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After rise in anti-Semitism, UMN officials look to foster dialogue, healing

Thursday, April 6, 2017

In a string of anti-Semitic incidents on the University’s campus that swelled in November and slowed in mid-February, drawings of swastikas were found in bathrooms and treaded in the snow on a football field. One student found a drawing of a concentration camp in his Pioneer Hall dorm room, and near McNamara Alumni Center, white-supremacist posters with swastikas were hung from telephone poles.

Now, through panel discussions and workshops the University is working to address increased reports of bias-related incidents.

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Apply for a 2017 Equity & Diversity Transformation Award

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Each year, the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) sponsors numerous awards in support of equity and diversity work and achievements at the University of Minnesota. Please consider applying for a 2017 Equity and Diversity Transformation Award.

Equity and Diversity Transformation Awards seek to infuse equity and diversity into every aspect of the University’s teaching, learning, research, service and outreach by funding creative yet pragmatic proposals for projects that support equity and diversity initiatives. 


Conversations with Current & Aspiring Teachers of Color

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When: Tuesday, April 18th 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Coffman Union,  President's Room

Open to students from all majors and levels of interest. Teachers of color are in high demand in Minnesota!

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