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All content by Tracy Ellingson

Drunken cheers g…

Published June 9, 1997

Drunken cheers greeted me as I walked up to the front porch of the Stadium Village house. "Tracy's here -- that means we're going to win," said Eric Hanson, last year's Minnesota Student Association vice...

Quilting bee part of national AIDS awareness effort

Published June 4, 1997

What looked like nothing more than mounds of fabric sitting on tables in Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday will soon become a part of an American tapestry. University students, who are participating in...

Food vendor lost contract with Capitol

Published June 3, 1997

and Nancy Ngo State officials have decided not to renew their contract with ARAMARK Corporation, the company University officials have considered making the school's exclusive food service vendor. The...

Esteemed professor of mathematics dies at age 60

Published May 28, 1997

Mathematics professor Eugene Fabes' colleagues remember their peer as a caring man with a talent for bringing fun to his teaching and an international flavor to the University's School of Mathematics. Fabes,...

Undergraduates display their research

Published May 22, 1997

Undergraduates majoring in science-related fields proved Wednesday that faculty and graduate students aren't the only members of the University community making important contributions to research. The...

Studentsgrill food vendor

Published May 21, 1997

University student John Cahoy wanted to know how ARAMARK Corporation, the University's potential food vendor, would alter his diet next year. Armed with questions for ARAMARK representative Thomas Saine,...

MSA leaders reflect on year

Published May 16, 1997

Helen Phin came into the Minnesota Student Association office late Thursday afternoon ready to hand over her desk, her keys and her duties as the organization's president to her successors. "It's over...

Madia, Murphy take the reins; reach out to non-MSA students

Published May 16, 1997

President-designate Mark Yudof isn't the only University leader making plans for structural changes within the school. Minnesota Student Association President Jigar Madia and Vice President Bridgette...

Private food vendor starts talks with the University

Published May 14, 1997

and Nancy Ngo The University's lone food service candidate has proven it is smitten with the school, as it takes the first steps toward establishing a relationship with the institution. For the next three...

MSA wants evaluations to be released

Published May 7, 1997

Members of the Minnesota Student Association on Tuesday wrapped up their 1996-97 session and their last forum under the Helen Phin and Eric Hanson administration in near complete agreement. In a business-as-usual...

Apathy toward MSA elections unlikely to change soon

Published May 6, 1997

This year's Minnesota Student Association elections proved once again that when it comes to voting for the University's student leaders, apathy always wins. This year's president and vice president-elect,...

LIGHT ON THE AIDS CRISIS

Published May 5, 1997

Gina Gough, a College of Liberal Arts junior, keeps a scrapbook full of news clips, photos and stickers. As she turns each page, the items inside all invoke a memory, tied together by two common threads...

MSA candidates must clean up campus, literally

Published April 30, 1997

Triumphant celebrations and gatherings of the defeated officially mark the end of election campaigns. But like any other party, the hosts have to clean up afterward -- and for this year's MSA campaign...

Madia-Murphy is ticket to ride

Published April 25, 1997

Voters in Wednesday and Thursday's all-campus elections have spoken, and they declared that they want action -- at least 12 months of it. Jigar Madia and his running mate Bridgette Murphy, who attempted...

Last-minute voters sought

Published April 24, 1997

Minnesota Student Association presidential hopefuls Corey Donovan and Jigar Madia found they had similar ideas about the best places to do some last-minute campaigning Wednesday. Madia, who stood outside...

MSA decision fuels controversy

Published April 23, 1997

Minnesota Student Association President Helen Phin vowed to veto a heavily disputed resolution that passed on Tuesday at the organization's Forum. The resolution calls for MSA to sever all ties with the...

laws under scrutiny in final debate

Published April 22, 1997

Observers and panelists at the second and final debate held Monday between candidates for the top spots in the Minnesota Student Association seemed more interested in the candidates' weaknesses than their...

Pair proposes a 12-month agenda

Published April 18, 1997

Editor's Note: This is the last in a three-day series highlighting the candidates for the presidency of the Minnesota Student Association. Elections for all MSA positions will take place April 23-24. 'Tis...

Latecomers say they want a revolution

Published April 17, 1997

Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-day series highlighting the candidates for the presidency of the Minnesota Student Association. Elections for all MSA positions will take place April 23-24. Sophomores...

MSA candidatesstress teamwork

Published April 16, 1997

Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-day series highlighting the candidates for the presidency of the Minnesota Student Association. Elections for all MSA positions will take place April 23-24. When...

Writer-teacher dies

Published April 15, 1997

Members of the University literary community experienced shock and tragedy this week as they learned of author Michael Dorris' death. The award-winning 52-year-old author was planning to come to the University...

