The Minnesota Daily

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Minnesota successes to share stories, advice at commencement

May 26, 1999

The 2,000 College of Liberal Arts seniors graduating this spring can expect a cozier, more localized theme than their predecessors last spring. The June 13 ceremony will be held in two rounds at Northrop...

Administrators angered

May 20, 1999

A St. Paul Pioneer Press editorial cartoon labeled "The Plantation" sparked angry responses from top University officials Wednesday. University President Mark Yudof and William Hogan II, chairman of the...

Legal firms end interviews in hoops inquiry

May 14, 1999

The two law firms conducting an independent investigation of academic fraud in the men's athletics department have completed 50 interviews, said Tonya Moten Brown, chief of staff for University President...

Campus offices pack up for new locations

May 14, 1999

With subdued fanfare, nearly 2,000 University employees are slowly but surely packing their bags for a major campus transplant. But when familiar campus buildings begin to close down in June and University...

Budget request puts U in line for renovations, new facilities

May 14, 1999

Preparing for the year 2000, University President Mark Yudof presented the Board of Regents on Thursday with a $193 million preliminary capital budget request, of which the state would fund $132 million...

Funding issues surface around underground parking ramp

May 14, 1999

A planned subterranean parking ramp below the University Gateway Center has become $2 million too ambitious, facilities management officials told a Board of Regents committee on Thursday. But a new plan...

Ventura dolls storm shelves at megamall

May 6, 1999

Following in the marketing footsteps of New Kids on the Block, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Luke Skywalker, Gov. Jesse Ventura can now boast his own plastic likeness. Today at 10 a.m., Ventura action...

Student loan use nearly doubles

April 15, 1999

More University students will be writing checks to pay off loan companies after graduation, thanks to increased eligibility for student loans and more emphasis on getting out of school in four years. A...

New chief aide hopes to contribute to issues

April 12, 1999

Andrea Turner accepted an offer to work as the chief aide for the University's top governing board last week. But she has yet to read a job description. "I still haven't seen one of those," said Turner,...

Rosemount property debated by Regents

April 9, 1999

Preliminary plans for altering the make-up of the University's Rosemount property met with a wary response from Board of Regents members Thursday. Members of the Rosemount Task Force met with the Educational...

University avoids effects of virus with preparation

April 1, 1999

A day off work last week proved even more productive than anyone had expected. The floating holiday last Friday likely played a big part in saving the University from falling prey to the Melissa computer...

Departments to teach writing

March 31, 1999

Students entering the University next year will face more intense writing instruction within their fields of study than in past years. Although current students will not be affected by the new requirements,...

Rochester proposal advances

March 12, 1999

and Amy Olson Higher education officials and community leaders professed virtually unfettered support for a plan to create a full-fledged branch campus in Rochester, Minn. Last month, the Minnesota State...

New tuition plan simpler, cheaper for student body

March 12, 1999

Only one hurdle remains before the University's dramatically overhauled 1999-2000 tuition system becomes official. The proposed plan, which is up for final Board of Regents approval today, was created...

Judy Yudof carves her own

March 5, 1999

With a last name like Yudof, she's bound to get attention. Organizations often solicit her to give speeches based solely on who she married, and she knows it. Her response? Wow the crowd -- show them that...

Yudof expresses support for union project on Radio K

March 1, 1999

University President Mark Yudof ended his neutral stance on the Coffman Union renovations during a Radio K address Sunday morning, supporting the student decision to spend $45 million for a face lift. "I...

Coffman could be a new home for

March 1, 1999

Students of the future might drop by the computer lab to type a paper, dash into the bookstore and pop into the University president's new office to say hello -- without ever leaving the student union. The...

Two former students become regents

February 22, 1999

Since garnering degrees from the University in the 1960s, two alumni have moved up in the ranks -- from graduates to two of the school's primary decision makers. And they both say the love of their alma...

Tumult ends for

February 19, 1999

In a state where people should be getting used to last-minute political turns, one incumbent was elected to the Board of Regents on Thursday without his district's endorsement. Another incumbent was defeated...

Legislators

February 17, 1999

William Hogan II, chairman of the Board of Regents, won the endorsement to keep his seat Tuesday night, rectifying an embarrassing upset on Monday when state legislators from his district passed him up...

Re-election for regents fraught with difficulty

February 17, 1999

In a startling turn, two regents stumbled over roadblocks on their quest for re-election to the University's top governing board. On Monday, state legislators did not endorse current Chairman William Hogan...

Unexpected selection might unseat

February 16, 1999

William Hogan II will likely lose his position as chairman of the Board of Regents. In a surprising upset Monday night, the chairman lost the endorsement for re-election to the board following allegations...

Budget uncertainty at Capitol unfounded

February 15, 1999

When University officials were drafting the legislative budget request in November, they didn't know what to expect from a Reform Party governor. As it turns out, many regents concluded, Gov. Jesse Ventura's...

Regents set South Mall construction plans in stone

February 12, 1999

After months of discussion and review, plans for the South Mall campus parking structure are finally concrete -- figuratively speaking. Just as the last few shreds of the East River Road parking ramp are...

Furor erupts over

February 5, 1999

A simple set of strong words from the governor has some University administrators up in arms over a misunderstanding about the closing of General College. "The governor requests that the University and...

