News and Perspectives
by Ian Ringgenberg, chair, P&A Senate, and Shannon Farrell, co-chair, P&A Senate Benefits & Compensation Subcommittee
Charlie Kirk, a 24-year-old conservative firebrand, was bringing his pro-capitalism, small-government message to the University of Minnesota on Dec. 5. And he clearly was expecting some blowback.
After swastikas were drawn on walls and controversial fliers were distributed around campus at the University of Minnesota-Morris this semester, many students feel unsatisfied with the University’s response.
At a University Senate meeting Monday afternoon, Morris student Ben Yawakie expressed concerns about the way the University has dealt with the issues.
Sonia Paredes grew up in north Minneapolis. Her parents always expected her to pursue higher education.
Troy Wildenberg of Wisconsin says the U of M campus felt right for him from his very first visit.
Maryan Garane hopes to use her college experience to create positive change and foster more resources for diverse communities in workplaces, schools, and government.
The University of Minnesota Disability Resource Center is seeking faculty help to support growing numbers of students using testing accommodations on campus.
With the existing test-taking facility filled over capacity for the last several years, the DRC has resorted to using spaces like offices and even using a hotel to accommodate students. DRC leadership says if the University doesn’t allocate more resources to testing accommodations, they won’t be able to serve all the students who need them.