The Leader behind the Campus Leaders

Published April 14, 1997

Denise Tolbert rushed through the doors of the Campus Involvement Center in a blur, flashing her trademark ear-to-ear grin. "I can't forget the banner," Tolbert repeated to herself as she zipped to the...

Candidates disappoint panelists

Published April 10, 1997

The three tickets vying for the Minnesota Student Association presidential and vice presidential positions met for the first time Wednesday to compete for student support. All six candidates fielded questions...

MSA resolution aims to keep tuition stable

Published April 9, 1997

Freezing tuition at its current level might prove to be as difficult as stopping a runaway train, but members of the Minnesota Student Association still want to try. The MSA Forum passed a resolution...

Third MSA ticket barely makes race

Published April 7, 1997

A third ticket entered the race for the Minnesota Student Association presidency and vice presidency just under the wire Friday, but it wasn't in time to gain the fourth and last major campus organization...

Only two tickets vie for MSA leadership

Published April 2, 1997

In a little more than three weeks, the University's undergraduate student body will elect its newest president and vice president. Two pairs of candidates vying for these top positions on the Minnesota...

Destination: Minn.

Published April 1, 1997

While many University students used their spring break as a chance to flee campus, prospective students made the school a prime vacation destination. But for some of these students, sacrificing the sandy...

MSA concerned about Coffman food contract

Published March 12, 1997

The Minnesota Student Association, racing for time against fast-approaching University food service negotiations, approved a resolution on Tuesday that calls for immunity for the Twin Cities student unions...

Regent picks: a clean ‘slate’

Published February 28, 1997

All five regent candidates recommended by the state's joint Education Committee last weekmade the final cut Thursday when the Legislature approved their appointments to the University's Board of Regents. Incumbent...

Regent selection to confront charges

Published February 27, 1997

Five new members will join the Board of Regents today after the Legislature passes final approval on the slate of candidates. Getting to this point, however, has been what many legislators, the governor...

MSA: No fees for U Pass

Published February 26, 1997

The Minnesota Student Association has put its official stamp of disapproval on the University's Parking and Transportation Services' U Pass program, citing unreasonable funding proposals as its reason...

Group examines use of funding

Published February 24, 1997

"More bang for the buck" was the clichÇ and the objective Saturday when the Student Services Fees Committee met to make its initial deliberations for funding campus organizations. The 15-member committee...

Kahn says citizens should own Twins

Published February 21, 1997

Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, is expected to introduce a bill today that would give Minnesota residents full ownership of the Twins baseball team. Kahn, who is an opponent of Gov. Arne Carlson's...

Groups get peek at fees process

Published February 19, 1997

Campus organizations that entered the race last month for a slice of 1997-98 student fees got their first good look at how they're faring in the quest for funds. The three subcommittees of the Student...

5th and 7th Districtsvote on candidates

Published February 13, 1997

former U.S. secretary of agriculture and a current University regent both took one step closer to obtaining, or retaining, a seat on the University's Board of Regents. Legislators from Minnesota's 5th...

MSA raises campaign spending

Published February 12, 1997

For the first time, students elected to the Minnesota Student Association can have their positions revoked if they exceed campaign spending limits. The organization voted at its forum Tuesday to allow...

Higher spending elected for MSA campaigns

Published February 11, 1997

The All-Campus Election Commission has come up with a response to last year's accusations of overspending in Minnesota Student Association campaigns: raise the spending limit. The 12-member commission...

Students question O’Keefe, other regent candidates

Published February 6, 1997

During a reprieve from a long legislative interview process, some regent candidates vying for open seats spent time answering questions from the people whom their decisions will affect most if they are...

MnSCU tries to keep up

Published February 5, 1997

The University became the state's first higher education institution in 1851 -- seven years before the state itself was established. Almost a century and a half later, the University is still the state's...

Bill would increase grant amounts

Published January 30, 1997

Sen. Paul Wellstone says he hopes to buck the trend of the last two decades and provide students with the maximum amount of money authorized for the federal Pell Grant program. Wellstone introduced legislation...

Student input sought for Coffman renovations

Published January 29, 1997

Students might not find Abercrombie & Fitch or Gap clothing stores in a newly renovated Coffman Memorial Union, but they will likely find other retail businesses in the union to make their lives a...

Schools key in Carlson’s spending plan

Published January 24, 1997

Gov. Arne Carlson designated education as his number one spending priority, but fell about $100 million short of the University's requested increase. The governor laid out his $20 billion 1998-99 spending...

