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Finally, U contracts give minority vendors a break

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rick Harris had the experience — more than 30 years in furniture sales and manufacturing in California.

And he'd obtained the certifications needed to become a registered Targeted Business vendor for the University of Minnesota when he moved to the Twin Cities six years ago.

Firms on the Targeted Business list are certified as high-quality vendors owned by people with whom the university wants to do more business, such as women, people of color or persons with disabilities. But for two years, he was unable to win any university contracts.


Student Counseling Services Offers Initial Counseling Appointments on West Bank

Monday, October 17, 2016

Beginning Thursday October 13, Student Counseling Services, in collaboration with the Law School, began offering initial counseling appointments on the West Bank campus. The appointments, which are available to all West Bank students, give students an opportunity to meet with a counselor, discuss mental health, academic and career concerns, and receive referrals to appropriate campus resources. Students can schedule a West Bank initial appointment by calling the Student Counseling Services Appointment line, 612-624-3323.   


Becoming an Ally for Equity & Diversity in the Legal Profession

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The University of Minnesota's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) will present a 2-hour CLE for lawyers and law students on Becoming an Ally for Equity & Diversity in the Legal Profession. The CLE will take place on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, from 12:15 to 2:15 PM, in Room 40 of the University of Minnesota Law School.

Thanks to co-sponsorship from the University's Office for Equity & Diversity and the Law School's Diversity Committee, the event is free. 2 Elimination of Bias CLE credits have been requested.


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