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The Diversity Community of Practice (DCoP) is a grassroots community of faculty and staff from collegiate units across the Twin Cities campus that meets monthly. Its purpose is to develop and leverage personal, professional, and technical expertise, thereby effectively creating innovative strategies that ensure successful implementation of equity and diversity goals at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
University of Minnesota Board Chair Dean Johnson and President Eric Kaler today reaffirmed the University’s commitment to honoring the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks...
...“Honoring those who died in 9/11 and respecting our Muslim community on campus are not mutually exclusive,” said Kaler. “I am confident that we can create a meaningful remembrance that is inclusive to all on campus. Hateful speech or actions are contrary to our values as a University.” Read the full statement.
Amid complaints over insufficient funding for some ethnic studies departments at the University of Minnesota, a student group is looking to boost interest in the programs. Read the Minnesota Daily story.
Don't be misled by Brenda Her's kind demeanor and petite stature. The second-year medical student, Dean's Scholar, and Tae Kwon Do green belt is a force to reckon with. The oldest of 11 children in a traditional Hmong family, Her says she was raised under a different set of expectations than her brothers were. Read the story.
"“Imagine if the only history you were taught was somebody else’s history,” says Dr. Keith Mayes. “When we started offering high school students classes in black history and culture, we learned they became more engaged in all of their classes. And once that light comes on, it stays on.” Read and watch more.