News and Perspectives
Luke McAvoy played offensive line for the Minnesota Golden Gophers from 2011-14. He majored in English Literature and was named All-Academic Big Ten. He is now a middle school teacher in Milwaukee. Read the incredibly moving and courageous story of his journey to come out to his team in this SB Nation OutSports story.
By The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board
Exactly one year ago today, activists demanding accountability for University of Minnesota diversity initiatives occupied Morrill Hall. Protestors called for an end to racial disparities on campus, particularly in regards to funding for the Department of Chicano and Latino studies and in the racial descriptions of suspects in crime reports.
One year later, the University’s efforts to create a more diverse campus climate are still falling short. Read the full editorial.
During this workshop, a panel of Chinese students will share their personal stories about interactions on campus. From their discussion and other interactive exercises, you will learn about the academic choices Chinese students make and how unique aspects of Chinese culture (such as collectivism, face saving, and shame) impact the student experience. Walking away from this workshop, you will be better able to connect with Chinese students and help bring their talents and perspectives to the forefront in the classroom and student life.
by Amelie Hyams
There is an old, familiar saying, “we are the hero of our own story” (Mary McCarthy). But what ifour story was written with someone else in the lead role?
Professor Moin Syed, from the Department of Psychology, knows that the script for our story has already been written for us. He is researching a concept called the Master Narrative, which is particularly powerful in American culture.
Read the full profile on the Office for Equity and Diversity blog.
President Kaler, in a recent interview with the Minnesota Daily, discussed campus climate progress. Here is the excerpt: