January 2018

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Baseball alumni go to bat for clubhouse at Saint Mary’s University
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will break ground this spring for a baseball team clubhouse — thanks to generous alumni athletes including Marc Weisenburger ’75, who made the lead gift.

Carleton faculty, staff collaborate with local Buddhist temple
Carleton College faculty and students showcase some interesting collaborative digital projects championed by its Humanities Center, including a partnership with the Watt Munisotaram.

St. Scholastica faculty member lends expertise to EPA research efforts
The College of St. Scholastica Professor Jen Maki is playing a key role in a research effort that will help scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency determine how certain chemicals affect living things.

Analysis: Saint Ben’s is most efficient among national liberal arts schools
U.S. News compared per-student expenditures and educational quality and the College of Saint Benedict was rated No. 1 among national liberal arts colleges.

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library featured on CBS’s "60 Minutes"
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at Saint John’s University was featured on the CBS news program "60 Minutes" on Dec. 24.

Gustavus announces $10 million gift from transportation entrepreneur
A gift commitment to Gustavus Adolphus College will support the Nobel Hall of Science expansion and renovation and scholarships for the most talented students.

CSP professor’s can-do approach to training service dogs
If you happen to meet Concordia University, St. Paul assistant science professor Taylor Mach, you will also likely meet Crush, a 21-month old yellow lab.

A Macalester alumnae’s take on the consequences of war with North Korea
Macalester College alumnae Abigail Stowe-Thurston, program assistant for nuclear policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, co-wrote an opinion piece for Teen Vogue urging peace over nuclear conflict.

St. Olaf student named to U.S. Bank ‘Future Leaders’ program
Having been named a U.S. Bank 'Future Leader,' St. Olaf College student Chris Casey '18 will get to attend Super Bowl LII and network with NFL staff.

Hamline plays at new TRIA hockey rink
The Hamline University women's and men's hockey teams have a new home to skate in — one with a panoramic view of downtown St. Paul.

Cobbers compose for Lyra Trio
Concordia College junior's musical composition will be performed by a music faculty trio. The student was asked to create a piece for the Lyra Trio.