As our University goes through a transition period between President Eric Kaler and incoming president Joan Gabel, students, faculty and administrators — everyone who makes the University what it is — are thinking long and hard about what they want the University to be in coming years.
With a new semester comes new opportunities. Whether it be to achieve your New Year’s resolution or trying something new, the University of Minnesota offers over 800 student groups. There’s something for everybody, from the great outdoors to learning new dance moves. It’s the ideal time to head up a group or test the waters.
The federal government has been shut down since December 22, 2018. There’s a fairly cut-and-dry way to think about how we got here.
In the past week, the #2009vs2019 (or alternatively, #HowHardDidAgeHitYou) challenge has been inescapable on all major social media platforms. My timeline has been full of 10-year-old pictures of my friends, complete with pigtails, questionable graphic tees and braces. While staying at my parents’ house, I trawled through our family desktop full of photos looking for the cringiest photo I could find, with the sole goal of exposing my middle-school self on Twitter.
Finding the drive to get organized and stay motivated throughout the semester is one of the biggest challenges of coming back to school. Luckily, the Minnesota Daily’s Editorial Board has you covered.
In law enforcement, community and community-oriented policing have become somewhat buzzwords. Their sudden spike in use makes you wonder — was the community not involved in policing before? But the word is here to stay, and the last few years have given us a perfect opportunity to watch as the men and women of police departments, mayor's offices and city councils have wrestled with the idea in the chambers of the stately city halls and the pothole-stricken streets of Minneapolis.
The Board of Regents announced Joan Gabel, provost at the University of South Carolina, as the sole finalist in the University’s search for a new president last week. In the days following the announcement, she's emphasized the importance of service, research and teaching. Just as important, if chosen Gabel will be the first woman president at the University.
Dinkytown has been brimming with new businesses in the last year or so. College staples like Annie’s Parlor for burgers and malts, a chain cookie store, pizza joints and a couple of bars have been doing and will continue to do great business. I have spent a fair amount of money on iterations of the same meatball sub order at Potbelly Sandwich Shop over the last couple years.
2018 has been an incredible year for memes and a nostalgic pop culture resurgence. Here are my picks for the best of the year, month by month.
I don’t disagree that President Bush was a great man and that a man like him is a rare one in the modern age. In fact, I rather admire him. However, I would also believe it to be an insult to the memory of a undoubtedly impressive man to ignore his struggles.
“Board of Regents decision to select one Presidential finalist is a mistake” editorial mischaracterized certain facts and missed the mark.
From the hospital to overdose, the opioid crisis is a national public health crisis that cannot be ignored any longer. It’s a crisis that affects more than 11 million people nationally, including college campuses. Penn State reported one in five college students know someone addicted to pain medication. Boynton Health is taking action in preventing opioid abuse with a new drug disposal box, the first step the University of Minnesota needs to take in combating drug abuse.
The three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas fly by so fast — making it feel like they will never end. Homework is piling up, you are knee deep in finals preparation and the anticipation of winter break is building.
On Wednesday, the University of Minnesota's Board of Regents met to discuss finalists in the search for the University’s next president. Due to the high-profile nature of the candidates, some have requested to remain anonymous unless they are considered to be the sole front-runner in the race.
Since the first draft of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive plan was released, it's been a rollercoaster of a ride. The City's plan, required to be created by the State every ten years, is solely guidance — but it hasn't stopped the hyperbole.
The Gophers took the Badgers’ axe away, but the state of Wisconsin is managing to chop their own house down just fine without it.
While most people consider this time to be the most wonderful time of the year, for some students and families, it might just be the most stressful. If you’ve been looking for a way to give back to those who are less fortunate, now is the time to do so. But don’t forget that most organizations need help well past the holiday season.
Last week, it was announced that Victoria’s Secret stock has dropped 41 percent in 2018. The lingerie company has been steadily losing steam over the past few years, which may be surprising considering the growing spectacle the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show creates and the lasting reputations of the models who walk in it. However, it’s not as much of a shock as one might assume.
If you’re not familiar with Twitter’s top meme of the week, allow me to paint you a picture. Imagine a photo of a grape with it’s skin delicately peeled back and tiny surgical instruments hovering above its surface. In the bottom right corner of the image is the text, “They did surgery on a grape.” A Facebook caption runs along the bottom of the image, reading, “They did surgery on a grape.” Superimposed over the photo is a Snapchat caption, stating — well, you get the idea.