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Dean John Coleman's updates and communications to on and off-campus communities.
The Northeast Middle School Class of 2026
Last week I watched 175 middle school students cross the Northrop stage. They were the 8th-grade class of Northeast Middle School (NEMS) in Minneapolis, receiving their completion certificates. Over the course of the semester these students had worked with Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Professor Jigna Desai and GWSS Research Associate Kari Smalkoski and their undergraduate students on a unique project: The Minnesota Youth Story Squad.
Advocating for the Issues That Matter to You
What’s your passion as a Gopher? Your advocacy, input, opinions, and suggestions boost our efforts to establish and maintain CLA as a destination college that empowers our students and transforms our communities.
CLA Shattering Expectations campaign update
The Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch and the Center for German and European Studies received a combined $5 million gift from the estate of Hella Mears (read about the gift and about Hella Mears).
The importance of CLA in the U’s climate and tone
The College of Liberal Arts has a special role to play in creating a campus climate in which we can all thrive.
Announcing CLA's capital campaign
Message sent to CLA faculty and staff, October 19, 2017 announcing CLA's capital campaign
The land grant mission, rightly understood
The full vision of the land grant system is to empower the individual in the interest of building their futures and building their communities.
Career Readiness Guide
A new resource for our students
CLA’s pivotal role in the university’s diversity and inclusion objectives
In the CLA Roadmap, we as a college dedicated ourselves to the improvement of diversity, inclusion, and access among our students
The place of the university in unsettled times
Remarks prepared for delivery at "Reaffirming Our Values, Rebuilding the Social Compact: A Campus Forum," November 14, 2016
We All Own This
We are a College of many different backgrounds, viewpoints, and beliefs.