9/11 Moment of Remembrance Reinstated by Minnesota Student Gov’t after Veto Stirred Backlash

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The college administration had to step in to resolve the issue:

Despite widespread student and administrative support, a resolution calling for a 9/11 moment of remembrance was recently vetoed by the Minnesota Student Association, the University of Minnesota’s undergraduate student government that serves as the “voice of the student body.”

The MSA voted against the resolution 36-23 on Nov. 10, after opponents expressed concerns about the resolution’s potential to cause “Islamophobia,” and questioned the implementation of a campus-wide moment of recognition.

But their decision to refuse the Sept. 11 tribute prompted nationwide criticism, and the university’s administration recently stepped in to overrule the students.