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Narrating a transition

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

By Karen Carmody-McIntosh

Andrea Jenkins sits beside her video camera and audio recording equipment. She has just finished interviewing Ash Scott about his experiences growing up and then joining the military. Ash’s narrative will be transcribed, sent back to him to review for accuracy, and then it will take its place online as a video accessible through the University Libraries website.


#UMNFirst: A Guest Post by Aalayha Robb

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Today marks the inaugural First-Generation College Celebration day. To celebrate, the University of Minnesota and colleges around the nation are sharing the experiences of first-generation college students, staff, and faculty. In recognition of this day, Aalayha Robb (Architecture) shares her own journey to becoming a first-generation college student at the University of Minnesota’s College of Design.

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Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN) promotional postcards are available at no cost

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN) responds to incidents of bias on the Twin Cities campus. Established in 2016, the BRRN has responded to nearly 150 bias reports to date. Please help to spread the word about this important resource to students, faculty and staff.  


24/7 online UMN counseling draws return users

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

University of Minnesota students pulling all-nighters can find immediate stress relief and time management counseling at the click of a button. 

Effective U, an online counseling program in its first academic year at the University, provides a new set of counseling services aimed at promoting tools for student well-being. 

The six modules were designed to help identify and provide solutions to stress, time, monetary and academic concerns common to students at the University. 


FEMME-inist Friday: The Politics of Femme Identities

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Friday, Nov. 10, 5-6:30 pm, 101 Walter Library

At this special collaborative edition of Feminist Friday, the Women’s Center and Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life explore the politics within the ever-present femme identities. In this discussion we look to highlight the experiences, stigmas, and intersections of femme-identified folk through an interactive exploration of identity development. 


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