News and Perspectives


U disability assistance should start on the first day of class

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

As I enter my third year at the University of Minnesota, I've noticed that more and more students I know are turning to the Disability Resource Center (DCR) for[JT1]assistance with pursuing their education. My concern, however, is that many of those that are meeting with the DRC are also over halfway done with their education.


TRIO Gala Celebrates Anniversaries of Upward Bound, Student Support Services, McNair Scholars

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, 6-9 p.m. TCF Bank Stadium, DQ Room. RSVP here.

U of M TRIO programs are celebrating their anniversaries and we want you to join us. 

  • Upward Bound - 50 years
  • Student Support Services - 40 years
  • McNair Scholars - 25 years 

Enjoy an evening of inspiring stories, sumptuous food, music, awards, and entertainment.


Confronting Islamophobia: Promoting Human Rights in Public Policy

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Thursday, September 29 from 5-8 p.m. in the Humphrey School Cowles Auditorium.

Prejudice against Muslims has existed in various forms throughout American history, but this issue has become far more prominent throughout the past decade. Join us for an evening symposium to discuss how we can work to address and overcome prejudice and shape our public policy to ensure human rights for all people. 

To register and learn more.


Inclusive Environment Alert: Chemical & Scent Sensitivities

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New signage is now available for offices that is intended to remind us that many in our workspaces have chemical sensitivities, and each of us have an opportunity to contribute to making our environment inclusive. A PDF created by the Disability Resource Center that is accessible can be found here.

The signs asks that people be mindful of these sensitivities by


Small World Coffee Hour: Vegetarians Around the World

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Friday, September 16, 4:00pm to 6:00pm, 120 Coffey Hall, Sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Join Small World Coffee Hour for an introduction to vegetarian food and the cultural roots of vegetarianism around the world. There will be some tasty, authentic vegetarian dishes and great conversations!

Read the event listing.


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