Equity and diversity
President's Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct: Dean John Finnegan's presentation to Board of Regents, February 9, 2018
President Kaler's introduction to Dean Finnegan's presentation ...
From the studios of Hollywood to the corridors of the nation’s Capitol, we have a sexual misconduct crisis in our nation. According to a recent Minnesota Poll, 63 percent of all women in our state say they’ve been victims of sexual harassment. We live in a culture of sexual misconduct and it’s now at the center of a serious national conversation. We here at the University are not immune from this crisis, from this epidemic. Whether it be in the classroom, the residence hall, the department meeting or at the tailgate party, we at the University have our own sexual misconduct crisis.
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:
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.
President Kaler's welcoming remarks to the University Law School's Summit on Civil Rights: "Justice Strengthens Us"
Good morning and welcome to the University of Minnesota. Greetings to our many distinguished civil rights, labor, faith and community leaders from our state and across the nation.
A special welcome to Congressman Clyburn. Welcome, sir, to Minnesota. And a big thank you to our friends at the Kresge Foundation for their support.
U's School of Social Work turns 100: "You change with the times, but always with empathy and courage."
President Kaler's remarks to the celebration of the School of Social Work's 100th anniversary.
Good evening everyone, and congratulations to our School of Social Work for 100 years of remarkable scholarship, teaching and public engagement.