An ode to Academic Planner

Academic Planner, oh Academic Planner. Why dost thou have to leave us so soon?In the darkest times of advising, what was there, was you.On Oct. 14, you will be gone, and here is what is the matter.You’ll be replaced with Degree Works, and it makes us much sadder. In the darkest of times, you…

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Every Friday and Saturday night you can catch some serious police action from agencies all around the country on A&E’s “LIVE PD.” And starting on Sept. 20 Missoula will be among those agencies. Essentially this means you can turn on your television and see all of the unsavory activities …

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A lot goes into what classes a student takes and what their timeline is for graduating. You have to think about gen ed classes, requirements for a major, the possibility of a minor or a certificate, maintaining a job outside of classes and participating in campus organizations. All these mov…

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By the time you read this, our staff will have already spent many, many hours deciding what we want to do this year, for you. Our hopes and dreams are pretty simple, and yes, we did sit down in a circle sharing them among ourselves whilst drinking PBR.

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This special issue is just for you. Odds are, you’re picking up the Kaimin for the first time. Hopefully it makes a good first impression.I’m the editor of this paper, and I couldn’t be more proud of the work done by all of the wonderful people who work here. We’ve never made a paper like th…

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If you’re looking to take up arms for target practice, maybe shooting your weapon through a dorm room window isn’t the ideal way to go about it.On April 18, a student decided to do exactly that in Aber Hall, prompting an investigation by UMPD. This raises the question, how enforceable are UM…

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On behalf of the Kaimin, congratulations to our dear Provost Jon Harbor for trying to follow through with his promise to make the University of Montana the state’s leader in online education. But at what cost, Provost Harbor?UM is considering a contract with two Online Program Management com…

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Dear Lori Laughlin, Felicity Huffman, various hedge fund manager dudes and other rich people who got caught bribing colleges to let in their dumb children, have we got a DEAL for you.Here at the Montana Kaimin, we are taking it upon ourselves to offer your children a spot at our prestigious …

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The Associated Students of the University of Montana’s constitution says the “primary responsibility of the Association is to serve as an advocate for the general welfare of the students.” But since the departure of outspoken former executives Sam Forstag, Elizabeth Engebretson and Chase Gre…

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This month, UM found itself having to respond to two students who claimed their access to equal opportunity and a discrimination-free campus was violated. We are not necessarily interested in the respective validity of these two claims, but instead in the radically different ways President S…

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Sometimes we write stuff that gets people fired up. This makes the comments section a little unruly at times. While it is rare, sometimes this unruliness goes beyond what the Kaimin feels is proper for us to support with our platform. This necessitated we create a social media policy used to…