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Why the First Amendment matters

February 24, 2003

If you are among the 42 percent of Americans who, according to a recent study, feel the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees the press, consider the case of the Pentagon Papers: By...

Paul gave politics a heart

October 26, 2002

I was busily typing on deadline when the phone rang. "Hey Todd, it's Paul," the conversation began, as it often did. I was working in the Star Tribune's Washington, D.C., bureau and Paul (who always made...

Big Ten strikes awards, records from 1993-98 Gophers basketball seasons

November 22, 2000

Another ruling, and another banner comes down from the rafters of Williams Arena. One month after the NCAA stripped the Gopher men's basketball team of their 1997 Final Four appearance, the Big Ten has...

Haskins appeals coaching ban imposed by NCAA

November 22, 2000

Clem Haskins has appealed the NCAA ruling barring him from coaching until 2007 without special approval, said Haskins' attorney Ron Zamansky on Tuesday. "Coach Haskins is not in agreement with the final...

U mediates to recover Haskins buyout money

November 17, 2000

Attorneys for the University and Clem Haskins agreed Thursday to begin mediation talks next month, seeking to resolve a more than $1 million University lawsuit against the former coach. Hennepin County...

DFL congressional Rep. Sabo takes easy win for tenth term

November 8, 2000

Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District elected Rep. Martin Olav Sabo to his tenth term in Congress on Tuesday. Sabo, 62, comfortably defeated Republican challenger Frank Taylor, a retired Minneapolis...

U officials pleased with NCAA ruling

October 25, 2000

Though the maroon and gold Final Four banner will soon come down from the rafters of Williams Arena, University administrators and athletics officials breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday as the NCAA spared...

NCAA will release investigative

October 23, 2000

The report is ready. After more than ten weeks of deliberations, the NCAA Committee on Infractions will release the findings of its investigation into academic fraud Tuesday and announce any further sanctions...

Local candidates neglect

October 16, 2000

There's little disagreement between Minnesota candidates running for state and federal office that the Twin Cities, like many metropolitan areas across the nation, are in the midst of a housing crisis. However,...

U charges 17 with academic misconduct

October 5, 2000

The University charged 17 former men's basketball players with academic misconduct, and on Wednesday found a former tenured professor culpable of enabling the players' cheating. The charges were part of...

ainted water threatens archives

October 2, 2000

The Elmer L. Andersen Library archives remain exposed to contaminated groundwater as talks between the University and Minnegasco have stalled over financial responsibility and competing proposals to safeguard...

Judge dismisses charge, Gangelhoff goes free

September 26, 2000

A federal judge Monday dismissed a felony fraud charge against former University tutor Jan Gangelhoff, rejecting a plea agreement that called for her to testify against former University officials. U.S....

Former U basketball player testifies before federal grand jury

September 21, 2000

Former Gophers basketball player Bobby Jackson testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating the University academic fraud scandal. Jackson, who now plays professionally for the Sacramento...

Gangelhoff arraignment set for Monday in financial aid fraud case

September 19, 2000

Former University tutor Jan Gangelhoff is scheduled to be arraigned on one count of felony financial aid fraud next Monday before U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson in St. Paul. Gangelhoff is expected...

Gangelhoff indicted on felony fraud charge

September 18, 2000

Former University tutor Jan Gangelhoff was charged in U.S. District Court on Friday with a felony count of misappropriating federal financial aid grants. The charge alleges Gangelhoff enabled a former...

angelhoff to plead guilty in federal case

September 15, 2000

Former University tutor Jan Gangelhoff is expected to plead guilty in federal court today to a felony charge stemming from her role in the men's basketball scandal, a WCCO-TV report said Wednesday. The...

U sues Haskins to recover $1.5 million

September 12, 2000

The University filed a lawsuit against former men's basketball coach Clem Haskins on Monday, seeking to reclaim the $1.5 million paid to buy out his contract in June 1999. The suit, filed by the Board...

NCAA panel to decide on basketball team sanctions

September 5, 2000

For University officials dealing with the lingering men's basketball scandal, the summer was no off-season. In July, former men's basketball coach Clem Haskins admitted he paid former tutor Jan Gangelhoff...

University housing at crisis level

August 21, 2000

Reflecting a citywide trend, the University-area apartment vacancy rate has dipped to a "crisis" level, according to an Apartment Search survey released this week. Within campus-area neighborhoods, the...

Students feel the pressures of housing

August 21, 2000

Tuesday was Alex Panhorst's day off. But the University junior, who is working as a tech aide at 3M Corp. this summer, didn't spend the day relaxing. He has another full-time job: looking for an off-campus...

NCAA hears final plea

August 14, 2000

AVON, Colo. -- The ball is now in the NCAA's hands. In what University President Mark Yudof characterized as a "quite sobering" proceeding, the University made its final plea to avoid further sanctions...

NCAA committee to consider allegations

August 9, 2000

University officials outlined plans Tuesday for this weekend's appearance before the National Collegiate Athletic Association Committee on Infractions, reiterating their position that self-imposed sanctions...

askins confesses to illegal payoff

August 2, 2000

After denying the allegation to investigators on three separate occasions, former men's basketball coach Clem Haskins now acknowledges that he made a $3,000 payment to Jan Gangelhoff to tutor players in...

