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Outpatient clinic assistant and front desk team leader Vetris Pate walks along the river to de-stress during her lunch break Tuesday on the East River Flats. Pate said what affects her most is the reactions from students whom she often tells won’t be able to see a provider for almost two weeks — and worrying about that they might do before then.

At capacity: clinic battles limited resources

May 2, 2012

By 8:45 a.m. on a Tuesday in April, six patients had already started appointments at the Mental Health Clinic on campus. The small front room of the fourth-floor office in Boynton Health Service buzzes...

Daily Digest: More Pulitzer news, Tennessee reform school, state demographer isn’t nerdy

April 17, 2012

Happy Tuesday. Here’s your feature-filled Daily Digest: Yesterday we passed along the links to the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners. Here are a few more categories: Editorial Cartooning – Matt Wuerkre...

Appellate court upholds affirmative action ban in California

April 3, 2012

A federal appeals court upheld California’s affirmative action ban Monday. The law banning the use of race, ethnicity and gender in determining college admissions passed in 1996. This was the second...

Daily Digest: Minnesota history; pig pays tuition; less snow could mean dry waterfalls

April 3, 2012

Here's your feature-filled Daily Digest for Tuesday, April 3. A Star Tribune Q&A with Minnesota History Library’s acquisitions chief Patrick Coleman highlights some interesting state history....

Daily Digest: Binge drinking, Employers + Facebook

March 20, 2012

Here’s your Daily Digest for Tuesday, March 20: Binge drinking costs half a million dollars in emergency room visits each year at the average large university (40,000+ students), researchers at UW-Madison...

Voter ID passes Senate Finance Committee

March 1, 2012

The state Senate Finance Committee passed legislation that would put a Voter ID amendment on the November ballot. The vote of 9-6 fell along party lines, Republicans supporting the bill and DFLers opposing...

Daily Digest: Twitter + free speech, “American Century,” birth control coverage exemptions

February 21, 2012

Here's your Daily Digest for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012: Western Kentucky University is trying to change its student disciplinary policy to give administrators more control over what students post on social...

Daily Digest: Valentine’s Day edition

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day to all. Here's your Daily Digest for Feb. 14, 2012: Comedian John Fugelsang shared the story of his parents on NPR this morning. They were madly in love, he says. In fact,...

Daily Digest: Grad school advice, groundhogs day, Komen backlash, law school lawsuits, Ron Paul in MN

February 2, 2012

I considered not writing Daily Digest today because of all the commotion in the newsroom regarding President Kaler and AD Joel Maturi’s news. But then I came across this blog called “100 Reasons NOT...

Daily Digest: Smart phones, Romney, Netflix

January 31, 2012

Good morning! Here is your Daily Digest for Tuesday, Jan. 31. In Daily news, be sure to check out part I of a series on high school students who want to attend the University of Minnesota. Included is...

Roundup: 2012 SOTU

January 25, 2012

Whether you watched last night’s State of the Union address or not, here’s a roundup of the news today: -First, here’s the full text. -UMN professor (and Smart Politics blogger) wrote about the readability...

What you should know about PIPA/SOPA

January 20, 2012

Public outcry has had quite the effect on PIPA/SOPA in Congress. After black-outs, etc., both bills have been buried. But what if the legislation comes back in another version? There's been plenty of chatter...

Daily Digest: South Carolina, Italian cruise ship, The Brinks Job

January 17, 2012

Welcome back! It's a brand new semester, and I hear winter might actually make an appearance soon. This is your Daily Digest for Tuesday, January 17. The remaining five GOP candidates debated in South...

Minnesota Daily named 2011 Newspaper Pacemaker

October 30, 2011

The Minnesota Daily won the 2011 Associated Collegiate Press Newspaper Pacemaker award. Announced Saturday at the ACP's annual convention, the Daily is one of five four-year daily newspapers to be honored. The...

Shutdowns are rare, but Minnesota has experience

June 14, 2011

To avoid a total government shutdown, Minnesota’s attorney general delivered a petition to Ramsey County District Court yesterday calling for court authorization for state spending without approval from...

Daily Digest: Guatanamo secret files, video game libraries

April 25, 2011

Several news organizations, including the New York Times and NPR, obtained secret documents that offer insights into the prisoners held at Guatanamo Bay. The documents, another set leaked to WikiLeaks,...

