International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is hosting their bi-annual Adviser Training on Wednesday, October 17. These training sessions are intended for new or seasoned academic advisers, career counselors and student service staff who work with international students.
You do not need to attend both, but you are encouraged to do so! Please register for each session you plan to attend, and you will be asked to submit a question for the trainers when you register.
In response to concerns about free speech rights and potential disciplinary measures, University of Minnesota officials are reworking a proposed policy that would require University members to use the name, gender identity and pronouns specified by an individual.
After receiving feedback from University members over the past year, the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office drafted the policy in August to clarify more contentious parts of the policy.
The draft aims to prevent misgendering: using incorrect pronouns or the wrong name when referring to an individual.
Several University of Minnesota buildings soon could get new names as leaders confront the school’s racist history.
President Eric Kaler this week called for a new task force composed of faculty, staff and students to bring him specific recommendations for name changes by Nov. 15.
by Na'im Madyun
Hope in its simplest form is a belief in the possibility. It’s when we focus on the possible more than the probable. Sometimes we hope when we don’t know what else to do or to punish reality. However, hope is more powerful when it’s rooted in reality and when our actions are intimate with our hope.