News and Perspectives
The Indigenous Women and Women of Color Student Summit, organized by the Women's Center, takes place every other year. We are proud to partner with the Carlson School of Management in organizing the next summit, which will take place at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
The U of M's new administrative policy Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence took effect Jan. 1. The policy prohibits sexual misconduct and describes the University's sexual misconduct response processes and resources.
On January 24, 2018, the University of Minnesota’s Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) celebrated the grand opening of its new space in 311 Appleby Hall. The center uses the space to serve the U’s Asian American and Pacific Islander undergraduate populations.
As part of Black History Month, the Center for Writing’s Student Writing Support program is participating in Douglass Day, a commemoration of writer, orator, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Because Douglass was born into slavery, his birthdate was unrecorded; Douglass himself chose February 14th. Since his death in 1895, “Black communities across the U.S. gathered to celebrate his birthday every year on February 14th.
To the University of Minnesota community,
A month from today, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is set to end, and I wanted again to express my concern and offer my support for our DACA students, faculty and staff.