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Portrait of Tia-Simone Gardner.

When Housing Isn’t for All: Working Toward a More Inclusive Housing Strategies

Did you notice what looked like a “tiny house” on campus last year? It was actually a “mobile artist residency,” part of Tia-Simone Gardner’s research on the relationship between large cities and small housing spaces. The project aims to make small, mobile housing become a feasible option for people who need affordable or temporary housing.
Portrait of Clemesha Jámilah Grayer

Discovery of Self

2017 graduate Clemesha Jámilah Grayer shares how her undergraduate research experience has helped her find her place in the world. She reflects on how GWSS prepared her to meet the challenges of her new job by talking about difficult topics, empowering students through questions, and being aware of the world and its identities.
Sophia Greiner prints a pink octopus using a 3-D printer at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Minneapolis Central Library on Sept. 27, 2017.

For Underprivileged Teens, Tech Center Offers Chance to Build Critical Skills

Best Buy's teen tech centers are springing up across the nation, allowing teenagers from all backgrounds free access to tools like Photoshop, 3-D printers, green screens, and recording studios. Kari Smalkoski, a research associate in gender, women and sexuality studies, offers her input on importance of technology accessibility for teenagers.

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