Daily Editorial Board


Editorial: Joan Gabel a great finalist for next UMN President

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.

Editorial: Additional prescription disposal boxes needed after first semester success

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.

Editorial: Use your power to volunteer during the season of giving

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.

Editorial: Reviewing the University's sickness policy

With over almost 50,000 students populating on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus, you are bound to catch some sort of virus or bug. Typically, these minor illnesses don't require a visit to Boynton Health. They can get better with a brief search of symptoms, a few days of rest or the use over-the-counter medication. 

Editorial: Proactive policy can solve Twin Cities housing issues

A new Minneapolis ordinance aims to protect residents living in affordable housing. This includes over 1,000 units near the University of Minnesota campus. The ordinance, which passed earlier this month, will ultimately protect students from rent increases and offers renters time to look for alternative housing when appropriate. This is a great measure taken to protect students’ renting rights and ensure students have access affordable housing near campus.

Editorial: A needed fall break

Earlier this month, the American Psychological Association found what college students already know: Generation Z, or people aged 15 to 21 years old, are the most stressed generation. The study looked at the increased levels of anxiety and stress in young people as a result of our nation’s current issues. These factors include, but are not limited to, gun violence, immigration, sexual assault and climate change.