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Title IX: Leveling the playing field

May 3, 2007

Ashley Schellhas stretched across a seat in the back of an Econoline van in mid-April to catch a nap before the University tennis team's next stop. As the graduate student's eyelids drooped shut, she clutched...

Bruininks talks campus safety, MSA and advice for graduates

April 23, 2007

.University President Bob Bruininks sat down with the Minnesota Daily on Tuesday, a day before the evacuations at the University, to discuss the tragedy at Virginia Tech, Minnesota Student Association...

Campus seeks leader

April 13, 2007

Today is the first deadline for applications for the newly created chancellorship at the University of Minnesota's Rochester campus. A 12-member panel of Rochester campus and community representatives,...

Regents talk parking

April 11, 2007

The Board of Regents and University officials addressed student and faculty parking concerns surrounding the new on-campus stadium in a special meeting Tuesday. The Board approved President Bob Bruininks'...

Bruininks delivers ‘State of the University’ address

April 6, 2007

University President Bob Bruininks presented the annual State of the University address to a crowd of about 250 members of the University community Thursday at Coffman Union. The speech was an update of...

Future stadium makes a mess

April 3, 2007

Major construction began last week to realign roads and install sewer and utility lines surrounding the TCF Bank Stadium site. Lane closures on University Avenue Southeast between Oak Street and Huron...

U rowers enjoying new practice boathouse

March 29, 2007

After years of practicing out of tents, trucks and tin sheds, University rowers are finally working out of their own facility. Varsity women's rowing coach Wendy Davis said the results are worth the eight-plus...

Poor weight-control means found in teens

March 28, 2007

For the social, physical and mental benefits, youth participation in sports has been touted for years. But University research published in the March edition of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association...

Study releases research-university report

March 27, 2007

The University will need to keep on course with its strategic positioning plan to surpass peer schools and become a top three research institution by the measures of a recent report. The Center for Measuring...

Can you live without a computer for a day?

March 23, 2007

Some college students can't go minutes without Facebook. Michael Taylor and Denis Bystrov of Montreal are concerned that the global connectivity afforded by the Internet detracts from local relationships. "We...

The Les Bolstad golf course gets ready for spring

March 22, 2007

Greg Jamieson didn't need a thermometer or weather forecast to know area temperatures were on the rise last week. "When it was warm, we were getting five calls an hour," he said. The PGA head professional...

Local businesses expect extra dollars from fans

March 9, 2007

Stefanie Osterowski will be busy in the coming weekends. The Applebee's server and University graduate expects to see a boom in business at the restaurant within the Radisson Hotel as NCAA teams and fans...

Bicycle commuters unphased by snow

March 5, 2007

Last week's storms gave Garth Willis a chance to preach the plusses of two-wheeled transportation to motorists stuck in the snow. "I bike up, push them out and advise that they use a bike next time," said...

Nike to brand all sports teams

February 28, 2007

The University athletics department is putting the finishing touches on an exclusive merchandising contract with Nike. The seven-year deal will bring nearly $9 million into the department in apparel, shoes,...

Ticket system to save money

February 27, 2007

Hole-punched season tickets might be headed toward extinction. Soon University students, staff and event-goers will be able to purchase tickets to athletics and arts events online and in person through...

Players cash in extra time

February 22, 2007

Heather Horton has planned on being a dentist since she started college. What the varsity track and cross country runner didn't plan on was an injury forcing her to sit out her junior year and leaving...

Lab School, athletes team up for gym

February 19, 2007

Between races through an obstacle course of dummies, track hurdles and rubber exercise balls, art junior Erich Welton found time to play with some of the evening's special guests Friday night at Bierman...

Title-winning team takes a charge down memory lane

February 19, 2007

Darryl Mitchell is a lawyer in Florida. Kelly Scott sells carpet in Minneapolis. Tommy Davis coaches basketball in France. Twenty-five years have scattered members of the University's 1982 Big Ten championship...

U selects contractor

February 16, 2007

The University named a general contactor for TCF Bank Stadium on Wednesday. Minneapolis-based M.A. Mortenson Co. will be responsible for the stadium construction, slated to begin in July. Vice President...

Athletic community rehashes controversial U policy

February 14, 2007

Players who would take the field against the Fighting Sioux voiced opinions this week on a University policy that limits play with the University of North Dakota. Student-athletes expressed support for...

Athletics profits down this season

February 13, 2007

Josh Zimmerman has, at one time or another during the past four years, held student season tickets to men's basketball, men's hockey and football. Zimmerman, a scientific and technical communication senior,...

Band searches for next top twirler

February 7, 2007

Eastview High School ninth-grader Amy Palmby said she'd like to twirl her way into college. "I'd like to go to Minnesota, Iowa or Arizona," said the amateur twirler at a private lesson Tuesday night. For...

Former Gopher to be honored

February 7, 2007

In 1964, Charlie Sanders left his home in the racially charged South and headed north to play football as a Golden Gopher. Sanders felt the social-climate change between North Carolina and Minnesota when...

