The University of Minnesota is an asset to our state, and selection to their Board of Regents should not be a partisan process. Unfortunately, it appears partisan politics is delaying the legislature’s ability to fill four Regents vacancies. The U deserves a full leadership team, and we encourage the House of Representatives to join the Senate in a Joint Convention to select Regents.

Delayed regent election sparks concerns among lawmakers

House leadership has twice postponed a joint House and Senate meeting to choose two at-large seats, the student regent seat and the 5th Congressional District seat up for election. A division in the House about which slate of regent candidates should be selected has sparked this delay, lawmakers say…