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Letter to the Editor: Do international students need saving? Some thoughts on the notion of diversity

Letter to the Editor: Do international students need saving? Some thoughts on the notion of diversity

Letter to the Editor

July 23, 2020

On July 14, ICE rescinded the policy threatening to deport international students who will take online courses in the fall semester. International students received a cheerful email from the University of Minnesota saying, “We are delighted by this ruling! We think it’s important to acknowledge ...

Ababiy: Wanton violence, Pt. I

A police officer pepper sprays a demonstrator while running after them outside of the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Minnehaha Avenue on Tuesday, May 26.

Jonathan Ababiy

July 20, 2020

It was simple.  The protests that came after the killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis Police officers were an easy opportunity for the MPD and its leadership to demonstrate remorse or a sense of regret for what happened.  Unsurprisingly, the protests demonstrated that Minneapolis Poli...

Wanton violence, Pt. I

A police officer pepper sprays a demonstrator while running after them outside of the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Minnehaha Avenue on Tuesday, May 26.

Jonathan Ababiy

July 20, 2020

It was simple.  The protests that came after the killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis Police officers were an easy opportunity for the MPD and its leadership to demonstrate remorse or a sense of regret for what happened.  Unsurprisingly, the protests demonstrated that Minneapolis Poli...

Letter to the Editor: Online education is not as valuable as in-person teaching. Tuition should reflect that

Letter to the Editor: Online education is not as valuable as in-person teaching. Tuition should reflect that

Letter to the Editor

July 19, 2020

In consideration of the reduced value of remote learning and new financial hardships caused by this pandemic, the University of Minnesota must significantly reduce tuition for the coming term. The Gophers are dealing with a public health crisis: some degree of remote education is necessary for the s...

Editorial: Voter suppression in the 2020 election

Hailee Schievelbein

Daily Editorial Board

July 18, 2020

Like the Americans it disenfranchises, voter suppression has taken many diverse forms throughout our history. From horrifying intimidation tactics prior to the 15th Amendment, to more recent “use it or lose it” laws, voter suppression aims to prevent eligible voters from voting or registering to...

Skoog: Blood or bronze: What’s being protected?

Skoog: Blood or bronze: What's being protected?

Caroline Skoog

July 18, 2020

“Over the last five weeks, there has been a sustained assault on the life and property of civilians, law enforcement officers, government property and revered American monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial. Many of the rioters, arsonists and left-wing extremists who have carried out and supported th...

Editorial: For the health of all UMN communities, keep campus empty

Hailee Schievelbein

Daily Editorial Board

July 13, 2020

In terms of health, it is in the favor of the entire University of Minnesota community that as few people as possible be on campus before a vaccine to COVID-19 has granted the state herd immunity. In an unvaccinated population, and during a global pandemic, further spread is inevitable. Greater time an...

Skoog: Credits, connections and competition (or how to get away with sexual misconduct in the Minneapolis comedy scene)

Skoog: Credits, connections and competition (or how to get away with sexual misconduct in the Minneapolis comedy scene)

Caroline Skoog

July 9, 2020

Content warning: sexual misconduct, harassment Yelling jokes at indifferent Tinder dates who are just trying to enjoy a drink at the bar is unfortunately a skill that takes years to develop. When I started stand-up in 2016 as a first-year college student, I was not good. No first-timer is. I was lucky to...

Skoog: Booms, pops and psy-ops

Skoog: Booms, pops and psy-ops

Caroline Skoog

June 30, 2020

A frenzy of fireworks has been erupting in Minneapolis and in cities across the country every night for the last month. Maybe there’s an upcoming expiration date on the country’s entire arsenal of fireworks. Maybe I wasn’t invited to any of these block parties. Maybe nationwide police are celebrating th...