By John Finnegan, dean, School of Public Health
August has begun with prominent attacks on two fundamental American values: the right to the free exercise of religion and the belief that all people are created equal.
On early Saturday morning, August 5, a bomb was thrown into the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn. As of this writing, we don’t know who was responsible, but it was a criminal act and possibly a hate crime.
The following message was sent to all Twin Cities campus faculty and staff from Meredith McQuaid, Associate Vice President and Dean for International Programs; and Barbara Kappler, Assistant Dean, International Student and Scholar Services
We support President Teresa Sullivan and the entire University of Virginia community, and we offer our sympathy to the families of those killed and those injured. Let it be perfectly clear that at the University of Minnesota there is no place for hate, we do not tolerate bigotry, and we denounce in the strongest terms the racist and anti-Semitic message of white supremacy.
“A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, Racism, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota, 1930-1942,” is an exhibition of research conducted throughout Archives and Special Collections. Riv-Ellen Prell, Professor Emerita of American Studies, and Sarah Atwood, Ph.D. candidate in American Studies, co-curated the exhibit.
Youth from across Minnesota signed up for a University of Minnesota Extension 4-H Campus Immersion camp that promised fun challenges and hands-on STEM activities. After four days and three nights, the youth have stretched their views of themselves and college life.
The below statement is from Dr. Katrice Albert, Vice President, Office for Equity and Diversity:
The University of Minnesota has long followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmative-action guidelines, which allow race to be considered as one factor in the admissions process, its executive admissions director said.