Raising their voices

U of M researchers aim to improve learning by helping youth tell their stories. Read more on Youth Story Squad

News Items

The University of Minnesota Alumni Band marches on the fairgrounds.

A guide to The Great (University of) Minnesota Get-Together

Here are 12 U of M attractions to take in while you’re at the Minnesota State Fair. Learn more.

Autum Boxum climbing up the steps of the soil testing area on campus.

Her colorful world of soil

Autumn Boxum’s experience and success in soil judging competitions helped land her a job after graduation. Meet this enterprising student.

Hannah Van Ochten and Rowan Mahon stand next to a poster about their prescription drug repository.

Students help create prescription drug repository

Two U of M students are helping to launch a prescription drug repository that will help redistribute unused medications to people in need. Read more about these driven students.

We are #UMNdriven


"At the U of M, I get to sit in the same class with great professors who don't just teach me academic materials but also valuable knowledge for my career and personal growth."

Hilmi J.
Civil Engineering


"I want to make a difference in the education system. I want to reform the policies that govern the key to escaping the cycle, I want to work closely with those who understand the importance of an education and the exponential benefits it provides."

Jael K.
Finance and Marketing


"I was an intern in the US Senate. Working as a staffer is all about comprehension and communication, and my majors both provide a strong basis for that."

Ian K.
English and Political Science


"I miss working with kids in the close and intensive way that you do when you are their special education teacher. But being a grad student allows me to learn more about how to better support the students for whom I most care (about)”

Britta B
Special Education PhD


“I chose this path [becoming a Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) teacher] because I am driven to understand issues that impact the lives of the people in the Deaf community and what I can do to contribute—especially towards Deaf children’s education.”

Aaron W
Special Education DHH MEd


"Thanks to support from the College of Liberal Arts, I was able to complete internships in both Los Angeles and New York working in media and journalism. These internships not only helped me to make friends in my field and narrow my career goals, but also gave me the experience of locating alone to an incredibly large city."

Palmer H
English and French