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Report: UMN's bias response team poses little concern for free speech

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The University of Minnesota’s bias response team stands out for its free speech and academic protections, a survey of over 200 similar teams across the country found...

...Including strong free speech protections in the team’s procedures was an easy decision, said Tina Marisam, University Title IX coordinator, Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action director and BRRN member. She said the most effective response to a bias incident is often open conversation about its harmful effects.

“Working to end bias, in our view, requires free speech and creating more opportunities for free speech,” Marisam said.

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Women’s Center awards, grants, and scholarships

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Women’s Center invites nominations for its multiple awards, grants, and scholarships, which honor the engagement, contributions, and leadership of University faculty, staff, and students. Due dates range from Apr. 14 for awards to June 2 for gender equity grants and student scholarships. For more information and to apply.

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