The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and the University of Minnesota today announced the newest class of scholarship recipients for the SMSC Endowed Scholarship program. They include 13 Native American students from 11 different tribes. Read the complete Red Lake Nation News article.
The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life at University of Minnesota Twin Cities is looking for passionate professionals to serve as Gender Equity and Access Policy facilitators for the Spring 2020 Cohort of the Facilitator Training Program. This newly implemented and system-wide policy incorporates four main components: name, gender identity, and pronouns; programs, activities, and facilities; data collection; and data privacy.
A University of Minnesota student group dedicated to promoting diversity in science is creating a scholarship to attract aspiring scientists in underrepresented communities.
Tate Hall, like many other buildings on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, is compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. The bathrooms have accessibility stalls, there are multiple elevators and the building has two entrances for those with mobility challenges.
The University of Minnesota appointed the first-ever senior director of American Indian Tribal Nations Relations late last month to help build relationships between local tribes and the University.
A policy on gender identity and expression nearly three years in the making was enacted by the President's Policy Committee last Friday.
The decision comes after 18 months of systemwide University consultation and a recent comment period on the policy. It aims to help ensure University of Minnesota members can identify and be identified by their specified names and gender pronouns.
The second phase of the University Libraries’ Transgender Oral History Project has begun. Led by Myrl Beam, the project will feature interviews that highlight transgender social movements and organizing.
The Department of Homeland Security recently announced plans to increase many of the fees charged on immigration-related filings. According to the National Law Review, the planned increase will result in “a weighted average of 21 percent across the board” with some visa types seeming much steeper increases. The proposal was recently published in the Federal Register and public comments can be submitted until
Don't miss the BIPOC Healing Art Series: “Get Out of Your Head and Into Community.” The series continues with Session 2: “Healing Through Movement” with host artists Maija Brown and Jasmine Kar Tang on January 23, 2020 from 11:30 am-1 pm at 10 Church Street SE, Room 375.