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Committee works to improve graduation and retention rates for students of color

Thursday, March 5, 2020

"The Multicultural Student Success Committee at the University of Minnesota is working to create more support programs to improve retention rates for students of color.

Following the committee’s formation in August 2018, the Board of Regents was recently updated on the progress of the initiatives. These efforts include a program to provide meal and housing scholarships to underrepresented students, in addition to the hiring of success coaches for low-income students."

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New draft policy seeks to balance freedom of speech with safety for campus events

Thursday, March 5, 2020

"A new draft policy seeks to emphasize the University of Minnesota’s commitment to freedom of speech while balancing safety and resources for large events.

The new Major Events Policy, which outlines procedures for scheduling large events on campus, is currently making its way through faculty, staff and student groups for consultation. Several past events and a lawsuit against the University highlighted the need for the policy."


Pankake Poetry Series: My Name Is Immigrant

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium

Wang Ping will read new poems from My Name Is Immigrant and relate her experiences while living, writing and teaching poetry as an immigrant activist.

Register here.

Sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries