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This World is Ours to Build: 2018 Indigenous Women & Women of Color Student Summit

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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. 


Frederick Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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.


President Kaler's message to the University community as DACA is set to end

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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. 


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