Students see their advisers? Fuhgeddaboudit

February 1, 1999

No matter what book you read or what Web site you surf, nearly every source of information about the semester conversion boils down to one conclusion: Talk to an adviser. However, with the conversion nearly...

Regent’s unusual choice puts

January 28, 1999

In an unexpected move, the Regents Candidate Advisory Council on Tuesday omitted one familiar name from its recommendations to the Legislature for candidates for the Board of Regents. Regent Julie Bleyhl,...

Gifts

January 26, 1999

Marie Antoinette and University Dining Services agree on at least one thing: Let them eat cake. A new plan created through the Office of Student Development and Athletics allows parents who live miles...

Regents plan changes

January 22, 1999

It's a little early for spring cleaning, but that's exactly what the Board of Regents plan to do at their February meeting. Beginning with board action on a resolution to dissolve the regents' committee...

Search underway for regent replacement

January 20, 1999

The Board of Regents' chairman on Tuesday initiated the first effort to name a replacement for the board's primary aide-de-camp. Two weeks later than expected, Chairman William E. Hogan II announced the...

Legislative network prepares for session

January 14, 1999

Take a Reform Party governor, add a dash of a bi-partisan politics and a pinch of previous legislative reapings, and you'll have the mix for the 1999 legislative session. It's not exactly the ideal recipe...

University plans yearlong birthday celebration in 2000

January 11, 1999

While much of the public's focus has been on the approach of the new millennium, some University officials have been looking just a bit further -- Feb. 25, 2001, to be exact. Exactly 150 years earlier,...

Regents to finalize

December 4, 1998

In an effort to create uniform campus-wide policies, the Board of Regents plans to pass official University policies on sexual harassment, nepotism and consensual relationships at their December meeting...

Last-minute

December 3, 1998

Allaying officials' anxieties, more than five dozen applications for the open Board of Regents positions came flooding into the Regents Candidate Advisory Council office early this week in a last-minute...

Protest ensues after Prez adds new requirement

November 28, 1998

Martha Stewart, move over. University President Kent Kingston has arrived. In a press conference unlike any other, Kingston announced an unprecedented new policy late Friday morning. The proposal requires...

Weisman officials proud of museum’s odd structure

November 23, 1998

As one of the University's most recognizable structures, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is also one of the most widely discussed buildings on campus. And that's the way museum officials like it. In...

Ventura picks U

November 23, 1998

In his second major draw from University resources, Gov.-elect Jesse Ventura last week named Richard Pfutzenreuter co-chairman of the transition team committee for biennial budget recommendations. Pfutzenreuter...

Research center opens, features 25-ton magnet

November 20, 1998

If sheer interest does not draw observers in, the pull of a 25-ton magnet just might. The University's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research will celebrate its grand opening today with speeches from top...

Colleagues view new

November 19, 1998

A temporary piece of masking tape over the nameplate outside 220 Morrill Hall reflects the recency of the transition within the University's administration. Last week, the Board of Regents hired Greg Brown...

Library seeks funds

November 13, 1998

The need for funding in the ongoing struggle to balance print and digital library resources topped the discussion at the Board of Regents' Educational Planning and Policy Committee meeting on Thursday. In...

Regents

November 13, 1998

Heather Fors Despite choppy political seas, the University is setting sail on a course it plotted months ago with its biennial budget. Administrators at the University will ask the state Legislature for...

Dinkytown’s Hemporium finds its niche

November 11, 1998

Nearing the end of the crucial first year of operation, Christopher Repinski has done what many before him have failed to do: keep a small storefront alive in the notoriously difficult retail sales industry. With...

U graduates join Alumni Association in record numbers

November 5, 1998

Many more people than usual have been identifying themselves as University graduates lately. For the first time since its inception in 1904, the University Alumni Association can boast more than 40,000...

Sabo and Vento continue their Democratic leadership in House

November 4, 1998

Michelle Moriarity Decades of traditional Democratic representation will continue in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 4th and 5th districts. With more than 40 years of combined legislative experience,...

U kicks off first-ever

October 30, 1998

Despite decades of civil rights activism and public debate, racism still thrives in the lives of people of all races, including students and staff at the University. Echoing President Clinton's efforts...

Union renovations steeped in historical planning

October 26, 1998

Editor's note: More than $400 million is earmarked to build and renovate numerous University facilities over the next several years, thanks to a 1998 capital budget windfall and private donations. This...

College Republicans remain

October 25, 1998

Despite Norm Coleman's former affiliation with the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, University College Republicans are banking on his party loyalties in their support of the now-Republican mayor of St. Paul...

Yudof

October 16, 1998

Adhering to his commitment to campus community, University President Mark Yudof outlined several goals and initiatives during his State of the University address at Rarig Center on Thursday. "In this fragmented,...

Center celebrates 30 years of activism

October 15, 1998

In an attempt to bring together the diverse facets of the University queer community, the Queer Student Cultural Center held an open house and community forum Wednesday to celebrate 30 years of queer activism...

Banquet celebrates GLBT programs office’s anniversary

October 13, 1998

In the wake of the recent murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student in Wyoming, a gathering of the University queer community and their supporters Monday stirred even stronger feelings of activism...