It is fair to say that moments during this school year at The University of Minnesota brought forth quite a lot of division.
An issue entrenched within feminism is the right to choose to have an abortion. At the F Word Conference, Morris Student Brooke Fetterer gave a presentation titled “Why Abortion is Not a Feminist Issue” that touched on the subject on separating abortion from feminism and creating room for a dialogue to include pro-lifefeminists.
The March 2017 Dutch federal election resulted in a resounding defeat for Geert Wilders and his anti-Islamist Party for Freedom (PVV). Wilders held a strong lead in the polls until the campaign began.
On Wednesday, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler sent out the following statement: “Our Land-Grant status binds us to this State.
The recent constitutional referendum in Turkey does not seem important enough for most Americans to notice, but it will be big for the future of Europe and the Middle East.
Keith Ellison, the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committees, spoke about the future of the Democratic Party on April 19 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Maze Runner are the most popular teen fantasy post-apocalyptic book series of the last decade.
This month, the Minnesota Republic had the honor of interviewing Wayde Hall, an athlete on our Twin Cities campus.
The Declaration of Independence was designed to grant the government the duty to perform limited objectives, such as preserving the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of its citizens.
“Some Assembly Required” is a collection of works assembled by artists soon to complete their Master of Fine Arts degrees.
Amidst the debates heard nationwide regarding the reformation of the American health care system, Minnesota may soon be making a move towards increased privatization. Recently, the House Health Care Finance Committee, led by chairman Matt Dean, a Republican representative from the Stillwater area, put forth a proposal that would drastically change the way in which many Minnesotans purchase health insurance. The plan, in its most recent form, would move the 95,000 people currently insured through MinnesotaCare, a system originally put into place as an assurance that individuals too well-off to access Medicaid but still too poor to purchase individual insurance would be covered, into private plans through the state-run MNSure. There would also be an addendum included with the plan that assures that those who lose coverage in the change can purchase insurance.
“We all belong here,” reads the tagline of the new inclusivity campaign at the University of Minnesota. That is, of course, unless you happen to hold conservative political views.
On Thursday, April 6, the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance hosted Harvard scholar Theda Skocpol to talk about “big money” in politics at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
On Friday, March 31, the General Defense Committee held protests outside of Coffman Union against people they labeled “Fascists” and “Alt Right.” The crowd of about 60 people, including a handful of grade-school aged children, was spread out on the Coffman lawn beginning at 5:30 in the evening.
Push for Art is a twice a yearevent, occurring once each spring and fall semester, at the University of Minnesota (UMN). Put on by The University Collaborative Ambassadors for Northrop (otherwise known as U-CAN), this year's Push for Art was held on April 5. Any student group, individual, pair, or class is able to be a part of the Push for Art day.
On Thursday, March 23, Dumisani Washington gave a presentation to a group of students and community members in Coffman Memorial Union.
On March 20, 2017, Jewish Community Action at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group hosted a screening of the documentary 13th in Bruininks Hall.
Legislation that was recently proposed to the Minnesota Senate could allow public high school students around the state the opportunity to receive credit from private institutions.
On Saturday, March 25, the Center for Bioethics at theUniversity of Minnesota (UMN) held an event titled, “Dismantling Campus Rape Culture.” The event included a panel discussion moderated by Susan Craddock, the Interim Director for the Center of Bioethics.
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is an annual event that brings together conservatives from across the spectrum in a movement of unity; however, this year's CPAC was noticeably more Republican than conservative. Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said it best when she stated, “I think by tomorrow this will be TPAC when [President Trump] is here.