News en Riverside residents protest management By: <a href="/users/esmithmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Elizabeth Smith</a><br/><p>Residents and community members lined Cedar Avenue outside the Riverside Plaza &nbsp;Friday to protest the building&rsquo;s management.</p> <p>Nearly 100 people gathered for the demonstration, which is the second of its kind this month.</p> <p>&ldquo;They see us as voiceless and we need something to change,&rdquo; said Faysal Hassan, a resident of the Plaza since 2006.</p> <p>Residents took issue with broken elevators, a lack of guest parking and what some called harassment by management.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus News Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:11:39 +0000 90722 at Police search for missing U student By: <a href="/users/atiebergmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Alida Tieberg</a><br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Police are asking for the public&rsquo;s help in searching for a University of Minnesota student who has been missing since early Friday morning.</span></p> <p>Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen at<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;Blarney Pub and Grill in Dinkytown&nbsp;</span>Friday between 1 and 2 a.m.</p> <p>Houle is described as 5-foot-5 and 140 pounds with long blond hair. She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, green blouse, black leggings, and boots.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus News Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:14:40 +0000 90721 at Board approves psychiatric drug trial suspension By: <a href="/users/caadlandmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Christopher Aadland</a><br/><p>The University of Minnesota Board of Regents unanimously approved plans Friday to make the school&rsquo;s human subjects research program &ldquo;beyond reproach&rdquo; after two external reports highlighted areas of concern where the University should improve their protection practices.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Board of Regents Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:45:03 +0000 90719 at Uber, Lyft fight more regulations By: <a href="/users/bfarniokmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Benjamin Farniok</a><br/><p style="font-size: 11.9999990463257px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">State legislation that would place new insurance requirements on Uber and other ride-sharing services is facing fierce opposition from advocates and company leaders.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Legislature Transportation Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:13:03 +0000 90712 at Old image roils talk on speech By: <a href="/users/plemkemndailycom" title="View User Profile">Parker Lemke</a><br/><p>Four years after its publication, a controversial back cover of a conservative campus newspaper at the University of Minnesota is stirring discussion of sensitivity and free speech.</p> <p>The Student Services Fees Committee, which allocates funding to student organizations each year, recently warned Students for a Conservative Voice that an image printed in a 2011 issue of its Minnesota Republic newspaper was insensitive to Arabs and that it may pay close attention to the paper&rsquo;s content in the future when allocating funds.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Equity and Diversity Student Groups Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:10:26 +0000 90711 at Conservation after cancer By: <a href="/users/akronbergmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Allison Kronberg</a><br/><p>University of Minnesota alumnus Kevin Lines made the decision to work in conservation during a seventh grade field trip to help declining deer populations in his hometown of Milaca, Minn.</p> <p>But hunting made him care about the animals in the first place &mdash; Lines hunted with his father when he was young, and he now hunts with his own son.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s kind of in our blood,&rdquo; Lines said.</p> <p>Something else in Lines&rsquo; blood, though, took him away from his passion and the career he loved before he was ready to leave it.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Environment Health Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:09:58 +0000 90710 at Doughnuts and a dream By: <a href="/users/jrenzettimndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jackie Renzetti</a><br/><p>Bradley Taylor said his doughnuts&rsquo; recipes require a cup of sexy and swag.</p> <p>The recent University of Minnesota graduate started delivering doughnuts in November. And recently, his operation &mdash; Sssdude-Nutz &mdash; started hosting pop-up shops in Dinkytown. With hopes of opening a storefront one day, the young entrepreneur&nbsp;is spreading the word about his pastries and learning the ropes of running a business.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Business Entrepreneurship Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:08:01 +0000 90709 at Nurses seek louder voice in decisions By: <a href="/users/dkorbymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Danielle Korby</a><br/><p>Nurses make up the largest portion of the health care workforce, but in many cases they have little say about the policies that govern the field.</p> <p>In an attempt to strengthen nurses&rsquo; voices in health care policy, the American Academy of Nursing&rsquo;s Institute for Nursing Leadership began its work as a full committee last week &mdash; just one effort in a larger national push to encourage nurses to participate on governing boards.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Nursing Health Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:07:13 +0000 90708 at As temperatures change, so does crime By: <a href="/users/atiebergmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Alida Tieberg</a><br/><p>As the snow melts and University of Minnesota students spend more time outside, criminals will do the same, police say.</p> <p>The current crime rate is typical for the late winter, but as temperatures warm, authorities expect crimes like bike thefts and minor alcohol-related infractions to increase.</p> <p>Rather than committing indoor crimes, like thefts from buildings, which are reported more often in the winter, criminals will move their activities outside, said University police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Campus Crime University Police Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:09:45 +0000 90698 at Minneapolis to promote tech training By: <a href="/users/nwickermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Nick Wicker</a><br/><p>Minneapolis recently joined 20 communities across the nation in an initiative to offset future technology job shortages.</p> <p>The &ldquo;TechHire&rdquo; initiative aims to promote technical training programs by providing crash courses in coding, or &ldquo;coding boot camps,&rdquo; and connecting students with local companies. Minneapolis will partner with three organizations in the state, including Concordia University in St. Paul, Prime Digital Academy and IT-Ready.</p> <p>The boot camps are part of a national tech initiative that President Barack Obama rolled out earlier this month.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Metro & State Economy Science/Technology Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:07:00 +0000 90697 at