Tagged The University of Minnesota

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Trans-Supremacy Movement Gaining Ground on Campus

Breaking Development: Folwell Hall loses ground in the war of heteronormativity. Within the building that historically houses the languages department, the first floor single-occupancy is now occupied, preventing the population that uses the building from using it. Inside the restroom is a piece of construction paper that indicates that “Cis Poopers” are not allowed. This movement,…

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President Kaler Responds to Student Petition

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler released a statement on November 30 titled “Support for non-citizen University of Minnesota community members” in response to a petition circulating around the university community since the 2016 election. The petition, which received over 1,500 student, staff, and faculty signatures before Kaler’s response, calls for university administrators to protect…

Political Correctness Ruins A Good Idea

The Women’s Center and the Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota recently took it upon themselves to develop (L)Earning What You’re Worth: Strategies for Salary Negotiation, a free module developed to teach women how to close that pesky wage gap. The two organizations developed the module in hopes that students who complete…

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Dear Professors, Leave Your Politics at the Door Please

University professors must stop discussing politics in the classroom. At the University of Minnesota, and likely at countless of the other thousands of higher-education institutions in this country, students often find themselves spending class periods discussing completely unrelated political examples and ideologies. Regardless of whether a student agrees or disagrees with some given political message…

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MSA Presidential Candidates Spar in Debate

Abeer Syedah and Cameron Holl laid out their plans  for the University of Minnesota if they are elected as student body president of the Minnesota Student Association (MSA), in a presidential debate Thursday night held by the All Campus Election Committee (ACEC). The two candidates were assisted by their Vice Presidential running mates. Syedah, who…

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