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Former Somali PM named U prof

August 5, 2002

Ali Galaydh has shuttled between the United States and Somalia countless times during the past 40 years. He came to the United States as a student and as a fugitive from a repressive government. He returned...

Business students confident about stocks

July 29, 2002

As the stock market continues to bounce from one extreme to the other, some Carlson School of Management students say they are keeping a close eye on the financial news but are not overly worried. Many...

Free-trade coffee to be offered by UDS after recent MSA resolution

December 5, 2001

Students craving a caffeine fix on campus will soon have the choice to kick-start their senses of consumer activism as well as their sleep-deprived nervous systems. The Minnesota Student Association forum...

GAPSA approves student fees committee nominees

December 4, 2001

With little debate and no dissention, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly unanimously approved the slate for the Student Service Fees Committee late Monday. GAPSA left the slate for the end...

Newly selected student fees committee approved by MSA

November 21, 2001

The selection of a Student Services Fees Committee has historically been a contentious issue, but the Minnesota Student Association's unanimous approval of the current slate left some prospective committee...

Science Museum, U doctors unveil Human Body Gallery

November 12, 2001

For once, children can squish blisters and scrape scabs without hearing their mothers yell, "Stop picking at that!" The once-forbidden poking and prodding wasn't on their own scabby knees but instead on...

Andersen Library exhibition showcases YMCA history

November 8, 2001

The invention of basketball, development of summer camps and support of U.S. military troops all have fallen under the scope of the YMCA at one point or another during the organization's 150-year history. An...

MSA elects at-large representative Gauthier as new Forum speaker

November 7, 2001

The Minnesota Student Association chose a successor Tuesday afternoon to fill its recently vacated Forum speaker position. Matt Gauthier, an at-large Forum representative, was elected by the MSA Forum...

Few details offered in MPIRG leader’s firing

November 1, 2001

The organizer of the University chapter of the Minnesota Public Research Interest Group was fired on Oct. 24. Cara Saunders, one of the organization's few paid members, had been the chapter's organizer...

Legislature debates banks’ use of client data

October 31, 2001

A joint committee hearing between both chambers of the state Legislature wrestled Tuesday with the question of how to balance consumer privacy with financial competitiveness. The "opt in" or "opt out"...

Speakers express global opinions of Sept. 11

October 29, 2001

With outside viewpoints, informed discussion and an ironic history lesson, it wasn't a typical Friday night on campus. Taking advantage of an opportunity to see how the United States and its military operation...

Panel discusses human impact of welfare reform

October 29, 2001

As Minnesota edges closer to the five-year deadline when most welfare recipients will lose their government assistance, a group of experts gathered last week to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of...

MPIRG kicks off campaign to promote voting, housing issues

October 24, 2001

Pizzas and submarine sandwiches vanished in minutes as hungry students on the West Bank learned, in between gulps of free food, about student activism. The Minnesota Public Research Interest Group set...

Student group hosts ‘Summit on Racism’ to address issues

October 18, 2001

As hate crimes against Arabs increase across the country, a University student group voiced criticism of racial profiling and hyper-patriotism. Friends in Places that Help, a black student group, is putting...

Mayoral candidates debate on campus as election nears

October 18, 2001

Wednesday night offered an opportunity for both students and the Minneapolis mayoral candidates to learn where the other stood on key issues. Incumbent mayor Sharon Sayles Belton and challenger R.T. Rybak...

Deadline extended for student fees committee applicants

October 16, 2001

Plagued in the past by low student involvement and questions of neutrality, the selection of a new Student Services Fees Committee, which provided over $17 million to student groups last year, suffered...

City of Minneapolis grants Hard Times Cafe business license

October 5, 2001

The city of Minneapolis ended its yearlong battle with the Hard Times Cafe last Friday, granting it pending business licenses. The Minneapolis City Council made the decision in a closed session. The council...

Gay congressman Frank speaks on U.S. GLBT gains

October 1, 2001

Students came from as far away as the University of Wisconsin-Stout and St. John's University to see one of the nation's leading gay rights advocates dispense quick wit and cynical humor on campus Friday. Rep....

Vandals smash Arab-owned tobacco shop window

September 24, 2001

After the terrorist attacks nearly two weeks ago, Nizar Alsadi took down from the walls anything that could have revealed his Dinkytown Tobacco store was Arab-American owned. But he forgot about one thing. A...

Anti-war marchers criticized, supported by passing motorists

September 24, 2001

An anti-war march that started on the University's West Bank ended in a conference room in Sen. Paul Wellstone's offices on University Avenue on Friday afternoon. The march, organized by the Working Group...

