The Minnesota Daily

All content by Sascha Matuszak

University facilitates students’ globalization

December 15, 1999

There is no question that the University is and will continue to be a global institution. The massive size of the campus, the large student body and the diverse faculty guarantee it. The large scope of...

University lacks centers

December 14, 1999

In some areas, the University is trailing behind the competition in terms of internationalization. The University is lagging behind in a traditional measurement of international curriculum -- the presence...

Business, technology open doors to the world

December 14, 1999

One thousand years ago, silk caravans from China traveled across treacherous Central Asian plateaus and through deserts before reaching the markets of Europe, if they indeed made it that far. These days,...

Internationalizing the University

December 13, 1999

Richly accented English blends with aromatic coffees from around the world at the Small World Coffee Hour's biweekly gathering. A world map dotted with dozens of colored pins hangs outside the front door....

The Med School

December 13, 1999

The Medical School has long relied on an informal structure to provide international perspectives for its students and faculty. Students were expected to find a sponsor -- either a member of the faculty...

World Trade Organization summit prompts international dissension

November 30, 1999

The third World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference began Sunday in Seattle, attended by gray-clad diplomats and protesters dressed as colorful butterflies. But the protester-lobbyist interaction...

Tibetan singer performs with area dance group

November 15, 1999

A Tibetan performer enchanted Minneapolis audiences this weekend at the Southern Theatre. Sherap Wangmo, an internationally renowned singer and musician, performed solo and danced with the Ethnic Dance...

U.S. aid influences Colombian politics

November 11, 1999

Colombia has not had a single peaceful day in 50 years. There's hope that a peace process initiated Jan. 7 between the government and the country's largest guerrilla group will yield calm and an end to...

Powwow held at University of St. Thomas

November 8, 1999

The past echoed through the University of St. Thomas this weekend as more than 4,000 Native Americans gathered to dance, sing and compete. Thunderous drumming and stirring chants accompanied the dancers...

General Assembly vote threatened by United States debt

November 4, 1999

The U.S. government, accused of being a deadbeat for not paying its dues, could lose its vote in the General Assembly of the United Nations if its debt isn't paid up by the end of the year. According to...

World Association for Sexology fights to protect sexual freedom

October 29, 1999

People around the world now have international support in their fight for the right to have healthy sex. The World Association for Sexology ratified a Declaration of Sexual Rights on Aug. 26 during their...

Armenian prime minister killed in political attack

October 28, 1999

Gunmen seized Armenia's parliament in a torrent of automatic-weapons fire Wednesday, killing the prime minister and at least six other people before holing up in the building with dozens of hostages. With...

Newest deadline for peace set in Northern Ireland

October 27, 1999

This Friday marks the most recent deadline for a power transfer from the British government to the Northern Irish political parties. The transfer will eliminate outside influence in Northern Ireland and...

Pakistanis support military takeover

October 19, 1999

The military takeover of Pakistan last Wednesday elicited cautious responses from Western media and governments. But even as CNN and most other news agencies reacted with concern, many Indians and Pakistanis...

U.K. judge says Pinochet can be extradited

October 13, 1999

A London magistrate ruled Friday that former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet could be extradited to Spain to stand trial for torture and violations of human rights. But the case still must endure...

Ousting of Pakistani prime minister wins favor with University students

October 13, 1999

Pakistani troops staged a coup against the democratically elected government Tuesday, seizing state-run media and placing the prime minister under house arrest. The sudden move raised tensions in the world's...

Concerns escalate as world population reaches 6 billion

October 12, 1999

The last child born Wednesday will become the 6 billionth inhabitant of Earth, according to the United Nations Population Fund. Of about 370,000 children expected to be born Wednesday, the majority will...

Officials optimistic concerning China’s entry into WTO

October 7, 1999

The Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji handed the Clinton Administration a gift in April 1999. President Clinton, to the dismay of China and the U.S. business community, rejected the gift. The gift came...

Student encounters China’s anger

October 4, 1999

Sarah Backstrom's one-year stay in China was action-packed, as the Chinese people were swept into a whirlwind of protests by the May 7 NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, which killed three...

Quakes in Turkey and Taiwan test country relations

October 1, 1999

As Turks and Taiwanese around the globe struggle with destruction caused by earthquakes in their countries, they have found relationships with erstwhile antagonists further tested. Whereas the Turkish...

On the brink of peace

April 19, 1999

Editor's note: Daily reporters Sascha Matuszak, Nicole Vulcan and photographer Scott Romsa spent three months traveling through Ireland. The story that follows is a look at whether The Belfast Agreement,...

Homeless shelter

February 16, 1998

Latanya Dobbs was hoping that a Valentine's Day party staged by People Serving People, a downtown shelter for homeless families, would allow her children to have fun while she relaxed. That was not entirely...

Newsletter will exhibit student groups

February 11, 1998

The Minnesota Student Association is hoping a newsletter due out later this month will bring student organizations to the students. Ben Blair, a public relations major in the School of Journalism and...

Grant

January 30, 1998

A grant of nearly $1.4 million on its way to the University will bolster recent efforts by school administrators to establish research programs in rural Minnesota. Donated by the Minnesota-based Blandin...

MSA and GAPSA work together to communicate and cooperate

January 29, 1998

The Minnesota Student Association has a standing invitation to attend any Graduate and Professional Student Association Assembly and vice versa. It is illustrative of the determination by the two groups...

Study abroad mostly safe, officials say

January 21, 1998

An educational adventure in Guatemala that turned into a nightmare for a group of American college students Friday has stirred up new debate over the risks of study abroad programs in Latin America. A...

MSA presents list of new issues and initiatives for winter quarter

January 15, 1998

The Minnesota Student Association will present their own agenda of things to do when the legislative session begins Tuesday. MSA has made a list of more than 15 issues and initiatives they would like...

Debate for fee committee slate undecided

January 12, 1998

The debate over the 1998 Student Services Fees Committee is going back to the drawing board. For the past month, the Graduate and Professional Student Association and the Minnesota Student Association...

Purpose of cultural centers questioned

January 12, 1998

Most student cultural centers are said to have dual purposes: to provide a place specifically for that minority culture, and to spread knowledge and awareness of their particular culture. However, many...

Law clinics grant useful experience

January 9, 1998

When Jeff Brockmann, a third-year University law student, joined the Law School Law Clinics in May 1997 for internship experience, he didn't realize the impact he could have. Brockmann is one of 65 percent...

Center studies sex exploitation

May 29, 1997

A tiny organization housed in the Hubert H. Humphrey Center is leading an assault on commercial sexual exploitation around the world. The Center on Speech, Equality and Harm is directed by Laura Lederer....

Debate tacklesCities’ expansion

May 14, 1997

The free market is eating the past when it comes to development in the Twin Cities, said a panel of experts Tuesday night. The question was whether the future can afford the diet. The debate, titled "Must...