where time stands still and University students coexist with owners of Victorian homes. Anthropology senior Stephanie...

New faces look to accentuate U student body

August 21, 2000

After spending months considering different schools, then applying to the University and meeting admissions requirements, more than 5,000 freshmen are poised to invade campus this fall. Collectively, they...

Driver distracted by cell phone crashes into pole

August 16, 2000

A minivan slammed into a telephone pole along Fourth Street Saturday night when its driver turned to make a call on her cellular telephone. Nicole Dilks and her two sons were rushed to the Hennepin County...

Man linked to bank robberies apprehended

August 16, 2000

The suspect in three bank robberies over the past three weeks -- including the July 26 holdup of the Associated Bank in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood -- was apprehended Monday after confessing to a...

Sentence appealed by chief attorney

August 14, 2000

Convicted gang member Angel Hernandez might not attend the University after all if the Minnesota Court of Appeals overrules a district judge's sentencing order. Hernandez was convicted Jan. 26 on several...

Conference cost U Police an estimated $200,000

August 9, 2000

Officers working 12-hour shifts, student security monitors called in from summer break, and vehicle checkpoints in place as early as July 7 cost the University Police approximately $200,000. That was the...

Former student charged with felony theft

August 9, 2000

Matthew Brauer, former member of the University Senate and several student organizations, was charged last Wednesday with felony theft after fraudulently withdrawing $2,608 from an account belonging to...

St. Anthony Park: a small-town community

August 7, 2000

Nestled alongside the St. Paul campus lies St. Anthony Park, an idyllic cottage community, where time stands still and University students coexist with owners of Victorian homes. Anthropology senior Stephanie...

Legal dispute pending over health plan

August 7, 2000

University graduate assistants are busy completing enrollment forms for their new BlueCross BlueShield health insurance -- effective Sept. 1 -- unaware of the impending legal battle. Student Risk Managers,...

Superblock eased housing shortage in the 1950s

August 7, 2000

Cashiers earned 50 cents an hour, a pound of coffee cost 48 cents, and University sophomore Al Sandvik was one of thousands of World War II veterans looking for a place to live while attending college...

Appeals court denies former U treasurer review of termination

August 4, 2000

University employees challenging employment decisions must exhaust the school's internal grievance process before turning to the court system. So reasoned the Minnesota Court of Appeals in its rejection...

Marcy-Holmes hit by string of burglaries

August 2, 2000

Several Marcy-Holmes neighborhood residents lost more than $7,000 in home electronics and other personal belongings after burglars broke into their houses and apartments over the last week. On Sunday,...

Legal battles begin over police restriction of protesters’ rights

July 31, 2000

Now that the barricades around the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency hotel are gone and the air around Loring Park has cleared of pepper spray, legal battles over police actions during the animal genetics conference...

Protesters clash with riot police downtown

July 26, 2000

After voicing vigorous opposition to biotechnology for nearly a week, protesters intent on shutting down the International Society for Animal Genetics conference themselves sat down in a Minneapolis street...

Police arrest four, suspect link to genetics protests

July 24, 2000

Several students arrested on lurking charges in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood early Saturday morning are free, despite reportedly refusing to sign a conditional release form imposed during the International...

Stolen laptop found after man attempts to sell it on Mall

July 19, 2000

A man was charged July 12 with a felony after University Police found him allegedly attempting to sell a stolen laptop computer to students on Northrop Mall. Police answered a call about a suspicious person...

U Police to become more involved on campus

July 17, 2000

Asked last fall for his impression of University Police, then-standing president of the Minnesota Student Association, Ben Bowman, answered: "Some guy in a car." Police Chief George Aylward intends to...

Upward Bound brings University

July 14, 2000

A murder is about to occur, and Bobbie Rush's forensic science class will gather Monday afternoon at the Mississippi River Flats to analyze the crime scene. Although the murder is staged, the lessons are...

Como student community vandalized

July 12, 2000

Vandals smashed windows and stole personal belongings from more than a dozen vehicles belonging to residents of the Como Student Community Cooperative on Saturday night. The vandals damaged cars parked...

Man murdered in West bank parking lot

July 7, 2000

A man was shot early Wednesday morning on a sidewalk alongside a West bank parking lot. The victim, whose identity has not been released, died shortly afterward at the Hennepin County Medical Center. Minneapolis...

Three injured in Stadium Village crash

July 7, 2000

A car missed a turn at a busy Stadium Village intersection Thursday afternoon, jumping a curb and toppling a no-parking sign before striking several pedestrians. Two people were rushed by ambulance to...

Graffiti artist links found in U area housing

July 5, 2000

Minneapolis Police stumbled upon photographs June 26 linking a woman to Twin Cities graffiti tagging after answering a disturbance call at a student house in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood. When police...

U security enhanced by technology

June 30, 2000

Most businesses and many homes these days have alarm systems and motion detectors to keep intruders out. But what is a large public University to do with its dozens of buildings, thousands of employees...

Hard Times Cafe reopens while

June 30, 2000

The Hard Times Cafe reopened Wednesday evening after the Minneapolis City Council stayed its decision not to renew the cafe's business licenses. Hard Times attorneys petitioned the Minnesota Court of Appeals...

Police arrest two men for stolen signs

June 28, 2000

Minneapolis and University police joined forces early Thursday morning to catch two men after they allegedly stole traffic signs from outside the Oak Street Ramp. An area resident called police after seeing...

