Opinion http://www.mndaily.com/rss/opinion en Students are making the shadow grade http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/05/04/students-are-making-shadow-grade <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">At the University of Minnesota, students may take courses either on the traditional A-F scale or on the pass-fail (S-N) scale. </span></span></div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/05/04/students-are-making-shadow-grade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Thu, 05 May 2016 04:58:19 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114436 at http://www.mndaily.com Now, it’s time to rethink the draft http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/05/04/now-it%E2%80%99s-time-rethink-draft By: <a href="/users/jjohnson1mndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jasper Johnson</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Last week, a House committee passed an amendment that would revise the National Defense Authorization Act, requiring women to register for the draft.&nbsp;</span></span></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family:</p> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/05/04/now-it%E2%80%99s-time-rethink-draft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Thu, 05 May 2016 04:57:39 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114431 at http://www.mndaily.com Reach across aisle to secure water http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/05/04/reach-across-aisle-secure-water By: Daily Editorial Board<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">In a session most notable for strong partisan disagreement, state legislators on both sides of the aisle came together to support the improvement and protection of state water infrastructure.&nbsp;</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Last month, the Legislature passed a buffer bill t </span></span></div></div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/05/04/reach-across-aisle-secure-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Thu, 05 May 2016 04:56:44 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114426 at http://www.mndaily.com Transparency key in sex assault talks http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/05/04/transparency-key-sex-assault-talks By: Daily Editorial Board<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Conversations about campus sexual assault rarely gloss over the well-known figure &ldquo;one in four&rdquo; &mdash; and at the University of Minnesota, that statistic has proven accurate.&nbsp;</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Nearly 24 percent of female undergraduates are sexuall </span></span></div></div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/05/04/transparency-key-sex-assault-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Thu, 05 May 2016 04:56:10 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114421 at http://www.mndaily.com Detroit Public Schools’ future looks bleak http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/05/04/detroit-public-schools%E2%80%99-future-looks-bleak By: <a href="/users/mpietruszewskimndailycom" title="View User Profile">Martha Pietruszewski</a><br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">A was incredibly lucky to go to a public school where &mdash; despite occasional budget issues &mdash; &nbsp;we still had an orchestra, a band and a robust theater program.&nbsp;</span></span></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34</p> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/05/04/detroit-public-schools%E2%80%99-future-looks-bleak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Thu, 05 May 2016 04:55:28 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114416 at http://www.mndaily.com Low-income students are being priced out http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/05/03/low-income-students-are-being-priced-out <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Recently, the Board of Regents approved a five-year plan for undergraduate enrollment and tuition increases at the University of Minnesota.&nbsp;</span></span></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sa</p> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/05/03/low-income-students-are-being-priced-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Wed, 04 May 2016 03:22:04 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114291 at http://www.mndaily.com Would students benefit from professional health advice? http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/05/03/would-students-benefit-professional-health-advice <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">I have enjoyed reading the Minnesota Daily as a source of local news. </span></span></div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/05/03/would-students-benefit-professional-health-advice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Wed, 04 May 2016 03:21:34 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114286 at http://www.mndaily.com Standardize sex-ed programs http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/05/03/standardize-sex-ed-programs By: Maddie Eaton<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">One of the most troubling problems facing our state is how little younger generations know about sex. </span></span></div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/columns/2016/05/03/standardize-sex-ed-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columns Wed, 04 May 2016 03:20:53 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114281 at http://www.mndaily.com A greener city benefits students http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/05/03/greener-city-benefits-students By: Daily Editorial Board<br/><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <div><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">At a recent University of Minnesota-hosted panel discussion, experts shed light on the relationship between green urban spaces and mental health. </span></span></div></div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/editorials/2016/05/03/greener-city-benefits-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorials Wed, 04 May 2016 03:19:51 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114276 at http://www.mndaily.com GOP wants to ‘starve’ budget for tax cuts http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/05/03/gop-wants-%E2%80%98starve%E2%80%99-budget-tax-cuts <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Gov. Mark Dayton&rsquo;s budget proposes to spend a considerable amount of money on roads and bridges in 2016. </span></span></div> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/05/03/gop-wants-%E2%80%98starve%E2%80%99-budget-tax-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters to the Editor Wed, 04 May 2016 03:18:31 +0000 enelson@mndaily.com 114271 at http://www.mndaily.com