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University seeing uptick in reported on-campus bias incidents

Thursday, November 29, 2018

There has been a consistent rise in reported incidents motivated by bias at the University of Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota's Bias Response and Referral Network, which has collected bias incident reports since 2016, recorded 107 individual reported bias incidents between March 2017 and April 2018 — an almost 40 percent increase from 2016-2017, according to BRRN reports. 

While the BRRN data may not cover every bias or hate incident on campus, the information does show the types of incidents that have occurred, said Ann Freeman, director of Campus Climate Initiatives at the University. 

See the full MN Daily story here.

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