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Save the date: Second Annual Multicultural Student Kick-Off hosted by the MANRRS and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Monday, June 11, 2018
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Multicultural Student Kick-Off hosted by the MANRRS and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. This year's Kick-Off will take place on September 19th from 4-6pm in the St. Paul Student Center- North Star Ballroom.  
We hope that you can attend this year's Kick-Off and share this information with your students; in particular students served within the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.  More details to come within the next few weeks or so.  
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UMN student government calls for dialogue on freedom of speech

Friday, June 8, 2018

The University of Minnesota's Student Senate passed a resolution on freedom of speech and artistic expression in May, which sparked conversations around the issue. 

The proposal asks the University to adopt formal guidelines on freedom of speech, taking into account the work of past committees and other universities and colleges. The Office for Student Affairs plans to continue work with student government on the issue in the fall. 


A Reflection on Recent Immigration Headlines

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dear friends,

Last weekend, many of us in this country spent time with our families and friends and celebrated Memorial Day by remembering individuals who gave their lives to uphold the ideals of the United States. Despite efforts to find time to think and reflect, I found it hard to avoid a barrage of news stories related to the actions of U.S. government agencies and their treatment of immigrants.


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