Opinion http://mndaily.com/rss/opinion en Letter From Your TA http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/05/27/letter-your-ta By: Emily Durham, University graduate student<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> I&rsquo;m a humanities graduate student, and sometimes when I&rsquo;m not thinking about my own dismal job prospects, the sharp decline in University funding or my healthcare-less, job security-starved adjunct colleagues, I&rsquo;m thinking about you.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/05/27/letter-your-ta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Wed, 27 May 2015 07:35:15 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 94246 at http://mndaily.com Dayton’s veto threat emblematic http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/05/27/dayton%E2%80%99s-veto-threat-emblematic By: <a href="/users/kmoellermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Keelia Moeller</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Gov. Mark Dayton&rsquo;s frustration with Republicans became clear last week Tuesday when he announced he would veto an education bill they favored.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> </div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/05/27/dayton%E2%80%99s-veto-threat-emblematic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Wed, 27 May 2015 07:33:29 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 94241 at http://mndaily.com MN's medical marijuana problematic http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/05/27/mns-medical-marijuana-problematic By: Daily Editorial Board<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> </div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/05/27/mns-medical-marijuana-problematic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Wed, 27 May 2015 07:30:33 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 94236 at http://mndaily.com Student Health Vs. Vending Machines on Campus http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/05/27/student-health-vs-vending-machines-campus By: Terry Scott Niebeling, Minnesota Daily reader<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Around campus I see a daily conflict of interest. There&rsquo;s a conflict between wanting physical health for students and selling pop in vending machines on campus. It puzzles me to see that at the University of Minnesota &mdash; a logical and research-minded school &mdash; we still allow soft drink vendors and products high in sugar to be sold ubiquitously throughout campus. Have we not seen the research evidence of the risk of consuming products with high levels of sugar?</div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/05/27/student-health-vs-vending-machines-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Wed, 27 May 2015 07:26:32 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 94231 at http://mndaily.com Allocated funds pass tuition freeze for community and technical colleges http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/05/27/allocated-funds-pass-tuition-freeze-community-and-technical-colleges By: Daily Editorial Board<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a bill that <a href="http://www.mndaily.com/news/politics/2015/04/16/committee-votes-down-tuition-freeze">does not allocate</a> funds for the University of Minnesota to extend its current tuition freeze.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2015/05/27/allocated-funds-pass-tuition-freeze-community-and-technical-colleges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Wed, 27 May 2015 07:23:08 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 94226 at http://mndaily.com Developing countries overlooked in crises http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/05/27/developing-countries-overlooked-crises By: <a href="/users/anaik" title="View User Profile">Anant Naik</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> For the past several years, the term &ldquo;energy crisis&rdquo; has been used to address a lack of renewable energy sources. The transition from coal to solar and hydroelectric power has been an ongoing effort for many countries. The emergence of hybrid vehicles has been an attempt to curb the use of gasoline and other fossil fuels.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/05/27/developing-countries-overlooked-crises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Wed, 27 May 2015 06:35:34 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 94221 at http://mndaily.com Response to ‘University student sexually assaulted in Sanford’ http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/05/07/response-%E2%80%98university-student-sexually-assaulted-sanford%E2%80%99 By: Jacob Garay, University student<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> </div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/05/07/response-%E2%80%98university-student-sexually-assaulted-sanford%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Thu, 07 May 2015 08:45:02 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 94006 at http://mndaily.com Video gaming: more than just a hobby http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/05/07/video-gaming-more-just-hobby By: Isaac Chan, University student<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> The world of e-sports is upon us. E-sports, or professional video gaming, is one of the fastest growing sectors in the entertainment industry to date.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> </div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/05/07/video-gaming-more-just-hobby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Thu, 07 May 2015 08:44:08 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 94001 at http://mndaily.com Cancer screening for all is vital http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/05/07/cancer-screening-all-vital By: <a href="/users/kmoellermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Keelia Moeller</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> One of the most common reasons women don&rsquo;t get screened for breast cancer is because there are no convenient places to do so near them. With more than 17 million &nbsp;American women living in rural areas, it&rsquo;s time we bring the screening centers to them.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2015/05/07/cancer-screening-all-vital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Thu, 07 May 2015 08:42:52 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93996 at http://mndaily.com Is being able to get a driver’s license a privilege or a human right? http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/05/07/being-able-get-driver%E2%80%99s-license-privilege-or-human-right By: Sam Biesanz Wagner, University student<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> To what extent would you go to save your loved ones? Currently there is a bill in the Minnesota Legislature on whether it should be legal for undocumented immigrants to acquire driver&rsquo;s licenses.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> </div> <p><a href="http://mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2015/05/07/being-able-get-driver%E2%80%99s-license-privilege-or-human-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Thu, 07 May 2015 08:41:56 +0000 jthomas@mndaily.com 93991 at http://mndaily.com