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Rachel Dolezal: Passing in America

Let me guess: you thought this was over, didn’t you? You thought that all the journalists in all the world had turned over every possible angle, viable or not, on this subject. Well, you were wrong! I’m going to talk about Rachel Dolezal. Again. You may ask yourself, why bother? We already tweeted and Facebooked…

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Why Conversation About Caitlyn Jenner Just Isn’t Enough

Earlier this month, the world met Caitlyn Jenner. I thought her Vanity Fair photo shoot was beautifully done, not only because she looked quite stunning, but also because it makes me so happy to see that she’s finally able to be true to who she is. However, I anticipated going on social media and seeing…

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Shame

To those of you who don’t know who Monica Lewinsky is, she was the woman who had an affair with President Bill Clinton, which led to the impeachment of the President in 1988. Recently Monica Lewinsky stepped onto the stage and talked about her life as a publicly shamed figure for over a decade. The Lewinsky scandal…

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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…