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Opinion: Students, as we start the school year during a global pandemic, let’s not forget that it didn’t have to be this way.

Opinion: Students, as we start the school year during a global pandemic, let’s not forget that it didn’t have to be this way.

September 9, 2020

As we start school under these less-than-ideal circumstances (to put it lightly), let’s not forget that it didn’t have to be this bad.

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19’s impact on the 2020 Census count of University students

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19’s impact on the 2020 Census count of University students

Letter to the Editor

September 4, 2020

With any major decision comes a litany of intended and unintended consequences, and last spring’s decision to close the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities’ campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic was no different. While many of those consequences have been highly publicized and much discussed, on...

Letter to the Editor: In response to the discussions about online instruction and discounted tuition

Letter to the Editor: In response to the discussions about online instruction and discounted tuition

Letter to the Editor

September 4, 2020

In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any other situation — from inducing mandated lockdowns and mask ordinances to novel social distancing guidelines and hand sanitizer at every turn. To be sure, these are conditions unlike any other in living memory for a lot of us.  But online learning ...

Letter to the Editor: White supremacy culture is still in our institutions

Letter to the Editor: White supremacy culture is still in our institutions

Letter to the Editor

September 4, 2020

As the University of Minnesota Medical School grapples with the aftermath of a current fourth year student defacing the George Floyd memorial square, it is clear that medical and public health institutions must look to move beyond their public statements condemning racism and police brutality; they mus...

Letter to the Editor: In response to “An open letter to UMN Twin-Cities campus students and prospective students”

Letter to the Editor: In response to

Letter to the Editor

August 28, 2020

As a student who made the sudden switch from in-person learning to remote classes last semester, I can confidently say that online learning is not the same as the in-person experience, and it should not cost the same. Over the summer, the University of Minnesota was vague in regards to its reopening pl...

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to UMN Twin-Cities campus students and prospective students

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to UMN Twin-Cities campus students and prospective students

Letter to the Editor

August 26, 2020

You have recently heard that the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities will pivot classes to start remotely this fall. We write as educators who have been preparing for fall in two ways: by offering hybrid and in-person teaching modes following public health guidance for classes needing to be taught ...

Guest Column: When talking about reforming MPD, include the Minneapolis Park Police too

Guest Column: When talking about reforming MPD, include the Minneapolis Park Police too

Letter to the Editor

August 26, 2020

On May 21, I became a criminal, but I was the only victim. This is not an isolated event but a systematic issue. That night, I was out hammocking in a Minneapolis park, enjoying the night and not causing any harm — an event noted as having “innocent intentions” by most of those who I have talked to...

Letter to the Editor: Minnesota must swiftly invest in educators of color

Letter to the Editor: Minnesota must swiftly invest in educators of color

Letter to the Editor

August 21, 2020

In the wake of civil unrest in Minneapolis and beyond, the question of which agencies and programs should be funded looms over the Twin Cities like storm clouds. But there’s one unassailable investment that should be on every leader’s mind right now: recruiting more teachers of color to Minnesota’s cl...

Ababiy: Don’t freeze tuition, lower it

Morgan La Casse

Jonathan Ababiy

August 5, 2020

A lot has changed since COVID-19. Schools are closed, work and school have shifted online, and millions have lost their jobs.  But one thing hasn’t changed: the price University of Minnesota undergraduate students will pay next fall for tuition. The Board of Regents gave undergraduate students a tuition freeze, but that’s all.  That needs to change. Students are stuck paying the...