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Minnesota Student Association (MSA) advocates for students facing uncertainty due to DACA, TPS or the Travel Ban

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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:

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Founder of #MeToo movement comes to UMN campus

Monday, February 19, 2018

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.


Editorial: Proposed changes to the Student Conduct Code aren't the problem

Monday, February 19, 2018

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.


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