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All content by Ryan Dionne

Senate proposes $121.3 million for U

by Ryan Dionne
Published May 6, 2005
The plan is approximately $5 million less than the University's request.

Group sues U about religious separation

by Ryan Dionne
Published May 5, 2005

A Wisconsin-based group that promotes the separation of church and state has sued the University and the Minnesota Faith Health Consortium. Last month, the Freedom from Religion Foundation and seven Minnesota...

Court ruling leaves RIAA without names

by Ryan Dionne
Published May 3, 2005
Two North Carolina universities won't have to turn over the names of students who were file-sharing.

Thousands attend Spring Jam block party; Everclear performs

by Ryan Dionne
Published May 2, 2005

Low temperatures and rain are notorious for the Spring Jam block party, and this year was no exception. But bad weather, flying shoes and an abundance of middle fingers didn't stop Everclear from taking...

‘First-inventor-to-file’ rule could alter patent process

by Ryan Dionne
Published April 26, 2005

A new strawberry plant, an optical fiber amplifier, radioimmunotoxins and a visualization spreadsheet are among the patents the University has been issued in the past. Between July 1, 2003, and June 30,...

Atheists, humanists begin conference

by Ryan Dionne
Published April 22, 2005

The University's Campus Atheists and Secular Humanists group organized a four-day humanist conference that started Thursday. The conference began Thursday with a cookie-and-pop social followed by a speech...

U students avoid file-sharing lawsuit

by Ryan Dionne
Published April 19, 2005

University students have escaped the most recent wave of lawsuits filed by the Recording Industry Association of America. On Wednesday, the association sued students on 18 campuses throughout the country,...

Laotian New Year comes to U campus

by Ryan Dionne
Published April 18, 2005

After being born in a concentration camp, Nome Xaphakdy, president of the Lao Student Association, immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 5 years old. Her family fled communist-controlled...

Court rules gun law unconstitutional

by Ryan Dionne
Published April 14, 2005

MCorrection: The story mischaracterized the effect the court ruling on Minnesota's conceal and carry law will have. Under the ruling, Minnesotans who have been issued permits can still legally carry concealed...

Contest seeks bright ideas for business

by Ryan Dionne
Published April 7, 2005

Entrepreneurs throughout Minnesota have been submitting ideas for potential businesses with the hope of winning the first Breakthrough Ideas competition. The competition, which is open to Minnesota college...

Hopefuls address questions at debate

by Ryan Dionne
Published April 6, 2005
Each presidential candidate had a chance to debate at Coffman Union.

Some learn outside of class

by Ryan Dionne
Published April 5, 2005

.Editor's note: The following article is the second in a series that looks at how well University academics prepare students for life after college. Today's article questions student leaders on whether...

U-shaped lock settlement presents three options

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 28, 2005

For years, warm weather has been synonymous with bikers on campus, which has sometimes led to increases in bike thefts. One popular safeguard is a Kryptonite lock. But in September, a flaw that allowed...

U creates task force to check mercury levels

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 25, 2005

The potentially toxic element number 80 on the periodic table of elements can be found everywhere. The metal, mercury, is in some thermostats and thermometers, most tooth fillings and fluorescent lights,...

New University group helps monitor academic integrity

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 24, 2005
The students in the group work with the Office for Student Academic Integrity.

Ceremony honors shooting victims

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 23, 2005
American Indian tribes joined politicians, family, friends and other concerned residents to grieve.

Bill would get Minnesota immigrants in-state tuition

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 18, 2005
A senator said a House committee will consider the issue Wednesday.

U will receive$5M in lawsuit

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 11, 2005
Minnesota filed a complaint against Microsoft in December 1999.

U students rally on campus for abortion rights

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 9, 2005

Despite cold temperatures Tuesday, students gathered outside Coffman Union to promote abortion rights. The rally was organized by Law Students for Choice, Socialist Alternative Club, Women's Forum, Women's Student...

