University of Minnesota

U rightly shifts stance on alerts

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday morning that it will modify its crime alert policy after more than a year of scrutiny for how the messages can perpetuate racism and stereotyping, pa


Demands by Whose Diversity? aren’t new

The Whose Diversity? group at the University of Minnesota.

Visa reform may help international students

International students at the University of Minnesota.

When Jim Wu graduated with a master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota nearly two decades ago as an international student, his new employer helped him obtain a work visa that


Mourners gather at U of M to honor Muslim students killed in North Carolina

With tears of grief streaming down her cheeks, Nora Nashawaty stood before more than 100 people gathered at the University of Minnesota Wednesday night to commemor


Charles Baxter Discussion & Book Signing

03/02/2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Author and University Professor Emeritus, Charles Baxter will discuss his new book There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories on Monday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m.

An Evening with Playwright Lynn Nottage

02/18/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

American playwright Lynn Nottage and local actors read from her new play Sweat in this unique event co-presented by the Department of English's Esther Freier Lectures in L

U of M dean of students braces for 'tough times' ahead, budget cuts will impact all areas of student services

(Photo by Charles Hallman) Danita Brown Young

University of Minnesota Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Danita Brown Young mainly used her first year on campus as one of the school’s highest ranking female administrators “to reflect and assess” her office and the 16 programs she oversees. Now in her second year, she says her office is ready for action.


Students challenge who defines U of M diversity, President declines invite to meet off-campus

(Photos by Charles Hallman)

Whose Diversity? is a diverse “collective” of University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students who came together at the beginning of the year to argue against what they call a “cosmetic” commitment to diversity at the school. After they presented a list of “diversity demands” to President Eric Kaler, the group was featured in an MSR June front page story (“Student group presents ‘diversity demands’ to U of M officials: ‘Whose Diversity?’ resists cooptation, wants more than ‘sprinkling a few faces of color in catalogues,’” June 12, 2014),


Students seek bathroom equality for University community

(Photo by Lisa Jacobs published under Creative Commons License)

Sarah Klyman searched the University of Minnesota campus to find bathrooms that weren’t designated for men or women.


Gender-open housing moves forward at University of Minnesota

(Photo by jonsson published under Creative Commons License)

The University of Minnesota is making progress on a gender-based housing initiative it announced about a year ago.

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