News and Perspectives
Friday, March 25, 3 pm, Best Buy Theater, Northrop. It’s no secret that Islamophobia has become a real issue in our community. Last year’s terror attacks, and the surge of anti-Muslim rhetoric from U.S. politicians (Donald Trump, Dr. Carson, etc.) have raised a lot of questions about Islam and Muslims in America. As part of University of Minnesota’s Campus Climate initiative, the Muslim Student Association hopes to address the many questions students and faculty have about Islamophobia on campus. See the Facebook event.
Today, University President Eric W. Kaler delivered his Driving Tomorrow: 2016 State of the University Address. In it, he talked about the importance of campus climate:
There is no area in which we all need to listen more carefully than our work to create a more welcoming and respectful campus climate and promote diversity.While we are not where we want to be, since I became President, the number of undergraduate students of color on the Twin Cities campus has increased to more than 20 percent, and to 18 percent across the system.