The Minnesota Daily

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Yudof might

March 30, 1999

It was made apparent during recent discussions about renovating Coffman Union that $37.5 million means a lot to University students. But reasons for spending this much money were validated with the project's...

Program connects

March 10, 1999

A new class at the University combines two subjects which historically are thought not to blend. The Broken Hatchet and Pipe series, hosted by the University Episcopal Center, teaches the history of the...

Caf

March 5, 1999

The CafÇ of the Americas, a favorite hang-out and restaurant for University students, staff and faculty members, will shut its doors permanently on April 2. Negotiations between the Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St....

Hospitals nationwide feel space crunch due to high patient usage

March 3, 1999

Hospitals throughout the Twin Cities and the nation are experiencing patient occupancy well above normal standards, with most operating at 80 percent capacity. Medical officials find themselves at a loss...

University nears capacity for 1999 freshmen

March 3, 1999

Qualified high school seniors hoping to find a home at the University this fall might find themselves out of luck. Having received 2,000 more freshman applications than at this point in time last year,...

Fees committee

February 26, 1999

About half of the 37 groups that receive student services fees won't get all the money they want, if the full committee accepts the recommendations of a fees sub-committee. At the second of three student...

University students visit, learn from refugees

February 24, 1999

When Kao Yang was four years old, her family immigrated to the United States. They came as refugees from Laos and stayed in a camp until the U.S. government granted them asylum. Every day, refugees come...

In search of a better union

February 22, 1999

Imagine a tire with a slow leak. In the long run, fixing the tire would be easier than putting air into it every day, but the leaky tire does its job. Coffman Union is like a leaky tire. But rather than...

Campus celebration of Chinese New Year blends

February 16, 1999

For Chinese students, the ultimate party commences today -- a holiday in which gifts are exchanged, a feast is served and families unite. Top these activities with dancing, drinking and fireworks. This...

Culture’s complex patterns

February 15, 1999

Mastering needlework technique requires lessons from an experienced teacher. And, for a sewing class, no one has more experience than elderly women who have been creating the art for decades. Textile arts...

Arab students mourn the

February 11, 1999

With the soft sounds of jazz playing in the background, 20 members of the Arab Student Association stood in a circle and bowed their heads in a moment of silence -- a memorial to Jordan's King Hussein. Wednesday...

Desmond Tutu delivers South Africa’s

February 9, 1999

In order for South Africa to heal its legacy of apartheid, people must have faith in God and forgive their oppressors, said Archbishop Desmond Tutu in an address Monday. The chairman of South Africa's...

Africana events

February 3, 1999

While Americans around the nation are celebrating Black History Month, members of Africana -- who comprise half of the African-American and African student population at the University -- are working to...

Students partake in Winterfest activities

February 1, 1999

The tedium of winter melted last week through a campus-wide celebration of the season. With more than 20 events, Winterfest gave University students the opportunity to play both in and out of doors. Celebrating...

Peace Corps draws University graduates

January 28, 1999

After graduating with a degree in humanities in 1990, Jason Tidwell floated around the United States looking for adventure. He found it far from home, as a volunteer for the Peace Corps, which landed him...

GLBT mentorship will

January 27, 1999

What is it like to be a gay person in the working world? Answering this question, among others, is one of the goals of OutRoads, a new mentorship program at the University. The program will provide gay,...

Queer playwrights perform to raise funds for new center

January 25, 1999

An intimate dome-ceilinged room supporting a raised wooden stage and rows of folding chairs was the setting for a group of queer playwrights reading and acting out their work to about 100 viewers Saturday...

Forceful convictions:

January 20, 1999

In the frigid air of the early morning, the wind howls outside. The hazy sunlight offers no warmth. The fire burning close to the tent offers a bit of heat and the first thought of the day is to get dressed...

U numbers remain steady

January 19, 1999

While high school seniors throughout Minnesota are choosing paths other than college, the University's freshman enrollment is still consistent with administrators' goals. A study completed by the Research...

U checks swelling

January 11, 1999

The University is a popular place if you believe the numbers. To date, the amount of freshman applications has risen 20 percent from this time last year. However, the University is working to reduce the...

Patience, money in high

January 7, 1999

Purchasing books for courses rarely leaves students in good spirits. This week, however, the normal complaints of overpricing and disorganization were usurped as students wait and wait and wait to simply...

University area transit will see improvements

December 3, 1998

Twin Cities residents who depend on public transportation will find daily commutes quicker and easier with the help of millions of dollars from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Transportation...

U ponders

November 30, 1998

The long arm of the University's land grant extends into many areas of the metro area and beyond -- including a 7,500-acre plot on the edge of urban sprawl. It is Rosemount, in the southeast region of...

Folwell Hall labs

November 28, 1998

Room 34 in Folwell Hall was quiet Thursday morning -- too quiet. Students hunched over desks donning headphones were waiting to hear a sound, any sound. But the sound never came. As time passed, the tension...

Designers preview light rail sketches

November 20, 1998

Minneapolis commuters harboring visions of the physical appearance of light rail transit compared their personal images to preliminary sketches Wednesday evening. A meeting at the Minneapolis Convention...

New phone line, Web site answers commuter questions

November 18, 1998

University commuters fighting their way through traffic congestion now have a useful weapon to battle rush-hour gridlock. The Minnesota Department of Transportation, SmartRoute Systems Inc. and Lockheed...

Events celebrate contributions of ecology professor

November 9, 1998

A group of internationally recognized speakers, a gubernatorial recognition and a celebratory dinner Saturday honored the efforts of the world's foremost living biogeochemist -- Eville Gorham. A Regents'...

Score one for the…

November 5, 1998

Score one for the Minnesota Department of Transportation: The federal government recently dropped $17 million on Minneapolis for light rail transit. The money -- earmarked for planning and design of the...

Speaker urges promoting science to kids

October 27, 1998

The discoverer of the Titanic and founder of the JASON Project sent a message to a packed auditorium Monday night: The future of exploration lies in exciting children about science. Oceanographer Robert...

Yudof and crew of volunteers contribute to Beautiful U Day

October 26, 1998

More than campus cleanup, Beautiful U Day celebrated history, community and looking to the future. Events throughout the day Friday emphasized these points. Beginning with the unveiling and dedication...

Chemical cleanup

October 23, 1998

Although external beautification is the goal of Beautiful U Day, University officials want to clean up internally as well. Last year internal cleanup involved removing 800 tons of old furniture and other...

Thousands

October 23, 1998

The sun glitters off of the stream as a soft breeze rustles and pulls orange and gold leaves off of trees bathed in warm autumn light. More than 70 people wander the area, examining, testing and filming...

Beautiful U Day aims to improve campus pride

October 23, 1998

Beautification being the goal, University officials and employees are embarking for the second consecutive year on a campus-wide cleanup. Today is Beautiful U Day, an annual initiative toward improving...

Medical waste

October 15, 1998

Most people do not consider the health care industry to be a cause of pollution, especially toxins which contribute to illness. However, the Environmental Protection Agency has identified the incineration...

Queers confront biases during Coming Out Week

October 12, 1998

Marking 30 years of national and University gay activism, Sunday was National Coming Out Day and the beginning of a week-long University-wide celebration of expression. Daily events sponsored by the Queer...

Regents ban any future investment in Total Oil

October 9, 1998

Ending 10 months of public controversy, the Board of Regents unanimously passed a resolution Thursday to prohibit any future University investments in Total Oil Co., the French-based company with operations...

National Geographic photographer will display, discuss work

October 8, 1998

Imagine walking through a dense grove of rainforest trees, where the thickness of the canopy forms a barrier to any sunlight. Climbing to the tops of these gigantic trees, a world bursting with light,...

Ineligible employees receiving contract parking spaces

October 6, 1998

Purchasing a contract parking space is one way for University employees to guarantee on-campus parking. And while most students are not eligible for these spaces, some graduate students' cars sport the...

