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President Gabel Conflict of Interest

President Gabel Conflict of Interest

Jack Radomski, Editor January 26, 2023

The University of Minnesota president Joan Gabel has become the subject of many news stories this week due to her involvement with insurance and financial services firm Securian Financial, based in St....

What Will Commencement 2023 Look Like?

What Will Commencement 2023 Look Like?

Jack Radomski, Editor January 25, 2023

The University of Minnesota has been forced to adapt to COVID-19 and the restrictions it placed on events for the last few years. Graduation ceremonies were no exception. Over the last few years, University...

Loan Rate Cap Would Be Disastrous for Minnesota Consumers Seeking Access to Credit

Loan Rate Cap Would Be Disastrous for Minnesota Consumers Seeking Access to Credit

George Merkt, Contributor January 25, 2023

Recently, legislation was introduced in the Minnesota Legislature (House File 290) which would place a 36 percent cap on the rate that lenders could charge consumers for short-term and small-dollar loans. This...

Christmas at University of Minnesota

Christmas at University of Minnesota

Jack Radomski, Editor December 7, 2022

Students have returned home from Thanksgiving break and the libraries are full of students studying for finals. That can only mean one thing: Christmas is upon us. Although most students will be going...

Will California’s Electric Vehicle Policy be Coming to Minnesota?

Will California’s Electric Vehicle Policy be Coming to Minnesota?

Jack Radomski, Editor November 2, 2022

California has made a name for itself in being a leader in putting progressive ideas into action, and a 2020 executive order signed by Governor Newsom does just that. The state of California announced...

November Elections: When, Where, and How to Vote

November Elections: When, Where, and How to Vote

Jack Radomski, Editor October 19, 2022

The November 2022 Midterms are soon approaching, and you should ensure that your voice is heard by casting your ballot. Although this isn't a presidential election year, it will be an influential one for...

November Elections: When, Where, and How to Vote

November Elections: When, Where, and How to Vote

Jack Radomski, Editor October 19, 2022

The November 2022 Midterms are soon approaching, and you should ensure that your voice is heard by casting your ballot. Although this isn't a presidential election year, it will be an influential one for...

Oppose the TRIPS Waiver, Protect American Intellectual Property

Jack Radomski, Editor October 5, 2022

On June 17, member states of the World Trade Organization (WTO) voted to remove intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines. The WTO is now considering expanding the reach of the waiver. The WTO,...

What’s Next After the Nurses Strike?

What’s Next After the Nurses Strike?

Jack Radomski, Editor September 21, 2022

The largest private sector nurses’ strike in U.S. history occurred this month over a three-day period from September 12 to September 14, as about 15,000 nurses went on strike across the state of Minnesota...

University of Minnesota Can Look to North Dakota For a Clean Energy Example

University of Minnesota Can Look to North Dakota For a Clean Energy Example

George Merkt, Contributor September 21, 2022

National Clean Energy Week is September 26-30, and the efforts to implement clean energy across the country should be supported this week. North Dakota is an excellent example of a state pursuing renewable...

Democrats Reconciliation Package Promises to Build Back Broker

Democrats’ Reconciliation Package Promises to Build Back Broker

Kent Kaiser, Ph.D. August 3, 2022

Reducing inflation and finding smart solutions on healthcare issues are important goals for our government, and most Americans would support that kind of legislation to fix the economy and improve healthcare. However,...

Frey Wins Re-Election, Ballot Measure to Remove Police Department Fails: Minneapolis Election Results

Frey Wins Re-Election, Ballot Measure to Remove Police Department Fails: Minneapolis Election Results

Jack Radomski, Editor November 10, 2021

November 2 was an important date for Minneapolis residents. Election day featured important races for the mayor, city council positions, and ballot measures that would affect all Minneapolis residents....

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