News and Perspectives


Frederick Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

As part of Black History Month, the Center for Writing’s Student Writing Support program is participating in Douglass Day, a commemoration of writer, orator, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Because Douglass was born into slavery, his birthdate was unrecorded; Douglass himself chose February 14th. Since his death in 1895, “Black communities across the U.S. gathered to celebrate his birthday every year on February 14th.


President Kaler's message to the University community as DACA is set to end

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

To the University of Minnesota community,

A month from today, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is set to end, and I wanted again to express my concern and offer my support for our DACA students, faculty and staff. 


Feeling at Home: Stories From Alumni Who Experienced the U of M as Immigrant Students

Monday, February 5, 2018

Friday, February 23, 12-1:00 pm, McNamara Alumni Center, Laukka Room (second floor, limited seating), 200 SE Oak St, Minneapolis, MN 55455, Livestream via GoToWebinar

Students, alumni, and faculty/staff are invited to attend this panel discussion featuring three alumni who will talk about their experiences navigating the University of Minnesota as students from immigrant families.


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