The Minnesota Daily

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Narcotics sale goes sour withsugar as substitute for cocaine

June 4, 1997

University Police made two arrests in connection with a failed drug deal on Sunday night -- a deal that failed because of the absence of actual narcotics. Officers responded to a fight between two men...

Computer parts stolen from dorm

May 29, 1997

Territorial Hall officials have begun investigating the theft of about $1,500 of internal computer parts stolen from a computer's processor, motherboard and hard drive. "We are definitely investigating...

Rising temperatures give rise to crime

May 23, 1997

Although University police handle about the same number of calls during the summer as they do the rest of the year, the nature of some serious crimes changes with the temperature. One particular change...

Dining service hungry for answers to missing cash

May 22, 1997

Police are currently investigating the March disappearance of $1,890 from Sanford Hall Dining Services. "We're trying to find the location of the money and we are employing the University Police Department...

Senate changes romancepolicy

May 16, 1997

Despite criticisms from some administrators, the University Senate voted nearly unanimously to amend the consensual relationship provision of its sexual harassment policy at its meeting Thursday. The...

Theft shakes upgeology office

May 14, 1997

A Monday night theft cost the geology department two laptop computers, a bicycle and a backpack, as an unknown person or persons broke into Pillsbury Hall. The thief or thieves entered an office in the...

Students enjoy learning real stories of DWI patrol

May 9, 1997

Officer David St. Cyr of the University Police Department administered several field sobriety tests and a Breathalyzer -- and then he put the cuffs on. "Christy, you are under arrest for driving while...

Campus a ‘shopping mall’ for bike thieves

May 9, 1997

When Christa Fandrich arrived at the University last fall, she was aware of campus lore surrounding bike thefts. However, since none of her friends had ever had their bikes stolen, she thought hers would...

Lewd exposure clouds crime in warm weather

May 7, 1997

University Police investigated nine separate incidents of disorderly conduct this week, up from previous weeks. A wide range of criminal activity falls under the label of disorderly conduct, from wild...

Cops learn nontraditional methods of fighting crime

May 1, 1997

University Police attempted to train their intuitive skills in a lesson in alternative crime fighting last night. Using pendulums, divining rods and a Tibetan singing bowl, officers tried to get in touch...

Suspect chased by car, on foot

April 30, 1997

Andrew Tellijohn A high-speed car chase led University Police from the West Bank campus to St. Paul on Friday night, and culminated in a 20-minute foot chase before it was finished. At about 5 p.m. on...

Police investigate string of book thefts

April 23, 1997

Andrew Tellijohn University police are currently investigating a series of book thefts that have occurred in the sociology department during the last three years. The subject covered in the stolen books...

Biker and officer clash about incident

April 16, 1997

Andrew Tellijohn When Detective Marianne Olson saw University student Walter Lee Hunt and three friends riding their stunt-style bikes on Washington Avenue last Tuesday, she wasn't going to make an issue...

Andersen gets split decision

April 14, 1997

Andrew Tellijohn After everyone else had gone home for the weekend, the only people left at the Hennepin County Courthouse on Friday night were three reporters, two attorneys, a few judicial officials...

First suspect in break-in awaits verdict

April 11, 1997

After a week of testimony, the case against Puiassance Andersen rests in the hands of the jury. Attorneys from both sides made their closing arguments Thursday night, leaving the jury to deliver a verdict...

Andersen denied involvement with crimes during his arrest

April 9, 1997

A state trooper told jurors Tuesday how she and other officers apprehended an injured Puiassance Andersen after a high-speed car chase in Wisconsin. She told them Andersen said he was just going to see...

Police respond to attempted break-in

April 9, 1997

Andrew Tellijohn University police thwarted an attempted break-in of an unoccupied University building on Saturday. Police arrested Richard Sherman Eidum, 45, for burglary and possession of burglary tools. According...

‘Extroverted’ student protests charges

April 2, 1997

Andrew Tellijohn A University student will protest a citation for obstructing traffic and endangering life and property, saying he doesn't think what he did merited punishment. According to the police...

Mondale says DFL future lies in youth

March 14, 1997

Stressing the need for "a new way of thinking about politics," Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ted Mondale addressed members of the U-DFL on Thursday night on the importance of student concerns. "The...

Youth issues take priority at discussion

March 12, 1997

Minnesota gubernatorial candidates began vying for student support last night when four of the five announced candidates participated in a panel discussion at the St. Paul Student Center. "I think we...

Several factors hinder the recruitment of minorities

March 11, 1997

University officials have expressed disappointment at minority recruitment rates in both the faculty and the student body. The University 2000 program's emphasis on minority recruitment and retention,...

IT down about latest grad school rankings

March 3, 1997

A rating of graduate programs across the nation is causing concern for University administrators who say that one of the rankings does not do justice to the school. The rankings, published today in U.S....

Several factors make the U’s budget outlook a positive one

February 28, 1997

State lawmakers and University administrators are optimistic about this year's University budget request, saying the state's booming economy offers a chance to renew the state's commitment to higher education. "There's...

Lawmakers hearstudents’ budget plea

February 27, 1997

University graduate and professional students pleaded their cases Wednesday at the state Capitol in an effort to help lawmakers see budget issues from a student perspective. Students from the Graduate...

Stadium deal for Twins might threaten U baseball

February 26, 1997

When the Legislature begins to debate construction of a new Twins stadium this week, they will also be indirectly debating the fate of Gophers baseball. "It all comes down to what importance Gophers baseball...

