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Transgender project funded for phase 2

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Libraries has received $266,000 from Tawani Foundation to fund Phase 2 of the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project (TTOHP) — a project intended to empower transgender individuals to tell their story, while providing students, historians, and the public with a richer foundation of primary source material about the Transgender community.

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Supporting Dreamers: IRT Update

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Since it was announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be phased out, the focus has been on Congress to pass a legislative solution before March 5, 2018. After that day, if Congress does not act, about 1,000 young people will lose their status every day. Without DACA, they lose work authorization and their academic goals will be at risk.

Because the solution lies with our elected officials, everyone can make a difference. Below are some ways you can get involved.

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Using data and stories to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Minnesota

Monday, October 30, 2017

Friday, November 17, 402 Walter Library, 8:00 am check- in, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm sessions 

The conference is free and open to all UMN faculty and staff, including those from system campuses. Registration is required. Please register here by November 13th, 2017. 


Campus Climate Initiative moves to the Office for Equity and Diversity

Monday, October 30, 2017

The University of Minnesota’s current campus climate initiative on the Twin Cities campus began in 2014 when President Eric W. Kaler made it a top priority for his administration. Since then, the initiative has made progress and gained momentum. A Campus Climate Workgroup comprised of senior leaders studied the issue and issued a report in 2015.

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Apply to be a 2018 Orientation Leader

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Orientation & First-Year Programs is looking for the 2018 Orientation Leaders (OLs) for the Class of 2022. This position allows you to connect with students and share your personal experiences to help the first-year students have a seamless transition into college. As an Orientation Leader for the Class of 2022, OLs are expected to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for the first-year students by connecting with and teaching them about the University and issues that college students face.


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