The University of Minnesota's governing board told the U's new president Friday it can do more to draw students from rural, more conservative parts of the state.
At a two-day retreat this week in Faribault, Joan Gabel and the board tackled campus inclusion — what Gabel recognized as a provocative, controversial topic at a time when growing diversity has pushed universities to rethink how they serve students. Gabel has touted her efforts to improve outcomes for students of color at the University of South Carolina, where she served as provost before taking over at the U on July 1.
A new exhibit opened last week at the University of Minnesota highlighting the school’s first LGBTQ student organization.
The exhibit, FREE: Remembering the History of Early LGBTQ Organizing in Minnesota, holds archives focused on FREE (Fight the Repression of Erotic Expression), which was one of the first LGBTQ student organizations in the country, established 50 years ago.The group fought against issues such as employment discrimination, and worked to educate the University community about LGBTQ rights and advocacy.
July 9, 9 a.m., St. Paul Student Center, Cherrywood Room (275), 2017 Buford Avenue
The media makes it sound like women have reached equality. What's the truth? In this interactive workshop, increase your knowledge of women’s stats today, discuss how women’s equity benefits everyone, and share ideas for advancing equity.
While the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is a hive of activity and enlightenment from September through May, it takes on a different vibe during the summer.
Traffic dwindles, parking spots abound, and the campus becomes a hot spot for fun and relaxation. From farmers markets and free music to museums and relaxing plazas, here’s a quick sampling of places and things to explore. And #GopherSummer is the operative hashtag.
Dear friends and colleagues,
Thank you to everyone who took time to complete our survey about the Immigration Response Team’s work over the last year. We received feedback about the many ways the Immigration Response Team provides valuable insight and resources to the University community, and we also received thoughtful suggestions that we are excited to incorporate going forward.
This is a wonderful story that aired on NBC national news on June 9 about the growing number of senior citizens attending the U through the Senior Citizen Education Program!
You are cordially invited to a sneak peek of...
PIECES OF THE PUZZLE
This theatrical production is performed annually for all incoming first-year students during New Student Orientation by student leaders in the office of Orientation & Transition Experiences.