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The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Op-Eds

Opinion: Is The Daily complicit in marginalizing Jewish students?

Opinion: Is The Daily complicit in marginalizing Jewish students?

Published February 15, 2022
The Daily has given little space for the experiences of Jewish students to be seen and heard.
Opinion: I was one of the 136 arrested on April 16 in Brooklyn Center. This is my story.

Opinion: I was one of the 136 arrested on April 16 in Brooklyn Center. This is my story.

by Noor Adwan
Published April 22, 2021
Will I be out on the streets again after this experience? Absolutely. If anything, this experience further solidified my opinion that I should be out protesting in the first place.
Opinion: Student food insecurity: the complications of depression and tuition

Opinion: Student food insecurity: the complications of depression and tuition

by Gigi Otten and Trey Feuerhelm
Published April 15, 2021
Student leaders from the UMN Swipe Out Hunger have designed three steps state and federal policymakers need to take to fight student hunger.
Arne Carlson: The anatomy of a scandal

Arne Carlson: The anatomy of a scandal

by Arne Carlson
Published March 31, 2021
The concern is not that problems and controversies occur. That is the norm of human existence. Rather, the test is how leadership handles each crisis.
Opinion: Minneapolis should re-open 38th and Chicago — conscientiously

Opinion: Minneapolis should re-open 38th and Chicago — conscientiously

by Connor Wilson
Published March 25, 2021
If George Floyd Square were to be re-opened, it should be done with input and open dialogue from the city, the local community and activists who have made an effort to call for reform in peaceful ways.
Opinion: Adopting the IHRA working definition of antisemitism would be a step toward curbing hate on campus

Opinion: Adopting the IHRA working definition of antisemitism would be a step toward curbing hate on campus

by Oren Rosenberg
Published March 23, 2021
A couple of weeks ago, I completed the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey for the fourth time during my undergraduate career at the University of Minnesota. And for the fourth time, I reported that I do not feel comfortable with my identity on campus.
Opinion: I am still hopeful for an in-person commencement ceremony this year

Opinion: I am still hopeful for an in-person commencement ceremony this year

by Michelle Wang
Published March 22, 2021
After an entire year of virtual learning, it would be so meaningful to be able to have a commencement ceremony that is not virtual, and continued efficient vaccine distribution leaves me hopeful that a commencement ceremony is possible for my classmates and me this year. 
Opinion: For the upcoming campus referendum, vote yes on #1 to fight antisemitism

Opinion: For the upcoming campus referendum, vote “yes” on #1 to fight antisemitism

Published March 20, 2021
Passing the IHRA Definition of antisemitism is the first step in a long road to eradicate anti-Jewish hatred and will signal to Jewish students — and other minority groups — that the University of Minnesota will not stand idly by in the face of rising hate and discrimination.
Opinion: Oppose Minnesota Hillel’s referendum to adopt the IHRAs working definition of antisemitism

Opinion: Oppose Minnesota Hillel’s referendum to adopt the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism

Published March 19, 2021
For an educational institution that prides itself on free intellectual exchange, the referendum’s proposed adoption of the IHRA definition is extremely problematic and effectively shuts down free speech and academic freedom.
Opinion: We need to re-energize to change public safety.

Opinion: We need to re-energize to change public safety.

by Cody Hoerning
Published December 8, 2020
Take it from a student and former skeptic: it is time to follow through on our promise for change.

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