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Statement from University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on national and local issues related to transgender and nonbinary rights

Monday, November 26, 2018

Nov. 19, 2018

Across the country, institutions of higher education are responding to proposed changes in the federal definition of gender under Title IX. If implemented, gender would be defined as male or female, unchangeable,  and determined by an individual’s sex assigned at birth. This would effectively remove the identities of  transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Events

Where We Stand: The University of Minnesota and Dakota Treaty Lands

Monday, November 26, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 3:00-4:30 p.m., 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education

The University of Minnesota campus is often described as Dakota homeland, and the practice of acknowledging the indigenous peoples of the places where we stand is becoming more common. What if this is not just Dakota homeland, but is land that still rightfully -- and legally -- belongs to the Dakota people? What action does that acknowledgement require?

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Student Success Conference call for programs

Monday, November 26, 2018

Presentation proposals for the Focusing on Student Success Conference are due on Nov. 30. The conference takes place Feb. 13, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Coffman Union. Registration opens Dec. 3.

More about the conference:

FOCUSING ON STUDENT SUCCESS: A Twin Cities conference for faculty, staff, and administrators

Brought to you by the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Perspectives

Immigration Response Team Update: Make Your Voice Heard on Changes to Public Charge

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Submit A Public Comment To Share What You Think About the Proposed Immigration Changes

Dear friends and colleagues,

With the 2018 elections behind us, it is essential that we continue to band together to support the immigrants in our communities. Over the past two years, there has been increased scrutiny of immigrants and a near-constant conversation nationally about our immigration laws and system. This will surely continue, even after the results of the midterm elections have settled.

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