News and Perspectives
Join the Immigration Response Team on Friday, Jan. 26 at noon to watch Without Papers followed by an informal discussion about the documentary (and the immigration debate happening this week in Congress). This half-hour film explores what it is like to be a Dreamer, a young adult brought to the United States as a child.
Without Papers (run time: 36 minutes)
After a successful first semester, a University of Minnesota hunger relief program is hoping to carry its momentum into the spring.
Swipe Out Hunger, a national nonprofit that allows University students to donate up to 10 unused dining hall meal swipes to food-insecure students, concluded a semester of testing and planning.
Now, plans are being put into place for a second donation drive during spring semester.
A law professor's take on the current controversies over free speech on college campuses.
Erwin Chemerinsky says students know too little about the Constitution and the history of free speech, and he thinks they need to understand that the First Amendment has been integral to every advancement of civil rights in America.
But should hateful, disrespectful or bullying words be censored?
For Samuel L. Myers Jr., it’s hard to say which figured more prominently in his early life, swimming or economics.
While both are long-standing interests, only recently have they become intertwined in his professional work. In fact, his background as an African American in swimming has informed his recent research, which explores disparities in drowning rates—disparities that, in some ways, are emblematic of racial inequity as a whole.