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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Nora Leinen

Toeing the line

Published April 28, 2010

As a columnist, my personal views and my job coincide. But for some jobs, thatâÄôs probably not such a great idea. One such job is public relations, in which you become the spokesperson for someone...

Fight for your right to Spring Jam

Published April 21, 2010

During James Madison UniversityâÄôs 2010 Springfest on April 10, 8,000 people gathered to celebrate, and things soon got out of control. The combination of a large crowd and a little alcohol created...

No time for student apathy

Published April 14, 2010

Way to go students! The turnout for the MSA election this year was the highest itâÄôs been in four years, a staggering 14.3 percent. I say this with a slight hint of sarcasm, but considering the...

Do crime statistics accurately portray U?

Published April 8, 2010

After being named the safest city in America by Forbes in 2009, Minneapolis has already experienced 15 homicides in 2010. These serious crimes have started to spill over into University neighborhoods....

Don’t placate me, SAFRA

Published March 31, 2010

On March 21, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2010 passed as a part of the health care reconciliation bill. Under this legislation, the federal government has made college affordable, insured...

Optimism in the ‘jobless’ economy

Published March 24, 2010

For those of you planning to graduate this spring, the finish line is finally in sight. Suddenly, you realize after four years of long, tiring work, and probably some play, that you still donâÄôt...

Spending a little may just get UMore

Published March 10, 2010

As the saying goes, you have to spend money to make money. During recent economic times this may seem ridiculous, as costs are soaring and jobs are in peril, but this idea stands as true as always. When...

Slow down, green movement

Published March 3, 2010

For those interested in researching cutting-edge environmental and sustainable technology, the University of Minnesota is increasingly becoming the place to be. President Bob Bruininks has signed the PresidentsâÄô...

Who’s dismantling the Ivory Tower?

Published February 24, 2010

ItâÄôs hard to find a day we arenâÄôt inundated by the news of more financial troubles for the University of Minnesota and higher education in general. ItâÄôs hard not to feel studentsâÄô...

I advise you to see your adviser

Published February 17, 2010

Advising may be where students at the University of Minnesota experience the most direct kind of service and where the product of our educational expenses are displayed for us. Classes can have up to 250...

Get off the social host bandwagon

Published February 10, 2010

Please spare me another news report with stereotypical college students chugging endless amounts of alcohol that leaves me wondering, âÄúwho agreed to do this on camera?âÄù However ridiculous,...

Student leaders stand up; will you?

Published February 4, 2010

For Ryan Kennedy, legislative certificate program coordinator at the Minnesota Student Association (MSA), and others involved in student government, it became apparent about a year and a half ago, while...

The dangers of a ‘post-racial’ society

Published January 27, 2010

At the University of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, there was yelling and cheering in the mall outside Northrop Auditorium. Along the streets of the West Bank, celebrations could be heard as a nation rejoiced...

Stop whining, get an internship

Published January 20, 2010

Four years ago, the best career advice was to go to college and get a degree in anything, because it was a surefire way to a stable career. Now, when an undergraduate mentions the specific date of their...