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Sign that denotes where the Native American Medicine Garden sits in St. Paul on the U of M Twin Cities campus. Photo by Miranda Edwardson.

University under fire for treatment of sacred Indigenous garden, caretaker

July 10, 2020

(Minnesota Daily) An email from Brian Buhr, dean of CFANS, is cited. Jody Gray, director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in CFANS, and President Joan Gabel are mentioned.


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Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life statement regarding LGBTQIA protections

July 9, 2020

The University of Minnesota Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life shared a statement on July 1 regarding the ongoing urgency and importance of LGBTQIA protections.


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Message from the Office of the President: Update on ICE guidance

July 7, 2020

Today President Gabel shared an update regarding the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Guidance for International Students stating, "Our commitment, to all of our students, will not waver."


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University of Minnesota scholarship in honor of George Floyd

June 24, 2020

This fund honors George Perry Floyd Jr. and will support undergraduate students whose identities are underrepresented at the University of Minnesota, or undergraduate students whose studies focus on racial and social justice. Eligible undergraduate students from all campuses in the University of Minnesota system are encouraged to apply.


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Update from the President to commemorate Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

President Gabel invited students, faculty and staff to "pause today on Juneteenth to commemorate that 155 years ago, the news of the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War reached Galveston, Texas, the final outpost to learn that the Civil War had ended and enslaved people were free."


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SciPride 2020 at the Bell

June 11, 2020

(Bell Museum) In honor of Pride Month, the Bell Museum is celebrating the scientific contributions of the LGBTQ+ community at the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Science and Engineering Collegiate Life Office-Diversity and Inclusion, and Market Science in the College of Biological Sciences.


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Honoring George Floyd by listening, learning and acting

June 9, 2020

We are heartbroken and ashamed, and have a responsibility to stand with the black, indigenous and people of color (BIPoC) who teach, learn and work in CFANS, which means we must listen. This is an opportunity for us as allies to examine our privilege, lean into discomfort and take thoughtful action only after deep listening.


A huge pile of buffalo skulls. Photo taken in 1892.

U.S. treatment of Indians inspired Hitler’s hunger policies

June 8, 2020

(The Circle) U of M research is cited. Carlisle Ford Runge, a professor in Applied Economics, and Applied Economics graduate student Linnea Graham are mentioned.


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Looking to help? Here's a place to start.

June 5, 2020

(University of Minnesota Alumni Association) As protests across Minnesota and the country have unfolded over the past week, many of us want to help. The pain and anger over the death of George Floyd have laid bare the deep damage that exists within our communities because of generations of inequity. UMAA created a list of resources for those looking to help during this time.


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Message from the Dean on the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd

June 4, 2020

CFANS Dean Brian Buhr responds to the murder of George Floyd in a message to students, faculty and staff sent last week.