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“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.

Discovery off the beaten path

amber Jaeger on a dig in Kenya

The thrill of discovery drives Amber Jaeger to uncover what makes us human.

From evil clowns to ultimate questions

A question mark inside a light bulb

Here are 10 of the most intriguing freshman seminar courses for 2017-18.

U launches young rocket scientists' careers

Lindsay Glesener, Jenna Burgett, Abi Valero and Tim Kukowski work on wiring.

Students learn the ropes of space science by building satellites from the ground up.

Nutritious U

Rebecca Leighton

What started as a class project turned into a passion--and a job.

A new look at freshwater sponges in Minnesota

Steven Gonzalez holds a freshwater sponge in the lab.

Faculty and students at the U of M Crookston are studying freshwater sponges and how they correlate to the health of Minnesota’s waters. 

Rachel Wians: A hate-love relationship with dentistry

Rachel Wians in a dental lab

Rachel Wians is close to earning her undergraduate degree in physiology, and already has her next step planned—dental school.

From trolley rides to ‘bonfires’: Homecoming over the years

The Homecoming Committee raises a giant gopher in front of Coffman Union

Looking back at the 103 years of Homecomings, it’s been quite a ride. 

U of M to celebrate 103rd Homecoming Week

Cheerleader

Homecoming events will be held Oct. 14 through Oct. 21.

Getting hooked on soybean research

Marissa Scherven doing soybean research

Researching a disease in soybeans was a key component of Marissa Scherven's undergraduate years at the University of Minnesota. 

An ethic of serving others

Ryan Santoso punting in a game

Ryan Santoso has been nominated for an award recognizing athletic and academic achievement and community service.

Cultivating a culture of curiosity

Elise Armani and Lexi Herman

For two students, a unique opportunity leads to an exhibit on a national stage.

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