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The power to make change

Malik Day

Malik Day believes higher education has given him the opportunity to realize his dreams.

Ready to take the next leap

Lexie Ogdahl

UM Crookston junior Lexie Ogdahl sees the world in a new way after studying in New Zealand.

The cow whisperer

Savanna Christensen

A U of M Morris student discovers her passion through an opportunity to work with farm animals.

Cancer fighter from Cameroon

Christian Njatcha in his lab.

Graduate student Christian Njatcha came all the way from Cameroon to fight cancer.

Academic All-Big Ten athletes named

M flags flapping in the wind

Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

Using business to fight for human rights

Nick Alm.

Nick Alm knows his life is going to be dedicated to LGBT issues.

Dazzle in December

Panoramic view of a previous show, with a crowd and blue streams of light.

The student-designed winter light show returns for a seventh season.

Fizz-fueled rocket soars to big win

U students (l to r) Brody Hultman, Machlen Polfliet, Kevin Schrader, Jeffrey Guevara, and Andrew Van Gerpen hold a certificate and oversized check. Next to Van Gerpen is astronaut Mae Jemison.

Students’ Alka-Seltzer-fueled rocket garners a Big Ten title and a Guinness world record.

An 'unreal dream' becomes reality

Jason Jones.

Persistence and a McNair Scholarship helped Jason Jones overcome life’s obstacles to achieve his childhood dream.

U of M receives national recognition for excellence in student voter engagement

Silver seal

The U of M received a Silver Seal for achieving a student voting rate of 65.3% during the 2016 election.

University of Minnesota students win Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge

The team of winning students.

A team of student rocketeers from the U of M won the Bayer-Big Ten Alka-Rocket Challenge.

“I have been blessed with this privilege, and with it comes the power to make change"

Serena Armstrong, Malik Day, Sabrina Roowala, and Hemant Persaud

First-generation college students talk about why they chose to pursue higher education.

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