OPINION


Column 10/22/2017, 10:28pm

Ailts: Generational conflict and the myth of the "Me Me Me" generation

It’s no secret what older generations think of us youngsters: entitled, lazy, and, arguably above all, narcissists. Many of us deny these accusations, but it doesn’t seem that we’re able to convince anyone otherwise. It’s easy to view any group besides the one you’re a part of as a monolith; they are decidedly other. 


Column 10/22/2017, 10:26pm

Haasch: The emotional labor inherent in "Me Too"

The “Me Too” campaign has provided a space for victim-survivors to connect based on shared experience and heal. However, its original intent to bring more visibility to victims of sexual assault and harassment disproportionately places the burden of emotional labor on the victims themselves. 


Letter to the Editor 10/22/2017, 10:15pm

Letter: #MeToo, as a former staffer at UMN

Sexual harassment can wend its way into your life under any number of guises. In one particular incident, I was having beers after work with a friend who also happens to be a prominent professor at the University of Minnesota. I held a leadership position in one of the colleges at the time. 


Editorial 10/19/2017, 1:18am

Editorial: Students should participate in public comments for sexual assault policy

This past week, the University's Board of Regents adopted a series of changes to their policy, including the provision of written notice of allegations, the allowance of the accused to respond in writing or in a hearing to their accusations and a redefinition of a student who “assists or abets” sexual misconduct. The impetus for the latter change was the general council’s suggestion that the former language allowed disproportionate disciplinary action to more students than was appropriate.