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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Letter from the editor: leadership change

Letter from the editor: leadership change

by Hana Ikramuddin
Published December 20, 2021
Following Niamh Coomey’s resignation, Hana Ikramuddin will assume the role of editor-in-chief.
Letter to the Editor: Concealed handguns on college campuses

Letter to the Editor: Concealed handguns on college campuses

by Earl E. McDowell, Ph.D, University of Minnesota professor emeritus
Published September 28, 2021

Since the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s, I have been writing and speaking about gun control. In 1964, I debated the issue...

Letter to the Editor: UMN should address course material costs

Letter to the Editor: UMN should address course material costs

by Thea Wangsness
Published March 6, 2021
It’s already a struggle for thousands of students to afford tuition, and ballooning textbook costs are unnecessarily adding to that stress.
Letter to the Editor: In response to Regents consider allowing UMN logo on alcohol products

Letter to the Editor: In response to “Regents consider allowing UMN logo on alcohol products”

by Ashley Mitchell
Published February 9, 2021
The Regents raised well-founded concerns about the proposed amendments.
Letter to the Editor: We can change how police operate to increase accountability for violence and mistreatment

Letter to the Editor: We can change how police operate to increase accountability for violence and mistreatment

by Sean Ericson
Published December 13, 2020
The Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar has proposed creating an elected civilian oversight board with significant powers, and the organization Campaign Zero has a list of eight key policies that have been proven to reduce police violence.
Letter to the Editor: Confronting housing affordability requires innovative research

Letter to the Editor: Confronting housing affordability requires innovative research

by Sean Ericson
Published December 3, 2020
Building more dense housing is a vital task for reducing housing prices, and as Jonathan Ababiy points out, zoning laws present an impediment to this goal.
Poem to the Editor: Time to talk turkey

Poem to the Editor: Time to talk turkey

by Brian Gibbens
Published November 26, 2020
A quirky turkey poem for the University of Minnesota.
Letter to the Editor: Do international students need saving? Some thoughts on the notion of diversity

Letter to the Editor: Do international students need saving? Some thoughts on the notion of diversity

by Letter to the Editor
Published July 23, 2020

On July 14, ICE rescinded the policy threatening to deport international students who will take online courses in the fall semester. International students received a cheerful email from the University...

Letter to the Editor: Online education is not as valuable as in-person teaching. Tuition should reflect that

Letter to the Editor: Online education is not as valuable as in-person teaching. Tuition should reflect that

by Letter to the Editor
Published July 19, 2020

In consideration of the reduced value of remote learning and new financial hardships caused by this pandemic, the University of Minnesota must significantly reduce tuition for the coming term. The Gophers...

Letter to the Editor: The importance of recognizing global poverty in light of the COVID-19 crisis

Letter to the Editor: The importance of recognizing global poverty in light of the COVID-19 crisis

by Letter to the Editor
Published June 27, 2020

The events that have occurred throughout the past few months have exposed flaws within the U.S. system of governance as we have never seen before. These hardships polarized and highlighted our leaders...