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U of M Professor Erika Lee named distinguished Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Monday, April 30, 2018

Erika Lee, a professor of history in the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts and director of the University's Immigration History Research Center (IHRC), has been named one of 31 winners of a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Nicknamed the “brainy award,” the Carnegie Fellowship—chosen from among 270 nominations by a distinguished panel of jurors— provides support for scholarship that applies fresh perspectives from the humanities and social sciences to some of the most pressing issues of our time.

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Conflicting Stories In Clash Between Police, Attendees At U’s Somali Night

Friday, April 27, 2018

Two groups are telling conflicting stories about what happened at the University of Minnesota last week at an event meant to honor the Somali culture.

On Friday night, Northrop Auditorium hosted the Somali Student Association’s annual celebration of culture and heritage. The event featured fashion, music and dancing.

However, discrepancies remain over how police responded to reports of a fight.

Read the full April 23 story on the WCCO website.


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