Orfield resumes tuition-relief fight

Published January 22, 1997

Last January about 200 students gathered on the Washington Avenue Bridge, ignoring the cold weather and shunning their classes in a show of support for a tuition-relief bill sponsored by Rep. Myron Orfield,...

King honored at musical celebration

Published January 21, 1997

Mauryn Buckner twisted impatiently on her grandmother's lap Sunday night while listening in the back of the Ted Mann Concert Hall stage. The little girl, dressed in a green velvet dress with a full white...

Governor supports U’s financial needs

Published January 17, 1997

Although he kept children home from school due to the cold weather, Gov. Arne Carlson made it to the State Capitol Thursday to deliver his last major State of the State address. "The state of the state...

Would-be governor speaks to students

Published January 16, 1997

State Senator Roy Terwilliger appealed to the University's College Republicans Wednesday night to help him win the governorship in 1998 when current Republican Gov. Arne Carlson's term expires. "I come...

MSA to request increase in funds

Published January 15, 1997

The Minnesota Student Association voted Tuesday to ask the Student Services Fees Committee for more money in the 1997-98 school year. If the committee grants the group's request for a 13 percent increase...

Student lobbyists compete for funds

Published January 13, 1997

Twelve University students spent Saturday at the state Capitol preparing for a fight. Although this match won't involve any "Rocky"-style knockouts, members of two student lobbying groups expect intense...

K-12 education, Twins among competitors for funds

Published January 7, 1997

and Chris Vetter The fate of the University's budget request hinges on the outcome of several unique and weighty issues facing the state Legislature as it opens its session today. The Legislature will...

MSA poll favors Ramaley as president

Published December 4, 1996

If the Minnesota Student Association had the final say, Judith Ramaley would win the University presidency in a landslide. Ramaley, the president of Portland State University, received 45 votes -- 38...

MSA forum to discuss presidential candidates

Published December 3, 1996

Students can show their support for the University presidential candidate they like most today at the Minnesota Student Association forum. Former MSA President Matt Musel, the student representative on...

Alumnus makes $500,000 gift to gay studies efforts

Published November 27, 1996

Last week, University alumnus Steven Schochet gave a $500,000 gift to the alma mater where, nearly 40 years ago, coming out of the closet was a trying experience for him. Schochet donated the money to...

Big Ten student leaders have big responsibilities

Published November 20, 1996

Purdue University senior Andrea Call said her fellow Big Ten student leaders need to remember just how many peoples' interests they represent. "Our school has 36,000 students, and with ten other schools...

MSA approves new committee amid protests

Published November 20, 1996

Five of last year's members returned to the student services fees committee, despite protests from several Minnesota Student Association representatives at the organization's forum Tuesday at Coffman...

MSA will vote on new fees committee members

Published November 19, 1996

A Minnesota Student Association selection group has chosen 13 students to serve on the Student Services Fees Committee. MSA members will vote on the proposed slate of students, which includes both MSA...

WWII survivor has taught here for four decades

Published November 18, 1996

University English professor John Hurrell said students today are more passive than in the early 1960s when anti-war activism prevailed around campus. "That was the beginning of the anti-war protests,"...

MSA president talks votes

Published November 7, 1996

A day after another election year came to a close, Minnesota Student Association President Helen Phin spoke about the role students must play in the upcoming year at the state Legislature, as well as...

Boschwitz fails to regain seat

Published November 6, 1996

For the second time this decade, Republican Senate candidate Rudy Boschwitzconcededdefeatto Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone. Boschwitz and his supporters gathered Tuesday night at the Radisson Hotel in...

MSA to vote on portrait

Published November 5, 1996

Margaret Sanger's portrait will remain in Wilson Library even if the Minnesota Student Association passes a resolution requesting the picture's removal. MSA members plan to cast their final vote today...

Polls may stifle voters’ interest

Published November 4, 1996

Republican presidential hopeful Bob Dole says he will defy pre-election polls that show him trailing President Clinton, and win this year's election. Poll results, which have gained credibility with the...

College Republicans say Dole is trustworthy

Published November 1, 1996

After leaving his post as United States Senate Majority Leader, citizen Bob Dole entered the political horse race determined to give the country a more well-rounded economy through a flattened tax structure. Dole's...

Polls: Clinton’s angle on education issues popular

Published November 1, 1996

Personal controversies and fluctuating popularity have marked the four years of President Bill Clinton's administration. But as he hit the campaign trail for this year's general election, Clinton found...

Six years ago, …

Published November 1, 1996

Six years ago, Paul Wellstone went to Washington on his green bus to fight for a universal health care plan, increase the minimum wage and help students receive a more affordable higher education. For...

