Neel Kashkari, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, spoke on the inequalities within the educational system as well as the devastating economic effects of COVID-19 as part of the St. Thomas Alumni Association’s First Friday Speaker Series on Oct. 2.
The St. Thomas Diversity Action Response Team (DART) and the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion co-sponsored a conversation that explored events related to the police killing of Breonna Taylor.
The University of St. Thomas’ transformation from a small liberal arts school into a comprehensive urban university is nothing new in the Twin Cities, Minnesota and certain pockets of the Upper Midwest.
Nearly 600 St. Thomas community members gathered virtually over Zoom for the 2020-21 academic convocation, in which two important topics – the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice – were frequently addressed.
One of the biggest changes outlined in St. Thomas’ Campus Preparedness Plan – which is guiding the gradual reopening of campus as the university prepares to welcome back students for the fall – calls for a major behavioral change from students and employees alike. Namely – if you’re sick, stay home.