News and Perspectives
Friday, Nov. 4, 1:30-3:00pm, 400 Ford Hall, East Bank, presented by the 2016- 2017 GWSS Colloquium Series
A Book Talk by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.
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.
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.