The following message is from Michael Goh, Vice President, Office for Equity and Diversity.
Once again, we stand witness to the most recent mass shooting in New Zealand that claimed the lives of 49 people as they gathered peacefully in prayer. At our University, we hear the call to go beyond the extension of thoughts and prayers in response to this all too common pattern of violence against groups based on their identities.
Dear members of the University community:
On Friday, March 8, 2019, the University’s Board of Regents held its first discussion about our recommendation to reconsider the names of four Twin Cities buildings: Coffman Memorial Union, and Middlebrook, Coffey and Nicholson Halls. We write to share our views about the Board meeting and how we will work to move this issue forward in the coming months.
Listening Forum for the LGBTQIA Community
Health care in the United States is heteronormative and cis-normative. At a routine health visit, a therapy session or urgent care visit, transgender people are often subject to transphobia and experience microagressions in health and mental health care settings.
MARCH 12, 2019
The Law School Career Center’s Wendy Griak and Simona Suen were awarded one of this year’s Campus Climate Micro-Grants to fund a new project they created that helps students who are first-gen, from families with little or no legal experience, and/or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds obtain professionally branded business cards.