MDH Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Higher Education Student Panel

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A panel discussion with several college and university students will be the focus of this Oct. 6 session. Students will speak openly about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives (i.e. personal, external, institutional, and in terms of their aspirations). Hosted by MDH, the webinar is being organized by the Workgroup on COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Higher Education; this is one of several workgroups that MDH has helped form since this spring to bring higher education staff together to address various aspects of planning to address COVID-19. This workgroup has been reviewing what best practices institutions should be considering, given the disparities in COVID-19’s impact on different racial and ethnic groups. It is also developing research plans.
The panel discussion with students will be facilitated by members of the workgroup, including Jesse Mason, Ph.D. Provost at North Hennepin Community College; Cruz Rodriguez, Assistant Director, Augsburg University TRIO McNair Scholars Program; and Angela Witte, Program Coordinator in Multicultural Student Services at Saint Cloud State University.
Any higher education contacts are welcome to participate.

Tuesday, Oct. 6 —Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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If you have any questions please contact Cruz Rodriguez (

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