Daily Digest: orphan words, coffee cravings, tax day morals, nonfiction memoirs

April 18, 2011

Good morning. Here's your Monday news feast: A U professor’s love for words has launched him on a 34-year project to explain the origins of 1,000 English words that he says are currently orphaned. He’s...

Daily Digest: Qaddafi’s family feud, autism’s treatment disparity, Obama’s campaign from Chicago

April 4, 2011

Two of Qaddafi’s sons have proposed moving Libya toward a constitutional democracy by pushing their father aside and putting his son Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi in power. This comes in the midst of airstrikes...

Daily Digest: boomeranging, iCorrect, Fulton brewery

March 28, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Monday, March 28: With the job market still slow, more college grads are moving back in with their parents, according to the Star Tribune. They call it “boomeranging.”...

Daily Digest: Gaddafi, Arlington, AT&T

March 21, 2011

Despite an attack on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s compound – which includes his residence and barracks for his personal guards – allied forces say they aren’t targeting the Libyan president himself,...

Seniors and friends Morley Spencer (left) and Nora Radtke (right) talk about papers and projects Wednesday morning in the human rights program office in the Social Sciences building. Radtke and Spencer will be receiving an award on Thursday for their work in human rights.

Alumna’s ’80s human rights fight inspires scholarship

March 10, 2011

Naum Meiman was a giant in the human rights movement in the Soviet Union âÄî he was an accomplished theoretical mathematician and a well-known dissident. And his wife had cancer. âÄúThere...

Daily Digest: Wisconsin stalemate, Johnny Northside, hidden money, ‘McCarthyistic’ inquiry

March 7, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Monday, March 7. Again, I'll start with a depressing weather report: Remember last year when we didn’t see any new snow in March? Minneapolis got 2.5 inches overnight and...

Daily Digest: brothels, volunteers, protests

February 28, 2011

Here's your Daily Digest for Monday, Feb. 28: U.S. Senator Harry Reid from Nevada wants to close the legal brothels in his home state because Nevada needs a new identity, according to the New York Times....

Daily Digest: snOMG, protests, guns

February 21, 2011

Good morning! Happy half snow day to you all. Check out this MPR slideshow of the weather around the state and be grateful if you’re still sitting in your dorm/apartment/house. The AP reports Michigan...

Daily Digest: Sex, Egypt, Budget(s), Tiger

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day! Did you know it’s only been in the last decade that college campuses have started talking about sex more? We have weeks devoted to talking about it (last week at the U) and columnists...

Daily Digest: AOL & Huffington Post, Somali documentary, Assange hearing, mini Darth Vader

February 7, 2011

Good morning! Here's your Daily Digest for Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 AOL has announced it will buy the Huffington Post for $315 million. Arianna Huffington will act as president and editor in chief of the new...

U.S. Dept of Education targets federal need-based aid program

February 3, 2011

This article caught my attention after I read in the Chronicle of Higher Education that a Republican from North Carolina (Virginia Foxx, new chairwoman of the higher-ed subcommittee in the U.S. House)...

Tahrir intensifies, BP spill over in 2012?, free birth control

February 3, 2011

Your Daily Digest for Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 from editor Katherine Lymn: Egyptian officials have apologized for and vowed to investigate the deaths of five protesters over the last 24 hours, CNN reports....

Daily Digest: Americans in Egypt, women and Wikipedia, students against color lines

January 31, 2011

Happy Monday morning. While snow continues to fall outside my window and I look forward to a long wait for a bus, here is your Daily Digest for January 31, 2011. While Egyptian protestors hit the streets...

Daily Digest: weather, Packers, ethics

January 24, 2011

Here is your Daily Digest for Monday, January 24, 2011.    The center photo on the New York Times website this morning asked questions about the odd weather Europe and the U.S. have experienced...

Daily Digest: snow emergency, seasonal jobs, freshmen in Washington

November 15, 2010

1,047 cars were towed over the weekend in Minneapolis. I know my street was lined with cars with those lovely white envelopes in the windshields. Never learned the Snow Emergency rules? Go here. Got any...

Daily Digest: Energy scavengers, hunting injuries, Conan O’Brien

November 8, 2010

Bill Robbins and Rusen Yang, both professors at the U, were featured in the Star Tribune for their research as “energy scavengers.” They each have an interest in green technology outside the realm...

