December, 2018
Maakwe Cumanzala

Maakwe Cumanzala '19 is a finalist for the 2019 Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarship
St. Catherine University student is a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship program. Maakwe Cumanzala ’19, an international student from Zimbabwe, is majoring in economics and mathematics.

The Augsburg Podcast
Augsburg University launched the Augsburg Podcast, a new 18-episode series offering a variety of perspectives on our most important work: educating students for the future.

St. Olaf ranks No. 1 in study abroad for 10th straight year
St. Olaf College once again sent more students to study abroad than any other baccalaureate institution in the nation.

Saint Mary's alumnus Brother James Miller

Saint Mary's University alumnus to be beatified
Pope Francis officially recognized the martyrdom of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota alumnus Brother James Miller, FSC '66, M'74 on Nov. 8, clearing the way for beatification.

Carleton, along with St. Olaf, makes annual donation to City of Northfield
Carleton College and St. Olaf College were among the first colleges in the United States to make such a gift, which dates back to the 1920s.

Cobber grads receive scholarship from ELCA
Six Concordia College (Moorhead) graduates received the full-tuition Fund for Leaders Scholarship from the ELCA to attend seminary.

CSB and SJU ranked among top baccalaureate schools for number of students who study abroad
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are ranked No. 2 among baccalaureate schools with 365 students who studied abroad in mid-length study abroad programs.

Gustavus awarded $1 million grant to support continuing education for pastors
Gustavus Adolphus College will run a leadership development program for pastors in southern Minnesota thanks to a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

St. Scholastica starts National Center for Computer Science Education
The College of St. Scholastica has created the National Center for Computer Science Education, which helps create equitable computer science education opportunities for all K-16 students and educators.

Macalester president writes opinion piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education
Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg writes that rather than trying to recreate an idealized past, we should be trying to create a more equitable future.