In the Media

This columnist cites Professor Morris Kleiner's research on how occupational licensing requirements make it harder for people to find jobs in certain professions. 

June 1, 2021

In this commentary, Master of Human Rights student Zoe Martens urges Minnesota lawmakers to pass Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) legislation, which would give law enforcement and family members the ability to petition in court to remove an individual’s firearms if they pose a danger to themselves or others. 

St. Cloud Times
May 28, 2021

The commentary, written by the co-chairs of the Executive Council for the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, mentions a study by Professor Christina Ewig outlining COVID-19's unequal impacts on women and people of color in the state. 

May 27, 2021

Coverage of a Humphrey School event featuring Dayna Frank, CEO of the First Avenue music venue in Minneapolis, discussing how independent event spaces such as hers survived the pandemic. 

May 27, 2021

Three alumni of the Humphrey School's Policy Fellows program—Paul Sand, Samantha Sencer-Mura, and Laura Smith—wrote this commentary in support of the Minnesota Heals program, proposed by Gov. Tim Walz to help address concerns over police accountability.   

May 26, 2021

This story on the anniversary of George Floyd's killing examines the stalemate over what to do at the 38th and Chicago Avenue intersection in Minneapolis, called George Floyd Square. Professor Larry Jacobs is quoted saying the structure of Minneapolis city government is partly to blame. “You have a city government designed for anarchy,” he said. 

May 25, 2021