Natalie Rademacher


Advocates, more sex assault prevention training slated for UMN Greek members

Trained sexual assault advocates and additional training could be next steps in University of Minnesota Greek life sexual assault prevention efforts. The Interfraternity Council is working with The Aurora Center and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action to provide Greek members with information on how to address accused perpetrators and victims in their community and will train some members to respond when a sexual assault occurs. The new prevention measures will start in the fall. “We will be giving them the resources to provide people within the Greek community with additional knowledge, skills and a sense of community surrounding sexual assault prevention,” said Aurora Center Director Katie Eichele. EOAA added resources for the community after Greek members asked the office how it responds to sexual misconduct cases, said EOAA Director and Title IX Coordinator Tina Marisam. “The idea we had was to talk to the Greek organizations about how to respond to sexual assault.

UMN plan will cut rates for campus night parking

After a push from the Student Senate, the University will reduce overnight parking costs. Starting May 1, the overnight parking rate at 11 designated campus lots will be $1 per hour, with costs capping at $6.

Students fundraise for Aurora Center; push for UMN to fund it

Student leaders are pushing school administrators to allocate more funding to the Aurora Center. To help erase budget deficits and encourage the University of Minnesota to allocate additional resources to the center — which provides resources on sexual assault prevention, education and support for survivors — several student groups on campus are fundraising for the center this week.

UMN professor helps develop new method for mental health diagnoses

Following years of disagreement among mental health experts on diagnosis models, University of Minnesota researchers have proposed a new method. University psychology professor Bob Krueger, along with several other researchers, published their new approach — called the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology, or HiTOP — in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology in March.

UMN students to host mental health awareness event at Carlson

After seeing friends struggle with mental illnesses, Carlson students Susan Pederson and Shelby Banks wanted to find a way to support more conversations about mental health at the university. So the two joined the Carlson School of Management’s mental health committee, which was founded three years ago within the Carlson Business Board.

UMN names new College of Design dean

 Carol Strohecker has been named the new dean of the University of Minnesota’ College of Design. On Tuesday, the University announced — pending Board of Regents approval in May — that Strohecker’s appointment will be effective Aug.