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New director, new direction for MCAE

Thursday, March 26, 2020

"New leadership at the University of Minnesota’s multicultural academic support center is implementing organizational and staffing changes as its new director settles into his position. 

Last month, the new director of the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE), Fernando Rodriguez, met with student staff and presented his vision for the organization, which includes adding staff and relocating a multicultural Living Learning Community. University alum Rodriguez assumed his position last fall."

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Funding available for virtual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is offering funding for U of M faculty to attend the virtual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference (April 18-19, 2020). Info can be found at IDEA will cover the cost of conference registration.


LGBTQIA+ Student Community Check-In

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Karmen McQuitty (Student Legal Services) and Saby Labor (Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life) are teaming up to co-host a virtual check-in for UMN LGBTQ+ students this Friday at 3pm CST.

Feel free to share out to students.

Title: LGBTQIA+ Student Community Check-In

Date/time: Friday, March 27 @3pm CST


Audience: LGBTQIA+ students at UMN 

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UMN plans to formally recognize campus placement on Indigenous land

Monday, March 16, 2020

"Plans are underway for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to release a land acknowledgement statement, which would recognize that the campus resides on Dakota homeland. 

The Twin Cities campus occupies land that Dakota people lived on for generations. Treaties with the U.S. government forced tribes to relocate, making way for Europeans to establish a town that would become Minneapolis in the mid-1800s."


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