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We’ve gotten better at diversity. Now the challenge is inclusion.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

By Nitin Nohria, dean of Harvard Business School.

..."Our institution, like many others, has made great strides in increasing diversity. But when diversity advances without inclusion, when we do not create environments where people feel like they fully belong and thrive, tensions can follow. More important, we fail to realize the benefits of diversity.


At the U, a record of upholding free speech, and dissent

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

By Daniel McDonald

As current chair of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, I read with great interest John Kass’ May 2 commentary, “How the left is silencing free speech” on campuses.

One might conclude, based on national news coverage, that the First Amendment has taken some hits on college campuses in recent years. I am pleased to note, however, that my personal experiences attending speeches on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota give alumni and all Minnesotans good reason to be proud of the way free speech is protected at the U.


President's Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct: Our next steps

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In a May 16 campus-wide email, President Kaler announced his President's Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct

Our determined efforts to combat sexual misconduct continue. We must take next steps to ensure safety, respect, and a culture that reflects our deeply held institutional values.


Chinese Language Cafe

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24, 5:30 pm, University International Center, Room 101, 331 17th Ave SE

Chinese Language Cafe provides an informal gathering space for Chinese language learners and native speakers from the Twin Cities. The evening provides attendees an opportunity to speak Chinese, enjoy delicious bubble tea and meet new pengyou.


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