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More U of M protests over Trump mural

Thursday, October 6, 2016

More than 150 University of Minnesota students marched into a planned meeting on campus climate to protest a controversial sign.

Last week during the annual "Paint the Bridge" event, College Republicans at the U of M chose to paint their panel on the Washington Avenue Bridge with the phrase "Build the Wall" from Donald Trump's presidential campaign. One person or more than one person then painted over that with "Stop White Supremacy." Saturday, U of M President Eric Kaler condemned the vandalism and said "Build the Wall" is protected speech.


Honoring Resistant Capital

Thursday, October 6, 2016

By Dr. Tania D. Mitchell

We do not always recognize resistance as acts of courage.

Our aims to be an inclusive campus requires that we honor the risks that students take to be heard. It requires that we acknowledge the structures, systems, policies, and spaces that may lead students (and other members of our campus community) to feel silenced, angered, hurt, ignored, and invisible. It challenges us to notice when spaces believed to be welcoming become hostile.


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