• Hamline Newsroom

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      At the 2017 Commencement ceremony on May 20, Hamline will honor two distinguished individuals who have devoted their careers to fighting for equality and the rights of others. The 2017 honorary degree recipients are former Ambassador James C. Hormel who will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the undergraduate ceremony, and Sharon P. Robinson, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, who will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the graduate ceremony.

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      The Oracle, Hamline University's student-run newspaper since 1888, won three first-place awards at the 2017 Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention.

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      Join the Chemistry Department on Friday, April 21 at 12:45 p.m. to hear Guest Lecturer Prashant V. Kamat at the 18th annual 3M/Ronald A. Mitsch Lecture in Chemistry titled, “Meeting the Clean Energy Demand with Nanotechnology.”

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      Join Hamline School of Business on Friday, April 21 for the fifth annual Community Economic Development Symposium, Itasca to the Bayou - Economic Development along the Mississippi. This day-long event is a powerful convergence of experts who have enacted real change along America's most prominent riverfront. Please register online.

    • Undergrad Research at NCUR

      A group of 36 Hamline students are in Memphis, Tennessee to present their collaborative research at the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Students present original research with topics spanning across a variety of disciplines and programs, from social justice to business, and biology to history.

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      Minnesota Campus Compact has announced Hamline's winners of the Presidents' Student Leadership Award, Presidents' Civic Engagement Award, and Presidents' Community Partner Award. These awards recognize effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships. Hamline's award winners are Farhiya Ali, the Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force, and Tom Fitzpatrick.

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      Hamline University is honored to announce that Conner Suddick, a second year legal studies and social justice double major, was named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow. The Fellowship is presented by Campus Compact, a national coalition of 1,000 colleges and universities dedicated to advancing the public purposes of higher education.

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      Six different groups of Hamline students traveled across the country during spring break for the Wesley Center's signature Catalyst Alternative Spring Break Trips. The Hamline community can read about the students' experiences on the Catalyst blog. Catalyst is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about social justice, reflect on their roles in the community, and contribute via service over spring break.

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      WCCO TV and KARE 11 TV recently produced feature stories about Hamline's historic standing as the birthplace of intercollegiate basketball. Only four years after basketball was invented, Hamline hosted the first basketball game between two college teams. See the full story online.

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      While Hamline is recognized as Minnesota's first university, it was also among the first co-educational institutions in the nation. Read about the accomplishments of some of Hamline's earliest female graduates.

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      The vision of an institution where pioneers could pursue higher education in the Minnesota Territory was initially realized on March 3, 1854 when Hamline's official charter was signed. Hamline University is considered Minnesota's first university, was one of the first co-educational institutions in the country, and conferred the first bachelor's and master's degrees in the state. Those were earned by two women, Emily and Elizabeth Sorin.

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      For the second year in a row, a team of five students from the Hamline University's School of Business placed in the top 10% of world-wide MBA teams competing in a Capstone computer-simulation game produced by Capsim Corporation of Chicago.

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      More than one-hundred students from Mounds View and Irondale high schools came to Hamline on February 17 for Education Matters, an event aimed at sparking interest in teaching and educational careers among students of color. The students at the event are aspiring teachers, members of the Educators Rising chapters, members of Students Together Respecting the Importance and Purpose of Education in Schools (STRIPES), or students from diverse student organizations in the schools. 

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      Hamline University President Fayneese Miller was recently named to the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Board of Directors. She joins 11 other board members comprising the governing board of the foundation. President Miller also recently joined the Board of Directors for Twin Cities Public Television. 

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      Hamline MBA students recently advanced to the regional division of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup. Hamline students, many of whom are working full-time as they pursue their graduate degree, went head-to-head with full-time MBA students to place third in the regional competition, beating out the team from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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      Hamline's public administration programs build on an impressive track record of more than 30 years of preparing dedicated public servants who make important decisions that influence all areas of the sector: public safety, transportation, education, utilities, food safety, public health, and environmental control. Recently, the success of public administration and criminal justice alumni in the public safety sector has been particularly evident on the statewide and even international stage.  

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      The Hamline Midway area is now home to a new, arts immersive community gathering space: Can Can Wonderland thanks to the creativity and innovation of Hamline School of Business Master of Public Administration (MPA) alumna Jennifer Pennington.

    • Jack Serier

      Jack Serier '90 is the new sheriff of Ramsey County, Minnesota. Sheriff Serier replaces another Hamline alumnus, Sheriff Matt Bostrom DPA '03, who recently announced he would retire in order to continue his research about police hiring practices at the University of Oxford.

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      Hamline is known as the birthplace of intercollegiate basketball, and the university recently celebrated a significant milestone in that history with the marking of the 80th anniversary of Hamline's basketball facility, now known as Hutton Arena.

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      Juan Grimaldo graduated from Hamline in 1990 with a double major in communication studies and French and later returned to Hamline to earn his Master of Arts in Management. His career has been diverse in terms of work and geography, and he is currently the senior press information specialist for the U.S. embassy in Bogota.

