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President Kaler's statement on the outcome of the All-Campus Election referendum

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

At the University of Minnesota we promote a climate of open, thoughtful and civil debate among our students, who bring great passion and energy to their positions, causes and elections. That is important to me, and I respect the right of our students to express their opinions through ballots or other initiatives. All in our community have the right to do that regardless of their points of view.


Conversations on Student Life and the Law: Free Speech v. Hate Speech

Monday, March 12, 2018

Wednesday,  April 4, 2018, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Humphrey Forum, Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Join Student Legal Service for a dynamic presentation by Professor Karen Miksch, J.D., about academic freedom, hate speech and free speech on campus. Ms. Miksch is faculty at the University of Minnesota and an expert in higher education law.


Interrogating Anti-Black Racism and Disablement: A Critical Disability Studies Collaborative Symposium

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday, April 12th – RecWell Center, Beacon Room

  • 4:00 - 4:15 - Doors & Registration Open 4:15 - 4:30 - Welcome Address
  • 4:30 - 5:30 - The Untold Black Disabled Reality Through Hard Hitting Poetry and Song. Leroy F. Moore, Founder of Krip-Hop Nation and Co-Founder of Sins Invalid. 5:30 - 6:30 - Reception

Friday, April 13th – RecWell Center, Multipurpose Room 6-7


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