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UMN students protest for renaming of buildings and increased awareness of history

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A campus protest called for the renaming of some campus buildings in a continuation of an ongoing debate spurred by a recent exhibit.

A group of about 50 people silently marched across the University of Minnesota campus Wednesday to draw attention to the University’s history of discrimination and demand that buildings named after some past administrators be renamed.


Reflection: This World is Ours to Build

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Autumn Brown delivers the keynote at the 2018 Indigenous Women and Women of Color Student Summit: This World is Ours to Build. Photo credit: @resilientcampus

We can’t believe it’s been one month (exactly!) since our Indigenous Women and Women of Color Student Summit: This World is Ours to Build. We’ve had some time to reflect since then, and we’re already scheming about the next summit in the spring of 2020! We’ll open and close this reflection piece with a few thoughts on the day from Emma, Women’s Center student staff and summit presenter and participant:

Read the full piece on the Women's Center blog.

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Stress Busters and Study 24/7 begin April 27

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

From the Libraries. See more on their webpage.

We can help as you prepare for finals

We offer “distraction-free” studying for finals that includes extended hours in our buildings and study activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, Chat 24/7 with a librarian and take a break with our awesome activities. Did you see these study tips from fellow Gophers


QueerX Event: Men, Masks, & Toxic Masculinities

Monday, April 23, 2018

April 27, 12-1:00 pm, 41 Appleby Hall

Join us for a QueerX series event featuring Ahmad Qais Munhazim! This event will bring up some complex ideas relating to masculinity and how it is performed.

How are masculinities performed? At what point does masculinity become toxic? Why can't some men be vulnerable? What does masc4masc mean? How are race, class and gender related to masculinities? Through interactive activities, dialogues and props, this event will try to answer some of these questions.


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