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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: The Inflation Reduction Act

Letter to the Editor: The Inflation Reduction Act

by Maxanne Millerhaller
Published August 11, 2022
Now that the U.S. Senate has passed the Act, which includes provisions to combat climate change, House democrats must also pass it to help ensure a healthier world after the Supreme Court's EPA ruling in June.
Letter to the Editor: The familiarity principle hiring issue

Letter to the Editor: The familiarity principle hiring issue

by Peter Morrell
Published July 24, 2022
Relying on internal hires for leadership roles results in missed opportunities for increased representation within University of Minnesota leadership.
Letter to the Editor: Was McMillan the exception to the rule?

Letter to the Editor: Was McMillan the exception to the rule?

by Isaiah W. Ogren
Published July 18, 2022
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved former Regent David McMillan as UMD's interim chancellor. Generally, this type of appointment is not allowed in the public service sector.
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.

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