Why the Liberal Arts Matter
Our strength, our strongest asset is the kind of work we do in the liberal arts -- the range of questions we ask and the diverse ways we explore them. In a time of hyper communication and intense conflict over fundamental values, the liberal arts are uniquely suited to address the challenges facing our economy, our democracy, and our society.
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Extraordinary opportunities shaped my own life in unexpected and deeply rewarding ways. That's why I'm driven to create opportunities that help students achieve their goals, support our communities, and boost the potential for all in our society to thrive.
Here's What I'm Thinking About Now
Associate professor Terrion L. Williamson was recently named as one of the 2019-20 to 2021-22 CLA McKnight Presidential Fellows. The professor of African American & African Studies joins a cohort of seven faculty named to the UMN-wide program given to the most promising individuals who have been granted both tenure and promotion to associate professor in an academic year. It recognizes recipients who are recommended by their college dean and chosen at the discretion of the executive vice president and provost based on excellence in research and scholarship, leadership, potential to build top-tier programs, and ability to advance University of Minnesota priorities.Read more
State of the College 2018
Updates on accomplishments of the past academic year, a new model for the liberal arts, and future planningRead more
Minnesota Daily First Amendment Celebration
How does the the First Amendment affect debate on campus and campus climate?Read more
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We're Shattering Expectations
We’re investing in the key initiatives that better prepare our students, improve access to education, engage diverse voices, and drive innovation and collaboration between campus and community.