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U of M Alum Named COO at Disney

Portrait of Tom Staggs speaking at commencement.

University of Minnesota alumnus Tom Staggs has been named Disney’s chief operating officer—its No. 2 executive. Staggs, a 1982 Carlson School graduate who delivered the school’s commencement address last spring, has been the chair of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and prior to that was Disney’s chief financial officer.

She Chose a School Close to Home. It Opened Doors Around the World.

Photograph of Haile-Selassi standing in a hallway with other students.

As she looks forward to graduation, Baza Haile-Selassie is excited to start her career after being recruited by a locally headquartered international corporation.

She Would Lead

Joelle Stangler and Senator Al Fraken stand in front of an American and Minnesota flag.

Joelle Stangler ’16 returned from this year’s State of the Union Address confirmed in her goal of serving Minnesota and clear about how to achieve it.

U of M launches tutoring partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools

U of M Physics Circus brings large-scale stunts and physics lessons to the public Jan. 15

Two Carlson School Students Win Prestigious Athletics Awards

Group of female athletes.

Gopher senior softball player Kaitlyn Richardson and men's hockey senior and captain Kyle Rau were recently awarded the Patty Berg Legacy and Henry L. Williams Awards. These awards recognize one female and one male student-athlete who excel in competition and in the classroom while representing the values of the U’s athletics department. 

Designers Explore Advertising and Consumption

Student's hands drawing on paper.

U of M graphic design students recorded everything they consumed for 30 days. Then they designed a response.

Late start times benefit high school students

A blackboard

According to new University research, later high school start times improve both student academic performance and overall health.

Students' grades and health improve with later high school start times

Books on a table

New study from the University of Minnesota is first to examine multiple schools across the U.S.