America the Beautiful?: Perspectives on Race, Otherness, and Resistance Movements

Friday, September 25, 2015

On Oct. 5 from 12-1 pm, a courageous and critical conversation will take place on Northrop Plaza featuring local activists, educators and thought leaders examining these issues, as well as how they affect our own Twin Cities and Minnesota communities. Katrice Albert, Vice President for Equity and Diversity, will serve as moderator for this panel, which kicks off the 2nd Annual Greater Than 7 Week. Panelists are Melvin Carter, Jr., retired St. Paul Police Sergeant and co-founder of Save our Sons; Duchess Harris, Professor and Chair, Macalaster College Department of American Studies; Ricardo Levins Morales, artist, activist, and owner of RLM Art Studio; and Abeer Syedah, University of Minnesota student in political science, and Vice President, Minnesota Student Association. 


A Place to Call Home: An Interview with Tasoulla Hadjiyanni

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

by Amelie Hyams

Associate Professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni knows what it’s like to lose your sense of place. A refugee of war in Cyprus, she knows that losing your home is about much more than the loss of walls and a ceiling. This empathy is apparent in the work she does in Interior Design in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Read the full profile.

News and Information

New survey data informs University of Minnesota’s longstanding commitment to addressing sexual assault and misconduct

Monday, September 21, 2015

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC) was one of 27 universities to partner with the Association of American Universities (AAU) for the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct. Released today in aggregate form, the survey is the largest and most comprehensive examination to date of sexual assault and sexual misconduct on campuses across the country, and is designed to provide participating universities with detailed information needed to better understand the experiences and attitudes of students with respect to these serious issues.


A history lesson for Donald Trump and supporters: In 1898, the Supreme Court safeguarded birthright citizenship for millions

Monday, September 21, 2015

Erika Lee

By Erika Lee, director, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

“This piece is directly related to my own research on immigration and Asian American history. I'm particularly interested in making connections between the past and the present; in other words, to give historical perspective to contemporary events. The current debate over immigration, including the increased calls to end birthright citizenship as we know it, beg for historical insight.” Read the full article, which relates to her recently published book, The Making of Asian America: A History.