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Alum Directs Emmy Award-Winning Educational Special

Filmmaker Jason Spencer won television’s highest honor for a special on race and racism that he directed for PBS KIDS. The special modeled for kids and their parents how to talk about a challenging and difficult subject.

Soule Gives for American Indian Center and Student Scholarships

George Soule always knew he wanted to be a lawyer. After building a successful career, the 1976 alumnus now supports other American Indian students who have dreams of their own. MSUM recently named the American Indian Center in his honor.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Jannette Wenshau

Meet Jannette Wenshau, MSUM’s new office manager for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Global Engagement. She is working hard to provide support to students and make sure campus is a welcoming place for students that come from diverse backgrounds.

Alumna on Pulitzer Prize-winning team for George Floyd and related story coverage

Visual Journalist Shari Gross is on staff at the Star Tribune, which won a Pulitzer Prize this year. Their coverage of the George Floyd murder and the reverberations that followed will make a difference in that community and beyond.

Juneteenth National Independence Day

At MSUM, we recognize that the establishment of the Juneteenth National Independence Day federal holiday is an important step forward. However, we also acknowledge that our work is not done.

Denouncing Hate and Affirming Our Values

One of a university president’s roles is to publicly articulate and affirm the institution’s values, particularly when they’ve been violated. In recent months, this aspect of my job has taken on increasing importance, especially as it relates to MSUM’s values of equity and inclusion.

Dragons Stand Together

Initiated by athletes following George Floyd’s death, Dragons Stand Together provides education, resources, and support for the campus and surrounding community.

Rededicating Ourselves to the Ideals of Dr. King

President Anne Blackhurst reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and recommits to the ideals of racial and social justice.

MSU Moorhead Focuses on Equity by Design

Campus Diversity Officer Jered Pigeon explains how MSUM and its Equity by Design workgroup is building our university's capacity to serve historically underserved students.

What is Your Story?

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." – Maya Angelou

Accepting Social Change

Dragons have long been advocates for social change. Mirroring nationwide movements, MSUM has proven throughout the years to be at the forefront of acceptance and change.

Students of the Sphere

At MSUM, diversity is active and alert. For professors, addressing diversity head on is part of their job, and for students, discovering it begins in the classroom.