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Senate proposes $121.3 million for U

May 6, 2005

The State Senate proposed funding $121.3 million toward the University during a Senate floor meeting Thursday and included an amendment endorsing on-campus military recruitment. The proposal is approximately...

Group sues U about religious separation

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

May 3, 2005

Two students from North Carolina universities have escaped the Recording Industry Association of America's subpoenas. The students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina...

Thousands attend Spring Jam block party; Everclear performs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 6, 2005

All five Minnesota Student Association presidential candidates participated in a debate Tuesday at Coffman Union. Emily Serafy Cox, Kristen Denzer, Rubens Feroz, Tom Meyer and Amy Jo Pierce were given...

Some learn outside of class

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

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

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

March 24, 2005

Suspension or expulsion from the University is a consequence student cheaters could encounter if they are caught by an instructor. To help inform the University community about academic integrity, a new...

Ceremony honors shooting victims

March 23, 2005

More than 500 people gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday for a traditional prayer ceremony to honor the 10 people who died Monday in Red Lake, Minn. "We want to send a message to the Red Lake nation that...

Bill would get Minnesota immigrants in-state tuition

March 18, 2005

The Senate Higher Education Budget Division analyzed and adopted an act Thursday allowing immigrants to pay in-state tuition. If enacted, the bill would get immigrants in-state tuition if they graduated...

U will receive$5M in lawsuit

March 11, 2005

The University will receive $5 million today from Microsoft because of a lawsuit settled in April between the corporation and the state of Minnesota. Minnesota filed a complaint against Microsoft in December...

U students rally on campus for abortion rights

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

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

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

February 28, 2005

As the cost of living continues to increase, students are finding many ways to pay the bills. For many University students, paying expenses involves having Mom or Dad write a check to front the costs. Students,...

Rep. Sabo leads Social Security talk on campus

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 25, 2004

The attorney who successfully argued Roe v. Wade more than 30 years ago spoke Wednesday about women's rights and leadership issues. Sarah Weddington presented part of the Roe v. Wade case, which legalized...

U student is named Luce scholar

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

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

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

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

February 24, 2004

Other Big Ten universities face obstacles similar to the University's when dispersing student fees, but each has a different fee structure. The amount Big Ten students pay also varies - from nothing to...

Stories of secret wrongs

February 13, 2004

Valentine's Day is most often associated with hearts, love and relationships, but one group associates the day with "victory, valentine and vagina." The V-Day College Campaign that holds benefit productions...

U first-year student is Minnesota Idol finalist

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

January 27, 2004

As millions of Americans trade in their burger buns for slimmer rumps, University-area restaurants have introduced menu items to please carbohydrate counters. Followers of the Atkins diet and other low-carb...