News and Perspectives


An Evening with Judge Rosemarie Aquilina

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Join us for a night of meaningful conversation with Judge Rosemarie Aquilina on Wednesday, November 28th in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union. In partnership with The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education, Boynton Health, Multicultural Student Engagement, Council of Graduate Students, and Minnesota Student Association, this event will cover Judge Aquilina’s career and her focus on the 2018 USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal.

Before event:
· Students: $5
· General Public: $15


Disability Justice in Campus-Wide Organizing and Activism

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Critical Disability Studies Collective (CDSC) is excited to announce our next fall event: Disability Justice in Campus-Wide Organizing and Activism. The event will be held Thursday November 15th from 12:30-2:30  in 140 Nolte Hall. The panel will begin at 1, but folks are welcome to come anytime after 12:30. Light refreshments will be provided and folks can email with access needs. 


MyU gender identity and pronoun update

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The University began offering all students and staff on all campuses the ability to indicate a gender identity and/or personal pronoun through MyU on July 17, 2018. This new functionality was implemented to create a more welcoming, inclusive, and respectful campus climate.

MyU users are able to indicate a personal pronoun or gender identity through the My Info tab of MyU. As of approximately September 17, 8,590 MyU users had entered a Gender Identity and 8,425 MyU users had entered a personal pronoun into the system.   


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