News and Perspectives
With racial tensions in the U.S. on the rise, how is the University of Minnesota addressing the issue on campus? Dr. Lamar Hylton, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs, discusses the unique challenges facing students of color on college campuses and how the U of M is working to make campus more welcoming and inclusive to students of all backgrounds and identities. Listen to the interview on Access Minnesota
Freedom of speech is protected in the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But universities across the U.S. are debating if they will tolerate all kind of speech on campus – even speech that students say is offensive, hateful or divisive. Read the full story from Voice of America news. The story includes references to the University of Minnesota.
The Women's Center is now offering an online version of their salary negotiation workshop and hopes it helps you earn what you are worth - as it has many others. The module will take about 2 hours at your own pace. Feel free to share widely! For more information and to take the module.
New international students: Start your UMN experience off in the best way possible by attending Global Gopher Events (August 22-September 2)! This is a special opportunity for all new international students to make new friends, prepare for classes, and discover all of the amazing services the University offers with advice from experienced international student leaders. The Global Gopher Events schedule is now on the ISSS website! Take a look and RSVP for the events you will attend! All Global Gopher Events programming are optional. You should not miss any of your orientations or program meetings to attend Global Gopher Events. See the Facebook event page.
Amid student pushes for increased mental health resources, the University of Minnesota’s Office for Student Affairs added a new position focused on helping students with a wide range of issues.
Emily O’Hara, whose official title is care manager, said she helps students with issues ranging from difficulties in coursework to mental health issues to homelessness. While her position covers a broad spectrum of student issues, she helps direct students for more specific resources, like places to get professional mental health help, she said.