mndaily.com - all articles http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en University names STSS building after former president http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/12/19/university-names-stss-building-after-former-president By: <a href="/users/enelsonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Ethan Nelson</a><br/><p>The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that it had renamed its Science Teaching and Student Services building Robert H. Bruininks Hall, after the University of Minnesota&#39;s 15th president.</p> <p>The Board of Regents approved the building&rsquo;s name change at its Dec. 12 meeting, according to a University press release.</p> <p>Bruininks paved the way for the construction of the STSS building, which was completed during his presidency in 2010. He was also a leader in the construction of the TCF Bank Stadium and buildings in the Biomedical Discovery District, the release said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/12/19/university-names-stss-building-after-former-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus News Administration University Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:33:46 +0000 amillerbernd@mndaily.com 89167 at http://www.mndaily.com Med students join nationwide "die-in" http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/12/10/med-students-join-nationwide-die By: <a href="/users/bemersonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Blair Emerson</a><br/><p align="left">The air was silent in the&nbsp;Malcolm&nbsp;Moos Health Sciences Tower&nbsp;on Wednesday&nbsp;as onlookers passed a group of about 70 students lying flat on the floor.</p> <p align="left">The&nbsp;students, from the University of Minnesota&#39;s Medical School and School of Public Health, joined students across the country as they staged&nbsp;a &quot;die-in&quot;&nbsp;to protest police brutality and health care disparities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/12/10/med-students-join-nationwide-die" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Nation Public Health Med School Equity and Diversity Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:06:41 +0000 tgieseke1@mndaily.com 88808 at http://www.mndaily.com Operating trains on the Green Line is ‘not for everyone’ http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/12/09/operating-trains-green-line-%E2%80%98not-everyone%E2%80%99 By: <a href="/users/jbekkermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jessie Bekker</a><br/><p>With one hand on the control stick, Lisa Callahan waits behind a blinking dashboard for the vertical &ldquo;go&rdquo; signal to flash from the tracks outside Union Depot in St. Paul.</p> <p>When it does, she double-checks that the road is clear, radios the control center to confirm she&rsquo;s ready and pushes the stick toward acceleration.</p> <p>With that, the 48-minute journey of the Green Line light rail has begun, taking riders from Union Depot through the heart of the University of Minnesota campus to Target Field.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/metro-state/2014/12/09/operating-trains-green-line-%E2%80%98not-everyone%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Light Rail Transportation Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:24:02 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88807 at http://www.mndaily.com Gift program eases student-parent stress http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/12/09/gift-program-eases-student-parent-stress By: <a href="/users/mmichaletzmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Molly Michaletz</a><br/><p>Susan Warfield started choking up as she described the struggles some student-parents face during the holiday season.</p> <p>Already strapped for money, those University of Minnesota students have to worry whether they&rsquo;ll be able to provide gifts for their family, said Warfield, director of the Student Parent HELP Center.</p> <p>&ldquo;These students are working to receive a degree from the University while taking care of a child,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;They are doing it alone.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/12/09/gift-program-eases-student-parent-stress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus University Equity and Diversity Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:22:59 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88806 at http://www.mndaily.com Students strive for influence http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/12/09/students-strive-influence By: <a href="/users/hhansenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Haley Hansen</a><br/><p>When University of Minnesota student leaders complained about a change from the athletics department regarding ticket bundling practices earlier this semester, administrators quickly reversed course and reformed the policy.</p> <p>But only after Gov. Mark Dayton sent a harsh letter to the school&rsquo;s president.</p> <p>&ldquo;It took a letter and a condemnation from the governor to get something done,&rdquo; said Kyle Kroll, the student senator who brought the issue forward.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/12/09/students-strive-influence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Projects Projects Administration University Grad School Student Government Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:22:36 +0000 carmitz@mndaily.com 88805 at http://www.mndaily.com Fans irked by season ticket plan http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2014/12/09/fans-irked-season-ticket-plan By: <a href="/users/skraemermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Sam Kraemer</a><br/><p>Marty Orbuch, 82, has been a Gophers football season-ticket holder for a half-century.</p> <p>As a 1957 University of Minnesota Medical School alumnus, he wanted to keep the tradition of Gophers athletics alive in his family by buying two season tickets around the 20-yard line.</p> <p>But like some other avid Gophers fans, he&rsquo;s unsure if he&rsquo;ll continue buying season football tickets because of new hikes in seating fees that start next season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2014/12/09/fans-irked-season-ticket-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:20:01 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88804 at http://www.mndaily.com CBS dean candidates make cases http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/12/09/cbs-dean-candidates-make-cases By: <a href="/users/tnachtigalmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Taylor Nachtigal</a><br/><p>Four academics from the Big Ten, the SEC and the Ivy League are jockeying to lead the College of Biological Sciences.</p> <p>The candidates &mdash; Mark Farmer, Lynne Regan, Valery Forbes and Kelly Mayo &mdash; presented their visions for the college&rsquo;s future to faculty, staff and students over the past two weeks, each highlighting the importance of research and interdisciplinary collaborations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2014/12/09/cbs-dean-candidates-make-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Administration CBS Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:18:50 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88803 at http://www.mndaily.com Gophers adjust to up-tempo style http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-basketball/2014/12/09/gophers-adjust-tempo-style By: Matt Greenstein<br/><p>The phrase &ldquo;good defense leads to good offense&rdquo; has become one of the most widely-used clichés in sports.</p> <p>But with Minnesota&rsquo;s new up-tempo style of play, the Gophers are flipping the script.</p> <p>&ldquo;We feel like the better we&rsquo;re playing offensively, it generates solid defense,&rdquo; head coach Marlene Stollings said. &ldquo;We kind of go opposite of what most people believe in that capacity.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/womens-basketball/2014/12/09/gophers-adjust-tempo-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Women's Basketball Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:17:13 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88802 at http://www.mndaily.com Morris gaining weight, responsibility http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-basketball/2014/12/09/morris-gaining-weight-responsibility By: <a href="/users/jsatzingermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jack Satzinger</a><br/><p>Carlos Morris leaned back in his chair and sighed.</p> <p>Positioned in front of his locker after a Friday game against Western Carolina, the junior guard-forward had just scored 16 points and helped Minnesota to a blowout victory.</p> <p>Morris shot 78 percent from the field. And he led the way with three steals.</p> <p>Despite the high marks, Morris couldn&rsquo;t hide his frustration when one question hit him:</p> <p>&ldquo;Now that the season is in full swing, have you been able to keep the weight on that you gained in the summer?&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/mens-basketball/2014/12/09/morris-gaining-weight-responsibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Men's Basketball Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:15:59 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88801 at http://www.mndaily.com Teague talks bowl game revenue, Kill http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2014/12/09/teague-talks-bowl-game-revenue-kill By: <a href="/users/skraemermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Sam Kraemer</a><br/><p>The Minnesota Daily sat down with athletics director Norwood Teague on Tuesday for its third edition of &ldquo;Talkin&rsquo; with Teague.&rdquo;</p> <p>Teague discussed bowl game revenue, the new scholarship seating plan and Jerry Kill&rsquo;s Big Ten Coach of the Year award.</p> <p>On behalf of Teague, the athletics communications department declined to comment on the suspension of men&rsquo;s basketball player Daquein McNeil, who was charged with two felony counts of assault late last month.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/sports/football/2014/12/09/teague-talks-bowl-game-revenue-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football Sports Jerry Kill Norwood Teague Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:14:25 +0000 edreher@mndaily.com 88800 at http://www.mndaily.com