The University of Minnesota’s proposed gender expression and identity policy, which has been three years in the making, is nearing implementation in November.
The first veteran and military group for staff, faculty and graduate students launched at the University of Minnesota this month, providing members with resources, networking opportunities and a space to share experiences.
The Veteran and Military Affinity Group aims to layout an inclusive and accessible forum for University employees and graduate students who have served or are currently serving in the military.
Part of the Halloween season for University of Minnesota student Meenakshi Mattson – and for many people of color – is seeing her culture appropriated.
Mattson said she has seen saris, dubbed as “Bollywood dancer costumes,” sold on Amazon and at Party City.
“It’s very otherizing,” said Mattson, a fourth-year psychology student. For Mattson, as a transgender person, saris have a deep cultural significance because they’re connected to how she expresses her femininity.