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Changing course to make change

Carlson student Edward Presley

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

Kawitaya Daḳota uƞkiapi kte

Vanessa Goodthunder on horse.

Vanessa Goodthunder’s new phone app could renew the Dakota language.

A bold vision

Jake Maxon

Jake Maxon’s vision for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention could become a model for counties across the nation.

On her own path to end world hunger

Shantal Pai

Driven in part by a memory from her youth, Shantal Pai has dedicated herself to alleviating hunger.

Prepared to make the world a better place

Marin Phelps at her graduation ceremony

Marin Phelps became the U of M’s first student to graduate with a master’s degree in human rights—a joint program of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the College of Liberal Arts. 

PAWS program goes year-round

Two students having an interaction with a dog.

Due to popular demand, there will no longer be a summer break for PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress)—the popular program aimed at reducing stress for the U of M community.

A different set of skills

Sarah Schulz on the job

Sarah Schulz brings a different perspective to an industry dominated by men.

Defining place in Dinkytown

Sample of seven posters design by students depicting Dinky Town.

U students create handmade prints to explore the vibrant urban neighborhood.

Mentor program marks 30 years of making matches

A student and mentor with the Humphrey School mentor program

The mentor program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs has grown into one of the most distinctive in the country.

Extending the pipeline

High school students talking to one another

High school students interested in medicine get coaching from U of M medical students.

New alum Barber a role model for the ages

Marion Barber Jr.

Former Gopher football star Marion Barber Jr. came back to the U in 2015. In May, at the age of 57, he received his bachelor’s degree in youth studies.

Two University of Minnesota sophomores win Hollings Scholarships from NOAA

Mississippi River

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences has selected two U of M students to receive Hollings Scholarships. 

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