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

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...

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

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...

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

August 25, 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...

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

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

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...

Morgan La Casse

Ababiy: Don’t freeze tuition, lower it

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...

Skoog: Action, ideology and the in-between of speech

Skoog: Action, ideology and the in-between of speech

August 4, 2020

After open white nationalist Jeremy Joseph Christian attempted to attack counter-protesters with a bat at a “March for Speech” rally in April 2017, the police confiscated his bat. Less than a month...

Skoog: Militancy in the marketplace of ideas

Skoog: Militancy in the marketplace of ideas

August 3, 2020

There are things I can and can’t say when I write these columns. Every piece of information must be backed up by a credible source. Every vagary must be explained. Multiple rounds of editing ensure that...

Hailee Schievelbein

Editorial: Black Lives Matter is about all Black lives, not any single white ego.

August 2, 2020

More than 14.6 million people, plus companies, posted a plain black square with the #blackouttuesday hashtag on June 2, 2020 – seven days after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The...

The Final Cartoon

The Final Cartoon

August 1, 2020

Ababiy: Patronizing, undemocratic, unrepresentative: The Minneapolis Charter Commission

Ababiy: Patronizing, undemocratic, unrepresentative: The Minneapolis Charter Commission

August 1, 2020

By day, Andrew Kozak, a veteran Minneapolis politico, makes a living making voices heard at the State Capitol.  No, not your voice but voices like those of RAI Services, a consumer products company...

Nine Minneapolis City Council members declared their commitment to defunding and dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department alongside community groups Black Visions and Reclaim The Block to a vast crowd at Powderhorn Park on Sunday afternoon, June 7, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Liam James Doyle for MPR News)

Guest column: The responsibility Minneapolis has in leading the future of civil rights reform

August 1, 2020

Two factors have always been necessary to produce significant civil rights change in the United States: a heightened legislative priority on issues of civil rights and a productive working relationship...

Protesters dodge tear gas cannisters outside of the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct on Tuesday, May 26.

Ababiy: Wanton violence, Pt. II

July 25, 2020

Continued from last week's Wanton violence, Pt. I. A pattern of violence In the month since the George Floyd protests began in Minneapolis, neither the mayor nor police chief has announced any disciplinary...

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.

Ababiy: Wanton violence, Pt. I

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...

U joins Green Challenge

October 17, 2011

Last week, the University of Minnesota announced plans to participate in a project that would help schools make environmentally friendly investments when they normally might not do so. The project, coordinated...