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.
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Celebrating Our World-Class Community
Technology architect Colin McFadden and digital preservation specialist Samantha Porter have won the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s 3M Art and Technology Award. They will receive $50,000 toward the development of “Riddle Mia This,” a mobile app that aims to deepen visitor engagement with MIA.Read more accolades ⟶
CLA Capital Campaign Kickoff Remarks
I hope tonight has indeed shattered your expectations about our college and campaign. Earlier tonight you heard that through this campaign we seek to become a destination college. And that’s true. But this vision is not just about CLA. Continue reading...
The Importance of CLA in the U’s Climate and Tone
The College of Liberal Arts has a special role to play in creating a campus climate in which we can all thrive.We must lead by example in building and driving a university culture and tone that values diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities. Continue reading...
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.
Our alumni will be the most desirable graduates available.
We’ll maintain a relentless focus on research and creative excellence.
Our community will welcome diverse voices and mirror the community at large.
We’ll deepen a culture of engagement for our alumni, community, and state.