Tagged Abeer Syedah

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Feminism and Intersectionality take Center Stage at Rape Culture Event

On Saturday, March 25, the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota  (UMN) held an event titled, “Dismantling Campus Rape Culture.” The event included a panel discussion moderated by Susan Craddock, the Interim Director for the Center of Bioethics. It included a student panel hosted by Minnesota Student Association (MSA) Student Body President Abeer Syedah and Sarah…

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The state of the campus? Divided.

The State of the Campus address for fall semester 2016 was given by Minnesota Student Association (MSA) President Abeer Syedah to the MSA Forum on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Syedah spoke on behalf of the “collective” and “not the individual” about the not only the challenges the student body faces, but the progress that MSA…

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President Kaler Responds to Student Petition

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler released a statement on November 30 titled “Support for non-citizen University of Minnesota community members” in response to a petition circulating around the university community since the 2016 election. The petition, which received over 1,500 student, staff, and faculty signatures before Kaler’s response, calls for university administrators to protect…

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Pointing Fingers: MSA President Elect Blames Societal Norms, Trump for Orlando Shooting

In the early morning hours of June 12, tragedy struck in Orlando when Omar Mateen, a terrorist with confirmed linkage to ISIS, took 50 innocent lives at the gay-friendly Pulse Nightclub. Let’s be clear right off the bat: ISIS and the individual shooter are the people responsible for this attack. Not peaceful Muslims. Not the cultural climate…

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Syedah Wins; Elections Commission a Mess

After a false start and further deliberations by the All Campus Elections Commission, Abeer Syedah and Sam Marlow were announced as the winners of the 2016 MSA Presidential election. Syedah and Marlow’s campaign was marred by accusations of election rule violations resulting from door knocking in dorm halls on campus, which after Tuesday night was…

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MSA Presidential Candidates Spar in Debate

Abeer Syedah and Cameron Holl laid out their plans  for the University of Minnesota if they are elected as student body president of the Minnesota Student Association (MSA), in a presidential debate Thursday night held by the All Campus Election Committee (ACEC). The two candidates were assisted by their Vice Presidential running mates. Syedah, who…

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