The Minnesota Daily

All content by Tracy Ellingson

Drunken cheers g…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...