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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.


#volunteeringAND: Workshops with focus on volunteering and international perspectives

Monday, November 20, 2017
The Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) with support from the International Student Services Fee are hosting four workshops on volunteering called #volunteeringAND. Each workshop focuses on volunteering and the intersection of another topic. The workshops will explore these topics through an international student lens, but is open to ALL students, international, domestic, undergraduate, and graduate. 

2017 Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity Award recipients

Monday, November 20, 2017

Meet the 2017 recipients of the University of Minnesota Office for Equity and Diversity’s prestigious Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity Awards, which honor students who demonstrate outstanding creativity, innovation, and potential for excellence on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice.


New grant assists international student parents

Monday, November 20, 2017

When Yuko Yadatsu moved from Japan to Minnesota to pursue her master’s degree, she had no plans of having a baby while in school.

Almost two years later, Yadatsu balances classes at the University of Minnesota and cares for her 7-month-old son with support from a new child care grant.

The $150,000 grant, called the University Student Service Fees Child Care Assistance Grant, is awarded to the University's Student Parent Help Center each year. All fee-paying University students are eligible, and individual awards are determined on a case-by-case basis. 


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