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New International Students and Scholars Arriving on Campus

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Over the next few weeks, more than 300 new freshmen, 400 undergraduate transfers, 800 graduate and professional international students, and 300 non-degree students from more than 130 countries will arrive and settle in for the academic year. Hundreds more scholars and researchers from around the world will arrive throughout the fall semester. Each of these individuals brings new perspectives and experiences to our University and a strong motivation to learn and succeed.


Campus Climate Initiative at the University of Minnesota

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

With racial tensions in the U.S. on the rise, how is the University of Minnesota addressing the issue on campus? Dr. Lamar Hylton, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs, discusses the unique challenges facing students of color on college campuses and how the U of M is working to make campus more welcoming and inclusive to students of all backgrounds and identities. Listen to the interview on Access Minnesota

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University students, professors clash over 'free speech'

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Freedom of speech is protected in the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But universities across the U.S. are debating if they will tolerate all kind of speech on campus – even speech that students say is offensive, hateful or divisive. Read the full story from Voice of America news. The story includes references to the University of Minnesota.


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