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The Bittersweet 40 Years  

It has been 40 years since the Hmong community came across the oceans and called United States home. In the name of celebrating the progress Hmong community has made throughout the bitter sweet 40 years, Hmong Minnesota Student Association (HMSA), Hmong Men Circle (HMC) and Viivncaus came together and hosted Hmong centered events for the…

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#Build4Barceló and help students graduate.

Since 2011, the Women’s Center has awarded over $30,000 in scholarships through the Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship, which assists women-identified students with financial need in completing their education at the University of Minnesota, with a special focus on women of color, new immigrants, and first-generation college students. However, our current funds cannot match the needs reflected…

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The Power of Scholarship: Samantha Lee

I am a first-generation college student from my family. Prior to entering college, I was homeschooled for the last two years of my high school life. College was a priority after high school. I decided that no matter how hard it got, I was going to stick to it and follow through. As I entered college, I did…

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School of Social Work Study Abroad in Kenya, Part One

This is a guest post from Renada, one of the Women’s Center Master of Social Work interns who just graduated last week! The day after graduation, Renada left for the School of Social Work Study Abroad in Kenya program; she will be sending us blog updates as she is able. Follow along!  After several months of…

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TV/Movie Tropes Women are Tired of (Multiple Spoiler Warning)

You’re at the movies or 10 hours deep in a Netflix marathon having a grand old time and then it happens. An overused and sexist trope appears on screen, and now you can’t enjoy whatever you were watching because you’re too annoyed that you have to sit through this sort of female character abuse yet…

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A New Conversation about Females and Superhero Movies

This past weekend, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, one of the most anticipated films of the year, opened nationwide in theaters. Seeing as this film’s release is such a huge deal, the cast has been doing an intensive press tour, one that’s made for a month of entertainment. There was a full episode of Jimmy…

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Corporate Lies and the Truth about the Tea Party Movement

The Tea Party is a movement that stands for the liberty and freedom of Americans. It protests against governmental elitism and the influence of big interest groups and lobbyists to bring control of the government back into the hands of the public. So where’s the catch, right? On the surface, it sounds like a great…

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“A Rape on Campus” errors go beyond journalistic integrity

By now, I’m sure most of you have heard about the Rolling Stone article, “A Rape on Campus”, the story chronicling a young woman’s assault, as well as the emotional aftermath and the problems she faced in reporting her assault and in seeking support. However, it’s recently come to light that the magazine did a…

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The Women’s Debate Institute

Did you know that high school and novice levels of debate see roughly equal gender participation, but varsity high school and college levels do not? Why is it that only 20% of national debate championship winners in the last decade were women? Earlier this week, U of M student Brittany Williams dropped by the Women’s Center to…