News and Perspectives
Over 900 colleges across the country have programs where students can interact with trained therapy animals, but only the University of Minnesota provides this weekly – and is one of very few universities that includes chickens.
One of the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) priorities this year is to advocate for University students facing uncertainty with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), reversal of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or the Travel Ban. Their efforts include:
1. Unanimously passed a resolution which asked the University:
Multicultural Student Engagement and Student Counseling Services are excited to announce the launch of Let’s Talk at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.
A hashtag that brought national attention to the prevalence of sexual assault has been highly visible on social media and the news.
On Friday, University of Minnesota students gathered at Coffman Union to meet the person behind the #MeToo movement.
Students and other members of the public filled Coffman’s Great Hall to hear #MeToo founder Tarana Burke give a presentation and answer questions. Afterward, the audience got to engage with Burke personally.
A Student Conduct Code change was recently proposed that would include an updated policy holding student groups liable for any conduct they direct, sponsor or endorse that violates the University's conduct code. The groups would also be held liable if a student group's officers fail to prevent misconduct that occurs during a group event. Previously, student groups were exempt from such punitive actions. Over the past few weeks, many students have become frustrated with the potential implications of this change in the conduct code.