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2017 Gender and Sexuality Center Lavender Celebration

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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.

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U of M grad student develops nutritious food pantry just for students

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.

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UMN childcare centers look for new funding after student service fees cuts

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.

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UMN panel discusses solutions to end campus rape culture

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.

Read the MN Daily story.

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University YMCA Hosts Nutritious U Food Pantry Pilot March 29-31 and Service/YMCA Job Opportunities Fair

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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. 


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