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Fall Adviser Training: International Students

Monday, September 17, 2018

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is hosting their bi-annual Adviser Training on Wednesday, October 17.  These training sessions are intended for new or seasoned academic advisers, career counselors and student service staff who work with international students.

You do not need to attend both, but you are encouraged to do so! Please register for each session you plan to attend, and you will be asked to submit a question for the trainers when you register.

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Proposed UMN gender expression policy still in progress

Monday, September 17, 2018

In response to concerns about free speech rights and potential disciplinary measures, University of Minnesota officials are reworking a proposed policy that would require University members to use the name, gender identity and pronouns specified by an individual.

After receiving feedback from University members over the past year, the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office drafted the policy in August to clarify more contentious parts of the policy. 

The draft aims to prevent misgendering: using incorrect pronouns or the wrong name when referring to an individual.

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No more ‘Coffman’ Union? UMN might rename buildings honoring leaders called ‘racists’

Monday, September 17, 2018

Several University of Minnesota buildings soon could get new names as leaders confront the school’s racist history.

President Eric Kaler this week called for a new task force composed of faculty, staff and students to bring him specific recommendations for name changes by Nov. 15.


A campus climate that protects hope

Monday, September 17, 2018

by Na'im Madyun

Hope in its simplest form is a belief in the possibility. It’s when we focus on the possible more than the probable. Sometimes we hope when we don’t know what else to do or to punish reality. However, hope is more powerful when it’s rooted in reality and when our actions are intimate with our hope.

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Michael Goh named U of M vice president for equity and diversity

Friday, September 14, 2018

Michael Goh, Ph.D. has been appointed vice president for equity and diversity at the University of Minnesota, pending approval by the Board of Regents at its September meeting. Goh has served as interim vice president for equity and diversity since October 2017.


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