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Support the U Rally Day' to be held at State Capitol March 30

U of M President Eric Kaler and Governor Mark Dayton to speak

Contacts: Jeff Falk, University News Service,, (612) 626-1720

March 22, 2012

The annual, University of Minnesota student-organized “Support the U Rally Day” will be held Friday, March 30, at the Minnesota State Capitol. The system-wide event provides students with the opportunity to voice their support for the university at a Capitol rotunda rally and in meetings with their elected officials.

In particular, students will rally for the university’s 2012 bonding request. If passed by the Legislature, the capital request would enable the university to preserve its current infrastructure and construct new facilities to meet growing demands, which would create an estimated 4,000 jobs for Minnesotans. This state investment would also advance the university’s goals to increase access to and excellence at the University of Minnesota.

University President Eric Kaler and Governor Mark Dayton will address the students at the Capitol rotunda rally. Transportation is provided to and from the Capitol, with shuttle buses running between Coffman Memorial Union and the Capitol’s front steps.

The day’s events are as follows:

11 a.m. - Registration, Capitol rotunda
12 p.m. - Rally, Capitol rotunda
12:30 p.m. - Lunch, Capitol Great Hall
1-4 p.m. - Meetings with legislators
1-4 p.m. - 'Discover the U' exhibits, Capitol rotunda

For registration and more information about Support the U Rally Day, visit

Tags: All administrative: President, Provost, etc.

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