Daily Digest: Twitter traffic, JFK’s speechwriter dies, thwarted terrorist attack

November 1, 2010

Daily Digest: Monday, Nov. 1, 2010   At 12:04 p.m., the Tom Emmer campaign was more active on Twitter than Mark Dayton's or Tom Horner's. Interesting, right? The New York Times has put together an...

Daily Digest: Vikings stadium, Clinton visit, WikiLeaks

October 25, 2010

  Did you know it’s the last week in October? Weird. Here’s your Daily Digest for Monday, Oct. 25. Two-thirds of Minnesotans say the Vikings should stay in the Metrodome and 75 percent oppose...

Daily Digest: Four Loko, Winona State shooting, MN millionaires, lawn signs

October 18, 2010

Here’s your Monday (just-after-noon) Daily Digest: Ever heard of Four Loko? It’s a 23.5-ounce energy drink with 12 percent alcohol. Washington Post higher ed blogger Jenna Johnson wrote today that...

Daily Digest: Sexting, redistricting, flooding

October 11, 2010

Your Daily Digest for Monday, Oct. 11, 2010:   The Strib's Access Vikings blogger Judd Zulgad wrote this morning that Brett Favre refused to comment Sunday on the “sexting” allegations that “gained...

‘Troubled Waters’ opens at U

October 4, 2010

To Larkin McPhee, two filled premieres of "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story" on Sunday offered a "silver lining" to several weeks of controversy. Nearly 650 people saw the documentary at the...

Daily Digest: Shourd free, Shoreview man missing, MN Leg. open

September 20, 2010

Here's your Daily Digest for Monday, Sept. 20, 2010:   Just for the sake of following up: Sarah Shourd arrived back in the United States yesterday, the Washington Post reported. She talked to reporters...

Daily Digest: Social Security, prisoners in Iran, city budgets

September 13, 2010

Happy Monday morning! Here’s your Daily Digest for Sept. 13, 2010: The White House has established an 18-member panel to find ways to make Social Security ready to handle the increase in adults entering...

90 faculty receive tenure

May 13, 2010

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents granted tenure to 90 faculty at a committee meeting Thursday, simultaneously promoting them to associate professors. One assistant professor was denied a permanent...

Team unveils 2010 solar car

May 6, 2010

Beneath cloud-covered skies Thursday, the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project teamâÄôs newest solar car drove into the plaza outside McNamara Alumni Center, making its first public appearance....

Regents take on full schedule

May 4, 2010

With budgets to approve, student concerns to address and a presidential search to initiate, thereâÄôs nothing conclusive about the last week of classes for the University of Minnesota administration...

Board of Regents to begin search for new U president

May 3, 2010

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will commence the presidential search process next week at its May meeting. Current University President Bob BruininksâÄô term will expire at the end...

School of Music Teaching Specialist Phil Hey plays drums before his final jazz ensemble class Wednesday in Ferguson Hall. After teaching jazz for 20 years, he is in the process of losing his job due to budget cuts.

School of Music faculty face job loss

April 28, 2010

Phil Hey felt sick when he read the e-mail preparing him for the possibility that the job heâÄôs held for 20 years may not be available next semester. As a part-time jazz instructor for the University...

CLA gets feedback on looming cuts

April 27, 2010

An interim report released Friday detailed the College of Liberal ArtsâÄô long-term goals to revamp the college and help it survive the financial downturn. About 60 individuals from the college...

Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity Nancy ‘Rusty’ Barcelo at her office Thursday in Morrill Hall.

Diversity advocate prepares to pass torch

April 27, 2010

Nancy âÄúRustyâÄù Barcelo remembers the first meeting she attended as the new associate vice president for multicultural and academic affairs for the University of Minnesota. It was 1996,...

CLA releases report on its future

April 26, 2010

The College of Liberal Arts released a report Friday outlining its âÄúboldâÄù goals for completely reconfiguring the college to save money and remain competitive. CLA will host a town hall...

Bruininks holds open forum

April 22, 2010

Clarifying previous statements, defending recent decisions and asking for collaboration, University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks fielded questions before an audience of about 40 people Thursday....

Nonresidents face 7.5 percent tuition increase

April 22, 2010

Although federal stimulus funds will shield in-state residents at the University of Minnesota from the 7.5 percent tuition increase next year, nonresident students will bear the full weight of the increase....

Bruininks discusses stadium, TXT-U

April 14, 2010

University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks sat down with The Minnesota Daily this week to talk about the effect of different legislation currently under consideration at the state Capitol. One week...