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School of Public Health releases draft plan for diversity, equity and inclusion

School of Public Health releases draft plan for diversity, equity and inclusion

Katelyn Vue, Campus Activities Reporter
March 14, 2021
The finalized plan is set to be released by this spring or summer.
The new “Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice” exhibit at the Bell museum on Thursday, March 11. The exhibit opened on Friday, March 12.

Bell Museum opens new environmental justice exhibit

Becca Most, Campus Activities Reporter
March 14, 2021
Climates of Inequality is a national collaboration designed to contextualize racial and environmental injustice in dozens of cities around the country, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The Board of Regents convene for their December 2019 meeting at the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Students weigh in on board priorities, raise ethical issues with regents election

Abbey Machtig and Hana Ikramuddin
March 13, 2021
The board also discussed the University’s COVID-19 response in a virtual meeting Friday.
Body cameras sit in a charging cradle.

Regents hold public forum on body cameras for UMPD

Ethan Fine
March 13, 2021
At the forum, students vocalized their thoughts on the potential for body cameras, a suggestion from Dr. Cedric Alexander’s report.
Social distancing signs flag down seats in Hanson lecture halls on Tuesday, July 28 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. All classes during July-mester enforced social distance protocols.

University of Minnesota will return to in-person classes fall semester

Emalyn Muzzy, City Reporter
March 12, 2021
Through studying vaccination and infection rates of COVID-19, University administration has decided it will be safe for students to return.
Karla Godoy da Costa Lima poses for a portrait on Wednesday, March 10 inside Bruininks Hall. Godoy da Costa Lima, a first year graduate student  at the U, founded EcoCiclo, a startup that developed Brazil's first biodegradable sanitary pad.

University grad student develops Brazil’s first biodegradable pad

Becca Most
March 12, 2021
By creating a marketplace for women in Brazil to buy and sell sustainable products, Karla Godoy da Costa Lima seeks to uplift women and address reproductive health issues.
Courtesy of Dr. Rachel Hardeman

UMN School of Public Health establishes new center for anti-racism research

Katelyn Vue
March 12, 2021
With a $5 million grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity will advance racial health equity through research and community-centered action.
UMN College of Liberal Arts commencement will be online again

UMN College of Liberal Arts commencement will be online again

Ethan Fine, Campus Administration Reporter
March 11, 2021
Given state restrictions on gatherings, Dean John Coleman said it is “not feasible” to host the commencement in person.
Increase in reported scholastic dishonesty prompts concern among UMN faculty, admin

Increase in reported scholastic dishonesty prompts concern among UMN faculty, admin

Hana Ikramuddin, Campus Administration Reporter
March 11, 2021
Amid the onset of new pressures due to the pandemic, the Office for Community Standards has found that more students are turning to scholastic dishonesty.
UMN creates new position to advise on American Indian affairs and tribal relations

UMN creates new position to advise on American Indian affairs and tribal relations

Abbey Machtig
March 11, 2021
The senior adviser to the president for Indian affairs will serve in President Joan Gabel’s cabinet.