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Editorial: In the era of fake news and media layoffs, lets remember the value of journalists

Published February 4, 2019

Within the last few weeks, the journalism industry has seen numerous layoffs and a good deal of general criticism. Buzzfeed cut 15 percent of its employees, eliminating its entire national security desk....

From Heartland to Havana

Published October 6, 2010

Minnesota Democrats Rep. Collin Peterson and Sen. Amy Klobuchar might seem like odd candidates to jump into the muddy waters of U.S.-Cuba relations. Yet together, theyâÄôve authored a pair of bills...

Politics and student fees

Published October 6, 2010

Last week, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Jerry Rinehart revealed that an adviser for Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow, Bill Gilles, encouraged members of the College Republicans to apply for the...

For dining, U should look local

Published September 29, 2010

ItâÄôs not often several problems can be solved with one solution. But by incorporating more locally produced food into its menus, the University of Minnesota could help fight obesity in giving...

Incentivize graduation

Published September 29, 2010

If you have more than 130 credits or if youâÄôve been a student for more than four years, University of Minnesota officials are considering raising your tuition. Their goal is to improve the four-year...

Repeal ‘don’t ask don’t tell’

Published September 22, 2010

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted down a bill that would overturn the military’s controversial policy that prevents anyone who is openly gay from serving in our armed forces. In an almost party-line...

Real corporate personhood

Published September 22, 2010

Civil rights groups chided Minneapolis-based Target following its $150,000 donation to MN Forward, a conservative group supporting Tom Emmer’s campaign for governor over the summer. But there’s...

Minneapolis’ blue wall of silence

Published September 21, 2010

In May 2009, the Metro Gang Strike Force was shut down after a report from the Minnesota Legislative Auditor’s office found that more than $18,000 in cash and 13 vehicles seized by the unit went...

Troubled U relations

Published September 21, 2010

It’s been bewildering observing University of Minnesota officials try to explain why they censored “Troubled Waters,” the documentary about pollution in the Mississippi River. The Twin...

Gambling out of the red

Published September 15, 2010

In the last month, politically divided Minnesota has seen gubernatorial candidates, state legislators and small business owners agree that Minnesota’s current gambling law requires changing. Both...

Higher ed faces catch-22

Published September 15, 2010

Report after report has shown the explosion in the cost of higher education for students. Indeed, tuition for in-state residents at the University of Minnesota has more than doubled in the previous 10...

Emmer’s higher education bid

Published September 14, 2010

Tom Emmer has released the second part of his budget plan. In it he lays out his vision for education in Minnesota, a vision in which, apparently, higher education has no part. “Next to creating...

Mary Weiss’ troubling loss

Published September 14, 2010

Mary Weiss says she wasn’t surprised when her lawyer called notifying her that the University of Minnesota was seeking about $57,000 in legal fees. It had already put her through enough after her...