March 2020
Bethel President Ross Allen

Ross Allen named Bethel University’s sixth president-elect
With extensive experience in business, health care, and higher education, Allen is named Bethel University's sixth president-elect and is set to become the first alumnus to lead the university.

Macalester's President Brian Rosenberg headed to Harvard
When he leaves Macalester College at the end of May, he'll join the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Higher Education Program as the fall 2020 president-in-residence. 

The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes Augsburg's inclusion efforts
The article highlighted Augsburg University as one of the colleges that met its enrollment goals this year by "paying attention to the changing diversity of Minnesota’s population."

rendering of Gustavus' Lund Center

Fundraising underway for expansion of Gustavus wellness and athletic complex
Gustavus Adolphus College is planning a $60 million expansion and renovation of the Lund Center that will add 160,000 square feet of workout areas, academic spaces and a field house with synthetic turf.

St. Thomas announces scholarship gift and new test policy
University of St. Thomas president Dr. Julie Sullivan announced a $20 million scholarship gift and a new test-optional admissions policy at the State of the University address.

Hamline moves to test optional
Beginning this fall, Hamline University will no longer require the ACT or SAT for admission.

Carleton grad Alex Welna with children

Carleton College among Peace Corps' 2020 top volunteer-producing schools
Since the agency's founding in 1961, nearly 520 alumni from Carleton College have served abroad as Peace Corps volunteers.