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All content by Will Conley

Physics troupe mixes

Published July 20, 1999

Sporting tie-dyed T-shirts and khaki shorts, four physics professors squirted cold water at a decompressed metal barrel. The barrel imploded with a loud pop; screams of delight erupted from the youthful...

U alum brings her dark screenplay back home

Published July 20, 1999

The cast and crew of a forthcoming New Line Cinema film written by University alumna Lona Williams shot a scene on campus Thursday night. The new film, called "Sugar and Spice," is being billed as a dark...

Architecture students help irrigate community garden

Published July 19, 1999

Shaping ideas into reality is no longer an after-graduation goal for architecture students. University students took the study of architecture to the next level this summer when they drew and constructed...

Raptor Center essential in releasing bald eagles from endangered list

Published July 14, 1999

The bald eagle is back. President Clinton announced July 4 that the bald eagle will be removed from the endangered species list effective July 2000. The Raptor Center, based on the University's St. Paul...

Festival orchestrates live music, food and dancing

Published July 12, 1999

Brats and classical music melded this weekend as Orchestra Hall hosts its 20th annual "Viennese Sommerfest" this month. In an effort to create a festive atmosphere reminiscent of Vienna, Peavey Plaza --...

Agribusiness summit at U

Published July 9, 1999

The College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences presented "Exploring Our Global Community: People, Food, and Agriculture," a first-of-its-kind global summit designed to improve international...

Bookstores buy back books at

Published July 7, 1999

As another term winds down, students will try to regain some of the money they grudgingly spent on books by selling them back to University Bookstores. Many will be unsatisfied with the results. "I think...

Grants, salaries don’t match up for University faculty

Published July 2, 1999

The American Association of University Professors, which advocates better salaries and conditions for American university professors, updated its blacklist of college administrations June 14, adding two...

Professor emeritus

Published June 25, 1999

Lavell Henderson, professor emeritus of biochemistry, died May 29 of a heart attack in the garage of his home in Sandy, Utah. It was his second major heart attack in 10 years. He was 81. Henderson, who...

New director of music school ties arts communities to department

Published June 18, 1999

Jeffrey Kimpton hit the ground running. Since he was accepted as the new director for the School of Music in March, he has visited the campus four times to meet with faculty members, get budget insights,...

Student representatives

Published June 16, 1999

At Friday's monthly Board of Regents meeting, Scott Roethle, along with three other student representatives, presented what University President Mark Yudof called "one of the most comprehensive student...

Survey reveals general apathy about surveys

Published June 7, 1999

A new survey in the University's political science department shows that 95 percent of students don't give a shit about percentages regarding public opinion. "I don't care," said music student Ida Wanna,...

Dedication honors combat casualties at U

Published June 4, 1999

The University Brass Quintet played "The Star Spangled Banner" as the ROTC color guard presented the colors at the dedication of a new flagpole Thursday. About 20 people attended the short ceremony at...

U students involved

Published May 28, 1999

Carrying bloodied sheets, people dressed as ghosts wearing stilts towered above the crowd of about 300 people during a protest Thursday in Minneapolis. The protesting crowd moved a few blocks down Nicollet...

Students are census target for headcount

Published May 27, 1999

University students might prove hard to track down for the upcoming 2000 census, said Will Craig, chairman of Minneapolis' Complete Count Committee, at a press conference on Wednesday. Craig, who joined...

Experimental theater examines art

Published May 21, 1999

Lights and shadows, eerie music and polished acting blended in Crisis Point Theater's production of "Scenes from an Execution." The play, written by Howard Barker, premiered May 14 in the Rarig Center's...

Location of donated bodies released; crowd gathers to honor with memorial

Published May 10, 1999

Cold wind blew from Lake Calhoun onto a crowd of people donning coats and flowers Saturday morning. Some cried and held each other as they huddled together around a new memorial. The memorial was dedicated...

Writer speaks about cultural issues, film

Published May 5, 1999

With wild gestures and a devil-may-care attitude, writer Sherman Alexie sparked a group of admiring listeners to laughter Tuesday afternoon. The Native American poet, novelist and screenplay writer drew...

Morris and Hite take fifth place in MSA election

Published April 30, 1999

Last night, as Minnesota Student Association presidential candidate George Morris answered the phone at the Delta Theta Sigma fraternity, the atmosphere was relaxed. His running mate, Kelly Hite, listened...

Raptor Center birds take flight

Published April 26, 1999

To the audience chant of "one, two, three!" a red-tailed hawk, held captive a moment before, leapt into the sky and circled high above the admiring crowd as they shielded their eyes from the sun. An estimated...