Students in the Business 200 course this past year used racial covenants issued only 50-100 years ago to find how deeply rooted racial disparities were in the Twin Cities, even when it came to who could and couldn’t own a home in certain neighborhoods.
St. Thomas recently announced changes to its traditional Ash Wednesday services in light of COVID-19.
Ash Wednesday, which is February 17, will look a little different this year due to minimizing contact and...
When Russian novelist and philosopher Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn gave his Nobel lecture in 1970, he could have spoken on any topic he wanted. He could have shared his experiences of turmoil and perseverance living as an artist under Soviet censorship, but instead he spoke of the nature of art itself.
Children bring their whole selves into the classroom – their circumstances, their real-life experiences and their emotions. For some, that includes trauma triggered by traumatic events and situations experienced outside of school.
Many among the Twin Cities legal community reacted with swift and certain condemnation of Minneapolis police following George Floyd’s death, and then began reckoning with anti-Black racism and systemic injustices, particularly within the legal system.
COVID-19 has resulted in a range of economic and social impacts, from rising unemployment rates to health disparity among racial and ethnic populations. Amid the fallout, the pandemic has also highlighted the divisiveness over face covering guidelines and mandates.
The Newsroom recently caught up with Athena Hollins '11 J.D., director of diversity and inclusion for the Minnesota State Bar Association, who also was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 66B.