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Administrators seek to prevent sexual assault through culture change

Thursday, November 16, 2017

With a multi-step initiative set to roll out next year, University of Minnesota administrators hope to prevent sexual misconduct by changing campus culture.

The plan — which focuses on training and sexual assault awareness — is the product of a task force University President Eric Kaler assembled last spring in response to growing concerns about sexual misconduct. As the first step of the initiative, all faculty and staff will receive training this spring. 

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MSA tries new format for mental health discussion

Thursday, November 16, 2017

On Tuesday night, around 20 students gathered to discuss mental health over coffee, donuts and coloring pages.

The students gathered at the Whole Music Club in Coffman Memorial Union to share experiences and mental health strategies at an event hosted by the Minnesota Student Association’s health and wellness committee. The meeting was the first of its kind this year.

Read the MN Daily story.


President Kaler's remarks to the 10th annual Equity and Diversity Breakfast: "Harness the spirit in this room to do better"

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Good morning everyone, thank you Interim Vice President Goh, and thank you for your leadership of OED.

We’ve gathered once more to celebrate our engagement with and commitment to, equity, diversity, and inclusion. At the same time, in these troubling times, I also feel a need to use these moments together to contemplate our concerns, and address our challenges.

But, because it’s so early in the morning, first, let’s celebrate!

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IRT Update: Appeals Court Allows Third Travel Ban To Partially Take Effect

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 15 Update from the Immigration Response Team:

Challenges to the Trump Administration’s third travel ban continue to wend their way through court, with a federal appeals court ruling on Monday that Travel Ban 3.0 can partially take effect.


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