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      Former Hamline President Charles Graham passed away after a brief illness on Friday, December 23 in Minneapolis. Graham was a distinguished university educator and administrator in Minnesota and Wisconsin who served as the 16th president of Hamline from 1981-1987.

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      On December 13, student projects from the fall semester were showcased through Open Studios hosted by the Digital Media Arts and the Studio Arts departments.

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      2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Hamline’s Commitment to Community (C2C), a university-wide diversity initiatives committee of students, faculty, and staff, whose mission is to foster diversity awareness, knowledge, and understanding through discussion, dialogue, and community building.

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      Two teams of Hamline business students showed their data mining and analytics prowess at the “Dive into Water” Data Competition Event this November. The event brought together nearly 40 teams of undergraduate and graduate students from 25 schools to wrestle with a real-world data set and research problem and then present their findings to a panel of judges.

    • Study abroad leadership at Hamline University

      Hamline was again named a leader in study abroad opportunities in the latest Open Doors Report by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Hamline is ranked first in Minnesota and 14th in the nation in its category of the Top 40 Master's Colleges and Universities.  

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      Over the course of the presidential race, from the primaries up until election night, Hamline professors have been giving their expert analysis on news. Recount the highlights of their interviews through the election cycle.

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      Thanks to the overwhelming support across campus and from alumni and friends across the country, Power of One Day was a tremendous success. With gifts from 609 donors, we blew past our goal of 550 donors and had a 19% increase in the number of donors from last year. The gifts are still being tallied, but the office of Annual Giving Programs wants to convey deep gratitude for the generosity and enthusiasm for this big day. Thank you!

    • Undergrad students doing innovative research

      Imagine being hospitalized, but knowing that the standard antibiotic the doctor gives you might not work because the drug hasn't been properly stored or the medicine is falsified. It's a very real problem in developing countries, but Hamline undergraduate chemistry student Sarah Bliese is at the forefront of trying to change that.

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      President Fayneese Miller has issued a 'register to vote' challenge from Hamline to other local Minnesota private colleges. If Hamline has the most Minnesota student voter registrations, President Miller will donate an additional $5,000 to Hamline student scholarships.

    • Presidents Honor Roll

      Hamline University was named to the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition that an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement. Hamline is the only institution in the state of Minnesota that was recognized in all four honor roll categories.

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      Hamline students secured an impressive array of summer internships in fields from law and criminal justice, to biochemistry and business.

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      Thirteen-year old Aurora Seger of Saint Paul now has a whole team of Pipers on her side as she deals with congenital muscular dystrophy, a genetic degenerative disease. Aurora became an honorary member of the Hamline University Women's Soccer team on Friday, September 2.

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      Hamline University is again among the top colleges in the nation according to the latest rankings by Forbes.com. Rankings are based on graduation rate, academic success, student debt, student satisfaction, and post-graduation success.

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      At Hamline, student research happens all year long across all areas of study. Under the guidance of their professors, students undertake these collaborative research projects by first determining what specific topic and question they would like to examine in-depth. The result is a fascinating array of questions and discoveries that lead to students being chosen to present their work at national conferences.

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      The Hamline hockey teams have direct connections to the Olympics with a three-time medalist coaching the women's hockey team and an alumni family that has connections to the "Miracle on Ice."

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      From political science to English, professors gave different perspectives in analyzing the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC). The four-day convention is not only the time to select the official party nominee, professors agreed, but also sets the tone for the presidential race that follows.

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      Pokémon have taken over campus! Whether you just downloaded the Pokémon GO game, or you are a level 30 gym leader, the Hamline campus is a great place to catch Pokémon, restock your supplies, and battle at gyms.

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      Esteemed author Coe Booth has joined the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC) Program as a faculty member. Booth has published numerous books for adolescents including Tyrell, Bronxwood, and her latest novel, Kinda Like Brothers.

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      Criminology and Criminal Justice Professor Jillian Peterson was interviewed by KARE 11, FOX 9, KSTP, WCCO radio, and MN News Network about her research into how mass shootings can be prevented and how communities can heal after tragedies like the Orlando nightclub shooting.

    • Anthony Wolfe

      2016 Hamline graduate Anthony Wolfe received one of only three undergraduate awards presented at the national American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) meeting this spring in Boston. ACSM is the premiere organization of exercise scientists and physiologists.

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      The A Line, Metro Transit’s new bus rapid transit route, begins service along Snelling Avenue on Saturday, June 11. Hamline is an exclusive sponsor of the A Line, and with two stops right in front of the university, the bus route will be a valuable resource for students, faculty, staff, and the Hamline Midway community.

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      In ceremonies that featured long-held tradition, new additions, inspiring words, and some surprises, Hamline celebrated its Class of 2016. Watch video of our featured Commencement speakers and see the photo album from the day.

    • Glenn Hardin

      Glenn G. Hardin, professor of practice in Hamline’s Forensic Science Department, was recently interviewed by KSTP-TV about what toxicology tests in the death of iconic musician Prince would likely reveal.

    • Jennifer Scanlon and Anna Arnold Hedgeman

      Professor and author of Until There is Justice, a new biography about Anna Arnold Hedgeman (Hamline Class of 1922), will be the 2016 Commencement speaker. Jennifer Scanlon is a women’s studies professor and interim dean for academic affairs at Bowdoin College.

