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Letter: Why Islam Awareness Week is necessary on college campuses

Thursday, March 22, 2018

In the age of the "Muslim Ban" and increased Islamophobic hate crimes, Islam is at the forefront of political discourse. Although Muslims are at the center of attention in the media, the public and even at the dinner table, they are rarely involved in these discussions. From conservatives who try to restrict Muslims from entering the United States to liberals who strive to “save” Muslim women, debates and conversations about Muslims occur regularly, but Muslims are not being invited. Islam is discussed by CNN and Fox News, who constantly perpetuate false stereotypes and homogenize Muslims.

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UMN students call for Coffman renaming policy at meeting

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Some University of Minnesota students called for a more specific campus building renaming policy during a Tuesday meeting with the President’s and Provost’s Advisory Committee on University History.

Minnesota Student Association members discussed the ongoing debate over whether to rename Coffman Union with committee members as well as University naming policies. Under current policy, the institution has the right to name and rename as they see fit.

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Anti-Semitic posters surface at University of Minnesota

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Two Jewish groups are condemning anti-Semitic fliers that appeared on the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus this week.

The fliers, which featured Nazi-era symbols, blamed prominent Jewish politicians for attacking "our beloved 2nd Amendment."

Read the Star Tribune article.


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