Custodians fight U's New System →
Wiping the sweat from his forehead, Will Frank pushed his cleaning cart down the empty hallways of Nicholson Hall, stopping occasionally at open offices to make small talk with familiar staff. After eight hours of scrubbing, tidying and visiting with his “customers,” a job he’s held at the University of Minnesota for five years, Frank single-handedly cleaned the building’s first and second ...
84-year-old earns diploma...and still wants to... →
One of the best profile stories I’ve seen in the Daily…from intern Becca Shrake. Good job Becca! Sweet guy, too… A little excerpt (read the rest at mndaily.com): Sitting comfortably in his apartment, Mike Lawrence stole a glance at his graduation cap sitting on his kitchen table — a reminder of the ceremony that happened only a few weeks prior. Like many students, Lawrence...
First U building gets Energy Star rating while... →
Donhowe Building occupants took just a ten-minute cookie break on Monday to celebrate five months of energy improvements and a year of waiting to be the first University of Minnesota facility to receive an Energy Star rating. The building, home to University offices for capital planning, facilities management and human resources, ranks nationally in the top 12 percent of energy efficient...
Mayo's Help in Haiti Goes Deeper →
The Mayo Clinic had never set up organized disaster relief on foreign soil, but after a year of reconnaissance, planning and waiting for the civil unrest surrounding elections to subside, Mayo began a mission to Haiti. From February to June, Mayo sent eight teams of doctors, nurses, paramedics and pharmacists to provide patient care and medical supplies. Now they are beginning Phase Two. ...
Public finds dentists for fewer dollars →
Pat Tschida rubbed super glue on the cracked part of her dentures for 10 years to keep them intact. The minute she clocked out of work, the dentures came out. The tipping point for Tschida came when paper towels failed to stopper an abscessed tooth. Tschida’s sister told her about a clinic staffed by dental students from the University of Minnesota, and they decided she should try it out. ...
Proposal protects medical records →
While working a clinical rotation at a children’s hospital, University of Minnesota nursing school graduate Mary Reinhardt often wanted to check back on patients’ progress after they left her care. But she understood that even well-meaning records access can be a breach of privacy. This stringency in medical records privacy is mirrored in a federal proposal that would allow patients to view...
Personal favorite: Big10 maybe starts paying... →
Excellent paper, as usual, Dailyites! Read this week’s issue of the MN Daily at mndaily.com