Mankato changes

October 1, 1998

The name Minnesota now crowns more than one university in the state. Students graduating this spring at the university formerly known as Mankato State will find Minnesota State University, Mankato emblazoned...

After 29 years in transportation, Huss honored with career award

September 30, 1998

The Minnesota Public Transit Association honored the efforts of Roger Huss on Tuesday-- exactly 29 years after he signed on as assistant director of transportation at the University. While that presents...

Activists powwow to protest expansion

September 28, 1998

Celebrating on land once promised to them by the federal government, the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Indian tribe held a powwow Sunday to raise support for their protest of a highway expansion project that...

Wandering individuals find respite in new visitor center

September 25, 1998

Visiting the University and navigating campus just got easier. The new Visitor's Information Center, a brainchild of University President Mark Yudof, opened last Saturday. Located between the Armory, the...

Officials urge

September 24, 1998

Workers pushing to prepare for spring 1999 construction of the Hiawatha reroute project find themselves faced with an uncompromising obstacle: humans. Protests against the construction of a new four-lane...

Ramp closes doors

September 24, 1998

The Mayo Garage closes its gates to the public Oct. 1, with the remaining 45 public parking spaces to be converted to contract spaces. The primary reason for the conversion of the spaces is to accommodate...

Bell Museum displays naturalist’s art

September 21, 1998

The realms of art and science intertwine in the newest exhibit at the Bell Museum of Natural History. "Margaret Mee: Return to the Amazon," details the life and work of Amazon explorer Margaret Mee. The...

Ramp demolition begins soon

September 21, 1998

The long-awaited and much debated demolition of the East River Road Ramp begins Oct. 15. The ramp, the subject of much contention when University officials declared it hazardous in 1993, will permanently...

Students discuss the agony and ecstasy of finals

June 8, 1998

Silence penetrated the auditorium air, the minute hand's tick-tock the only indicator of time and the existence of an outside world. Tis the atmosphere of a final. Students furiously scribbling answers...

Stadium

June 5, 1998

The University women's soccer program took another step toward its goal of a new stadium when, last week, it received the last of the money it needs to begin construction. But neighbors of the proposed...

Hep-cats cool Coffman down with jazz grooves

June 4, 1998

The swinging sounds of jazz reverberated against the halls of Coffman Union Wednesday afternoon as the Jaztronauts sparked light jigs and bright smiles among spectators. The four self-proclaimed hipsters'...

One of the three…

June 2, 1998

One of the three major awards recognizing American authors of short fiction was bestowed upon University Regents' Professor Patricia Hampl. Hampl's short story, "The Bill Collector's Vacation," became...

Faculty appoint Evans as chairwoman

June 1, 1998

Faculty members at the University have a new spokeswoman. The University Faculty Consultative Committee appointed history professor Sara Evans chairwoman for the 1998-99 school year. The 15 University...

University honors McFarland with achievement award

May 27, 1998

A ceremony filled with awards, applause, standing ovations and tears honored Keith McFarland Tuesday, representing the contributions and service he has given to the University for more than 50 years. "Professor...

Swenson brings background to office

May 22, 1998

Susan Swenson's passion for developmental disability programs began 15 years ago with the birth of her son Charlie, who has muscular dystrophy. "Because I love my son I'm in this field," Swenson said....

Revised conflict of interest policy is up for regent review

May 21, 1998

Pending approval by the Board of Regents in June, a policy allowing employers more outside earnings without being questioned about conflicts of interest will be one step closer to ratification. Under...

Former brothel became U fixture

May 18, 1998

If walls could talk, a century's worth of conversation at Stub & Herb's Eating and Drinking Emporium would drown the sounds of an average evening's patrons. But the building, which turns 100 this...

Assembly approves new

May 14, 1998

InResponding to student complaints of inconvenience, administrators returned staggered start times for classes on the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. The Twin Cities Campus Assembly approved a new...

