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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 Paul Hamilton

Chris Jenkins case deserves far better

Published May 2, 2008

I didn't know Chris Jenkins personally, but judging from his parents he came from good stock. He came from the kind of love and affection that demands ultimate respect from the rest of us. For all that...

Economic crisis affects student loans

Published April 4, 2008

As the current local, state and federal credit and financial crush is taking no prisoners in each quarter of the U.S. economy, many are now wondering if its toll on students trying to obtain financial...

Time has stood still in other places besides Jena, La.

Published November 8, 2007

In terms of race relations in America, as much as some things have changed, others have remained the same or in some ways gotten worse. On one hand, I marvel at the idea of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., being...

Dealing with inappropriate actions

Published November 1, 2007

It's been about three weeks now since I decided to check out how all of this sleeping (with books in hand) at Coffman Union actually works. After pulling an all-nighter, I found myself having to lug my...

Is that all we get for $23 million?

Published October 25, 2007

If only our University administrators could remember when they were in college and how important something like "it" is. How "it" can potentially make one feel, and how "it" can enhance the very essence...

Innocent and loving every minute of it

Published October 18, 2007

It is appropriate that the tables have finally turned, and the former Duke lacrosse players who had to endure a bit of a high-tech lynching of their own by being falsely accused and arrested for rape,...

Is it King or Chairman George?

Published October 11, 2007

I must say that I am absolutely confounded by many of the unprincipled, unethical and extremely undemocratic policies and programs instituted by the Bush administration over the last six years. From the...

The color of crime

Published October 4, 2007

The most disturbing trend I have noticed since my return to the University after a twenty-year hiatus would most definitely have to be the recent reports of an overall increase in crime within and around...

Disability services goes the extra mile

Published September 27, 2007

An enlightened 18-year-old, young woman taught this old dog a very important lesson in observation and manners the other day. I was attending an annual Disability Services scholarship luncheon to honor...

Oh, how the mighty have fallen

Published September 20, 2007

It's the excesses of life, the enterprising for the little extras, the pampered perks for the privileged. If only "those people" would wake up and stop robbing the rest of us of some semblance of social...

The Bob we can’t afford to trust

Published September 13, 2007

I am sure that many a college student, unemployed welfare mother and, I would guess, the elderly en masse are going to sorely miss a staple of daytime entertainment and psuedo-popular culture in the person...

It’s all about the degree, isn’t it?

Published September 6, 2007

First of all, let me welcome each and every one of our new, continuing and graduating 53,000 member undergraduate and graduate student-body populations. I must admit that I love this time of year here...