What We’re Doing Over Winter Break

  Winter is here, which means some free time spent inside and out of the cold. Whether you are a student with some time to read for fun over winter break, or just a Minnesotan looking for some local businesses to support, we’ve created a list of options no matter what you’re looking for this…

Study break ideas: events round-up!

At this time of the year, a lot of us might be feeling burned out on self-care. Although we just had break last week, these last few weeks until finals and winter break can bring a lot of stress. Take care of you – whether that’s some quiet time away from the textbooks, connecting with…

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#UMNfeminist Sweatshirt Giveaway!

Our classic #UMNfeminist hats are currently on hiatus, but you can still rep #UMNfeminist with a sweatshirt, tote, or sticker – all to support the Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship! Maroon and gold not your thing (we know there are secret Badger fans out there!), or maybe you already got the original version? Check out…

Stereotype

*This post is written by blog contributor Zuhrat Inam* I have lived in the States for more than two years now, and while I have experienced stereotyping before, NEVER have I experienced it to this extent as I did tonight. I was attending the Indian Student Association’s fall show- Masakali at Northrop. Before the show,…

Indigenous Peoples Day is Monday, Oct. 9

Minneapolis renamed Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day in 2014: Indigenous Peoples Day supporter and Lakota activist Bill Means told Minnesota Public Radio that the story that Columbus discovered America was “one of the first lies we’re told in public education.” … “We discovered Columbus, lost on our shores, sick, destitute, and wrapped in rags. We…

ICYMI: AHA! Gallery Fall Opening with Saeide Mirzaei

In case you missed it, the Appleby Hall Art (AHA!) Gallery debuted “Other”, a collection of oil paintings by Saeide Mirzaei, hosted by the Women’s Center in collaboration with Saeide and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) – University of Minnesota. Saeide is pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Minnesota and holds an…

Farewell and best wishes to Peg Lonnquist!

Thank you and farewell, Peg!   Left: Cake reads “Pegstravaganza! We’ll miss you!” Right: Women’s Center past and present staff at Peg-Stravaganza We bid farewell to Peg Lonnquist at “Peg-Stravaganza” earlier this summer. In honor of Peg’s nearly 10 years of service to the Women’s Center, Women’s Center staff and reception guests surprised Peg with…