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Gay-rights advocates discuss Washington march

May 2, 2000

Several University students and staff members marched with hundreds of thousands of gay-rights supporters in Washington, D.C., on Sunday for the Millennium March for Equality. The march started at the...

Gay-rights advocates gain ground

April 28, 2000

Gay-rights advocates won two key battles this week. Vermont passed the nation's first law legalizing same-sex unions Tuesday but stopped short of equating those unions with traditional marriages. Additionally,...

Marchers go to capital to fight for equal rights

April 28, 2000

Several Minnesota students and staff members will join thousands of others this weekend for the Millennium March on Washington for Equality. The April 30 Washington, D.C., event hopes to "energize and...

Housing-cost debate ethical, economic issue

April 4, 2000

How to address the regional affordable-housing crisis was the topic of a lively debate among a group of passionate citizens, activists, scholars, nonprofit directors, religious leaders and lawmakers Friday. The...

University encourages Hispanic culture

March 23, 2000

Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States, but are also the most likely to drop out of high school, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley said in a speech last week. Encouraging...

New Jewish mysticism appears on U campus

March 20, 2000

For many years, Americans have dug through the recesses of world religious heritage seeking an ancient, yet relevant, truth. Jewish mysticism -- like Buddhism, paganism and Hinduism before it -- is the...

Episcopalian stance on same-sex

February 22, 2000

Religious leaders and legislators added new dimensions to the same-sex union debate last week. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., introduced a bill to amend immigration policy to give gay/lesbian partners of...

Dalai Lama will visit the Twin Cities next year

February 18, 2000

The Dalai Lama, recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, will visit the Twin Cities in May 2001. "We are excited to have one of the great world leaders of our time come to Minnesota and look forward to...

Mondale talks about role in civil rights movement

February 14, 2000

The civil rights movement exploded onto the American political scene during the 1964 Democratic National Convention. In a speech at Ted Mann Concert Hall on Friday, former U.S. vice president and Minnesota...

Forbes to withdraw from presidential race

February 10, 2000

After losing three consecutive primary-season contests, conservative Republican Steve Forbes will announce today he is dropping his presidential bid, according to campaign sources. Forbes is expected to...

Bush leads GOP race for nomination

January 21, 2000

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Despite his checkered background, George W. Bush is the clear front-runner of the GOP presidential hopefuls. Both moderates and conservatives support him and have high hopes that he...

Baton twirler earns top award at State Fair

September 21, 1999

In a gold-sequined outfit, Erin Callahan struts around stage to the swing beat of "Zoot Suit Riot." She twirls her baton, throws it more than 25 feet in the air and catches it behind her back. She spins,...