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U of M student becomes seventh Black to serve on Board of Regents — The first, Josie Johnson, urges continuing the fight for diversity



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


The 12-member University of Minnesota Board of Regents is the school’s governing body. Its members are elected by the Minnesota Legislature and serve without pay. Eight members represent the state’s eight congressional districts, and four members, including a current U of M student representative, are elected at large. Their six-year terms are staggered so that only four positions are available for appointment every two years. Current Minnesota student Abdul Omari was among four new regents selected during this year’s state legislative session. Continue Reading →

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