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How welcoming are the University of Minnesota's campuses? Regents disagree

Monday, July 15, 2019

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.

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New UMN exhibit explores history of LGBTQ student activism

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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.

Events

Gender Equity interactive workshop

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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.

Link to event page here.

Get Involved

It’s time to #GopherSummer

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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.

News and Information

Immigration Response Team updates and release of annual report

Monday, June 17, 2019

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.

News and Information

Growing number of Baby Boomers going back to school

Monday, June 10, 2019

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!

Watch the video of the segement on the NBC new website.

Read a related story, "The Grey-Hairded Gopher," here.

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