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National Pan-Hellenic Council's chartering ceremony

Thursday, October 13, 2016
photo from chartering ceremony
The University of Minnesota has had fraternities and sororities on campus since 1874. We are fortunate to have one of the oldest communities in the country, and it is something that we love to celebrate. On September 27th, 2016 we held another celebration. Our National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was chartered and recognized natioally. The NPHC is the governing council that serves the nine historically Black/African American fraternities and sororities. Here at The U, eight of the nine organizations have history with the institution.

MSA, University collaboration may ease some period pains

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In response to accessibility complaints, menstrual care products will now be more accessible in University of Minnesota restrooms.

University Facilities Management will stock the school’s gender-neutral restrooms with pads and tampons, as well as add new informational signs to restrooms about where to find menstrual supplies. The changes come after a push by the Minnesota Student Association (MSA).

Read the Minnesota Daily story.


Mariynne Robinson: The Arts and Humanities in the Public Research University

Thursday, October 13, 2016
flyer for event

Tuesday, October 18 3:30-5pm, Bell Museum Auditorium (room 100).  Marilynne Robinson’s visit is sponsored by the Esther Freier Lectures in Literature, the Department of English, the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, the Religious Studies Program, the Institute for Advanced Study, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Office of the Provost. This event is open to University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students. Contact Lydia Brosnahan at with questions. 


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