Equity and diversity
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.
President's Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct: From Theory to Practice . . . Innovations in Sexual Violence Prevention on Campus
On May 17, 2018. Kaaren Williamsen, director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan, and Katie Eichele, director of the Aurora Center at the University of Minnesota, presented at a forum titled. From Theory to Practice: Innovations in Sexual Violence Prevention on Campus.
President's Initiative: Charting the Way Ahead for the University of Minnesota System . . . Creating a Climate to Inhibit and Reduce Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
Dr. Alan Berkowitz recently returned to our Twin Cities campus for a conference and training session with leaders, faculty, students and staff from across the University's five campuses.
On March 6, 2018, President Kaler, School of Public Health Dean John Finnegan and Dr. Berkowitz offered remarks and opening presentations.
At the University of Minnesota we promote a climate of open, thoughtful and civil debate among our students, who bring great passion and energy to their positions, causes and elections. That is important to me, and I respect the right of our students to express their opinions through ballots or other initiatives. All in our community have the right to do that regardless of their points of view.
State of the University 2018: Our indisputable impact, our tough issues, our boundless opportunities
As I near the end of my seventh year as President, I reflect on a past year of challenges and successes of our University. Ahead, as always, I see a year of promise and opportunity.
But right now, we are wrestling with a handful of tricky issues and those, frankly, are at the heart of the state of our University today. More than ever, all around us, we live with tensions.
To the University community,
At the University of Minnesota we are committed to providing an environment where opposing points of view, critical thinking, and disagreements can occur in a productive and respectful manner. As is happening at universities across the country, we have to grapple with and find ways to manage differences of opinion.
We are dedicated to promoting free speech while also fostering a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion. This includes a diversity of thought and the ability to learn how to disagree with one another with civility.
The University hosts a wide variety of events, welcoming tens of thousands of people to campus each and every day. We strive to meet the unique needs for each and every event, and the event scheduled for later this month is no different. When working to accommodate a venue request, our top priority is and will always be the safety and security of our University community, and with that in mind the University works with organizers to determine a location that meets everyone's needs to the best of our ability.
To the University of Minnesota community,
A month from today, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is set to end, and I wanted again to express my concern and offer my support for our DACA students, faculty and staff.
Thank you, Chair McMillan, and good morning everyone.
As you know, I returned Tuesday night from a very productive visit to China. From Hong Kong to Shenzhen to Shanghai to Beijing during six days on the ground, I: