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Dreams take flight

An inspirational course puts a student on an unexpected path of shoe design and international competition. Learn more about Ben Krause.

News Items

Alexandera Houchin, in glasses and backward cap, with big grin and sticking out her tongue..

The breakaway

Distance biking champion and UMD student Alexandera Houchin aims to relieve the shortage of American Indian dentists. Meet this student whirlwind.

A nurse tends to a female student many years ago.

A century of tending to student health

Born in the depths of a global flu epidemic, Boynton Health Service is celebrating a century of service and care for U of M students and staff. Learn more about Boynton.

amber oestreich

Online education, the perfect fit

Amber Oestreich leads a busy life, but through U of M online education she’s found the perfect fit. Read more about online education.

Alan Page

Page receives Medal of Freedom

U of M alumnus Alan Page was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a special ceremony at the White House. Learn more about his remarkable careers.

We are #UMNdriven


"As a Native American woman, sharing my experiences overcoming poverty, violence, and substance use on my reservation, the Tuscarora Indian Nation of New York, has been critical in prompting discussions on how to break vicious cycles that span generations. For me, it was by making conscious efforts to forge a new path by being the first in my family to pursue a BA, MS, and now, a PhD."

Jill F.


“Change in this system can begin with me - by becoming a physician, I can serve as a role model and motivate people of color who feel they are unable to pursue medicine due to the lack of representation.”

Emmanuel O.


"In studying architecture and product design, my passion is understanding how to optimize the diverse experiences users have with a product or a service and directly relate that to business growth."

Maia P.


"As an educator, I plan to continue connecting the past and present because I want my students to use the past as fuel to move our society forward without repeating history."

Atosha R.
Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance


Opportunities to celebrate differences continually motivate me to be a leader that brings everyone together to speak, listen, and create. The lessons I am learning from other people have streamed into my academic design projects by leading my focus toward the creation of equitable spaces.

Hana S.


"As an aspiring educator, I want to celebrate every student so they know their identity exists, is valued, and is respected."

Dani G.
Integrated Elementary, Special Education