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U research programs to expand

December 8, 2000

The Board of Regents approved plans Thursday to continue with the development of research, education and outreach programs on the University's adjoining properties in the communities of Rosemount and Empire. The...

Spanish 1001 to be offered only in fall, summer after current year

November 17, 2000

Beginning next year, University students will no longer have the option to take Spanish 1001 during spring semester. The department will no longer offer the introductory course during the spring to avoid...

Students decide their votes as election clock winds down

November 7, 2000

If the opinion of about 20 students on campus is a reflection of today's election outcome, then Vice President Al Gore will take President Clinton's place in the White House for the next four years. In...

Federal candidates stress

November 6, 2000

Possibly the topic of greatest concern to University students during the upcoming election is national policy affecting higher education -- a topic rarely covered by candidates. Major candidates for the...

Tipper Gore campaigns at Metro State University

November 1, 2000

About 400 people crammed into Metropolitan State University's St. Paul campus on Tuesday to hear Tipper Gore promote her husband's presidential campaign, where she noted three prominent issues: education,...

Hubbard Broadcasting donates $10 million to U journalism school

October 24, 2000

The University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication received a record pledge of $10 million from Hubbard Broadcasting to help distinguish the school as one of the country's best. "(The donation)...

Doctors announce girl’s recovery after innovative transplant

October 19, 2000

A 6-year-old girl's future was determined Wednesday by doctors at a press conference in the University Cancer Center. Her parents sat with hands folded and cautious smiles as University specialist John...

Proposal calls for U outreach center

October 17, 2000

Residents, tenants and University administrators heard the fate of the University's Rosemount property in a public forum Monday night. In a meeting held in the Rosemount City Council chambers, representatives...

Neglect leaves woman comatose

October 12, 2000

When 42-year-old Sharon Williams admitted herself to Fairview-University hospital for a vaginal hysterectomy, she expected to return home within a few days. Now, six months later, Williams is fighting...

State Supreme Court finds for U in discrimination lawsuit

October 5, 2000

The Minnesota Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that will have important implications for University employees who file work-related complaints. The court denied Georgina Stephens, a former University...

irst Year Jitters

October 2, 2000

Peter Jelsma left the University in spring 1997 just a few credits shy of entering his sophomore year. He had every intention of returning the next fall to continue his chemistry studies, but lack of money...

Reception honors award-winning freshmen and University

September 19, 2000

University students and the University itself were both honored at a reception Monday at the Gateway Alumni Center. About 400 honor roll and scholarship award-winning freshmen were welcomed to the University...

Morris campus ranked third in nation for liberal arts

September 7, 2000

The University of Minnesota-Morris, a small town campus in the middle of the prairie, won national recognition in a ranking conducted by U.S. News and World Report. In the magazine's Sept. 11 best colleges...

MSA: A history of controversy, service

September 5, 2000

More than 40 years ago, 21-year-old engineering senior Jim Reeves received a phone call that changed University student government and led to a tumultuous "roller-coaster ride" for the next several generations. Then-University...

Student tenants advised to know all of their rights

August 21, 2000

When University senior Mike Komperud and his friends looked for off-campus housing close to campus two years ago, they took the first thing they could find before leaving for summer vacation. Perhaps a...

Career center benefits job seekers

August 21, 2000

When Mike Siegler went to an Institute of Technology career fair in the fall of 1998, he nervously rubbed shoulders with about 400 other IT students all vying for jobs with the 100 or so technology companies. But...

Timely loan payments mean savings for students

August 16, 2000

University students burdened with student loans will get a small deduction on their interest rates this fall, as long as they keep up their monthly payments for one full year. Three federal changes going...

U private donations up percent

August 11, 2000

Private contributions to the University reached a record high of $234 million during the last fiscal year with alumni listed as the largest group of donators. Donations increased by $99 million -- a 73...

New drinking law championed by advocates

August 4, 2000

The state chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving uses a tragic anecdote to illustrate the consequences of underage drinking and the need for a new law which went into effect this week. Darlene Hapka,...

Research collaboration announced at conference

July 26, 2000

In a scientific effort to share research and knowledge in animal genomics, the University and three other research institutions have announced plans to form an alliance. The private company, AniGenics,...

Many renters unaware of their rights as tenants

July 17, 2000

When University senior Mike Komperud and his friends looked for off-campus housing close to campus two years ago, they took the first thing they could find before leaving for summer vacation. Perhaps a...

U administrators propose residential hall upgrades

July 17, 2000

University administrators proposed upgrading residence hall sprinkler systems and fire alarms at a Board of Regents meeting Thursday. Vice President of University Services, Eric Kruse, recommended new...

New art building set for winter 2002 completion

July 14, 2000

Leaving behind flocks of birds and rodents that infest the old Art Building, art students will soon preen their creativity in new surroundings. A new art building, built in two sections and connected by...

University pioneers biodiesel research

July 10, 2000

The grease saturating McDonald's french fries might benefit not only the environment but also diesel owners, according to University research. Under the guidance of Max Norris, senior scientist and intellectual-property...

Special Olympics visits U for fifth year

June 26, 2000

Bridgette Wang's beaming smile told onlookers everything she could not clearly say as she stood on the awards podium Thursday with six other event athletes in the corner of Bierman Field. Onlookers applauded...

Yudof leaves for China to reestablish ties

June 9, 2000

With an itinerary bound to wear the soles off any Chinese "Lily Foot" shoe, University President Mark Yudof and other University delegates left today for a 15-day journey to China to promote and reestablish...

Landscape Arboretum receives anonymous $10 million donation

March 16, 2000

The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum received $10 million from an anonymous donor in December, bringing the arboretum closer to its goal of building a new $22 million Visitor Center that will...

Armed with dead c…

March 6, 2000

Armed with dead carcasses, banners and flyers, activist Matt Bullard demands justice for animals. Bullard contends he will do almost anything to protect animals, whom he considers the most oppressed beings...

Trial team presents court cases

February 29, 2000

A team of seven University students entered a Florida courtroom last weekend, prepared to argue the case of a man charged with murdering his best friend with a shovel, then depositing the body in a Minnesota...

U study debunks Internet survey

February 23, 2000

A recent national survey suggests people are gradually turning into hermits, holing up in their rooms, logging on to the Internet and shutting out the world. University officials, however, say the Stanford...

Art students demand new building

February 9, 2000

When Gov. Jesse Ventura unveiled his capital budget plan Jan. 14, shock and dismay struck University art students and faculty. The construction of a new $44 million art building -- a top priority in University...

Memorial concert pays tribute to King

January 24, 2000

Lois Lemkey sat nestled in her chair at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, her eyes transfixed on the Reginald Buckner Memorial Ensemble. Her head nodded in rhythm to the nine-member jazz band as it performed...

School song ranks 11th nationwide

January 19, 2000

Dynamic and energizing, the University's school song retained its status as one of the country's top 15 college fight songs, said William Studwell and Bruce Schueneman, co-authors of the College Fight...