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e-cigarettes

Dear UMD Campus Community:

In September, the Duluth City Council passed ordinances related to the use of e-cigarettes. As a result, in Duluth the use of e-cigarettes is now banned in places where conventional cigarette smoking is prohibited. In general, City of Duluth ordinances are not applicable on the UMD campus. We are our own municipality. On a related note, the Hermantown City Council approved a six-month moratorium on indoor use of e-cigarettes.

Our current smoking policy reads: "Smoking is prohibited on all UMD property." This does not address directly the use of e-cigarettes. Members of my Cabinet have received inquiries as to whether e-cigarette use is permitted under the policy, and this led to a recent discussion of the topic.

Last spring I asked VCs Seymour and Erwin to charge a group of faculty, staff and students to provide recommendations on enhancing and improving compliance with the current smoking policy. I have asked this task force to study the issue of e-cigarette use as well.

In the meantime, the Cabinet has approved a temporary ban on the use of e-cigarettes on campus for this academic year, or until such time as we receive a recommendation from the task force as to whether or not to permanently ban the use of e-cigarettes.

Please direct any questions you have on the subject to Vice Chancellor Erwin at vcsl@d.umn.edu

Sincerely,

Lendley C. Black
Chancellor

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Chancellor's Office
University of Minnesota Duluth
515 Darland Administration Building
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
218.726.7106
218.726.6535 (fax)
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Posted on October 18, 2013 3:40 PM | Permalink


Staff Forum on October 11

Campus Community,

Here are the links for the PowerPoint presentation and the audio from the Friday, October 11, 2013, Staff Forum regarding Program Prioritization and Shared Governance.

PowerPoint Presentation

Audio of Staff Forum

Budget Information

Lendley C. Black
Chancellor
________________
Chancellor's Office
University of Minnesota Duluth
515 Darland Administration Building
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
218.726.7106
218.726.6535 (fax)
Support the U


Posted on October 11, 2013 1:11 PM | Permalink


Faculty Forum on October 9


Campus Community,

Here are the links for the PowerPoint presentation and audio from the Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Faculty Forum regarding Program Prioritization and Shared Governance.

PowerPoint Presentation

Audio of Faculty Forum

Budget Information

Lendley C. Black
Chancellor
________________
Chancellor's Office
University of Minnesota Duluth
515 Darland Administration Building
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
218.726.7106
218.726.6535 (fax)
Support the U


Posted on October 10, 2013 3:16 PM | Permalink


All-campus Town Hall Meeting on October 8

Campus Community,

Here are the links for the PowerPoint presentation and the audio from the Tuesday, October 8, 2013, All-campus Town Hall meeting regarding Program Prioritization and Shared Governance.

PowerPoint of Town Hall Meeting

Audio of Town Hall Meeting

Budget Information


Lendley C. Black
Chancellor

________________
Chancellor's Office
University of Minnesota Duluth
515 Darland Administration Building
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
218.726.7106
218.726.6535 (fax)
Support the U


Posted on October 9, 2013 3:57 PM | Permalink


UMD Website

Dear Campus Community:

Tomorrow as you log on to the UMD website (d.umn.edu) you will notice some big changes. The homepage will feature a new design that showcases UMD programs, people, places, and events, while making it easy for prospective students to explore and apply.

Here are some of the improvements:

· A feature area will highlight timely, interesting, and important activities and information in an engaging, concise way.

· Different types of prospective students will have direct links to apply to UMD.

· The colleges and schools, undergraduate majors, and graduate programs will have direct links from the home page.

· A photo gallery will feature the unique beauty of the UMD campus.

· Calendar events and news articles will also be featured on the homepage.

The full rollout of the design will take several months because of the significant number of internal pages. Updated headers and footers will be available to departments for testing soon. Admissions web pages will get updated first. Other high impact pages will follow.

You may check out the website redesign blog for more information. This will be the primary vehicle for comments, questions, and updates going forward.

Thank you to everyone who is participating in the process of implementing these important, much anticipated changes.


Lendley C. Black
Chancellor


________________
Chancellor's Office
University of Minnesota Duluth
515 Darland Administration Building
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
218.726.7106
218.726.6535 (fax)
Support the U


Posted on October 2, 2013 1:24 PM | Permalink