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University of Minnesota Students & Staff Offended by ‘Green Book’ Producer as Commencement Speaker

Students and staff at the University of Minnesota have taken offense over the school’s decision to host film producer Jim Burke as its 2019 commencement speaker, alleging that his film Green Book does not properly portray race issues. “It’s a feel-good, happy film that suggests, ‘Hey, racism is over in an era of [President] Donald Trump,” said one faculty member.

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University of Minnesota Abandons Pronoun Policing

The University of Minnesota revealed this week that it has abandoned a proposed policy that would have punished faculty who refused to use a student’s preferred gender pronouns.

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Minnesota Coach Claeys Says He Risked Job by Backing Players

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota head coach Tracy Claeys said Sunday that he knew he was risking his job last week when he expressed support for players who boycotted practices and threatened to skip a bowl game if 10 teammates who were suspended after a sexual assault investigation weren’t reinstated.

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