Uturns to large complexes to combat housing shortage

July 31, 2000

With a washer and dryer, a self-cleaning electric stove, a dishwasher and a private bathroom sall within his one-bedroom University Village apartment, Andre Wiegand can live comfortably without ever leaving...

Students face high prices, poor living conditions

July 17, 2000

Editor's note: Today's series is an ongoing effort by the Daily to examine the University affordable housing crisis in depth. Look for stories throughout the summer, which will profile neighborhoods and...

U asks NCAA

July 14, 2000

Claiming the University has done everything within reason to restructure athletics oversight, University officials pleaded to the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Wednesday that no further sanctions be...

Judge rules U program does not violate law

July 12, 2000

A Ramsey County District judge has ruled the University's Student Parent Minnesota Family Investment Program -- a welfare-to-work training and education program -- does not violate state welfare law. In...

Campus-area vacancy rate remains under one percent

July 7, 2000

Editor's note: This is the first story in an ongoing series on the affordable housing crisis near the University. On July 17, The Daily will publish a series of stories, including neighborhood profiles...

cientists map human genome

June 28, 2000

Marking a milestone in medical research, private and public scientists announced Monday they had effectively deciphered the genome: the blueprint of human life. Research team leaders from the rival camps...

Firm finds program stabilizes housing

June 21, 2000

One decade and $170 million since Minneapolis leaders first envisioned a program to redesign public services and foster a sense of community in city neighborhoods, the Neighborhood Revitalization Program...

University postal worker, graduate wins $64,000 on popular game show

June 9, 2000

It was just like old times for Bob DiGiusto and Craig Nelson. For over a decade, the duo swapped trivia and traded obscure facts to pass time while working behind the sometimes-slow University Station...

Individualized studies offers flexibility in degree program

June 7, 2000

Despite having more than 60 majors to choose from in the College of Liberal Arts alone, many University students still feel there isn't a degree program that meets their interests. Lindy Martin is one...

Exhibition features robotic inventions

May 4, 2000

After recalling his roommate's abandoned plants withered and dead along his living room windowsill last summer, Cory Ebbers got an idea. "My roommate stuck me with these plants last summer, and I always...

Melanoma screening raises awareness

May 2, 2000

Following the death of his son to melanoma skin cancer, Donald Nightingale decided to have himself checked out. "I'm outdoors a lot, and I know this can run in families," said Nightingale, of Minneapolis....

U presents professor with honorary doctorate

April 27, 2000

To commemorate a lifetime dedicated to advancing the understanding of the human body, the University granted an honorary doctorate of science degree Wednesday to Dr. Gerald Edelman in a ceremony at Phillips-Wangensteen...

Yudof makes history with e-commerce

April 21, 2000

With a simple double-click, University President Mark Yudof made Internet history Thursday. That click confirmed the purchase of a teal iMac computer, the first product ever bought online by a college...

IT graduates face wealth of jobs

April 18, 2000

When the 1,000 students graduating this spring from the Institute of Technology toss their caps into the air, many might have job offers before their tassels even hit the ground. A study published last...

U receives grant to fight tobacco use among youth

April 13, 2000

As part of the windfall from Minnesota's 1998 tobacco settlement, the University will receive a $750,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Health, earmarked for establishing youth tobacco-prevention...

IT students show their spirit this week

April 11, 2000

After a semester-and-a-half of burrowing into the pages of technology textbooks and meticulously documenting experiments, the opening ceremony of IT Week on Monday marked the beginning of five days of...

Cancer center hosts hands-on open house to raise awareness

April 10, 2000

After being treated for cancer at the University almost 40 years ago, Leslie Rolstad returned to campus Sunday for the Masonic Cancer Center's open house to gauge how cancer treatment has advanced since...

New treatment found to aid chemo

March 14, 2000

By determining that a treatment that opens a window in the brain improves chemotherapy response, University neurosurgeon Dr. Walter Hall has helped open a window of hope for thousands who suffer from brain...

U symposium looks at DNA patent debate

March 6, 2000

Over the years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has approved patent applications for inventions like Silly Putty, Post-It Notes and the pogo stick. However, with recent technological advances,...

Graduation rates prompt scrutiny of CLAadvising

March 1, 2000

Although the proportion of University students graduating within five years nudged to a 17-year high last year, the University's graduation rate remains significantly lower than comparable four-year institutions,...

Panel discusses fate of Cuban child

February 21, 2000

While Eli n Gonzalez remains in Miami awaiting a federal judge to decide his fate, the Minnesota Cuba Committee pleaded Saturday that the 6-year-old be returned to his native island during a panel...

Individually designed majors give students more flexibility

February 17, 2000

Despite having more than 60 majors to choose from in the College of Liberal Arts alone, many University students still feel there isn't a degree program that meets their interests. Lindy Martin is one...

Raptor Center, food bank work together

December 6, 1999

Ever since an eagle soared over Tim Page's cabin, his boys have wanted to see one up close. They got their chance to look an eagle in the eye Sunday at the University's Raptor Center. At the same time,...

Tour celebrates Norwegian children’s books

November 22, 1999

Trolls are lurking on the University's West Bank, but not the long-haired kind dressed in maroon and gold that are sold for good luck at the bookstore. These are the trolls of Norwegian children's literature. The...

Mental illness panel encourages awareness

October 8, 1999

Students, staff and faculty members gathered in Nicholson Hall on Thursday to raise mental illness awareness. The four-member panel discussion, featuring speakers from the National Alliance for the Mentally...