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University of Minnesota students start sexual assault task force

Monday, October 23, 2017
Students at the University of Minnesota have created a task force that will develop new strategies to combat sexual assault on campus.

The task force formed by the Minnesota Student Association will hold its first meeting in early November, Minnesota Daily reported.

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UMPD expands community engagement team

Monday, October 23, 2017

The University of Minnesota Police Department is expanding its community engagement efforts to better connect with students and staff.

UMPD added two new officers to its community engagement team this fall. The move received a positive response from University professors and administrators.

Read the story in the MN Daily.

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A University's New Rules on Rape

Friday, October 20, 2017

The University of Minnesota -- site of a high-profile case in which football team members reportedly gang-raped a female student -- has reworked its sexual harassment policies and conduct code, a move many have applauded but that some victim advocates say could allow students who were complicit in a sexual assault to escape unpunished.


Letter of support to Somali students from CLA's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President's Emerging Scholars Programs

Thursday, October 19, 2017

To our Somali students, families and friends,

We, the staff of the College of Liberal Arts Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the President’s Emerging Scholars Programs, send our deepest condolences.  No country should have to experience the tragedy of a terrorist attack nor should families be left with the chasm of sorrow and grief such acts create.  We send our thoughts and prayers to you and, particularly, to the people of Mogadishu. Please know that millions of Americans stand with you in the face of this horrendous act. 


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