Letter to the Editor 2/11/2018, 11:51pm

Letter: President Eric Kaler and Provost Karen Hanson: take a stand for liberalism

I have not yet seen sufficient evidence to suggest the University of Minnesota is attempting to “quarantine” or silence Ben Shapiro. However, I am concerned that the University is allowing the heckler’s veto to triumph over free expression. A university that purports to value the free exchange of ideas cannot allow this to happen. There are thousands of students who want to hear Shapiro speak and engage with him in discussion. The University must make every effort to make that possible. 

Letter to the Editor 2/8/2018, 1:31am

Letter: Why we need a statue of Endesha Ida Mae Holland on campus

Endesha Ida Mae Holland was a civil rights activist in the Twin Cities and beyond, marching, speaking and registering voters. As a vocal public activist, she was incarcerated an additional thirteen times. Through her life and legacy, Holland, sex worker, activist, alumna, mother, dramatist and author, shows us we each have the power to not just change our own personal circumstances, but to change the whole world. 

Editorial 2/8/2018, 1:30am

Editorial: Student engagement initiative for UMPD should be applauded

Community engagement organizations should play a significant part of our community, both on and off campus. Law enforcement's goal, according to their nationwide motto, remains to “protect and serve.” That goal cannot be accomplished unless an open line of communication is established and remains a factor in how policing gets accomplished. With police/community relations tense, given the current climate, any peaceful way to engage with law enforcement should be welcomed and utilized.