A ‘Socially and Emotionally Responsive’ Approach to Intercultural Communications: a conversation with Amina Jaafar

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

by Amelie Hyams

Dr. Amina Jaafar has a lot to share with us about intercultural communications. It’s an essential part of her job as the Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Equity and Diversity, and an instructor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. Jafaar‘s teaching, research, and administrative work bring together counseling psychology, education, and intercultural competence/communication to promote culturally and emotionally responsive practice.

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Anti-Semitic vandalism reported in University residence hall

Thursday, December 6, 2018

A University of Minnesota residence hall was vandalized with anti-Semitic messages last Wednesday. 

On Nov. 28, members of a Living Learning Community in the University of Minnesota’s 17th Avenue Residence Hall notified staff to the presence of racially biased vandalism in the building that targeted a “community-created poster,” according to an email sent to hall residents. 


Campus climate micro-grant project awards $25,002 in fourth year

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

On November 27, 2018 the Campus Climate Engagement Team (CCET) awarded $25,002 to 31 projects. These awards aim to improve the overall campus climate by supporting new and existing activities at a local or grassroots level. Now in its fourth year, the project received 53 applications.