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Nursing mothers struggle to find lactation spaces at the U

Monday, September 26, 2016

For women who choose to breastfeed, finding an adequate place to pump on campus only adds to an already tense experience.

While University of Minnesota advocates have worked for years to add more lactation rooms on campus, some nursing mothers still struggle to find convenient spaces to use breast pumps, which can discourage women from breastfeeding or even delay their return to the University.

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Re-education

Monday, September 26, 2016

At the University of Minnesota, some 5,700 new students arrived on campus for orientation earlier this month. Each one of them has taken a course on campus sexual assaults. A new law, which came into effect on August 1st, made it mandatory for all university freshmen in the state of Minnesota to be given training within the first ten days of the school year. Minnesota is unusual for the breadth of its decree, but students, parents and university administrators across the country are asking the same questions about how widespread campus rape is and what to do about it.

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