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Snow emergency parking restrictions eased by City Council

October 28, 2002

The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously Friday to loosen snow emergency parking restrictions. The change will allow residents to park on streets that have been fully plowed even if a snow emergency...

Founders’ Week to celebrate 151st birthday for U

February 18, 2002

The University is celebrating Founders' Week starting Monday with a variety of events on campus. The celebration marks the University's 151st birthday on Feb. 25, a day after a performance by the University...

While other stocks drop, defense shares gain in volatile trading

September 18, 2001

The market might have been dismal for the Dow on Monday, but a few specialty stocks gained heavily. Defense industry stocks, such as Edina-based Alliant Techsystems Inc., spiked as investors bailed primarily...

Somber assembly hears speakers, prays on national day of mourning

September 17, 2001

The mood was somber and contemplative at Northrop Mall on Friday afternoon as hundreds of University students, faculty and community members gathered in recognition of the National Day of Mourning. Community...

Conservation key to prevention of global warming

May 4, 2000

One of the best ways to combat the problem of global warming might depend more on conservation than innovation, says Mark Muller. Muller, a senior associate at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy,...

May Day protest reflected nationwide

May 2, 2000

Throughout the world and close to home Monday, protesters demanding better wages and a fairer slice of the global pie for local workers clashed with police. In London, protesters trashed a McDonald's restaurant...

Light-rail project gets OK from federal agencies

April 28, 2000

After reviewing all 37 pounds of the Twin Cities light-rail plan and conducting lengthy meetings with state officials, federal agencies have given the rail program the green light to move into the project's...

Speaker informs students, public of Chadian issues

April 27, 2000

Central African nation Chad has always had a few problems. The nation has been plagued by violence and government corruption since it gained independence from France more than 35 years ago. But if a key...

Oregon U loses $30 million as Nike president rescinds pledge

April 25, 2000

Earlier this month, the University of Oregon decided to join the Worker Rights Consortium. Now, in the coming weeks, the school might be faced with another important decision: how to come up with an extra...

Student group raises support for marijuana

April 21, 2000

After having been arrested twice for possession of marijuana, University Institute of Technology freshman Ben Shaffer decided to do something about it. Shaffer and a handful of students convened Thursday...

WRC panel attempts to involve student groups

April 12, 2000

When the University's Licensee Labor Practices Task Force issued its recommendation that the University join the Worker Rights Consortium to University President Mark Yudof more than a month ago, both...

Workshop promotes nonviolent protesting

April 10, 2000

NEW YORK CITY -- Up a diminutive, creaky staircase, through the last door on the second floor of the Judson House in Greenwich Village, exists a cramped, cluttered one-room office with little more than...

Nike contracts threatened by WRC membership

April 5, 2000

University President Mark Yudof's decision last month to join the Worker Rights Consortium might eventually lighten the University's pocketbook by more than just the price of WRC dues. Last Thursday, Nike...

Yudof leaning toward WRC membership

March 23, 2000

A resolution to the sweatshop debate is less than a week away, University President Mark Yudof said Wednesday, and all signs point to University affiliation with the Worker Rights Consortium. Speaking...

Demonstrators march for WRC

March 21, 2000

As of Monday afternoon, University President Mark Yudof has a sizable addition to his bedtime reading list, a lot of thinking to do and a litany of students, faculty members and community members eagerly...

Alumnus speaks of promise, problems in e-commerce

March 17, 2000

As an increasing number of households obtain Internet access, entrepreneurs nationwide are scrambling to make online shopping a way of life for many Americans. University alumnus Andy Stergachis, director...

Starr imparts wisdom to law students

March 14, 2000

When asked how he has changed since his investigations of the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals, Kenneth Starr says he's grown "a little older, and a lot wiser." On campus Monday, Starr took to the...

Macalester students oppose college’s affiliation with Fair Labor Association

March 7, 2000

Bringing national activism to the local level, about 20 Macalester College students took over a top administrative office Monday for a sit-in to demand Macalester officials to withdraw from the Fair Labor...

Committee endorses WRC membership

March 7, 2000

The University took its first major step last week toward preventing the use of sweatshops in the production of Golden Gopher apparel. In a recommendation to the University's Fair Labor Task Force, the...

Gangelhoff appears on Oprah

March 2, 2000

University students scanning the channels late Wednesday afternoon might have caught sight of a familiar face in an unusual place. Jan Gangelhoff, the former University tutor involved in the University's...

Protesters gather to challenge acquittal

February 29, 2000

Armed with banners and signs whipping in the bitter downtown winds, about 150 protesters assembled in front of the Minneapolis Federal District Court building Monday to protest the acquittal of four New...

U activists fight for new sweatshop monitoring system

February 25, 2000

If this week's events at three Big Ten institutions are any indication, University sweatshop activists might soon win their battle to ensure the school's apparel is manufactured in humane working conditions. Student...

Visitors to the U…

February 23, 2000

Visitors to the University campus in the mid-19th century would have had little difficulty learning their way around the area. For nearly 20 years, the entire Twin Cities campus consisted of only one building. Old...

Early Daily dominated by sports

February 23, 2000

With four columns of text, a few small headlines and a lone number chart, the front page of The Minnesota Daily was born. And from a single room in the Old Main, a University building that burned down...

U’s consideration of FLA concerns students

February 16, 2000

It was a tough Tuesday for the Fair Labor Association. In Philadelphia, 30 University of Pennsylvania students ended an eight-day sit-in at a campus administration building after school President Judith...

