August 2020


Laurie M. Hamen

Hamen named interim president of College of Saint Benedict
Laurie M. Hamen, J.D., became the interim president of the College of Saint Benedict on July 1, 2020.

Hamline announces Minnesota’s first undergraduate forensic psychology concentration
Hamline University's new forensic psychology concentration offers a highly relevant academic track for students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice.

MCAD announces new vice president of academic affairs
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design welcomes Robert Ransick as its new Vice President of Academic Affairs, who comes from Bennington College in Vermont and The New School in New York.

CSP introduces partnership with Charlie Academy
Concordia University, St. Paul has announced a brand new three-year partnership with Charlie Academy, an innovative company providing online modules for learning, leadership and life skills.

Nursing cohort at CSB/SJU increased to serve broader community
Cohort goes from 54 to 72 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University students, effective immediately.

Bethel sibling team to launch RecruitABLE, a job platform for people with disabilities
Bethel University alumna Anna Substad ’19 and brother Ben Hernes ’21, a current student, developed the platform to help individuals with disabilities showcase their unique skillsets to employers.

Carleton Humanities Center announces Summer Research Circles surrounding issues of racism and systemic inequality
The Carleton College Humanities Center Research Circles are an opportunity for faculty to engage in scholarly conversations and exploration during this time of physical-distancing.

Augsburg's business programs awarded globally-recognized accreditation
Augsburg University's business undergraduate and MBA programs were awarded the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs accreditation for excellence in teaching.

Saint Mary's installs purification systems
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has installed groundbreaking purification systems on its Winona and Twin Cities campuses including 860 Delos air purification devices in Winona Campus sleeping rooms.

St. Scholastica course provides hands-on research experience
Students at The College of St. Scholastica are gaining real-world research experience through the study of bacteriophages, a relatively unexplored realm of biology.

St. Kate’s congratulates Fulbright Scholar Erin Nelsen
Erin Nelsen ’20 has received a Fulbright scholarship to Aberystwyth University in Wales. Nelsen is the second St. Catherine University student to receive a Fulbright this year.