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Campus murders demand unprecedented, united response

Monday, June 12, 2017

Note: In recent years, the University of Texas at Austin and the The University of Maryland have experienced similar traumas related to campus climate. In recognition that our individual experiences are part of a national conversation, The Daily Texan and The Diamondback exchanged editorials on the subject. The Texan's editorial is viewable here.

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From the Immigration Response Team: Trump Administration Moves Ahead with "Extreme Vetting"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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


Report documents a year of UMN bias complaints

Monday, June 5, 2017

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.


At different paces

Monday, June 5, 2017

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.

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University of Minnesota track teammates are the state's fastest gay couple

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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?


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