COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities and College Students

October 06, 2020

Presented by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) 

Tuesday, October 6, from 12 - 1:30 p.m. CT

Join the webinar

A panel discussion with several college and university students will be the focus of this webinar. Students will speak openly about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives (i.e. personal, external, institutional, and in terms of their aspirations). This event is 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. The group 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.