Tagged Eric Kaler

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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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Student Government Changes Underway

During the month of February, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) became an officially recognized student government, or an RSG (an official acting body of student government). “We are not only taking on more responsibilities in the institution but we are also being granted more rights.” Said MSA president Joelle Stangler. The new recognition will probably…

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Kaler Condemns Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions on Day of MSA Vote

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler released a statement today condemning the UMN’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine’s (SJP) divestment resolution, while also expressing concern with Students Supporting Israel’s (SSI) anti-Semitism resolution. Kaler’s statement comes on the day that the Minnesota Student Association is set to vote on both resolutions. Kaler began by…

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Regents Finalize Affirmative Consent, MSA Fails to Educate Students

At their September 11th meeting the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved final implementation of the university’s new affirmative consent policy. The introduction of the revised policy, discussion, and vote all lasted just under five minutes at the meeting. Affirmative consent is a new sexual assault policy that requires individuals to give “clear and…

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Unfrozen Tuition

“Tuition Freeze!” is the cry that is being echoed across the University of Minnesota campus and sent to state legislators.  Now what student would not advocate for a frozen tuition?  They would owe less money, right?  Well there is a group of students on campus that are emailing their representatives about not passing the Higher…

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Intolerable Intolerance

For all the hatred that conservatives receive in general, there is a special level of insanity directed at the group Students Supporting Israel. On September 11th, members of the group discovered that their panel on the Washington Avenue bridge had been vandalized. Swastikas, a symbol most commonly associated with Nazism and anti-Semitism, had been painted…

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