News & Activism

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Learning From Global Thought Leaders

Editor Mikki Morrissette recently attended the global, virtual @SkolFoundation three-day conference focused on “Closing the Distance.” Here are a few

  • 04/17/2021
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Action = Change: Police Reform Legislation

April 15 — From a story by Axios: Black people are killed by police at higher rates than white people in

  • 04/15/2021
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The Journey of Sexual Assault Legislation: Part 1 of 2

There are winding roads that lead to systems and policy change. This is a snapshot of one of them, still in process, related to sexual assault legislation.

  • 04/14/2021
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VIEW: The Emotional Labor of Black Women

In a better world, my professor would have course-corrected this student. I was left alone to do it in a way that was free to my peers but costly to me.

  • 04/12/2021
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“Wolf Island” and Local Pups

We conclude our four-part Ecolution series about what the wolf ecosystem might tell us. Starting next week, Ecolution will focus on the collaborative economies that are strengthening communities statewide.

  • 04/11/2021
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The Interlocking Nature of Ecosystems

In a healthier society, more evolved systems are better adapted to changing conditions.

  • 04/07/2021
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A Global Conversation on Public Health and Pandemic Response

We have the tools — raw materials, surveillance, science, communication — to do better. “It is about political will” to make this a priority, so we don’t forget, like we did the lessons of the 1918 pandemic.

  • 04/07/2021
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April 7: Advocacy Updates from WoMN Act

Advocacy updates related to equity and justice

  • 04/07/2021
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“Prison By Any Other Name”

Prisons and penitentiaries (derived from the word penitent) were considered by early Christians as a way for people to reflect on their sins in isolation and emerge obedient. Eventually, Schenwar and Law write, the mission of penitence evolved into “the need to establish racialized control.”

  • 04/06/2021
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What are the risks of extremism in Minnesota?

Moonshot, a safety tech firm, analyzed more than six months worth of search data showing online appetite for extremist mobilization to targeted violence, political violence, anti-government, conspiracy theories, and armed groups.

  • 04/01/2021
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Wolf Biologist Sarah Hoy

It is a real privilege for me to study wolves, especially in such a beautiful place as Isle Royale National Park.

  • 03/31/2021
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Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate

How disrespectful it is that eight members of our community were killed and we were met with ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day’ greetings from white colleagues the next day. We saw more social media posts about celebrations than acknowledgement of our suffering and our grieving.

  • 03/28/2021