The Minnesota Daily

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Language classes swell

October 9, 1998

With the onset of the University's semester conversion, a growing number of University students have chosen this year to fulfill their language requirement, forcing several language departments to accommodate...

U offers relief for Asian students

October 7, 1998

Although he hasn't returned to his native Korea in the last few years, Patrick Robinson knows the economic conditions there are grim. "Many men pretend to go to work and spend the day in subway stations,...

Senate votes 96-0 to extend higher ed bill

October 1, 1998

Echoing the action of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill to extend the Higher Education Act for five years. The legislation now awaits expected...

U joins forces to aid in projected food shortage

September 30, 1998

In an effort to stave off a predicted food shortage in the next 25 years, the University is making initial connections with those who are expected to be among the worst-hit: American Indians. The College...

Senior citizens take courses

September 28, 1998

Conventional wisdom says young people can learn a lot from their elders. As it turns out, some elders are interested in doing a little learning of their own. And with the assistance of the University College's...

Program livens

September 25, 1998

Anja Kl"ock wants to share her perspective as a German graduate student with the University. And one new University program is helping make that happen. Culture Corps, a new program sponsored by the International...

Refugee, student founds

September 24, 1998

Although "mentoring" is not a commonly used term in her native Southeast Asian culture, Ilean Her's experiences as a Laotian refugee spurred a strong connection to the concept behind the word. When she...

Jewish new year coincides with beginning of school year

September 21, 1998

For a number of University students, the start of the school year corresponds with another new beginning. Sunday evening marked the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The holiday lasts through...

Weekend aids in positive transition to U

September 21, 1998

Amanda Stickler worked her way up the leadership ladder. As a freshman, Stickler participated in New Student Weekend to ease the intimidation she felt about attending the University. As a senior, Stickler...

Modernization brings new resources to libraries

August 24, 1998

No longer merely a concentrated collection of books and reference materials, major technological and structural changes will boost the user-friendliness and accessibility of the massive force called the...

U assists students with job hunt

August 24, 1998

Although college students are infamous for their lack of cash flow, there is one simple solution to easing those empty-pocket woes: getting a job. The University's Job Center, located in 170 Donhowe on...

Camp encourages young women

August 21, 1998

To the casual observer, they appeared to be an average group of adolescent girls, sharing lipstick and talking about boys. But they were gathered on campus to participate in an experience focusing on...

Advising office moves to permanent home

August 17, 1998

As the time limit on its temporary accommodations approached, the International Student and Scholar Services Office moved once again. In its second move in just over a year, the office opened for business...

Study links academic success

August 14, 1998

A recent University report suggests providing accommodations for students with disabilities might be a key factor in improving their classroom performance, further closing the educational gap between...

Undergraduate scholars showcase summer projects

August 12, 1998

For a group of University and out-state undergraduates, spending the summer researching with professors provided a unique opportunity to prepare for graduate school and connect with faculty. As a culmination...

Cafe displays traveling

August 5, 1998

A visual celebration of women and international culture surrounded the CafÇ of the Americas on Monday. The cafe displayed a collection of canvas scrolls for a project entitled Global WARM, sponsored...

Christian teens gather for national conference

July 29, 1998

Sarah McKenzie Wearing blue ribbon name tags, Christian teenagers from across the country repopulated the usually quiet campus Tuesday for a week-long gathering and spiritual celebration. The University...

Center marks eight years with ADA

July 24, 1998

While changing a law is a difficult and lengthy process, people with disabilities say attitudes are even slower to change. Celebrating the legal victories already accomplished and recognizing the attitude...

Bikers spread knowledge of globalization

July 23, 1998

Just two months ago, Pinky Serafica's bike-riding experience was limited to commuting a short distance to and from work in her Philippine hometown. Now she rides up to 100 miles per day. "All you need...

Students exchange cultures in Guatemala

July 20, 1998

Despite differences in geographic and economic conditions, the common histories of two indigenous cultures met face-to-face in June when five American Indian students from the University visited Guatemala. The...

Demonstrators march for immigrants’ rights

July 17, 1998

Supporters of a campaign to preserve justice for immigrant families came away from a public forum Thursday with less than they had hoped or expected. A recent increase in Minneapolis and St. Paul police...

Students enjoy advantages of Minneapolis area life

July 10, 1998

While campus grounds enjoy a summertime respite from student revelry, greater Minneapolis still bustles with student life. Two areas in particular which recently sparked national attention attract many...

Reasons for center’s closing spur discord

July 10, 1998

While not commonly spoken, the term "radical egalitarianism" has recently crept into the everyday vocabulary of some members of the Newman Center. And some the center community members say radical egalitarianism...

Neighborhood awaits more

July 6, 1998

With only a few private homeowners left, the owner-occupied housing of the Motley neighborhood is making room -- many rooms, in fact -- for larger, apartment-style campus housing. This trend continues...

Panelists debate biological link to homosexuality

June 26, 1998

More than 80 people gathered at Intermedia Arts in Uptown to hear experts address a puzzling and controversial question Wednesday: What does biology have to do with sexual orientation? The University...

Newman community

June 22, 1998

Leslie Zander began attending mass at the Newman Center because she felt it was something she should do. Now, after two years of involvement with the center, Zander said it has given her more than a place...

Music, games

June 17, 1998

The first day of the University's summer session looked a bit like a circus. Clowns, music, games and free ice cream on Northrop Mall welcomed students, staff and faculty to the summer session opener...

African U students celebrate their roots

May 26, 1998

The North Star Ballroom at the St. Paul Student Center came alive with culture Friday as the African Student Association presented its first annual African Nite. More than 150 people gathered to celebrate...

Forum looks at relationship

May 21, 1998

The root of all learning can be found in language. This idea was presented to a group of nearly 60 people in a forum entitled "Why Writing and Reading Are Hard" by Dr. James Paul Gee at the Weisman Art...

Debate surrounds postsecondary funding

March 5, 1998

While most University students will be paying back their college loans for years after graduation, hundreds of students are attending classes for free. Nearly 850 juniors and seniors from area high schools...

U constructs plans for

January 6, 1998

Atop the new subterranean parking ramp, several apartment-style housing facilities cascade down the slope toward East River Road, adjacent to a wide, grassy central plaza leading up to Coffman Union. The...