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Photograph of professor Kat Hayes

Director's Welcome

A letter from the new director of the RIGS initiative, Kat Hayes. Kat Hayes tenure home is in archaeology and is an affiliate professor in the American Indian Studies department. She is also the co-founder of the Heritage Studies and Public History Graduate Program.
Zhen Zou

Chinese, English language students learn from each other in U of M program

The TandemPlus program pairs two people to learn each other's native language and culture. “So, we use the two groups’ native language as resources for the other group,” said Zhen Zou, an education specialist in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures. Zou's students elaborate on the impact the TandemPlus program has had on them in this article. 

Anti-Semitic graffiti at UMN indicates larger problem

In 2017, a swastika and depiction of a concentration camp were drawn inside a Jewish student’s dorm room. Last year, anti-Semitic vandalism was found in another residence hall and fliers promoting white supremacist and Nazi sentiments were found on campus. Natan Paradise, associate director of the Center for Jewish Studies elaborates on the impact of Anti-Semitic graffiti.