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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The following message was sent to all students on the Twin Cities campus from President Eric W. Kaler on Oct. 2, 2108

Dear Twin Cities students,

This week marks the 104th annual celebration of Homecoming, a tradition dedicated to honoring the spirit of the University of Minnesota on the Twin Cities campus. Many of us will participate in events and share experiences that reflect our collective pride around the choice we each made to be Golden Gophers.

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Hard liquor banned at most U of M fraternities

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fraternities at the University of Minnesota are taking steps to combat alcohol-related deaths by banning hard alcohol in frat houses.

Almost all fraternities at the U of M have already banned hard alcohol within their walls. That means they'll be a model for their national chapters, which have vowed to do the same by next year.


Bdote Guided Tour

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Bdote Guided Tour is led by Iyekiyapiwin Darlene St. Clair, Dakota Scholar and Professor St. Cloud State University, and will take place Sunday, October 7th  1:30pm-3:30pm.

Join the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) this fall for a special guided tour of the Bdote site at Fort Snelling State Park, location of Dakota creation stories and the site of mass imprisonment of the Dakota people before their forced removal from the state in 1862.


First Generation Institute

Thursday, September 27, 2018

An event for UMN faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Friday, November 2, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Coffman Memorial Union

Faculty and Staff: $30
Graduate Students: $10
Undergraduate Students: No cost

Through our collective commitment to first-generation students, the #FirstGen Institute will:

  • Strengthen participants' knowledge of what it means to be a first-generation college student.


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