The Minnesota Daily

All content by Sarah Hallonquist

Pagers pack the parley punch

March 15, 1998

In the 1980s, the only option after getting a busy signal was an undefined wait. Your best friend's mother could converse into the night, holding your evening plans hostage to the phone line. But times...

U turf research proposal denied

March 6, 1998

With plans for a golf course and research center squashed in the Legislature, University officials will now have to wait for greener pastures in the next bonding session. When this year's session started,...

U students asked to give feedback on Aramark

March 5, 1998

Cold potatoes, watery soda, high prices or whatever their beef, students have one more day to give University food services a spoonful of feedback. Today marks the third day food service officials will...

Surplus means money for some, but not for U

March 2, 1998

The state should start shopping for a bigger piggy bank, but the University won't get to tag along. Gov. Arne Carlson unveiled a $592 million addition to the projected state budget surplus Friday, but...

Group would allocate research funds

February 27, 1998

Despite University resistance, Minnesota industries looking for more control of the school's research have allies in the Legislature. The concept, embodied in the Northstar Research Coalition, was included...

Grade inflation trend gets high and low marks from officials

February 23, 1998

As far as grades go, a B just isn't what it used to be -- and at the University, that's raising a few eyebrows. An analysis of the University's grades shows a steady climb in high marks over the last...

Policy allows critique of profs

February 20, 1998

University students will soon have the opportunity to give more detailed critiques of their instructors' performances because of a policy change approved Thursday by the Student Senate and University...

Construction delay will not push back opening

February 19, 1998

Cranes and bulldozers were supposed to follow on the heels of tubas and trombones that accentuated a November groundbreaking ceremony for a new alumni and visitor center. But construction on the University...

Yudof cuts budget

February 13, 1998

Not even a full year into his term, University President Mark Yudof is cutting his own budget in favor of academic funding. By March 6, 10 administrative departments, including the Board of Regents, must...

Budget cuts to be outlined at Regents meeting

February 12, 1998

Now that decisions on the University's $290.5 million legislative budget request are out of the Board of Regents' hands, this month's meeting will entail more discussion than action. Items on the docket...

Asian studentsoffered waivers

February 11, 1998

Heeding the call of international students hit by Asian market problems, University officials are confident they've devised ways to ease tuition burdens. In a report recently forwarded to Board of Regents...

Tuitionwaiver might change

February 3, 1998

As federal courts chip away at race-based college programs, University officials will consider broadening criteria this month for a tuition waiver that now targets nonresident minority students. While...

Bill may alter regent selection

January 29, 1998

Two lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday that would lift residential restrictions now imposed on candidates for the University's Board of Regents positions. The bill -- jointly introduced by Rep. Rob...

U gives sales pitch for budget request

January 27, 1998

and Nancy Ngo Using a human brain, a culture of flesh-eating bacteria virus and a bag of beer barley, University officials on Monday made their $249 million budget request look attractive. University...

Healing the spirit

January 26, 1998

Candles burn, a fountain trickles, and soft, gentle melodies soothe careworn spirits at noon every Tuesday on the seventh floor of Fairview-University Medical Center. One person or a dozen people might...

New job classifications employed on campus

January 23, 1998

A new development in the University's Job Center makes it easier for campus employers to do what they're supposed to -- create jobs and hire employees. The Broadbanded Student Employment System, implemented...

Campus events planned for King’s birthday

January 16, 1998

With the 30th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death just around the corner, the University is in the midst of its own celebration honoring the legacy of the civil rights leader. In reverence of...

$2 milliongift will allow for CLA chair

January 14, 1998

A recent $2 million gift to the University will help resurrect the school's religious studies program as it enters the next century. Alumni couple Leland and Louise Sundet and their family presented their...

U students discuss alternate tuition funding after Asian stock market crash

January 12, 1998

Jokes and laughter covered the worried expressions on the faces of University Korean students Friday night as they patiently brainstormed for ways to pay this quarter's tuition. About 30 students, both...

Tunnel system will be mapped

January 9, 1998

Second-year student Jill Stalpes found herself lost on Thursday. During her first day back in the University's tunnel system, she couldn't remember the route she used last winter. "I'm just trying to...

Former administrator honored with award title

June 17, 1997

Honoring a veteran administrator and former Board of Regent member, the University on Monday established the Josie Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award. The first-of-its-kind award adds to Johnson's...

Religious studyhas room to grow

June 2, 1997

Last year, two students graduated from the University with a bachelor's degree in religious studies. That is less than .02 percent of the total number of degrees the University granted. William Malandra,...

Listeners get Frisbees, not judgments

May 20, 1997

A different breed of mall preachers took to their soapboxes on Monday on Northrop Mall. Six Episcopal priests each took their turn preaching the Gospel, while members of the University Episcopal Center...

Ivins takes aim at politics

April 15, 1997

The American political system is corrupt, and it is up to the citizens to correct it, award-winning columnist Molly Ivins said Monday night. "It is our problem, not them in Washington, to fix what is...