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UMPD joins other campus police to discuss college free speech issues

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Campus law enforcement agencies met at the University of Minnesota’s Recreation and Wellness Center Tuesday to discuss rallies and free speech issues on campus.

The “When Hate Comes to Campus” event, hosted by the University and put on by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, aimed to train campus police on how to handle potential on-campus demonstrations.


New University transgender health clinic aims to make care accessible

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Boynton Health added the Transgender Health clinic as part of an effort to improve services for transgender members of the University of Minnesota community this summer.

The effort started with a Boynton audit that examined health disparities and needs among LGBT patients, along with best practices to address them. Some University employees said the center — which offers services like hormone therapy and sexual health care — makes high-quality care more accessible to transgender people at the University.

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Apply for a campus climate micro-grant

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Now in its third year, the campus climate micro-grants are an opportunity for members of the Twin Cities campus community to be awarded funding to advance campus climate. The theme this year is “fostering understanding, building solidarity and community” to encourage two or more groups (e.g. departments, collegiate units, student groups, etc.) to work collaboratively on projects to enhance the campus climate. Micro-grant awards will be between $500-$1000 grants.

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Traffic increases 18 percent at Boynton mental health clinic

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Guided by ongoing talks about campus mental health, the Boynton Health mental wellness clinic at the University of Minnesota saw more traffic than last fall.

The clinic reported an 18 percent overall rise in traffic from Sept. 5 to Oct. 9 compared to the same time frame in 2016. Brief and urgent clinic visits are up 14 percent.

“We’ve seen a steady increase in demand every year, and that probably reflects a number of different factors,” said Gary Christenson, Boynton's chief medical officer. 


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