Tagged Minnesota Student Association


“So, what exactly is MSA?”

MSA stands for the Minnesota Student Association, otherwise known as the undergraduate student government of the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities campus. Through a series of forums, committees, and executive board elections, the organization strives to improve student life/campus climate, policy advocacy, and leadership development for UMN students by advocating students’ comments and concerns to…

Time to leave the U.N.

Much like the anti-capitalists on the University of Minnesota’s campus, the United Nations’ (UN) most recent target are housing developments. The UN Security Council recently passed a resolution condemning the Israeli (Jewish) housing settlements. “The establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and…


The state of the campus? Divided.

The State of the Campus address for fall semester 2016 was given by Minnesota Student Association (MSA) President Abeer Syedah to the MSA Forum on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Syedah spoke on behalf of the “collective” and “not the individual” about the not only the challenges the student body faces, but the progress that MSA…


The Year of the Wall

The 2015-2016 academic year must have been the year of the wall. Throughout the summer Donald Trump declared the need to build “a great, great wall on our Southern border.” During the student protest at University of Missouri Mizzou and other campus protest, the protesters formed a ‘human wall’ in order to establish a ‘safe…


Syedah Wins; Elections Commission a Mess

After a false start and further deliberations by the All Campus Elections Commission, Abeer Syedah and Sam Marlow were announced as the winners of the 2016 MSA Presidential election. Syedah and Marlow’s campaign was marred by accusations of election rule violations resulting from door knocking in dorm halls on campus, which after Tuesday night was…


BDS Fails; Social Responsibility Succeeds

Luke Brose contributed to this report.   Students for Justice in Palestine succeeded in seeing their resolution on transparency of the University of Minnesota’s investment policy pass through student government on Tuesday, but not in the form they envisioned. SJP’s divestment resolution was added to the agenda from the floor of the Minnesota Student Association….

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