News & Events

The College of Liberal Arts is the liberal arts powerhouse at the core of the University of Minnesota. Our faculty members confront some of the world’s most pressing issues and are often called upon to share their expertise and opinions with a variety of media outlets. 

Recent News

Portrait: Raven Ziegler

Student Activism and Scholarship

A double major in political science and sociology of law, criminology, and deviance, Raven Ziegler hopes to effect meaningful international policy change. “Every marginalized community knows what will produce the most efficient change for them. Through collaboration, I merely act as a vehicle to build the structure of progression,” she says.
Big Questions: Why haven't we closed the achievement gap?

Big Questions: Why Haven't We Closed the Achievement Gap?

State and local governments, plus for-profit and nonprofit organizations, are taking steps to close achievement gaps between Minnesota's white students and students of color in partnership with Minnesota’s various K-12 systems. Although there has been some improvement over time, the gap still remains. Why haven’t we closed it? In April 2016 the College hosted a discussion, moderated by Minnesota Public Radio News host Tom Weber, on the topic of Minnesota's achievement gap.

Upcoming Events

January 18, 2017

Open Mic Night

Flex your creative muscle at the Weisman Art Museum's open mic night! This event is inspired by WAM’s exhibition The Talking Cure, and in collaboration with the University’s mental health...