U recognizes four outstanding advisers

May 13, 1998

The University community acknowledged the integral role advisers play in students' lives Tuesday by honoring several counselors with awards. The Academic Advising Network presented the 1998 John Tate...

Nation experiences lack of minority science professors

May 12, 1998

The number of minority professors at the University is increasing, yet some departments lag far behind -- specifically, the Institute of Technology. Only 15 percent of the college's 388 professors are...

Super sleuths

May 11, 1998

Today the search begins -- the search for the sixpence, that is. The finder of the gold coin hidden somewhere on the St. Paul campus will be the keeper of some sporty treasures. A take-off from the St....

Faculty awaits raise determination

May 7, 1998

Faculty members will be closer to finding out this weekend how much they stand to gain from the state's largest-ever supplemental appropriation to the University. Increasing faculty and staff salaries...

New editor in chief brings

May 1, 1998

The Minnesota Daily Board of Directors announced Thursday that Nick Doty would take the helm as 1998-99 editor in chief. Doty, 22, is a senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and has...

Faculty union authorizes strike

April 29, 1998

Faculty members from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system voted on Monday to authorize a strike. Officials from the system, comprised of seven state colleges and universities, said the...

Carlson

April 24, 1998

Contributing to society has been a lifelong trend for world renowned research expert and University alumnus Joseph Juran. And at 93, he keeps on giving. A commemoration on Thursday at the Carlson School...

Program receives award for victim advocacy

April 22, 1998

A program at the University will receive the nation's highest honor for victim advocacy in a ceremony today in Washington, D.C., an affirmation of its fight against sexual violence. Attorney General Janet...

Professor’s talents will be remembered

April 21, 1998

University architecture professor Catherine Brown, who was recognized twice by the New York Times as one of the most valuable thinkers in American urbanism, died of cancer April 12. She was 47. A coordinator...

Graduation is a family affair for four U master’s students

April 16, 1998

Graduation ceremonies are typically a time for families to celebrate the achievements of their son or daughter. Rarely, however, are four immediate family members able to celebrate graduating on the same...

Warm weather makes bonfires, grilling more dangerous

April 14, 1998

Spring permeates the air. While some bask in the smell of flowers and grass, the aroma of charcoal gives barbecue connoisseurs the signal to break out the grills. Students using grills this spring --...

Dorm

April 7, 1998

Cost and convenience seem to be the deciding factors when choosing a place to live for University students, according to a recent report completed by the Office of the Vice President for Student Development...

U loses former Daily reporter, ad exec, activist

April 3, 1998

Ray Mithun, a University alumnus, community activist and entrepreneur died Tuesday, at the age of 89, in a Phoenix hospital. Described by his peers as an overachiever, Mithun graduated from the University...

Panel serves up strategies to deter drinking

March 31, 1998

Alcohol abuse has become the University's biggest problem, said some University officials at a conference held Monday in Coffman Union. Combatting alcohol abuse among students was the focus of a workshop...

Researchers probe

March 30, 1998

Insecticides in the water is the latest explanation for deformed frogs found all across the country. The Midwest Declining Amphibians Conference, held March 21 and 22 in Milwaukee, pointed to a commercial...

Black art celebratedat Weisman museum

January 26, 1998

Today's black arts movement stresses one important factor: The revolutionizing of black art is not over. The idea was celebrated Sunday at "Remembering The Black Arts Movement" at the Weisman Art Museum....

Student group to change its name

January 8, 1998

The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Students and Their Friends voted unanimously Wednesday to change their name to the Queer Student Cultural Center. At an open house at the GLBT...

Muslim holiday spurs

January 6, 1998

While the majority of Americans spent the past few weeks celebrating the holidays with gifts, food and family, a large group of people spent this time in prayer, in fasting and in devotion. At the University,...

Credit card targeted for graduates attracts students

June 3, 1997

A joint venture between First USA Bank and the Minnesota Alumni Association has resulted in a credit card designed with University graduates in mind, but the number of student owners is growing. Credit...