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NAPSA virtual ticket for campus climate focused sessions

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Advising Initiatives team in the Office of Undergraduate Education has purchased the NASPA virtual ticket for the U of M community. Sessions from the National Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) conference will be streamed during spring break on March 13 and 14, Bruininks 412, 8:30 am to 4:45 pm. The mission of NASPA is to provide leadership, scholarship, professional development, and advocacy for student affairs. Topics streaming include: 


The Somali Student Association at the University of Minnesota presents: Somali Night 2017!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday April 1, 8-10 pm., Northrop, Carlson Family Stage

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Dress code: Semi-formal

SSA’s widely recognized Somali Night is the closing show of our second ever weeklong initiative, Somali Culture Week. Our purpose is to educate the University of Minnesota campus and the Twin Cities community about the rich Somali culture and heritage.

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Introducing the new Immigration Response Team

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The executive orders on immigration signed by President Trump have caused a great deal of anger, confusion, and fear among our campus community. In response, President Kaler called for the creation of an Immigration Response Team at his State of the University address in March 2017. The mission of the Immigration Response Team is to ensure that all who are affected by immigration policy changes have access to resources and support. The team provides outreach to the greater University community on the impact of executive orders and other policy changes, immigration regulations, and issues connected with DACA and immigration status.

Updates and resources related to immigration will now be housed on the Immigration Response Team website. We encourage you to sign up for their mailing list to keep up to date on news and events.

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Women’s Center’s award season is starting - nominations due April 14!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Dear University of Minnesota students, staff, and faculty:

It is our pleasure to announce the call for nominations for the 2017-2018 Women’s Center awards, with a deadline of Friday, April 14, at 4:30 p.m. Each of these awards honor the engagement, contributions, and leadership of University faculty, staff, or students.

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UMN officials trying to fix gap between white, black student graduation

Monday, March 6, 2017

...Robert McMaster, vice provost and dean of undergraduate education at the University, said the school looks at data on graduation and achievement gaps regularly, especially first-year retention rates and four- and six-year graduation rates.

While the University has seen graduation rates going up for both white students and students of color, it is still not where leaders want it to be, McMaster said.

“We’re well aware of where we sit with this gap,” McMaster said...


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