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First Gen Institute 2018 - Opening Panel

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

On Friday, November 2, the inaugural First Generation Institute was held. A day long conference sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, this event provided information to faculty, staff, and students to help first generation students thrive and succeed at the U. The opening panel, Why First Gen Matters, was recorded and can be viewed here:

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Creating Inclusive Cohorts Training Program

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Through collaboration between The RIGS Initiative, the Department of American Studies, and the Department of American Indian Studies, the American Studies graduate program has been awarded a “Creating Inclusive Cohorts” Training Program from the Graduate School Diversity Office, UMN. This award allows the American Studies graduate program to make first-year fellowship offers to six doctoral students entering the program in Fall 2019, in the field of critical indigenous studies.

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Conference seeks to make research more accessible to marginalized communities

Monday, November 26, 2018

A conference at the University of Minnesota Friday looked at ways to include marginalized communities in the research process — an issue that's increasingly important in researcher's work.

The Diversity Data Deep Dive brought together over 160 staff and students from each of the University’s campuses. The full-day series of lectures and workshops focused on collaborating with diverse communities in the research process and making studies more accessible to people from marginalized backgrounds.

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Rising number of University of Minnesota students report mental health concerns

Monday, November 26, 2018

The number of University of Minnesota students with diagnosed mental health conditions has jumped sharply since 2015, making it the top health issue on campus, according to a student survey released this week.

The survey also revealed that nearly two in five female students have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime.

The survey, directed by Boynton Health, is conducted every three years to help the student health service address key concerns affecting students on the Twin Cities campus.

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