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I'm Not Your Gopher: U of M Students Sound Off

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I’m Not Your Gopher: University of Minnesota Students Sound Off is a project and artistic platform created by diverse U of MN students in the Social Justice Minor (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota to express inequalities, oppression, and violence at the institution.

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Minneapolis, university police receive specialized training for sexual assault victims

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

About 125 Minneapolis and University of Minnesota police officers on Tuesday received trauma-based training for working with sexual assault victims. Prosecutors from Ramsey and Hennepin counties also attended.

Matthew Clark, University of Minnesota police chief, said it was important for the university and city police to partner on student sexual assault cases. He said some campus officers had received this training and brought it to his attention, but this was the first time the department had offered it on a wider scale.


International Graduate Student Recognized as Top Teaching Assistant

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

For Taha Namazi, the John Bowers Excellence in Teaching Assistance Award is comparable to a lifetime achievement award.

Taha began perfecting his teaching skills long before arriving at the University of Minnesota. Growing up in Iran, he was grading assignments for his mother's second grade class as soon as he passed the grade himself, eventually even assisting with his father's high school English class.

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IRT Update: Supreme Court to Hear Travel Ban: Travel Ban Will Go into Effect (with Some Exceptions)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Today the Supreme Court announced that it would consider whether President Trump’s travel ban order is lawful. The Supreme Court lifted part of the injunction blocking the ban, which will allow the travel ban, with some exceptions, to go into effect.

The executive order in question suspended the refugee resettlement program and banned travel to the United States by people from six predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.  

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Updates on Immigration Policy Changes: Dreamers can Stay...For Now

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Trump administration announced that it will not immediately end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), but its long-term prospects remain uncertain. DACA provides undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. The program allows young people to get driver’s licenses, Social Security cards and makes college more affordable.


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