March 2017
Carleton Entrepreneurs’ Summit

Carleton's alumni summit, student contest highlight entrepreneurial ventures
Carleton College’s recent “Entrepreneurs’ Summit” combines alumni mentoring to help burgeoning ideas, nine student teams vie for two $10,000 grants.

Saint Ben’s is a top producing school for Fulbright awards for third consecutive year
The College of Saint Benedict is tied for 25th among bachelor’s institutions with four women who won Fulbright awards for 2016-17.

Saint John’s Alcuin Library: An Inspired Transformation
Changes at Saint John’s University strengthen student experience and Catholic intellectual tradition emphasizing faith and reason.

University of St. Thomas School of Engineering adds civil engineering major
The new program will make the University of St. Thomas the only private school in Minnesota offering a B.S. in civil engineering.

Emily and Elizabeth Sorin

Hamline University women graduates hold historic place in the state
For Women’s History Month, Hamline University recognizes its historic graduates, Emily and Elizabeth Sorin, who, in 1859, were the first graduates from any college in the state.

Concordia University, St. Paul moves to 120 credit hours
In a move that’s responsive to the competitive higher education marketplace, Concordia University, St. Paul is lowering minimum graduation requirements for all bachelors’ programs to 120 credit hours.

Augsburg becomes 'Augsburg University' effective September 1
The change reflects the reality that Augsburg College already offers nine graduate degree programs in addition to its more than 50 undergraduate degree programs.

Macalester alumna named WCCO-TV Excellent Educator
Macalester College grad Eliza Rasheed uses the theater program at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus Upper Campus to teach students how to deal with injustice.

Concordia receives NSF grant
Concordia College (Moorhead) received a $960,000 grant from the National Science Foundation through the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program.

rendering of Saint Mary's Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center

Saint Mary’s announces Mayo Clinic collaboration, $5 million gift, expansion in Rochester
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is collaborating with Mayo Clinic on a new physician assistant program. A related $5 million gift will bring about a Rochester expansion.

Gustavus among top Fulbright Scholar producers
Gustavus Adolphus College ranks highly on the annual list of liberal arts colleges that produce the most faculty Fulbright Scholars.

Moonlight writer says St. Olaf Choir song ‘shaped his life’
Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney tells Out Magazine that the St. Olaf Choir’s performance of “City Called Heaven” is among 10 songs that shaped his life.

Day at the Capitol an eye-opening experience
St. Catherine University students wield influence with their stories in support of the Minnesota State Grant program.

St. Scholastica leads in math teacher development
Faculty members at The College of St. Scholastica are reaching out to help elementary and middle school math teachers excel in the classroom.