U official eyes Senate run

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 8, 2005

University General Counsel Mark Rotenberg announced Monday that he is forming a Senate exploratory committee to further investigate the vacant seat in the 2006 U.S. Senate. "Right now, I'm just exploring...

U still getting notices against illegal file-sharing

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 4, 2005

A year ago, Kara Johnson's Internet stopped working in her residence hall room. Little did Johnson, a retail merchandising junior, know that the University's Office of Information Technology had closed...

Students cope with higher living expenses

by Ryan Dionne
Published February 28, 2005
Private loans are an option for students to solve their financial problems.

Rep. Sabo leads Social Security talk on campus

by Ryan Dionne
Published February 25, 2005

A capacity crowd saw Rep. Martin Sabo, D-Minn., lead a panel discussion on Social Security on Thursday in the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs' Cowles Auditorium. The topic has been a frequent focus...

Worker dies after fall from U building

by Ryan Dionne
Published February 18, 2005

A 52-year-old construction worker fell to his death shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday from an upper level of Nicholson Hall in an apparent accident. The University identified the man as Robin Sutter, of Lakeville,...

Boarders, bikers face ire for a thrill

by Ryan Dionne
Published May 4, 2004

As the first rider shot down 108 stairs toward the river flats and a waiting police car, bike riders at the top said they grew apprehensive. The two police officers drove to the base of the stairs below...

Annual event seeks to share African students’ cultures with the U

by Ryan Dionne
Published April 19, 2004

After last year's African Nite, a University student e-mailed Marcia Ashong to tell her the event persuaded her to study abroad in Africa. The wide array of African customs impresses many people, said...

Gindorff and Edstrom want to streamline MSA issues

by Ryan Dionne
Published April 13, 2004

Bob Gindorff and Brian Edstrom want to change how the Minnesota Student Association conducts business. "It ends up being a pizza and pop club," said Gindorff, an MSA presidential candidate. Running mate...

Drama and passion abound at soap opera tryouts on campus

by Ryan Dionne
Published April 8, 2004

Four hours after running through the same dialogue with 118 students, Marnie Saitta and Keith Hamilton Cobb narrowed the competition. Saitta, casting director for "The Young and the Restless," and Cobb,...

Roe v. Wade lawyer discusses case at U

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 25, 2004
Sarah Weddington, who represented Roe in the Roe v. Wade case, also spoke about how women's rights have evolved.

U student is named Luce scholar

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 25, 2004

University graduate student Richard Hermes was selected as one of 15 Henry Luce Scholars in the nation this year. The scholar program allows recipients to travel to Southeast Asia for one year, but Hermes...

U first-year wins Miss Teen Minnesota competition

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 9, 2004

First-year University student Celi Dean won the Miss Teen Minnesota International 2004 competition Saturday. Dean was one of 20 teenagers who participated in interview, aerobic-wear, "fun fashion wear"...

Elections commission to hold info sessions

by Ryan Dionne
Published March 2, 2004

In anticipation of campus elections, the All-Campus Elections Commission will hold public information sessions Tuesday and Wednesday. The 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday session will be held in Coffman Union,...

U student not chosen Idol winner

by Ryan Dionne
Published February 27, 2004

For one first-year University student, the Minnesota Idol competition had a bittersweet ending. Viewers did not choose Nicole Allen to be the Minnesota Idol winner Thursday. Allen, along with four other...

Fees rules vary across Big Ten

by Ryan Dionne
Published February 24, 2004
Students at some schools pay nothing, while others are assessed hundreds of dollars.

Stories of secret wrongs

by Ryan Dionne
Published February 13, 2004
Students will perform "The Vagina Monologues" as part of a national campaign against domestic violence.

U first-year student is Minnesota Idol finalist

by Ryan Dionne
Published February 2, 2004

Acquaintances know her as "the girl with big, curly blond hair," but this University vocal performance student has more than just thick locks. First-year student Nicole Allen sent her audition videotape,...

Atkins diet, low-carb craze impact U-area eatery menus

by Ryan Dionne
Published January 27, 2004
Subway and Chipotle are among the restaurants offering low-carb options.

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