February 2017

Two graduates earn five ‘Under 40 Awards’ from Times Media
College of Saint Benedict alumnae Emily Coborn ’08 and Hudda Ibrahim ’13 were selected for their work in the local community.

Students tackle Skid Row in L.A. with giveaway
The Cause team of five from Saint John’s University helps distribute clothes, bags, food, health kits and haircuts in one of Los Angeles’ most impoverished neighborhoods.

Research reveals new insights about the experience of professionals of color living in the Twin Cities
University of St. Thomas research is part of the Make It. MSP. project, a partnership of more than 150 companies, nonprofits, local governments, higher education and other organizations.

Macalester president gives advice to the secretary of education
Betsy DeVos hasn’t asked Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg for advice. But it could happen, he said, and shared his ideas with The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Saint Mary’s offers graduate credits for concurrent enrollment instructors
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is offering 18 graduate-level content credits in English for concurrent enrollment instructors — which can count toward a master’s degree.

Panelists discuss College’s Benedictine values
As part of The College of St. Scholastica’s annual Feast Day celebration, the College hosted a panel discussion featuring three alumni who shared their thoughts on the meaning of the Benedictine Values.

New York Times profiles St. Olaf hockey coach
The paper highlights what drew Mike Eaves, a former NHL player and Division I coach, to St. Olaf College.

Hamline receives $1.4M gift for endowed professorship in computational science
Hamline University alumnus Robert Green’s ‘57, MALS ‘96, generous $1.4 million estate gift will establish the Robert E. Green Distinguished Professorship in Computational Science Fund.

Bethel’s elementary education program ranked no. 1 in the state
Bethel University's elementary education program earned national recognition with high rankings in an assessment from the National Council on Teacher Quality.