Grounded in the U's enduring values: Preview of State of the University speech this Thursday

Monday, February 27, 2017

Just a reminder that all students, faculty and staff are invited to attend President Eric W. Kaler’s sixth State of the University Address, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2, in the Coffman Memorial Union Theater on the Twin Cities campus. Or you can watch via YouTube or gather on our Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester campuses.

Grounded in the University’s enduring values — including respect for all and our mission as a public land-grant research institution — President Kaler will announce new University commitments to address concerns of immigrant and undocumented students, faculty and staff, and to prevent sexual assault. He will also stress inclusiveness, expressing the University’s support for members of the University’s transgender community, and decrying recent racist and hateful incidents.

The speech will also focus on the University’s role in the State of Minnesota and its commitment to academic freedom and freedom of speech.