By Deane Morrison
This April marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, an event that rocked the country and in 1969 spurred the U’s Afro-American Action Committee to occupy Morrill Hall and present then-president Malcolm Moos with seven demands. Among them was the establishment of the student services support program that later that year became the Martin Luther King Program academic advising office within CLA.
The following message was sent by Karen Hanson, executive vice president and provost, to Twin Cities faculty and staff on Jan. 26, 2018
Dear Faculty and Staff,
This message was sent by Tina Marisam, Title IX Coordinator and Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action to all University faculty, staff, and students on January 29,2018:
Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
Nationwide enrollment for international students at universities is dropping, and the University of Minnesota is no exception.
Studies released last fall and this week show international student enrollment numbers dropped from 2016 to 2017.
The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota, historically a majority-white college, hired two staff members last semester who are out to change how minorities are represented in the school.
Sandra Mitchell and Joseph Ballard II were hired last October to fill positions focused on diversity within CFANS.
Mitchell, CFANS’ intercultural education program specialist, filled an open position focused on helping faculty and staff understand and accommodate students of all cultures.