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UMN living learning community for black women to open

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The University of Minnesota will open a Living Learning Community specifically tailored for black women will open in a few years.

Freshman Nassise Geleta and sophomore Kaylan Fernandez are hoping to open the 10-room LLC in Pioneer Hall once the residence hall reopens in fall 2019 after a large-scale renovation project.

After learning about the Huntley House — an LLC for black men in 17th Avenue Residential Hall — during her freshman orientation, Geleta wondered if there was one for black women she could join. Finding none, she decided to start one herself.

Read the MN Daily story.


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