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Aurora Center sees increased traffic; calls for more funding

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Aurora Center at the University of Minnesota is calling for more staff, programming and funding during April in response to increasing student needs.

The Fund Aurora campaign will go through the second half of April, coinciding with Sexual Assault Awareness Month efforts, which started with an on-campus candlelight vigil Friday night. Several campus groups are also running separate efforts to support the center. 

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CSE students hopeful for more diversity

Monday, April 9, 2018

The College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota held a workshop Saturday morning to explore diversity and better integrate underrepresented students into the college.

The event — called Inclusivity in CSE — was attended by about 30 students and several faculty members. During the two and a half hour event organized by CSE students, attendees engaged in activities to discuss privilege and a poetry writing session.

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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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