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Local barber recalls years of wartime service on USS Intrepid

December 13, 2006

On Dec. 5, a team of tugboats pulled the USS Intrepid from its Manhattan pier to Bayonne, N.J. The Intrepid, a former World War II and Vietnam War aircraft carrier that has served as a museum since 1982,...

Location, late wins boost bowl ticket sales

December 7, 2006

After two years of spending the bowl season in the chill of Nashville, Tenn. following 7-5 regular seasons, fans of the University's football team have been rewarded with a trip to sunny Arizona after...

Stadium Bond sale saves taxpayers millions

December 7, 2006

A bond sale this week ensured Minnesota taxpayers will save $28.4 million over the next 20 years on the University's new TCF Bank Stadium. Stadium legislation passed earlier this year guaranteed the state...

Monson buyout spread out

December 5, 2006

Seven games into this season, former University men's basketball coach Dan Monson offered his resignation, but the University won't give him his last paycheck until 2008. Monson resigned Thursday and received...

University begins months of demolition

November 28, 2006

Demolition is underway that will make a noticeable change to the University's landscape and allow for expansion. On Nov. 17, the University began demolition on the Holman, Poucher and University Press...

BCS rankings games benefit entire Big Ten

November 21, 2006

Sometimes the victors must share the spoils. With Michigan and Ohio State on top of the college football world, the University's athletic department could benefit from the success of its conference rivals. If...

Teams break even on bowl

November 17, 2006

A win over Iowa on Saturday would put the University's football team at six wins and make it bowl eligible, earning a million or two in the process. But Elizabeth Eull, senior associate athletic director...

Probation nears end for U sports

November 15, 2006

The burden of the men's basketball academic scandal under former coach Clem Haskins in 2000 is finally ready to be lifted off the shoulders of the University's athletic department. After completing six...

Soil toxins could cost U

November 9, 2006

A wood treating facility that operated more than a hundred years ago on the site of the proposed TCF Bank Stadium has raised new concerns for the University. From 1903 to 1919, Republic Creosoting operated...

DFL retains St. Paul legislative seats

November 8, 2006

As expected, the DFL incumbents won the St. Paul State Senate and House races Tuesday night. University political science professor emeritus William Flanigan said the races didn't garner much media attention...

Attorney General

November 1, 2006

.John James, Independence What is the role of the attorney general's office? The most important role for the attorney general is to be the people's lawyer, making the law work for all Minnesotans. Because...

UDS dishes out late paychecks

October 31, 2006

For the first seven weeks of the semester, University Dining Services starved some of its student employees of a paycheck. Joe Reeves, a political science and urban studies senior, said he did not receive...

State’s college costs top national average

October 26, 2006

The cost of college for Minnesota students is rising faster than the national average, according to a report published Tuesday by the College Board. The report showed the average tuition and fees for Minnesota...

Safety walks in Prospect Park

October 19, 2006

The sound of gunshots can give anyone a sense of insecurity. But one University student hopes to turn insecurity into crime prevention in the Prospect Park neighborhood. After hearing shots fired outside...

Research looks at coverage of high school academics, athletics

October 4, 2006

At a St. Paul private high school, weekend football games attract reporters, photographers and TV crews alongside a rowdy and dedicated student crowd. But sometimes academic success at the school is put...

CSOM students win award, create scholarship

September 25, 2006

For most current students, paying tuition is as much as they ever give back to the University. But a group of seniors created a new scholarship for first-year students. Entrepreneurial seniors Travis Boisvert...

University group hopes to provide light for impoverished

September 19, 2006

When the sun goes down in parts of Nicaragua, the only light source for many wooden homes is the flame from a pop bottle filled with diesel fuel. But a group of University students designed a plan to provide...

Phones designed to make U safer

September 12, 2006

With incoming first-year students, Code Blue emergency phone posts on campus often are used in prank calls rather than urgent situations. "It happens a lot more at the beginning of the year with new freshman...

House fire near campus results in no serious injuries

September 11, 2006

No one was seriously injured in a fire in Dinkytown Sunday evening. Fire officials received a call about 7 p.m. that a house was on fire at 417 11th Ave. S.E. The residents were not injured, said 3rd District...

Innovators recognized in Minnesota Cup competition

September 8, 2006

Minnesota's most innovative thinkers were honored Thursday night as the second annual Minnesota Cup was awarded at the McNamara Alumni Center. The competition - split into student and professional divisions...

University professor leaves legacy

September 6, 2006

Dr. Robert Gorlin, an internationally-acclaimed expert in oral pathology and genetic birth defects, died Aug. 29 after an eight-year battle with lymphatic cancer. He was 83. Gorlin, whose research led...