News and Perspectives
June 8, 2017 - We learned this week that the Department of State and consular officials have begun to implement new procedures in line with President Trump's promise of "extreme vetting." Visa applicants may be required to complete this new form if consular officials determine they “warrant additional scrutiny in connection with terrorism or other national security-related visa ineligibilities.” Administration statements indicate
In the last year, religious bias caused the highest number of University of Minnesota bias incidents, according to a new report.
The University Bias Response and Referral Network, a team of faculty, staff and administrators, released its first-ever annual report in May. The report compiled information on all bias reports in the past year, including the details on incidents and recommendations for the future.
Colleges are starting to accommodate transgender students, but some are doing it better than others.
Many people don't notice if a restroom is labeled gender neutral. To a transgender student, though, that sign could make the difference about whether they deliberately dehydrate to avoid using the bathroom. A campus doctor asking transgender students their preferred pronoun could reassure them enough to return if they suffer a medical emergency.
Think of all the things you're looking for in a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Kindness, sense of humor, things in common, physical attraction, helpful, respectful...
How about world-class sprinting speed? You into that? Would you settle for someone fast enough to run sprints in the Big Ten?
Getting into college and making it through can be hard no matter what your circumstances. But for first-generation students — the first in their families to attend college — the challenges are even greater because they must tackle them largely on their own. Students whose parents have gone to college can draw on that experience, perhaps talking to them about filling out applications or picking a major. Many college-educated parents also help their children financially, or provide a cushion if things go awry.