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First fully kosher restaurant on campus opens in Coffman

Friday, September 20, 2019

The University of Minnesota opened its first fully kosher restaurant in Coffman Union this month. 

House of Hummus opened on Sept. 3 in Minnesota Marketplace, a food court located on the ground level of Coffman. The new restaurant was created in response to what many say is a lack of kosher options available to University students.

“Our goal is to have [House of Hummus] here as long as possible, providing students, staff and faculty with a kosher dining option,” said University Dining Services Director Kelly Milledge in an email to the Minnesota Daily.


Ms. Bettie Mae Fikes - "Touching Hearts While Healing Mine: Storytelling and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement"

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM , Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium, Parking - 19th Avenue Ramp or 21st Avenue Ramp

Tickets required. RSVP:

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Support and resources for students writing campus climate micro-grant applications!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Students, if you would like support or have questions about your micro-grant applications, we have resources for you. Feel free to drop in to any of the office hours listed below.

Wed, Oct 2, 12-2:30, 204 Walter

Mon, Oct 7, 2:30-4:30, 204 Walter

Tue, Oct 8, 11:30-2:30, 204 Walter

Wed, Oct 9, 10-12, Info Desk, Wilson

Mon, Oct 14, 12-4, 204 Walter

Tue, Oct 15, 11-4, Info Desk, Wilson

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Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN) promotional postcards are available at no cost

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN) responds to incidents of bias on the Twin Cities campus. Established in 2016, as of Sept. 16, 2019, the BRRN has responded to over 340 bias reports. Help us to spread the word about this important resource to students, faculty and staff! 


Teaching with Intention: Facilitating Challenging Conversations in the Classroom

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Most instructors are adept at handling conversations dealing with their content areas.  But when conversations become more challenging, particularly around topics some find controversial and even "off topic," how can we facilitate in such a way as to increase learning?  In this workshop, instructors will learn strategies for addressing issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religion, among others that may arise, in order to support classroom community and promote inclusive teaching.


Trans, GNC, and ally discussion group

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A bi-weekly discussion group centered around allyship and supporting the Trans and GNC community. The group will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of eachmonth. The first meeting of each month is open to the trans and GNC community & allies/accomplices. The second meeting will offer breakout sessions for cis folks/allies/accomplices and trans/gnc folks.



Fall Workshop: Teaching in a World of Controversy: Fostering Respectful Dialogue in All Disciplines

Monday, September 9, 2019

This University of Minnesota workshop will be presented by the Academy of Distinguished Teachers on Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Mississippi Room, 3rd floor of Coffman Memorial Union, Minneapolis East Bank campus. View the agenda and register (no later than Sept. 20) at

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