The next step: registration on the Web

February 24, 1997

When spring quarter registration begins Wednesday, students will have a new tool to help select their classes. A new program enables students to register on the World Wide Web, using any computer with...

Student council faces financial crisis

February 19, 1997

Two hours after learning of a recommended 24 percent decrease in funding for the Council of Graduate Students, council president Tom Foster discussed the group's future in its Tuesday general assembly...

Law School plans fund-raising campaign

February 17, 1997

Rather than wait for the Legislature to consider the University's budget request, the Law School is embarking on its own fund-raising campaign. The Law School is currently planning a "capital campaign"...

Grad students make their regent choices

February 13, 1997

The Council of Graduate Students has endorsed at least two candidates for the Board of Regents who did not receive the recommendation of legislators from their respective districts. In an attempt to make...

Program in need of new funds

February 11, 1997

A University program dedicated to training students to be better teachers faces an uncertain future if it does not come up with new sources of revenue. Preparing Future Faculty is a Graduate School program...

GAPSA: We’ll pass on U-Pass

February 7, 1997

U-Pass representatives who sought the endorsement of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly will have to look elsewhere for student allies. GAPSA has declared its opposition to the proposed U-Pass...

Policy changes proposed for GAPSA

February 6, 1997

To members of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Taking steps to eliminate problems before they arise, GAPSA members instituted two policy...

Some fear initiative may cause colleges to compete

February 4, 1997

In an era of streamlining and reorganization at the University, a new initiative has administrators concerned about the inefficiency it might cause. Beginning July 1, the University will implement an...

Conference will stress faculty teaching and research

January 29, 1997

Students often complain that professors don't do a good enough job in the classroom because they are too concerned with their research. But a conference of graduate and professional students this spring...

Vet students contest ban of pets from class

January 27, 1997

Administrators in the College of Veterinary Medicine say students who don't like a new animal care policy are barking up the wrong tree. Under the new policy, students are assessed a three-dollar fee...

Welfare reform: House looks at students

January 24, 1997

Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives Education Committee struggled Thursday with the impact that welfare reform would have on higher education. After almost two hours of discussion, legislators...

Health care program to join business school

January 17, 1997

The transfer of the University's program in Healthcare Administration to the Carlson School of Management reflects a national trend to try and keep up with the increasingly intricate world of health care. "It's...

Graduate students talk about options

January 16, 1997

The second graduate student organization in a week discussed its opinions on important policy and administrative decisions that will affect their constituents directly. The Council of Graduate Students...

GAPSA reviews key issues

January 14, 1997

Members of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly resolved to make their voices known on the three issues most likely to affect the future of the University. The issues of faculty unionization...

Pay changes set for grad students

January 10, 1997

Starting this summer, all University departments will see a change in the way they pay their research and teaching assistants' tuition benefits. Persistent deficit in the graduate tuition benefits pool...

Students nationwide set to lobby Congress

January 9, 1997

Graduate and professional students from the University and across the country hope to present a united front to members of Congress as they take up higher education issues. Members of the National Association...

Serbian election sparks student protest

December 6, 1996

Five years ago, Chinese tanks crushed student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square and stranded thousands of pro-democracy Chinese citizens who had been studying abroad. Now the world watches as students...

GAPSA emerges from financial troubles

December 4, 1996

The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly approved its 1997-98 budget last night, marking a symbolic end to the financial woes facing the organization since 1995. "We're pretty straightened out now,"...

A new era of educational television

December 3, 1996

Many students use television as a study break. However, more and more professors are using video screens to teach. The University is offering 98 courses this year for academic credit through interactive...

TA’s effectiveness is debated

November 27, 1996

Teaching assistants' responsibilities range from grading tests to teaching classes. But some University undergraduate students question if their quality of education suffers when they are taught by other...

Grad students discuss unions

November 25, 1996

California graduate students' strike ended Friday, but unionization and collective bargaining rights remain issues at college campuses across the nation. And while most graduate students at the University...

Liberal arts students need persistence in job search

November 22, 1996

To some, graduating with a liberal arts degree means one thing -- unemployment. However, many liberal arts departments say the truth is far from the perception: A liberal education actually serves to...

Graduate student debt is skyrocketing

November 21, 1996

Graduate and professional students across the country face mounting debts with no relief in sight. Since 1993, borrowing jumped 74 percent. "I think it constitutes a prospective crisis on the horizon,"...

Islam Awareness Week aims to combat stereotypes

November 14, 1996

With a traditional Islamic invocation Monday, the Muslim Students Association began Islam Awareness Week, five days devoted to giving the student body a better understanding of the Islamic faith. "The...

Speakers denounce land mine production

October 24, 1996

Land mines kill unexpectedly and indiscriminately, and longtime activists Phillip Berrigan and his wife Liz McAlister said they won't rest until land mines are literally off the face of the earth. The...

Bonfire sparks Homecoming spirit

October 21, 1996

A traditional Homecoming bonfire lit up the night sky and the St. Paul campus as more than 2,200 students met in a field to hear the marching band and to crown the Homecoming king and queen Friday night. Seniors...

Poor air quality affects student fatigue

October 16, 1996

Students in classrooms across the country suffer from sleepiness, lethargy and an inability to focus -- and, a University professor said, the problem may be more than boring text books. Bill Angell, professor...

Museum aims to spark kids’ interest

October 11, 1996

Elementary school students had the opportunity to meet fire fighters, meet Smokey the Bear and witness a live forest fire Thursday -- all in the comfort of a University auditorium. The Bell Museum of...