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In May, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced a bill that raised in-state tuition at the University by 2 percent. Implemented this fall, in-state students saw an increase of about $258, excluding student fees. Our campus also saw a recent increase in parking fees, with almost every parking lot around campus increasing by at least one dollar.
We hear it all the time: “You should be volunteering to help out your local homeless population.” We hear it in our classes, in our places of worship and in our workplace. We are given multiple opportunities to help, whether it be working at a local food drive, helping a local shelter or donating money to a national GoFundMe campaign. However, more needs to be done to combat homelessness.
Editorial: Do not forget the underlying social issues present in socially conscious corporate ad campaigns
Colin Kaepernick, former NFL quarterback turned political activist, recently signed a deal with Nike – making him spokesman of its new advertising campaign featuring himself, along with several other athletes, showcasing how they have overcome challenges.
Editorial: While the war on plastic straws continues, Minnesota needs to work on banning single-use plastics
Minneapolis tends to be a consumer-friendly city. Compared to its large urban counterparts, the city ranks as the most bikeable, the second healthiest and the fourth most vegan-friendly in the nation. However, when it comes to implementing policies on single-use plastic, Minneapolis sure has its work cut out for itself.
Throughout United States’ history, the standard representation of our country’s citizens have been white men. While there has always been a need for diversity and inclusion in our government, minorities have not been welcomed with open arms in positions of mainstream political power.
As the Minnesota Daily earlier reported, many students have a desire to be included more heavily in the process of electing a new president. During the last presidential search, the University only had one student — someone from the Minnesota Student Association — on the search committee.
The University of Minnesota is considering implementing a new policy that would grant the right to transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals to be referred to by their preferred pronouns. The policy has come under some scrutiny recently, specifically regarding how this policy will actually be enforced by the University.
Young America’s Foundation, Students for a Conservative Voice and conservative speaker Ben Shapiro are suing the University of Minnesota for discrimination and violation of First Amendment rights after Shapiro’s February speaking event was relocated to a smaller venue on the St. Paul campus, with the University citing as security reasons as its motive.
With the recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban comes another example of how driven our current administration is to put forth policy fueled by fearmongering, all while trying to skirt accusations of Islamophobia with the inclusion of Venezuela and North Korea on the list of countries whose citizens are refused visas.
The Minnesota Daily sends our utmost thoughts, prayers and many well wishes to the victims, families, friends and journalists at the Capital Gazette. Reporting about attacks like this are always difficult, but no one can imagine the difficulty when the victims are your friends and coworkers.