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Public health students call for more diversity in program

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Over a three day period this week, students in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota were given the opportunity to share stories of difficulties under-resourced or marginalized students may face in their courses.

The initiative — called Our Voices Matter — was held from Monday to Wednesday and collected over 100 stories. The project was created to push SPH to address diversity and disparities in public health.

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Video: Who's Who - Who You Can Go to If You've Been Sexually Assaulted

Thursday, April 5, 2018

This Minnesota Student Association (MSA) Sexual Assault Task Force created this video in partnership with the off of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA), the Aurora Center, and the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD). They are advocating for this to be included into orientation curriculum.

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Disability resources feel strain of increasing student needs

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Disability resource staff at the University of Minnesota have felt the strain of increasing student needs — and leaders are calling for better data collection and more funding.

The annual student representatives’ report presented at last month’s Board of Regents meeting showed that many students felt disability services and education are lacking at the University.

Read the full MN Daily story.

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Conservative students feel less respected on campus, data shows

Thursday, April 5, 2018

In a year featuring protests of conservative speakers on campus, survey data shows the campus climate has become increasingly difficult for conservative students to navigate.

The most recent data from Student Experience in the Research Universities survey showed conservative students’ agreement with the statement, “Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus” has declined in recent years. The SERU survey is currently open for this year. 


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