The Minnesota Daily

All content by Camille Galles

Use art and privilege as a tool

May 6, 2015

On Sunday, people frolicked in the streets as the MayDay Parade wound its way through the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis. But Sunday was very different for the people of Baltimore. It...

More leave yields productivity

April 30, 2015

Across the Twin Cities, families have been taking priority. Minneapolis’ new parental leave policy would offer new parents three weeks of paid leave, and it’s expected to take effect soon.   The...

The inevitability of women candidates

April 23, 2015

The University of Minnesota campus made history this past week when voters chose Joelle Stangler and Abeer Syedah as the Minnesota Student Association’s president and vice president. Not only was...

New website doesn’t solve mobility issue

April 16, 2015

United States income inequality and achievement gap statistics are familiar and frightening to many people. But there’s another economic concept that we don’t often consider, although it’s...

Student debt is a problem for everyone

April 2, 2015

Bring up student loans anywhere near a college campus and you’re sure to get more than a little nervous laughter. Despite their commonality — 61 percent of University of Minnesota students...

Religion is the final Democratic frontier

March 26, 2015

Widely recognized to be a diverse and Democratic city, Minneapolis has the opportunity to set a precedent for a more inclusive liberal agenda. City officials and all Democrats can accomplish this by reaching...

Value of college experience is up to you

March 3, 2015

The word “internship” carries a variety of connotations. For some, the title indicates glamour and success and the thrill of being one step closer to the “real world.” For others,...

Walker’s cuts will resonate beyond Wis.

February 26, 2015

As Gophers, most University of Minnesota students are excited when Madison loses. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recent budget proposals call for the Wisconsin schools to lose way more than just...

Include women to expand STEM

February 17, 2015

To increase the number of Minnesotan graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, lawmakers are targeting college students. Potential laws would fund STEM internship programs,...

The School of Music belongs in the College of Liberal Arts

February 9, 2015

Amid College of Liberal Arts Dean John Coleman’s plans for a cohesive CLA roadmap, there’s a department that’s been veering off the road. Administrative problems have plagued the School...

Political correctness connects people

February 3, 2015

Want to know an easy way to feel connected to the more than 50,000 students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus? Be politically correct. “Political correctness” is a term that’s...

Americans behind in completing college

January 27, 2015

Quick — name something that you can’t live without that is also worthless. It sounds like a brainteaser, but if you’re reading this column, you’re probably living this paradox right...

GOP diversifies, but it could do more

December 9, 2014

When you pick up a new Minnesota Daily next semester, 100 women will be members of the United States’ 114th Congress. This isn’t the only notable fact about the new Congress — it will...

Why the Holidazzle is relevant

December 4, 2014

A “Holidazzle” might sound like a sugary holiday drink, but most Minnesotans know it as the annual holiday parade in downtown Minneapolis. Not this year. Instead, the parade is revamping itself...

Ban on greek life won’t stop misbehavior

November 25, 2014

After an 18-year-old was sent to intensive care from a fraternity house, West Virginia University suspended its fraternities and sororities in an attempt to limit dangerous partying. So far, the suspension...

Cutting social science funds is misguided

November 20, 2014

College of Liberal Arts students, take note: One of the nation’s top lawmakers has just declared your major to be of little worth. House Science Committee Chair Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, is renewing...

Leaders come out, inspire others

November 10, 2014

In the flurry of election news, two other important proclamations seem to have been forgotten. In the past two weeks, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Latvian foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics both publicly came...

Job focus holds potential for CLA

November 4, 2014

As a College of Liberal Arts student, I’ve heard, “So, what kind of job can you get with that degree?” more times than I can count. But new CLA Dean John Coleman is using the newly unveiled...

Cirque De-Stress breaks down stigmas

October 30, 2014

People don’t wait until they have a broken bone to see a doctor. If you had a chronic cough, you wouldn’t wait for debilitating pain before getting it checked out. But when it comes to mental...

U should expand recruitment

October 29, 2014

Think you know Minnesota? Think again. Growth among older populations and a plateau in high school graduation rates are creating dramatic demographic shifts that the state must prepare to accommodate. As...

Freedom panel spurs discussion

October 23, 2014

Driven to Discover,” the University of Minnesota’s ubiquitous slogan, is really about seeking the truth. An academic institution must support the discovery of truth, whether through science,...

Grit is more important than your abilities

October 16, 2014

It’s about this time of year that the reality of school finally starts to sink in. As midterm grades arrive, so do some sobering realizations. Maybe your grades aren’t as good as you’d...

Local art scene a boon to the economy

October 9, 2014

Despite ferociously low temperatures, people in the Twin Cities support art with a fiery passion. It’s normal for a local rap group to sell out a week’s worth of shows here. No one bats an...

Polarization leads to divisiveness

October 1, 2014

“I am a Democrat.” Based on that statement alone, you probably want to either hug me or hit me. In a world of polarized politics, it seems like political beliefs define a person’s entire...

Online feminism turns into real life policy

September 30, 2014

There’s never been a better time to be a feminist. Last month, Beyoncé danced for millions of people in front of a giant light-up display of the word. This past spring, women all over...

Everyone must get out and vote

September 23, 2014

Elected officials might make the laws, but you have more influence than you think. Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. Assert your significance, and make sure you’re registered to vote. Here’s...

Teach for America responds to criticism

September 16, 2014

Take a recent college graduate, put them through a five-week crash course in teaching and then drop them in one of America’s highest-need classrooms to teach for two years. It sounds crazy, but that’s...

Consent law offers freedom, not limits

September 10, 2014

On Aug. 28, the California Senate unanimously approved a bill that defines sexual consent as a clear “yes” rather than the absence of a “no” on the state’s college campuses....

Political bickering begins at the State Fair

September 3, 2014

Advertised as the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the Minnesota State Fair is usually an occasion to take pride in our collective identity as Minnesotans. However, political candidates’ sidestepping,...