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Pet Away Worry and Stress expands to summer

Thursday, June 22, 2017

On Wednesday, the University of Minnesota’s Pet Away Worry and Stress initiative opened over the summer for the first time.

Students, staff and community members were able to spend the afternoon with dogs, a cat, bunnies and Tilly the therapy chicken. The project, also known as PAWS, typically only runs during the academic year, but expanded after students’ and the animal team’s calls for more.

“We had so many students say… ‘Why do you go away for the summer?’” said Tanya Bailey, animal assisted interactions program coordinator for PAWS.

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Trump Will Continue DACA for Now, Though Immigrant Students Still Wonder About Its Future

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Trump administration’s decision this week not to immediately end a program that lets young undocumented immigrants remain in the United States on two-year renewable terms was cautiously welcomed by so-called Dreamers who still worry about their long-term status.

The Department of Homeland Security released the decision on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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UMPD gives body cameras a try

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

If you’re spending time around University of Minnesota police, remember to smile — because you might be on camera.

After months of planning, the UMPD started distributing tester body cameras to officers June 14. For the next two months, officers will wear the cameras and give feedback on their usability.

If the department is pleased with the technology, it will request funds to secure the cameras for good.

Read the MN Daily story.

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Support in wake of Philando Castile verdict

Friday, June 16, 2017
We know that people are feeling a range of emotions following today's verdict acquitting St. Anthony Police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last summer. Students wishing to speak with someone are encouraged to call the 24-hour counseling line at 612-301-4673, and faculty and staff to contact our Employee Assistance Program at 612-625-2820 or 1-888-243-5744

The Black Student Union will hold a healing space in 209 Coffman Memorial Union this evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and tomorrowJune 17, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. 

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life and the Women's Center are holding a support and processing space on Monday, June 19 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in 41 Appleby Hall. 
Please continue to watch this space for up-to-date information about other campus and community spaces to gather for support.
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Immigration Response Team News and Updates

Thursday, June 15, 2017

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Travel Ban Injunction

For the second time, a federal appeals court upheld an injunction against portions of the president's revised travel ban. On Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Hawaii district court's national order prohibiting the government from enforcing portions of the executive order widely known as the "travel ban" or "Muslim ban."


Campus murders demand unprecedented, united response

Monday, June 12, 2017

Note: In recent years, the University of Texas at Austin and the The University of Maryland have experienced similar traumas related to campus climate. In recognition that our individual experiences are part of a national conversation, The Daily Texan and The Diamondback exchanged editorials on the subject. The Texan's editorial is viewable here.

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