New bill would allow U to disclose sex offenders

June 28, 2000

The University might begin disclosing the names of registered sex offenders attending classes if a new notification bill passes through the U.S. Senate. The Campus Protection Act would require "registered...

U business program to begin in China

June 23, 2000

Students at the Lingnan College at Zhongshan University in southern China will be able to receive executive MBA degrees from the University thanks to a joint-degree program set to begin in 2001. David...

Woman crashes into laundromat, leaves scene

June 21, 2000

A car exiting southbound Interstate Highway 35W at Fourth Street Southeast on June 12 climbed an embankment and crashed through a chain-link fence before coming to rest against a Marcy Holmes laundromat. The...

Student-athlete accuses guards of harassment

June 16, 2000

A University track and field student-athlete filed a lawsuit Wednesday against City Center, alleging four of its security guards assaulted her as she exited a restroom in the downtown Minneapolis shopping...

U student dies of carbon monoxide poisoning on boat

June 16, 2000

Christopher Jordan, an Institute of Technology freshman, died June 10 on the Mississippi River near his hometown of La Crosse, Wisc. He was 19. Jordan died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sleeping on...

Gang member convicted of murder

June 14, 2000

A 21-year-old Inver Grove Heights man was convicted Saturday of second-degree murder in connection with the Sept. 24 drive-by shooting of University student Zoo Chuyangheu. Chuyangheu, 19, was playing...

Cafe’s fate lies in mayor’s hands

June 12, 2000

Barring last-minute action by Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, the Hard Times Cafe will close its doors June 17. On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council voted 7-5 against renewal of the cafe's restaurant,...

Coffman Union to reopen in fall of 2001

June 7, 2000

The stately yet ghostly quiet building anchoring the south end of Northrop Mall offers freshmen few clues to its significance in their upcoming University experience. "Coffman Memorial Union Renovation,"...

Campus features full-time police unit

June 7, 2000

Freshmen might be surprised to learn the University has its own police department. But given the size of the Twin Cities campus and its student body of 45,000, it makes sense. "The myth that people have...

Man files a citizen’s arrest after assault

May 31, 2000

A University student filed a citizen's arrest after several men allegedly assaulted him in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood early Monday morning. "It appeared that they were intoxicated," said victim Steven...

Fatal accident near University sparks criminal and civil charges

May 30, 2000

A Minneapolis man faces criminal and civil charges following a March 6 accident outside Mariucci Arena that killed a University of St. Thomas student. Jason Brank, 22, allegedly lost control of a red Volkswagen...

Faculty members recognized for community contributions

May 26, 2000

Having studied Hmong and other immigrant groups in the United States for several decades, University linguistics professor Bruce Downing knows firsthand the daily problems newcomers face. "Not everybody...

Firebomb strikes West Bank building

May 24, 2000

Two unidentified suspects allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail at a West Bank apartment building on May 11, leaving a scorch mark on the building and broken glass on the ground. The alleged firebombing occurred...

More construction projects underway

May 22, 2000

The University Law School will soon have a new face and Middlebrook Hall up to 200 additional beds, according to plans outlined before the University Board of Regents on May 11. Eric Kruse, University...

Gunman makes away with $1,250 from restaurant

May 22, 2000

A man armed with a handgun made off with $1,250 in cash from the Arby's/Sbarro Restaurant in Stadium Village on May 14 after holding the restaurant's assistant manager at gunpoint. The suspect entered...

Virus quickly infects systems

May 5, 2000

University computer users who use the Microsoft Outlook e-mail program might have found a curious message Thursday morning titled "ILOVEYOU." But the message was not a late Valentine. Instead, it was a...

Man hurls keg through window, attacks residents

May 3, 2000

A party crasher and several of his friends hurled an empty keg through a window and attacked residents and guests with a baton Saturday evening at a house in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood. Nobody was seriously...

U professor awarded for community service outreach

May 1, 2000

For 28 years, John Wallace, University philosophy professor, has shaped lives on and off campus. University graduate Jeff Bauer, who is now an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer working with youth in English language...

Property stolen, mail opened in weekend break-in

April 26, 2000

University sophomore Jessica Trautschold returned Sunday to her multi-unit house at 1027 S.E. University Ave. to find her door broken open and her belongings -- including her and her housemate's mail --...

University to sign declaration of civic responsibility

April 25, 2000

Accounting students help low-income residents prepare their tax returns. Studio arts students brighten hospices. Education students work with high school teachers. Together, they represent what university...

Man intrudes home, says sent by angel

April 19, 2000

An unidentified man, who later told police he was sent by an angel, wandered into a home in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on April 11, sending the frightened resident next door for help as police and the...

Man facing sentence to college gets support

April 18, 2000

Sigma Lambda Beta members have accepted a new charge unlike any before. The University's Latino-based, multicultural fraternity is introducing a 19-year-old former gang member from western Minnesota to...

Former student accuses U Police of misconduct

April 14, 2000

The University responded Tuesday to a civil complaint filed March 31 by a former student alleging police misconduct in the basement of Coffman Union in 1998. John Jerome Frederick Jr., now an Illinois...

Gunman makes away with cash from Amoco

April 12, 2000

An unidentified gunman stole $300 to $400 early Saturday morning from the Southeast Amoco service station at 1000 University Ave. S.E. The gunman entered the station at 3:10 a.m., drew a handgun and demanded...