The following message was sent on Feb. 23 from President Eric W. Kaler to all faculty and staff on the Twin Cities campus.
I have heard your concerns about the proposed closing of the Child Development Center (CDC), the childcare center on the Twin Cities campus. And so today, Provost Karen Hanson and I asked CEHD Dean Jean Quam to postpone the closing of the CDC until we have an alternative, or alternatives, in place to allow for a smooth transition for children and, potentially, for staff.
Over 900 colleges across the country have programs where students can interact with trained therapy animals, but only the University of Minnesota provides this weekly – and is one of very few universities that includes chickens.
One of the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) priorities this year is to advocate for University students facing uncertainty with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), reversal of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or the Travel Ban. Their efforts include:
1. Unanimously passed a resolution which asked the University:
Multicultural Student Engagement and Student Counseling Services are excited to announce the launch of Let’s Talk at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.
A hashtag that brought national attention to the prevalence of sexual assault has been highly visible on social media and the news.
On Friday, University of Minnesota students gathered at Coffman Union to meet the person behind the #MeToo movement.
Students and other members of the public filled Coffman’s Great Hall to hear #MeToo founder Tarana Burke give a presentation and answer questions. Afterward, the audience got to engage with Burke personally.