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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

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.
Opinion: Counting votes will take time, but remain patient

Opinion: Counting votes will take time, but remain patient

Published November 3, 2020

Exercising our right to vote as Americans is imperative to our systems of democracy. With the 2020 election as my first presidential election, and with issues of the environment and economics on the line,...

Opinion: American families like mine urgently need Joe Bidens caregiving workforce plan

Opinion: American families like mine urgently need Joe Biden’s caregiving workforce plan

Published October 31, 2020
I’m talking to everyone I know about the importance of voting for Joe Biden, because I want to live in an America where we care for one another, lift each other up and come together to solve our most pressing challenges.
Opinion: The MPHA and City of Minneapolis have shown a lack of community engagement

Opinion: The MPHA and City of Minneapolis have shown a lack of community engagement

Published September 17, 2020
MPHA and the City of Minneapolis have ignored the need to hold community meetings to explain the 2021 "Moving to Work" Plan to area residents.