The search committee has been named and charged, and other details on the search for a new Vice President for Equity and Diversity.
The Vice President for Equity and Diversity is responsible for providing visionary leadership across the University of Minnesota System to establish the University as a place known for inclusive excellence in teaching, research, and outreach with local and global communities.
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Good afternoon, and to all of our friends and alumni, welcome and welcome back to our Twin Cities campus. And thank you Regents McMillan, Omari and Powell for joining us here today.
President Kaler sent this message via email to the Twin Cities community this morning . . .
I have heard your concerns about the proposed closing of the Child Development Center (CDC), the childcare center on the Twin Cities campus. And so today, Provost Karen Hanson and I asked CEHD Dean Jean Quam to postpone the closing of the CDC until we have an alternative, or alternatives, in place to allow for a smooth transition for children and, potentially, for staff.
As you know, the decision to close the CDC emerged from planning that would enable the Institute for Child Development (ICD) to make the building improvements and other investments it needs to further its world-class research.
The assertion that the University of Minnesota has "downgraded" or "relegated" the upcoming event featuring Ben Shapiro based on ideological or any other reasons is patently false. It is also absolutely untrue that organizers were not sufficiently involved in the event planning. The University is committed to free speech.
Lori Carrell named University of Minnesota Rochester Chancellor: President Kaler's message to the UMR community
Dear UMR Community,
I am pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Lori Carrell as chancellor of the University of Minnesota Rochester, pending approval by the Board of Regents at its February meeting.
I am confident that Dr. Carrell will provide strong leadership for UMR’s unparalleled education in the health sciences, including its integrated, hands-on curriculum, personalized attention, and innovative learning experience in the dynamic Rochester community.
President Kaler sent this message to all students, faculty and staff . . .
To the University Community,
I am pleased to report that the U.S. House and Senate have agreed to remove the graduate tax provision from any final federal tax reform bill. This is a victory for students here at the University of Minnesota and across the country.
President Kaler sent this message to the entire University community and a similar message to civic, business and political leaders across the state.
As the federal tax bill works its way through the U.S. Senate, our graduate students who work as teaching (TA) and research assistants (RA) urgently need our help. Right now.
President Kaler's remarks to the 10th annual Equity and Diversity Breakfast: "Harness the spirit in this room to do better"
Good morning everyone, thank you Interim Vice President Goh, and thank you for your leadership of OED.
We’ve gathered once more to celebrate our engagement with and commitment to, equity, diversity, and inclusion. At the same time, in these troubling times, I also feel a need to use these moments together to contemplate our concerns, and address our challenges.
But, because it’s so early in the morning, first, let’s celebrate!
Eleven … eleven … eleven. Special numbers, special day.
For those of you who are historians – and those who are not – on the 11th day of 11th month at 11 a.m. European time, in 1918 World War I ended. No one knew then there were would be another World War. Sadly, of course, wars have continued these past 99 years, and veterans emerge every time after defending our country.
In many nations in Europe, what we in the United States call “Veterans Day” is known as “Remembrance Day.” I like that. In some parts of Belgium, it is even called, “The Day of Peace.” I like that even better.