Birds and Bees event at Bell Museum examines animal-mating habits

February 14, 2000

Interested couples had an opportunity to examine the wild side of sex Saturday at the University's Bell Museum. The event marked the museum's third annual "Birds and Bees" event, a two-hour program highlighting...

Fees members to vote despite accusations

February 10, 2000

Despite recent conflict-of-interest allegations, the University's Student Services Fees Committee announced Monday all of its members will be allowed to vote on the entirety of this year's funding proposals. The...

Grant to fund research on runoff reduction

February 9, 2000

A University-led agricultural consortium has received funding for a program designed to give Minnesota farmers more beans for their buck. The researchers have been given $3.84 million from the U.S. Department...

MPIRG picks up lobby efforts in Legislature

February 7, 2000

Minneapolis Public Interest Research Group organizers are stepping up lobbying efforts as this year's state legislative session kicks off. MPIRG, in coordination with more than 20 other local environmental...

Fees members

February 7, 2000

Several members of the University's fees committee drew criticism last week for allegedly failing to disclose a conflict of interest on their committee applications. Four University students contacted...

Minneapolis scores B+ in managerial report

February 1, 2000

Minneapolis' strategic planning and financial management were credited as making the city one of the top five most effectively run city governments in the country, according to a report released Monday. The...

Highway 55 protesters given maximum fine

January 28, 2000

Six protesters arrested in last month's raid of Camp Coldwater were convicted of obstructing a highway in Hennepin County Court on Thursday morning. The charges stemmed from the Dec. 11 raid in which 34...

New Student Weekend introduces freshmen to University life

January 25, 2000

Each year as the fall academic term begins, about 800 incoming University students pay $90 to board buses headed for unknown locations. When the buses stop, the students disembark and find themselves on...

MPIRG expands organization to

January 24, 2000

Consumer rights organization Minneapolis Public Interest Research Group, or MPIRG, will expand its presence on the St. Paul campus with a series of meetings and events beginning this week. Organizers say...

Mad rush at U bookstores a biannual student tradition

January 17, 2000

Anne McAlpine has been at work for an eternity in just under two hours. "Today is the worst day. It's a mad rush to get books," said McAlpine, a cashier at Student Book Store, as she peered out from a...

Highway 55 reroute might threaten area’s water quality

December 9, 1999

Coldwater Springs runs south of 54th Street in Minneapolis, cutting through the proposed Highway 55 reroute. The area has been thrust into the center of attention by an area agency. The stream and nearby...

MnDOT critics, national experts debunk light rail

December 8, 1999

Construction of the Twin Cities light-rail system received heavy criticism Tuesday as grassroots community leaders, lawmakers and academics took shots at the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The...

Cree official criticizes hydroelectric power

December 7, 1999

Every time University students turn on their lights, 10 percent of the energy ruins the lives of indigenous Canadian peoples, according to Cree Indian Nation officials. Minneapolis-based Northern States...

Nazi group posts leaflets on bridge

December 3, 1999

A grainy black-and-white photo depicts an interracial couple walking hand in hand with the bold headline, "Hey, white girl! Race mixing is a crime." The National Socialist Movement, a Nazi group posing...

Emissions no longer tested; toxics remain

December 1, 1999

After eight years, Twin Cities emissions-testing stations closed permanently Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Agency said in October that the Twin Cities area met its safety standards for atmospheric...

Advocates for organic crops speak at Hillel

November 23, 1999

Two decades of consolidations have put large corporations in control of a growing majority of U.S. agricultural production. Because most family farmers are unable to compete with giants like Cargill or...

Residents accuse MnDOT of falsifying documents about light-rail transit

November 17, 1999

A Minneapolis couple has accused the Minnesota Department of Transportation of falsifying federal documents and mishandling records taken at meetings for the Minneapolis Light Rail Transit project. In...

Explorer details finding missing body on Everest

November 16, 1999

It wasn't reaching the summit of Mt. Everest in June that made Conrad Anker famous; it was what he found along the way: the body of famed mountaineer Sir George Mallory. Anker was at the University on...

Recycling accusations spur Coke boycott

November 10, 1999

A new national environmental boycott is designed to punish soft-drink giant Coca-Cola Co. right where it hurts: the work force. Last month's national collegiate eco-conference spawned the employment boycott...

Light-rail project to begin construction spring 2001

November 4, 1999

With a stroke of Gov. Jesse Ventura's pen, the multibillion-dollar Minnesota Light-Rail Transit project is back on track. Despite a recent cost-benefit analysis by the state Department of Transportation...

Task force looks at U apparel oversight

November 3, 1999

The Minnesota Student Association is urging University officials to find an alternative sweatshop-monitoring organization willing to critically examine factories producing Golden Gopher labels. On Tuesday,...

Students using drugs denied financial aid

October 27, 1999

Students planning to apply for federal financial aid should prepare to divulge more than just their social security number, university and address. The U.S. Department of Education published final rulings...

Breast-feeding found to reduce infant leukemia

October 20, 1999

According to a University study published today in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, breast-feeding might significantly lower the risk of leukemia in children. Researchers found that the risk...

Academic dishonesty on the rise

October 19, 1999

Students who thought they noticed answer-searching classmates peering over their shoulders during midterms recently might not have imagined things. According to researchers at Rutgers and Columbia universities,...

Preparation of students related to retention rates

October 14, 1999

Veteran University students might find it increasingly difficult to pull the wool over the eyes of incoming freshmen. The percentage of freshmen meeting the University's high school- preparatory standards...