News and Perspectives
During Eric Kaler’s recent State of the University speech, the University of Minnesota president noted the prevalence of sexual assault on campus, which has been brought to light this school year, especially after the Gophers football boycott last fall.
One change to the culture and practices at the University regarding sexual assault — “enhanced training and additional education for students after their first year,” as Kaler put it — is a welcome move.
Residents of the University of Minnesota's Students’ Cooperative began placing signs in their front yard at the beginning of spring semester with phrases like, “frat boys: stop raping people.”
Members say the displays — located on University Avenue's fraternity row — have drawn concern from greek life members and gratitude from survivors.
In February, the Interfraternity Council contacted Student Unions and Activities, which set up a meeting between co-op and fraternity leaders. Ultimately, SUA found the signs violated no University policy.
March 29, 12-12:45 pm, 35 Nicholson Hall
Join the Immigration History Research Center as we screen several digital stories created by refugees living in the United States. These powerful digital stories were created as part of our Immigrant Stories project.
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