Internet distributes information, myths after terrorist attacks

September 24, 2001

When they heard something horrible had happened on the East Coast on Tuesday, Sept. 11, the country collectively turned on and tuned in TVs and radios. But a recent study by the Pew Internet and American...

Professor discusses American involvement in foreign affairs

September 21, 2001

Much of the country is swathed in red, white and blue, and patriotism is uniting rank-and-file Americans behind their government following last week's attacks. But during a "teach-in" on the West Bank...

U.S., world economies will recover from attacks, U management prof says

September 12, 2001

The air attack reduced edifices of U.S. power to rubble and sent a black cloud of smoke into the sky, hampering the work of rescuers as they sought survivors in burning ruins. Already, comparisons to Pearl...

Green Party candidate aspires to repair democracy

June 20, 2001

Cam Gordon says he sees a breakdown in Minneapolis' democracy and it's something he wants to fix. As the Green Party's candidate for the Minneapolis' 2nd Ward City Council seat, Gordon is campaigning on...

Thousands still without power following storms

June 13, 2001

Monday's thunderstorms and strong winds caused heavy damage to power equipment and initially left about 100,000 metro area residents without power. As Xcel Energy crews worked overtime to repair downed...

Minneapolis council candidates gather for debate

June 11, 2001

Between aisles lined with crystal plates, ships in bottles and picture frames, City Council candidates for Minneapolis' 2nd Ward gathered to answer questions and discuss politics with local residents at...

Council sets new protest policies

November 29, 2000

The Minneapolis City Council set new guidelines last week on police conduct during large demonstrations. The mandate passed with a 12-0 vote and was signed by Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, making...

New stamp to honor

November 10, 2000

University alumnus Roy Wilkins, who already has a residence hall and an auditorium named in his honor, will have another accolade added in January. The U.S. Postal Service will issue a Roy Wilkins stamp...

Greenpeace to send U students to UN global conference

November 3, 2000

When the United Nations holds its next meeting on climate change in the Netherlands, two University students will be watching the proceedings unfold along with students from colleges across the nation. Randall...

Bell Museum shows interesting artifacts for holiday

October 27, 2000

Unicorn horns, killer pine cones and moths as big as your head will be featured at the Bell Museum this Saturday. The museum is joining in Homecoming festivities for one day with an exhibit entitled "Oddities...

U project seeks businesses for area northeast of campus

October 25, 2000

The expanse of switching yards and grain elevators north of the University and east of Dinkytown, known as the Southeast Minneapolis Industrial Area, could soon be home to new businesses. After an examination...

MnDOT, Light Rail Transit Project host public hearing on West Bank

October 19, 2000

In a small gym on the West Bank, Korean-Americans sat with interpreters, Somali-Americans held signs written in their native language and a community came together against a multimillion-dollar realignment...

National office-seekers

October 16, 2000

A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 57 percent of Americans polled thought that candidates' stances on the environment would be "very important" in deciding how they will vote in the 2000...

Invasion of European earthworms altering

October 13, 2000

Just under the forest floor, an army of invaders is attacking the forests of Minnesota. Earthworms, though benevolent in the garden, have been found to cause surprising amounts of damage in northern woods. After...

New traffic ordinances will regulate U campus; improvements underway

October 13, 2000

The Board of Regents held a public hearing on Thursday to discuss new traffic ordinances. The regulations are actually extensions of previous traffic ordinances expanded to include the entire University...

Natural capitalism workshop promotes idea of green industry

October 6, 2000

Resource sharing, industrial ecology and green building design were just some of the topics discussed at a workshop sponsored by the Green Institute and the Work and the Environment Initiative on Wednesday...

volunteers work to renovate wetland after years of neglect

September 29, 2000

Bulldozers, canoes and the brute strength of 35 volunteers converged on a little-known part of the St. Paul campus Thursday to reverse a century of neglect. Faculty, staff and community volunteers spent...

Two-year parking ban in Dinkytown reduced accidents

September 28, 2000

A two-year parking ban in Dinkytown reduced accidents, eased congestion and improved overall neighborhood safety, according to a study released last week by the Minneapolis Public Works Department. During...

Ecology prof named most-cited scientist

September 21, 2000

G. David Tilman didn't even read through the e-mail when he first received it. "I only read the first sentence and thought, 'Why do I care?' It sat on my screen for three weeks," said Tilman, a professor...

Duluth observatory home to unique research

September 13, 2000

After a few short years, the University of Minnesota-Duluth has quietly become the center for scientific study of the Great Lakes and large lakes around the world. Five years ago, UMD formed the Large...

Time Warner Cable wires dorms,

January 30, 2000

Time Warner Cable, Minnesota, will offer scholarship money to students studying telecommunications at the University, in return for approval to wire Minneapolis residence halls for cable television. The...