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Interview with President Joan Gabel: student mental health, development plans, transparency

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Minnesota Daily interviewed University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel this week, where she discussed topics including student mental health, renaming and the University’s capital request.

See the MN Daily story here.


Reclaiming Asian American Stories: May We Not Be Invisible to Ourselves and Each Other

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center, the Women's Center, and Asian American Studies would like to invite you to attend our four part storytelling workshop series. "Reclaiming Asian American Stories: May We Not be Invisible to Ourselves and Each Other." Our stories are powerful and will transform the world.

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U to open new center, connecting those with disabilities to digital resources

Monday, February 24, 2020

"The University of Minnesota is working to create a center that would increase the accessibility of digital resources, primarily for individuals with disabilities, in the classroom and across campus.

The Center for Digital Accessibility Excellence will educate University faculty and employees about creating online resources, websites and more for individuals who may need assistive technology. Some examples include captions on media, screen readers, voice input technology and screen magnifiers."

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UMN lays out steps to address lack of faculty diversity

Monday, February 24, 2020

"Data from 2018 show around 6% of the University’s tenure and tenure-track faculty come from underrepresented racial backgrounds. This compares to 13.8% in the Minnesota population. 

Several programs and future goals intended to improve those statistics were presented at a Board of Regents meeting this month, the first of three presentations focused on diversity. The says it has University has committed to enhancing faculty diversity through strategic recruiting, support for diverse research and scholars, and membership in several national initiatives."


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