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UWOC We Slay 5K

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Join University Women of Color (UWOC) for our first 5K on Saturday, October 15, on the University of Minnesota campus! All are welcome. Proceeds will benefit UWOC programming. 

The suggested registration fee for 5k participants is $20, with all registration fees going toward UWOC programming. You are also welcome to donate a registration fee for another participant or make a general donation toward UWOC programming. 

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Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Undergraduate and non-degree international students: Apply now to attend the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat on October 14 & 15. It is a great opportunity to meet other students, begin friendships with people from all over the world, and discover your own leadership potential. Lean more and apply at isss.umn.edu/programs/ccl-retreat.html.

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A call to students, to our U community

Friday, September 9, 2016
a phot of Abeer Syedah

By Abeer Syedah

It was a summer of deep, national pain that, for too many is not unheard of or atypical. The violence of these past months, for many students, is a headwind that carries a passion for expecting the highest commitment to radical love, equity, and respect from our communities. And we students, the U, Gophers, are indeed a community.

Our student body is vast, with a diversity of experiences, identities, beliefs, and understandings among us. And as an institution of education, often the epicenter for social change, that diversity is our excellence worth celebrating as well as our responsibility worth understanding.

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