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Letter to the Editor: Stepping up to create a carbon-free future

Letter to the Editor
June 19, 2019

The science is clear: carbon emissions sent into the atmosphere from a variety of human sources threaten to upend our economy, our health, our national security, and our very way of life.  At a recent...

Courtesy of Samantha Holtz with PERIOD MN.

Letter to the editor: Period poverty — A call to action

Letter to the Editor
June 16, 2019

Even in a presidential election cycle with a historic number of highly qualified women candidates, a problem that continues to go unaddressed by any major candidate for president is the ongoing period...

Letter to the Editor: The building names task force’s imaginary conspiracy on the U’s campus

Letter to the Editor
June 2, 2019

Part three in a series by University of Minnesota Professor Ian Maitland. One of the reasons the building names task force gave for its recommendation that former Dean of Student Affairs Edward Nicholson’s...

Letter to the Editor: How the Task Force invented an anti-Semite

Letter to the Editor
May 8, 2019

The report of the task force on building names heaped astonishing invective on the memory of Edward Nicholson (“Dean Nick”), the University’s first dean of student affairs who served from 1917 to...

Letter to the Editor: University should not renew its dining contract with Aramark

Letter to the Editor
May 6, 2019

We deserve better on-campus food options. Students who observe kosher or halal should not need to wait 25 to 30 minutes to receive food. Vegan and vegetarian students deserve to eat more than just salad...

Letter to the Editor: The time to rename Coffman is now

Letter to the Editor
April 25, 2019

The Board of Regents announced that they will be holding a last-minute special meeting this Friday in McNamara Alumni Center at 1 p.m. to discuss and, more than likely, act on President Eric Kaler’s...

Letter to the Editor: In response to regents’ reaction

Letter to the Editor
April 8, 2019

If the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has concerns regarding the objectivity and content of the report by the Task Force on Building Names and Institutional History, it is the Board’s responsibility...

Letter to the Editor: Renaming campus buildings

Letter to the Editor
April 4, 2019

American professors, even famous ones, pick up their office phone themselves. That was one fascinating lesson I learned when I called the U.S. as a graduate student in Germany, long before the advent of...

Letter to the Editor: Eating disorder story left out key information

Letter to the Editor
March 25, 2019

We hope the recent Minnesota Daily story about eating disorders raises awareness of these life-threatening mental health conditions. But we’d like to share information left out of the reporting. Eating...

Letter to the Editor: Bus overcrowding

Letter to the Editor
March 4, 2019

Quite frankly, the University of Minnesota bus system is a mess. It may appear efficient because multiple buses are circulating, but it is apparent that it suffers from the same problems afflicting any...