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Former University of Minnesota President Nils Hasselmo passed away at age 87

Hasselmo served as president of the University of Minnesota from 1988 through 1997. Continue reading.

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Sowing the Seeds of Success

Jake Overgaard is bringing Minnesota’s farmers new learning tools. See more about online tools for farmers.

A glimpse through a doorway into a rural grocery story

From Garlic to Grocery

Kathy Draeger is connecting rural grocers with farmers to bring fresh food to Minnesota. See more on her Backhaul Project.

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Our Lakes, Our Legacy

Megan Weber and Dan Larkin are enlisting passionate Minnesotans to protect our state’s waters. See more on protecting Minnesota’s life at the lake.

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Hilmi J.
Civil Engineering


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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