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UMN student government calls for dialogue on freedom of speech

Friday, June 8, 2018

The University of Minnesota's Student Senate passed a resolution on freedom of speech and artistic expression in May, which sparked conversations around the issue. 

The proposal asks the University to adopt formal guidelines on freedom of speech, taking into account the work of past committees and other universities and colleges. The Office for Student Affairs plans to continue work with student government on the issue in the fall. 


A Reflection on Recent Immigration Headlines

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dear friends,

Last weekend, many of us in this country spent time with our families and friends and celebrated Memorial Day by remembering individuals who gave their lives to uphold the ideals of the United States. Despite efforts to find time to think and reflect, I found it hard to avoid a barrage of news stories related to the actions of U.S. government agencies and their treatment of immigrants.


University of Minnesota Twin Cities joins #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship program

Friday, May 25, 2018

The University of Minnesota will offer two #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarships for incoming international students for fall 2019. This scholarship program is an outgrowth of the successful #YouAreWelcomeHere social media campaign to encourage international students to study in the United States.