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How to Respond if Someone You Know is Accused

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

If someone you know, even a friend or family member, has been accused of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or sexual harassment (all are Title IX violations) it is often difficult to process how you should respond. The Aurora Center doesn't typically provide services to someone who has been accused of Title IX violations, but here are some tools for you when having a conversation with them:

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UMN employees push for parental leave equity

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

University of Minnesota employees are seeking support for a movement to make the institution’s parental leave policy more inclusive.

Several governance committees have endorsed a resolution calling for equal amounts of leave for all parent-employees. Its proponents hope to present the document to the University Senate in the spring.

Read the MN Daily story.


The cost of tax reform to our students

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

President Kaler sent this message to the entire University community and a similar message to civic, business and political leaders across the state.

As the federal tax bill works its way through the U.S. Senate, our graduate students who work as teaching (TA) and research assistants (RA) urgently need our help. Right now.


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