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Minnesota Student Association (MSA) advocates for students facing uncertainty due to DACA, TPS or the Travel Ban

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

One of the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) priorities this year is to advocate for University students facing uncertainty with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), reversal of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or the Travel Ban. Their efforts include:

1. Unanimously passed a resolution which asked the University:

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Founder of #MeToo movement comes to UMN campus

Monday, February 19, 2018

A hashtag that brought national attention to the prevalence of sexual assault has been highly visible on social media and the news. 

On Friday, University of Minnesota students gathered at Coffman Union to meet the person behind the #MeToo movement.

Students and other members of the public filled Coffman’s Great Hall to hear #MeToo founder Tarana Burke give a presentation and answer questions. Afterward, the audience got to engage with Burke personally.

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Editorial: Proposed changes to the Student Conduct Code aren't the problem

Monday, February 19, 2018

A Student Conduct Code change was recently proposed that would include an updated policy holding student groups liable for any conduct they direct, sponsor or endorse that violates the University's conduct code. The groups would also be held liable if a student group's officers fail to prevent misconduct that occurs during a group event. Previously, student groups were exempt from such punitive actions. Over the past few weeks, many students have become frustrated with the potential implications of this change in the conduct code.

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Call For Nominations - 2018 LGBTQIA Awards

Monday, February 19, 2018

Call For Nominations. 2018 LGBTQIA Awards. Every year, the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life honors the accomplishments of individuals and groups doing amazing work within the LGBTQIA community. If you know of anyone who fits the one of the descriptions below, we want to celebrate them! To nominate:z.umn.edu/lavcel Deadline: April 9th. 

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Immigration Response Team Update: DACA, Travel Ban & other updates

Friday, February 16, 2018

After Intense Debate and Lobbying, Senate Fails to Protect Dreamers

Yesterday, a bipartisan Senate effort to protect Dreamers, young people brought to this country as children, ended in defeat. 

The result is that hundreds of thousands of young people continue to face terrible uncertainty. 

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University of Minnesota ramps up sexual misconduct prevention program

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A half-million-dollar campaign against sexual misconduct at the University of Minnesota is ramping up this spring.

This week, faculty and staff started taking mandatory online training aimed at preventing harassment and assault. The U recently hired a marketing firm to design a public awareness campaign to roll out later in the year. It’s also recruiting for a staffer who will expand existing training for students, with a new focus on encouraging bystanders to intervene when they witness sexual misconduct.

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