Two years ago, Katelin Krieg pitched a course on studying Dylan as literature and his literary influences. On the first day of class, she asked students to share a memory or moving encounter with Dylan's music. Not everyone had one.
While in school at the University of Minnesota, Kirsten Alfaro worked as a mentor at the YMCA on campus. Now, the Y is recognizing her and 37 others who give back throughout the metro with what they call the “thrive” award.
Middle- and working-class workers’ earnings in the US have been stagnating or sinking in recent decades, according to a study conducted by a group of researchers that included the University of Minnesota’s Fatih Guvenen, Ph.D., Curtis L. Carlson professor of economics in the College of Liberal Arts.
Sociology professor Joshua Page, has partnered with Joe Soss, Cowles Professor for the Study of Public Service at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, to explore the “financialization” of the criminal justice system as a predatory system of governance.
Kathleen Rider teaches a biannual global seminar focused on urban renewal in Rome. Rider created the program to help students see beyond the country’s rich history and better experience it as a diverse, 21st-century place.
Recent graduate JT Kruger, a double major in French studies and global studies, talks about the importance of volunteering, and about how his majors prepared him to recognize his connections with the global community.