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Letter: Preserving and expanding the UMCDC serves the University’s mission

Friday, March 2, 2018

On Jan. 22, the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development announced the closure of the University of Minnesota Child Development Center. A month later, in response to research demonstrating the center's value to the University, President Eric Kaler postponed the closure until “an alternative, or alternatives, [are] in place.”


State of the University 2018: Our indisputable impact, our tough issues, our boundless opportunities

Thursday, March 1, 2018

by Eric W. Kaler

The full text of the State of the University Address, as delivered, can be found on the Office of the President website.

Below are two sections of the speech that are about critical issues impacting our campus climate - free speech and DACA.


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