Creating An Inclusive Campus

As many of you know, Winona State University is situated on the ancestral lands of the Dakota people. We are committed to...

A Time To Take Action

We stand with the Black community. Hate, racism, and bigotry have no place at Winona State University. The senseless...

Still Living Our Mission

As we approach the close of the spring semester at Winona State University, I'm struck by how different this year is from...
Poland, Kashubia, and Winona

Poland, Kashubia, and Winona

As someone who is neither Polish nor Kashubian, I have spent what some might call an inordinate amount of time studying the history, culture and country of Poland. My earliest visits were with the U.S. Department of State, as America assisted Poland in rebuilding its...

The Nature of Free Speech and Responsible Speech

The Nature of Free Speech and Responsible Speech

The U.S. Bill of Rights gives all Americans unprecedented freedoms. Here at Winona State University, we support the freedom of speech, press, and assembly of all of our students, and we hope to create an environment where the First Amendment thrives. But our shared...

Recent Posts

Light at the End of the Tunnel

The phrase, “there’s light at the end of the tunnel,” is cliché and overused, but I hope you’ll allow me to employ it here, where it feels particularly relevant. After 20 years in the making, WSU’s pedestrian tunnels project is nearing completion, and I for one am...

Wazoo’s Summer Bucket List

Summertime in Winona has too many outdoor adventure opportunities to list. That didn't stop Wazoo! From hiking the bluffs to "sailing" the Mississippi to a very special picnic, we made the most of summertime in Winona. Just wait until winter break rolls around this...

New Interim Title IX Guidelines

Today the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released new interim guidelines on how to investigate and adjudicate allegations of campus sexual misconduct under federal law. As of now, it remains unclear what direct implications this announcement...

An Inclusive and Welcoming Community

Today the White House announced that it will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program, put in place during the Obama Administration, enables undocumented young people—sometimes called “Dreamers,” in reference to the American...

Notes of Success

As I begin my sixth year at Winona State University, I find myself reflecting on what has been done, and what remains to be done. I often feel like a conductor holding a baton in front of the most talented orchestra in the world: I have the honor to encourage some...

Statement on Charlottesville

Please see the message below from Chancellor Malhotra concerning the events in Charlottesville, Va. We share his concern, and extend it to the community in Bloomington, Minn., trying to take stock of the attack on the Mosque there. There is no place in an educational...

Little-Known Commencement Facts

University Mace contains water cannon in case the crowd gets unruly. To date, zero complaints that “there just weren’t enough speeches.” Presidential Medallion contains unknown material recovered from Area 51. Provost keeps a car running in the Gold Lot in case...

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