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CORE Program Director on Urban Perspectives

CORE Program Director on Urban Perspectives

On Sunday, September 20th, Community Outreach, Retention and Engagement (CORE) Program director Mauriell Amechi was featured on the Emmy-nominated show Urban Perspectives. The September 20th episode focused on “Educating Our Communities” and showcased K-16 pipeline initiatives in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The CORE 2025 program is an early outreach, high-touch cohort pipeline program with the objective of building a larger pipeline of academically prepared, college-ready multicultural students (defined as African American, Hispanic/Latino, Hmong, Mexican American, Multiracial, Native American, Somali, Asian Pacific Islanders, as well as other under resourced populations). The goals of C2025 are to identify high-achieving multicultural students in Minnesota and to increase the number of students who graduate from the University of Minnesota annually by 2025.

CORE 2025 launched in late August with an event attended by University and community stakeholders:

[Header photo credit: Urban Perspectives]

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U of M-Twin Cities in Top 25 LGBTQ-friendly List of Colleges & Universities

U of M-Twin Cities in Top 25 LGBTQ-friendly List of Colleges & Universities

2015 marks the fourth consecutive year that the University of Minneosta-Twin Cities has been listed as one of the top LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities in the nation.

For seven years, the Campus Pride listing has highlighted the most LGBTQ-­inclusive colleges and universities when it comes to policy, program and practice in higher education.

This is the first year Campus Pride has released a Top 25 list based on the higher LGBTQ benchmarks recently released on the updated version of the Campus Pride Index. The Top 25 listing is based on the final responses to the Campus Pride Index, a national benchmarking tool which self­-assesses LGBTQ­-friendly policies, programs and practices.

In order to be in the Top 25 listing, an institution had to score the highest percentages in the LGBTQ­-friendly benchmarks. The listing this year includes colleges with student populations from 1600 to over 50,000, public and private schools alike.

Read more about how the U of M-Twin Cities supports LGBTQ communities in a recent City Pages article.

[Photo credit: campusprideindex.org]