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Listening to Learn - Stories from the Immigration Response Team

Thursday, October 12, 2017

by Marissa Hill-Dongre, director, Immigration Response Team

In my role as the director of the University of Minnesota’s Immigration Response Team, I have the opportunity to talk to many people.  I outline changes to immigration laws and policies, discuss concerns that individuals and departments have, and answer questions about how these changes may impact immigrant and international students, faculty and staff at the University.

I also listen to many stories.  People share profoundly personal experiences, like:

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Editorial: Stop vandalizing the Washington Avenue Bridge

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

As a long-standing tradition of the University of Minnesota, student groups across campus are annually granted permission to paint the interior panels of the Washington Avenue Bridge to advertise their groups and publicize their respective group philosophies. However, for the past two years, conservative groups’ panels were defaced and vandalized. This year, panels of the College Republicans, Turning Point USA and the Minnesota Republic were defaced with various messages denouncing the original messages on the panels.

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