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      The Hamline community and their families are warmly invited to a free university-wide spring celebration at CHS Field in downtown Saint Paul on Friday, May 6 at 4 p.m. Enjoy food, music, and some surprises as we cheer on our Pipers at the best field in the MIAC!

    • Hamline School of Education alum meeting with President Obama

      Hamline School of Education alumna, adjunct faculty member, and Minnesota Teacher of the Year Dr. Amy Hewett-Olatunde EdD '15 was in Washington D.C. this week to meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week 2016. 

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      Hamline student reporters show you the Minneapolis campus, cover the annual Spring Leadership Training, talk with Hamline’s new head football coach, and fill you in on the [Un]Making a Murderer event.

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      The Bureau of Justice Assistance selected Professors Shelly Schaefer and Sarah Greenman of Hamline’s Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science to be the research team for a Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Planning Grant.

    • 2016 Fellows

      Three Hamline Doctorate of Public Administration (DPA) students are among those honored as recipients of the 2016 Bush Fellowships: Carmeann Daisy Foster, Giovanni Veliz, and Hamse Warfa.

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      Watch the latest episode of the student-produced Piper Report for highlights from Winter Wonderjam, an introduction to the new lacrosse team, analysis of the 2016 presidential election, and a look at Black History Month events.

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      Hamline’s Bullying Prevention Certificate is the first of its kind in the Midwest and one of the only programs of its kind in the country. The School of Education launched the graduate program in response to Minnesota’s 2014 Safe and Supportive Schools Act and the national Safe Schools Improvement Act. The latter requires schools to adopt a code to prohibit bullying, report all harassment, and report all bullying to the U.S Department of Education.

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      Hamline alumna Dawn Bentley ’95, MBA/Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) ’14 recently added a new title to her resume, executive director of the local arts nonprofit Art Shanty Projects. Since Bentley’s involvement in Art Shanty Projects, the organization has become a contender for national and international awards and grants, and was recognized as one of 32 featured semifinalists for an International Award for Public Art.

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      Deciding on a major can be a stressful prospect for undergraduate students, but Hamline has extraordinary resources, classes, faculty, and staff to help them through the process.

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      A self-proclaimed “park rat,” Boe Carlson MPA ’09 has what he calls the perfect job. As superintendent of Three Rivers Park District, Carlson oversees more than 2,000 employees and deals with everything from budgets and human resources to public safety.

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      Alumni Roger ‘57 and Marilyn ‘58 Appeldorn have announced that they will fund a new effort called the Appeldorn Family Endowed Fund for Innovation Studies to support and enhance offerings that educate students in the innovation process.

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      The latest Piper Report is about all the exciting events that happened on campus during the end of fall semester 2015 and preparing for what’s ahead.

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      Officials have signed the formal paperwork to create Mitchell Hamline School of Law. The combination brings together Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law to create the largest independent law school in the region. 

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      Check out the latest Piper Report, a student-produced news program that covers campus news, people, and events.

    • Study Abroad Leaders

      Hamline was ranked first in Minnesota and 14th in the nation in its category for study abroad opportunities by the Institute of International Education.   

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      Hamline Athletics Director Jason Verdugo had his head shaved by student athletes after the community exceeded the goal of raising $30,000 for Athletics on Power of One Day. Watch the video!

    • WIPS Conference

      Hundreds of women gathered on Friday, November 13, for the fourth annual Hamline School of Business Women in Public Service (WIPS) Conference titled titled “Awaken the Force: Unleash Your Full Potential in Public Service.”

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      Hamline political science professor David Schultz announced the publication of his latest book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter. It is a first-of-its-kind book that explains why some states are more decisive and important in American presidential elections than others.

    • Power of One

      Join the Hamline community in Power of One Day! On November 11, Power of One Day brings together Hamline alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends around the world in support of the university and the one-of-a-kind educational experience that it offers.

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      Hamline welcomes the community to the 26th Annual Gospel Night Worship Service on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall.

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      Niveda Krishnan traveled thousands of miles to pursue her MBA at Hamline, but she hasn’t left home behind. “I chose Hamline because of its reputation and the diversified opportunities I would experience,” Niveda said.

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      Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor shares her experiences with first-year seminar students and encourages peaceful resolutions to conflict.

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      Watch video remarks from the Installation Ceremony of President Fayneese Miller including from Dr. Miller herself along with Senator Amy Klobuchar, Governor Mark Dayton, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Mayor Chris Coleman, and numerous other dignitaries in higher education.

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      Hamline University is delighted to announce that The Princeton Review has named it as one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest in its annual rankings. The New York City-based education services company selected the school as one of the 159 institutions it endorses on its Best in Midwest  2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region list.

    • Mitchell Hamline

      The Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) is recommending the ABA Council give its acquiescence to the combination of Hamline School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law.

    • Klas Field Row of Honor

      A new Hamline Athletics Row of Honor to recognize coaches who have left an indelible impression on student athletes was unveiled at the Pipers Football game on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

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