News and Perspectives
This year we are excited to host our Lavender Celebration, honoring and highlighting the achievements of LGBTQIA students at the U of M. Our theme this year is "The Next Chapter: Building Community & Seeking Justice." As our students move forward with their lives outside of the U of M - and given our current political climate - now, more than ever its essential for us to build community, invoke self-care, be resilient, resist oppression and create profound change. We are very excited this year to have local activist and leader Roxanne Anderson as our keynote speaker.
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - A University of Minnesota graduate student is launching a university food pantry in an effort to keep healthy food options within reach for students.
One out of every 10 students at the U of M has reported having food insecurity - a major issue in higher education.
As University-area daycare centers face funding losses from student service fees next school year, student-parents and center directors are working to find alternative ways to fund childcare services.
The Como Early Learning Center and Community Child Care Center — daycares that primarily serve University of Minnesota parents — have each received about $85,000 from student service fees in years past. Because of a new cap set for groups, each center will be eligible for a maximum of $55,000.
Closing its series of events addressing violence, health and justice, the University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics held a panel on campus sexual assault Saturday.
During the event, “Dismantling Campus Rape Culture,” a panel of faculty, staff and students took questions from over 200 audience members.
The University YMCA, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, will host a Nutritious U Food Pantry March 29-31 in partnership with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and Boynton Health Services.