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MSA passes immigration policy change

Thursday, February 8, 2018

To protect students who may be impacted by immigration policy changes, the Minnesota Student Association at the University of Minnesota passed a resolution Tuesday to advocate for their education.

An MSA forum held on Feb. 6 featured a vote in favor of amending the University’s leave of absence policy and adding a long-distance learning standard in case students are removed due to their immigration status. The new policy imitates the University’s leave policy for active-duty students serving in the military.

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Tongues Untied

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tongues Untied is a space by and for People of Color who identify as LGBTQIA and/or Same-Gender-Loving. Named after the famous documentary "Tongues Untied" by Marlon Riggs & Essex Hemphill, the group serves to connect students, staff, faculty, and the Twin Cities community by holding discussion groups that focus on how race, sexuality, and gender impact our lived experiences. This program is designed to enhance and center the experiences of queer indigenous people and people of color. 


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