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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

Letter to the Editor

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On July 14, ICE rescinded the policy threatening to deport international students who will take online courses in the fall semester.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 of Minnesota saying, “We are delighted by this ruling! We think it’s important to acknowledge ...

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

Letter to the Editor

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 are dealing with a public health crisis: some degree of remote education is necessary for the s...

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

Letter to the Editor

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 who are pushing for a better tomorrow – as well as those who are not. In the midst of the CO...

Letter to the Editor: What We Mean By Defund UMPD: Investing in Prevention, Not Punishment

Letter to the Editor: What We Mean By Defund UMPD: Investing in Prevention, Not Punishment

Letter to the Editor

June 24, 2020

In the summer of 2018, I experienced a case of harassment on campus. Another student imposed a threat to me, themselves and others. Although I had only known the student for a week, it was made clear to me that they had a poor relationship with a large student group and were seeking revenge. Because I ...

Letter from the Editors: After George Floyd, a letter of support for University communities

Letter from the Editors: After George Floyd, a letter of support for University communities

Tiffany Bui and Dylan Miettinen

June 22, 2020

To the University of Minnesota community, There is no easy way to open this letter. Now is a time of grief, heartbreak and outrage, and sometimes words fail to wholly capture the essence of the time. But, as the legacy newspaper that serves the University community, our job is to put pen to paper and...

Letter to the Editor: With All Deliberate Speed

Letter to the Editor: With All Deliberate Speed

Letter to the Editor

June 20, 2020

White guilt, from central Minneapolis to both coasts, serves as convenient cover. The high-minded statements that come out of Minnesota’s law schools, for example, are part of a big con, pervasive in other states and departments. Our academics pontificate about white privilege, systemic racism, police br...

Letter to the Editor: Let’s revisit the renaming controversy

Letter to the Editor: Let's revisit the renaming controversy

Letter to the Editor

June 15, 2020

On June 9, 2020, Ari Shapiro of NPR’s "All Things Considered" hosted an 8-minute piece called “There Is No Neutral: 'Nice White People' Can Still Be Complicit in A Racist Society.” The piece reminded me, again, that the University of Minnesota’s former President Eric Kaler recommended that sev...

Letter to the Editor: An 8-year-old’s reflections on George Floyd

Letter to the Editor: An 8-year-old's reflections on George Floyd

Letter to the Editor

June 10, 2020

The following text is pulled from the above letter: My name is Veronica Sanchez-Morales. I am 8 years old. I am from Miami, Florida. I heard on the news how Mr. George Floyd passed away. I was very impressed and tears came to my eyes, and I just thought, "If police are here to protect us, then why do...

Letter to the Editor: Trump’s Antifa crackdown spells trouble for free speech

Letter to the Editor: Trump’s Antifa crackdown spells trouble for free speech

Letter to the Editor

June 10, 2020

As riots unfolded across America following the killing of George Floyd, President Donald Trump said Sunday that he’d label Antifa as a terrorist organization. Despite initial uncertainty as to what authority this declaration-by-tweet carries, the Department of Justice quickly moved to take action. According to a press release put out the same day by Attorney Gener...

Letter to the Editor: A recent high school grad reflects on the killing of George Floyd

Letter to the Editor: A recent high school grad reflects on the killing of George Floyd

Letter to the Editor

June 2, 2020

My name is Kaia Fitzgerald. I am 17 years old and a 2020 high school graduate. May 26, 2020, I turn on the news like I do every single day. The first thing I see is “I can’t breathe” and above the headlining, a white police officer pinning a black man down with his knee. The police officer slowly gr...