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Student Not Happy About ‘White Privilege Checklist’ In U Of M Dorm

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The conversation about race continues to be a heated one at the University of Minnesota.

On Wednesday, a display board with examples of white privilege found in Mark G. Yudof Hall led to one student becoming upset.

The display features 11 postcards, each with a different statement that identifies what white privilege allows for those that benefit from it.

Read the WCCO news story.


Trivia Around the World

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wed. April 26, 5-8 pm, Whole MusicClub, Coffman Union.

Travel. Taste. Trivia!
Join the fun and play some trivia about global and international cultures with your fellow U of M students! What better way to take a break from studying for finals?

FREE DINNER! Afro Deli, Wally's, La Loma, and Chimborazo!
Performances by Minnesota Kpop Dance Crew and Minnesota Junoon!
Oh also...$25 Amazon gift cards for winning team members...per game! (Psst there's 4 games, you do the math)

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UMN living learning community for black women to open

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The University of Minnesota will open a Living Learning Community specifically tailored for black women will open in a few years.

Freshman Nassise Geleta and sophomore Kaylan Fernandez are hoping to open the 10-room LLC in Pioneer Hall once the residence hall reopens in fall 2019 after a large-scale renovation project.

After learning about the Huntley House — an LLC for black men in 17th Avenue Residential Hall — during her freshman orientation, Geleta wondered if there was one for black women she could join. Finding none, she decided to start one herself.

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Group for UMN grad students with disabilities gets funding

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sarah Huebner found nothing when she looked for a support network and community of graduate students with disabilities.

Then she met fellow graduate student Ryan Machtmes, and the two formed the first advocacy and support group for University of Minnesota graduate students with disabilities in January.

Read the MN Daily story


2017 Educational Equity in Action

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Register now for the second University of Minnesota convening of Minnesota's education leaders, researchers, policy makers, and non-profit organizations committed to improving educational equity.

When: June 20 & 21

Where: University of Minnesota West Bank Campus

Cost: Individual (before April 30): $100; Individual (after April 30): $125; Group (3 or more): $75/ea.; Student: $50


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