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Priscilla Hagerman, a Geography and Global Studies student at the U, is working on a national campaign for gender equality.

UMN student advocates for the UN Convention on Women to be ratified in surrounding cities

Izzy Teitelbaum
March 31, 2021
During her time interning at World Without Genocide, Priscilla Hagerman has been working on a national campaign for gender equality.
Official Spring 2021 Toledo program picture, courtesy of Lauren Huspeni

Last spring, there were 1,075 UMN students abroad. This semester, there are 28.

Sonja Kleven, Campus Administration Reporter
March 19, 2021
After being suspended for two terms, five programs now have students abroad, which program directors consider an accomplishment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
New fee for international alumni in STEM to be delayed after pushback

New fee for international alumni in STEM to be delayed after pushback

Nathanael Ashton-Piper
March 10, 2021
The proposed fee is for an extension to a program that allows international STEM graduates to remain in the US after graduation to work.
Photo courtesy of Carolyn Porta, a University of Minnesota professor of nursing. Porta is the Principal Investigator on AHEAD.

UMN collaboration seeks to strengthen healthcare workforce in Afghanistan

Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter
February 19, 2021
The University will work with other colleges in the U.S. and Afghanistan to develop curriculum, research capacities and train faculty for a five-year period.
Students for Justice in Palestine use art to further social justice initiatives

Students for Justice in Palestine use art to further social justice initiatives

Nina Raemont
October 30, 2020
From film to food, Palestine Awareness Week, held by the UMN chapter of SJP, was a celebration of Palestinian culture.
“Immigrants in COVID America” documents COVID-19 impact on immigrants and refugees

“Immigrants in COVID America” documents COVID-19 impact on immigrants and refugees

Katelyn Vue
October 26, 2020
The project aims to preserve the stories and experiences of immigrants and refugees and inform equitable responses to the pandemic.
International students face added challenges to online learning

International students face added challenges to online learning

Katelyn Vue
October 1, 2020
International students taking classes from their home countries are managing conflicting time zones, lack of sleep and isolation while navigating a new learning environment.
From left, Vice President Duaa Ibrahim, Treasurer Mazzin Khidir and Secretary Sansan Kong of the Sudanese Student Union pose for a portrait in front of Northrop Auditorium on Monday, Sept. 28. Sudanese Student Union came together last spring after being inactive since 2015.

Sudanese Student Union raises awareness about Sudanese flooding crisis

Srilekha Garishakurti
September 29, 2020
The newly reunited SSU is holding the “Gophers for Sudan” fundraiser with other Sudanese college student groups to raise funds and awareness about the ongoing Sudanese flood emergency.
International students in limbo after ICE ruling reversal

International students in limbo after ICE ruling reversal

Jasmine Snow
July 22, 2020

The lives of international students at the University of Minnesota were disrupted this month after guidance was released that would have prevented many of them from staying in the U.S.  On July 6,...