August, 2018

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Softball standout honored with NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Kylie Maczieswski is the first St. Catherine University student-athlete to earn the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which provides a $7,500 award toward graduate school.

MCAD President Jay Coogan announces his departure
Jay Coogan, president of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, has announced his plans to depart from the college on September 14 after more than nine years at the helm.

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University of St. Thomas hosts journalism summer camps
The University of St. Thomas’ ThreeSixty journalism program hosted summer camps for high school students with intensive college readiness programming to develop their journalism skills.

CSB, SJU hosts ‘stimulating’ conference that addresses the liberal arts
Liberal Arts Illuminated at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University gives participants the opportunity to affirm and celebrate the core values of a liberal arts education.

Macalester student creates "Athletes Against Sexual Violence" program
Ethan Levin, a Macalester College football player, created a program called "Athletes Against Sexual Violence" and was recently profiled in the Star Tribune.

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Hamline names Dr. David Everett AVP of inclusive excellence
Hamline University has hired Dr. David L. Everett as its first associate vice president for inclusive excellence. He began his duties on Monday, August 27.

Augsburg partners to publish a Somali student report
Augsburg University's East African Student to Teacher program partnered with The Minnesota Education Equity Partnership to research and publish the report Somali Student Achievement in Minnesota.

Recent St. Scholastica grad hopes to combine astrophysics with Ojibwe culture
During her time at The College of St. Scholastica, Winonah Ojanen discovered a research interest at the intersection of astrophysics and Ojibwe culture.

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Carleton student wins top honors for his musical performance in China
Gus Holley ’20, a rising junior at Carleton College from Moorhead, Minnesota, became the first foreigner ever to win the gold medal at the Liao Yuan Cup International Pipa Competition.

Saint Mary's announces new Master of Public Health program
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is launching its Master of Public Health program, enabling its students to address health disparities and advocate for systemic solutions.