Reform Party vies for visibility

Published November 1, 1996

In 1992, Reform Party pioneer Ross Perot tested the theory that three can be company in America's traditional two-party political system. Now, five years later, as Perot makes a second attempt to unseat...

U.S. Senate Ref…

Published November 1, 1996

U.S. Senate Reform Party candidate Dean Barkley believes the biggest challenge facing the next group of freshman senators will be dealing with a retiring baby boom population. "Every honest report shows...

Noted activists visit the Cities

Published October 24, 1996

Michelle Kibiger Nationally-known feminists Gloria Steinem and Candace Gingrich spent Wednesday in the Twin Cities, asking Minnesotans to get out the vote for Senator Paul Wellstone. Gingrich, the sister...

Portrait sparks MSA debate

Published October 23, 1996

Minnesota Student Association members decided Tuesday that they need more information in order to support the removal of a portrait from Wilson Library. The group sent a controversial resolution regarding...

MSA to vote on Sanger portrait removal

Published October 22, 1996

Minnesota Student Association members will vote on a resolution today requesting the removal of a portrait of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger from Wilson Library. The authors of the resolution,...

The University’…

Published October 21, 1996

The University's tenure troubles have caused a commotion among college faculties nationwide, leaving the school's reputation in an indefinite limbo. "The effect of the proposed (tenure) changes ... will...

Two alumni candidates ‘rock’ Dinkytown

Published October 21, 1996

A few University alumni celebrated Homecoming Saturday night in Dinkytown campaigning for votes. University alumni Dean Barkley and Jack Uldrich were two of 13 candidates running for local, state and...

Second debate another yawner for students

Published October 17, 1996

A chuckle here and a groan there were the only audible reactions from the nearly 20 University students in Coffman Memorial Union watching Wednesday night's presidential debate. The second of two showdowns...

Students want U to cast a wide net in president search

Published October 10, 1996

During the search for a new University leader, students have found a recurring theme among the school's former presidents -- each has been white and male. A group of seven University students gathered...

MSA resolution articulates students’ concerns on tenure

Published October 9, 1996

A rare case of complete agreement was the order of the day Tuesday as the Minnesota Student Association easily passed a resolution outlining students' concerns with the tenure issue. The resolution, which...

Students gain political skills

Published October 9, 1996

Abraham Lincoln materialized in University political science classes this quarter, trying to convince students to get out and vote. Members of the Minnesota Student Association's Legislative Affairs Committee...

Offshoot of MSA trains new leaders

Published October 8, 1996

University President Nils Hasselmo told about 60 freshmen he was "as timid as you could be" when he started college. The outgoing University leader encouraged new students to become leaders themselves...

MSA committees plan for busy year

Published October 7, 1996

Minnesota Student Association member Corey Donovan would like to make a change in his committee's acronym. "I'd like to throw another 'A' into 'AA' -- for Academic Affairs Action Committee," said Donovan,...

Fair offers a taste of student groups

Published October 3, 1996

The two women giggled nervously as they extended their hands. "Go for it," said a man with dark glasses, "you need one." Freshmen Kate Nordstrum and Marnie McLaughlin snapped up a couple homemade brownies....

Student forum talks tenure

Published October 3, 1996

After weeks of listening to the opposing sides in the tenure debate, students spoke out about their fears of both a weakened tenure code and a possible faculty union. About 15 students turned out Wednesday...

MSA committee makes life smoother for students

Published October 2, 1996

While members of the Minnesota Student Association usually address large policy issues at their biweekly forum meetings, one of the group's committees prefers to focus its attention on making the little...

Librarians welcome students with party

Published September 27, 1996

University librarians and their staff plan to shatter all stereotypes about libraries tonight between 4 and 7 p.m. as they entertain students at an "Unconventional Library Welcomes U" party. Walter, Wilson...

$400,000 in aid returned to state

Published September 27, 1996

Despite ever-increasing tuition and calls for higher levels of aid, the University returned to the state $400,000 in unused financial aid from the 1995-96 school year. According to a report by the Higher...

MSA head says group has new attitude

Published September 24, 1996

Minnesota Student Association President Helen Phin dubs this year's Minnesota Student Association "a brand-new MSA." Phin said that because this year's leaders did not participate in the often-stormy...

Speaker: Cut nuke build-up for security

Published June 26, 1996

Former Special Assistant to President Clinton, Morton Halperin, said Monday that Americans should be concerned about security, prosperity and democracy in the post-Cold War world. Halperin spoke to more...