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Carlson student Edward Presley

Changing course to make change

Non-traditional student Edward Presley is using his life experience to help others succeed. Read more about Edward Presley.

Band members march at the Minnesota State Fair.

Ten great UMN things to do at the fair

Here are 10 attractions that will leave you informed, entertained, or carrying home freebies. Learn more at the U's State Fair website.

Harold Tu discusses something with a healthcare worker.

Attacking the problem

The U of M’s School of Dentistry is actively working to prevent opioid addiction. Learn more about the non-opioid approach.

We are #UMNdriven

Student

"I am driven to give opportunities to the next generation—to kids—to have a shot to succeed. It has been a joyful experience to be a student. I want to open the doors for all of the talent that is out there."

José P.
Doctoral Student in Quantitative Measurement

Student

“I find inspiration from activists in my community who, in the wake of social injustices, choose everyday to lend their voices to those who’ve gone unheard.”

Lydia N., ’17
Sociology: Law, Criminology, and Deviance

Student

“I co-founded an LGBTQ-focused student group in the Carlson School of Management. I wanted to create spaces that I need, and that other people need, that didn’t already exist when I came here. Having a university like this, with the resources, the people, and the diversity to make some of those things happen, has been really awesome.”

Nick A., '17
Management Information Systems & Political Science

Student

"My dad had cancer when I was little, so I watched how music helped him through his treatment. After graduation I would like to do music therapy with children with cancer, and also work with families dealing with the grief and diagnosis process."

Jasmine M., '17
Music Therapy

Student

"My advice to other students is to get involved. It makes a big university feel small. Making those connections inside and outside of the classroom is great. There are so many different clubs and organizations, so you’ll definitely be able to find your fit."

Jennifer S. , ’18
Business and Marketing Education

Student

“We can advance cultural understanding and health for all.”

Zineb A., ’17
Neuroscience and Spanish Studies