News and Media

Check out the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) in the media and access the blog for more updates, highlights and feature stories:

  • Tina Marisam (EOAA) is quoted in an MPR story about the number of sexual assaults reported on MN campuses in 2015. (December 2016)
  • Stef Wilenchek (GSC) is quoted in a MN Daily story about the U’s parental leave policy. (November 2016)
  • U’s conversations on Islamophobia are insufficient, students say. Shakeer Abdullah, assistant vice president of Equity and Diversity, is quoted. (November 2016)
  • Aurelio Curbelo (MCAE) is profiled on the U of M Campus Climate website. (November 2016)
  • U of M student Abigail Floy won't let assault stop her from graduating. Bronwyn Miller, Women’s Center, is also quoted. (October 2016)

  • Tina Marisam (EOAA) is quoted in two MN Daily stories about the U's Bias Response Team. (September & October 2016) 
  • Darryl Peal (BCED) was interviewed for a MPR story about BCED's Construction Expo and Goods & Services Business Development Matchmaker, which was held in October. (October 2016)
  • Dann Trainer (DRC) was quoted in a story in the MN Daily about advances in cochlear implants. (October 2016)
  • Kim Hewitt (EOAA) was quoted in a story about religious observances on the U of M Campus Climate website. (September 2016)
  • The Women's Center is featured in Legacy magazine (published by the U of M Foundation). The story focuses on the Center's #UMNFeminist hat fundraiser, which, to date, has helped raise close to $7000 for the Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship. (Fall 2016)
  • Darryl Peal (BCED) was quoted in a MPR story about challenges faced by Minnesota companies owned by people of color and indigenous people. (August 2016)
  • The National Wheelchair Basketball Association's clinic for veterans (co-sponsored by the Disability Resource Center) was covered by WCCO. (August 2016) 
  • Darryl Peal (BCED) penned a piece for the Campus Climate website, entitled "Moving Beyond Compliance: Supplier Diversity and Community Economic Impact." (August 2016)
  • Kim Hewitt (EOAA) was quoted in a Star Tribune article about the U's new sexual assault review panel. (July 2016)
  • Jason Jackson (Gender and Sexuality Center) shared his productivity tips with Continuum. (July 2016) 
  • Jenee Petri-Swanson and Cheryl Fielitz (Disability Resource Center) both contributed articles to the wrote articles for the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID) blog, "Smoothing the Seams," and "Growing Allies Through Rapport-Building," respectively. (June/July 2016)