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Equity and Opportunity: 2017 and Beyond - A Humphrey School Courageous Conversation

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Friday, February 3,12:00-1:00, Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

This gathering is part of The Humphrey  School of Public Affairs Institute’s 2016–17 informal courageous conversations series where we gather as a community of students, staff, and faculty to discuss questions of equity, justice and opportunity. No advanced preparation is necessary; just come willing and ready to talk candidly with--and listen respectfully to-- one another. All are welcome to attend.

At each gathering we will:


What is the Impact of New Immigration Policies for the U of M

Monday, January 30, 2017

Feb 2, 12-1 pm, Beacon Room, University Recreation and Wellness Center

This is a meeting to share information about the impact of the new executive orders on the U of M community, to idenfity resources, and strategize about how to protect the U of M community and local immigrants and refugees.

This event is open to all members of the U of M community.

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A Message From ISSS Regarding the Recent Changes in Immigration Policy

Monday, January 30, 2017

The following message was sent by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to all all international students, scholars, and employees and can also be found here.

Dear International Students, Scholars, and Employees,

We in ISSS are profoundly troubled by the new executive order on immigration signed by President Trump late on Friday. We are reaching out to you and the rest of the international student, scholar, and employee population to tell you that we are reviewing the order and the ongoing developments to assess possible impacts and be able to provide you with the best advice. We have also reached out directly to those whose country has been specifically listed in the executive order (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen).

We encourage you to continue your studies and activities as normal, but until more is known, we caution against travel outside the U.S. for those from countries specifically listed in the executive order. For everyone else, we recommend that you consult an ISSS adviser if you have specific travel concerns. Remember that ISSS is an important resource for you, and we encourage you to contact us with questions about traveling outside of the U.S. or other visa-related issues, or if you would like to speak with a counselor about your concerns.

Be assured that the University's commitment to you and to international education has not changed, and we will challenge these negative policies. We believe that the entire campus and the Twin Cities community is a better place because you are here. 


Barbara Kappler, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean
International Student and Scholar Services
Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
190 Hubert H. Humphrey School
612-626-7100 | |

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One U student's photo project empowers women to heal, reclaim insecurities

Monday, January 30, 2017

Last spring, University of Minnesota student Ali Miller wanted to help others feel the same sense of empowerment she found in publicly sharing her story of surviving sexual assault.

Since launching her project in March 2016, the strategic communications junior has photographed and interviewed over 100 young women around the country about their personal struggles ranging from sexual assault trauma to mental illnesses and body image concerns. The project, called the “I Am Movement,” features the photos with the subject’s stories on social media.

Read the full Minnesota Daily story here.


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