Equity and diversity
We support President Teresa Sullivan and the entire University of Virginia community, and we offer our sympathy to the families of those killed and those injured. Let it be perfectly clear that at the University of Minnesota there is no place for hate, we do not tolerate bigotry, and we denounce in the strongest terms the racist and anti-Semitic message of white supremacy.
In a campus-wide email, President Kaler announced his President's Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct
Our determined efforts to combat sexual misconduct continue. We must take next steps to ensure safety, respect, and a culture that reflects our deeply held institutional values.
Earlier this year, President Kaler convened an ad hoc working group to undertake a high-level assessment of the University's education around — and response to — sexual assault, and to recommend immediate actions the University could take to further prevent sexual misconduct on the Twin Cities campus.
At the African American History and Culture Museum: "A tribute to those who changed our nation ... and all of us."
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a place that reminds us that painful, uncertain and turbulent times have a way of being transformed by remarkable acts of courage. And this museum is a tribute to those women and men who — through struggle and sacrifice — changed our nation and, in many ways, all of us.
These are turbulent and, for some in our community, frightening times. It seems as if so much of what we stand for as a public land-grant University is under attack.
The U’s support for transgender rights will not waver: President Kaler's message to University community
Last Wednesday, the White House withdrew guidelines protecting transgender rights in America’s public schools and college campuses under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in schools.
Let me be clear. The University of Minnesota stands by our values of equity and inclusion and the right of transgender and gender nonconforming members of our campus community to learn, teach, and work free of any form of harassment and discrimination, including the dignity of being able to use the restroom that aligns with your gender identity. Our support for these rights will not change.
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.
A message sent today by President Kaler, Provost Hanson and Vice President Albert to the Twin Cities campus community ...
Dear Members of our Campus Community,
We are profoundly disturbed by a series of ugly and frightening anti-Semitic incidents that have occurred over the past two months. Some of these incidents have been publicized, but there have also been other less visible, but equally painful, incidents threatening members of our Jewish community. Friday on our campus, a vile anti-Semitic flier was found posted.