Office tailored for student-athlete ease

February 5, 2007

Like many graduating University students, finance senior Jimmer Dorweiler is in the midst of a job search. Dorweiler, a member of the varsity swimming and diving team, was prepping for a job interview...

University to review standards for sports-related majors

January 30, 2007

University athletes might be just as comfortable in the press box as they are on the playing field. Earlier this month, a University committee presented ways to improve student-athletes' success in the...

Bruininks joins NCAA board

January 29, 2007

University President Bob Bruininks took a cue from Mikhail Gorbachev and George H.W. Bush in hopes to end the intercollegiate athletics "arms race" through legislation and diplomacy. Bruininks begins his...

Athletics official leaves University for job in Texas

January 26, 2007

With approximately $36 million of private stadium fundraising remaining, a key University athletics official is leaving his post today. Associate Athletic Director for Development Mike Halloran announced...

Plan to help up athlete graduation announced

January 22, 2007

With workouts, weigh-ins and written exams, Jeremy Larson is a busy man. The varsity wrestler and Spanish studies junior normally starts his day at 5:30 a.m. with ROTC training and a morning workout. Next,...

U to limit games with UND over logo

January 17, 2007

>So much for love thy neighbor. Athletics Director Joel Maturi announced Dec. 18 that the University will not host University of North Dakota in any athletic competition except men's and women's hockey. Maturi...

Regents increase budget for new stadium

January 16, 2007

In hopes of improving the fan experience, the Board of Regents approved a $40 million funding increase to the new TCF Bank Stadium. The Regents OK'd a plan and budget hike in an 11 to 1 vote in a Jan....

School’s out for summer, for some

May 4, 2006

While students' summer plans are diverse, many seem to include taking time for work and play. Taking courses Senior biology student Andrea Devine said she plans to take a Calculus II course. Devine said...

Annual Clips for a Cure comes back to Coffman

April 24, 2006

Sophomore finance major Steve Lercher went under the razor Friday at Coffman Union Plaza. Lercher, along with about 150 students and University community members, got his hair cut for what he said is "a...

Model U.N. reviews religious persecution, right to religion

April 10, 2006

Representatives from around the world gathered Saturday on campus to discuss world policies. The United Nations Student Association hosted the second annual University Model United Nations at the Law School. About...

U hires VP for access, multicultural affairs

April 6, 2006

University President Bob Bruininks on Wednesday appointed Nancy "Rusty" Barceló as the first Vice President for Access, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. The new position came from the president's...

Vet students host spring open house

April 3, 2006

Tongues wagged, wings flapped and galoshes skipped through puddles. A menagerie of animals and the humans who love them braved cloudy skies and rainy streets to meet Sunday on the University's St. Paul...

More stores high on neighborhood’s grocery list

March 31, 2006

Graduate student Steph Resnik said she usually packs her own lunch to make it through a long day on campus. Resnik, who lives in Minneapolis' Longfellow neighborhood, said that if she didn't have her own...

Nationwide town hall meeting takes on health care

March 23, 2006

The University joined 21 other sites across the nation Wednesday in a satellite-linked, interactive town hall discussion about U.S. health care. Students, medical professionals, business owners and other...

Study: Food supply seen as vulnerable

March 23, 2006

Americans want to make sure they're not the only ones watching what they eat. The results of a survey released Wednesday show that, on average, Americans say funding to protect against terrorist attacks...

Med students open their career paths

March 20, 2006

Fourth-year medical student Brian Teng has wanted to be a doctor since he was very young. He remembers making drawings in kindergarten of himself as a doctor. "My grandfather was a surgeon, so I kind of...

New University research emphasizes T cell diversity

March 10, 2006

Like two angry roommates snarling over the last piece of coagulating pizza in the box, T cells within the human body are embroiled in a fight for food ­- and survival. New University research suggests...

Groups raise eating disorder awareness

March 3, 2006

According to Boynton Health Service's 2004 Student Health Survey, 1.74 percent of undergraduate and graduate students said they had been diagnosed with anorexia or bulimia in their lifetime. That amounts...

University employee dies of heart attack in squash game

February 24, 2006

Javier Silva-Biotti, a human resources consultant with the Academic Health Center, and a family man and good friend to many, died Saturday. He was 43. Silva-Biotti collapsed during a squash game at the...

U children’s health study is a game

February 23, 2006

Thirty-five elementary students at Minneapolis' Seward Montessori School have spent the past month practicing their "Dance Dance Revolution" steps. These students, along with about 40 others from three...

Bike race takes to the skyway

February 9, 2006

The St. Paul skyway system was filled with the low hum of mountain bikes racing along the tiled and carpeted floor Wednesday night. The Red Bull Skyride, the first of its kind, turned 50 Minnesota cyclists...

Wildcat shelter seeks refuge

January 26, 2006

A public hearing tonight will play a part in deciding the future of 20 exotic wildcats and their home in the north metro area. The Wildcat Sanctuary in Isanti County, which has ties to the University's...