Perspectives

The Damage of Hate

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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.

Perspectives

President Kaler's statement about the events in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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.

Events

A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, and Anti-Semitism at the University of Minnesota, 1930-1944

Thursday, August 10, 2017

“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.

News and Information

Minnesota public universities say Trump's affirmative action plan unlikely to affect them

Thursday, August 3, 2017

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.

Read the Star Tribune story.

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