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    News and Announcements

    There's always something happening at Hamline! Below are a few places we regularly share news about the university, our alums, and our involvement in the community.

    Student Stories

    The Piper Report is an undergraduate student video news program that airs on YouTube monthly (and is also shared on the Hamline website). It is produced by student interns from the Strategic Communications Office. Watch the latest episode.

    Frequent Speakers and Programs

    Inside Hamline, our internal e-newsletter, is updated daily and shared with students, faculty, and staff on a weekly basis. While many stories are focused internally, it provides an overview of upcoming activities, events, and opportunities to engage on campus. Read Inside Hamline.

    University News

    The following stories share the accomplishments of Hamline students, faculty, and staff; as well as showcase the new programs, high-level announcements, and opportunities the Hamline community is embracing.

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      The Hamline University Center for Justice and Law recently convened an expert panel to discuss the ongoing immigration crisis in the United States. The panelists, included someone from the ACLU, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, the Advocates for Human Rights and an immigrant, provided 200 attendees with individual actions toward ending the situation. A post-event survey indicated that many people acted on these suggestions and took steps to help immigrants.

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      Eleven teachers and staff from a school in Kauai, Hawaii visited Hamline University to participate in the Rivers Institute on the St. Croix. Their mainland adventure was part of a collaboration with Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) that will support the Hawaiian school's special curriculum and environmental focus that is designed to help keep the Niihau culture and language alive.

    • Jorden Lein and Mary Lein at Klas

      Jordan Lein BBA ‘18 and his mother, Mary Lein MPA ‘18, both received diplomas from the Hamline School of Business during Commencement 2018. Jordan majored in business analytics and finance, which inspired Mary to get her Master’s of Public Administration. The Lein family’s relationship with Hamline began in 2013 when Jordan participated in the AA Minnesota State High School League Track and Field Championship. The meet has been held annually for the last thirteen years at Klas Field and is happening again this Friday and Saturday.

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      With every sunny day of summer, the urge to sit in a park with a good book grows stronger. As you browse on a tablet or wander through a bookstore, consider picking up a book written by a student, alumnus, or faculty member from the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline.

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      Zinzile Sibanda was the first international student to address a Hamline Commencement. She spoke movingly at the 2018 undergraduate graduation ceremony about her 8000-plus mile journey to the school and her powerful experience with the community here. She concluded by challenging her classmates to continue to build and strengthen communities once they leave Hamline.

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      Hamline's 2018 commencement events featured cool weather, caps, gowns, processions, happy parents, blooming trees, and green grass in a historic campus setting. Faculty in full regalia cheered students on as they processed to the ceremony site in front of the 1884-built Old Main.

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      At the 2018 Commencement ceremony on May 19, Hamline is proud to honor a class of leaders and trailblazers. Among the graduating class is Zinzile Sibanda, who will be giving the senior speech about the role of community during her time at Hamline. Also being recognized this day are two honorary degree recipients, Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD ’68 and Anne McKeig JD ’92, who have dedicated their professional lives to making the world a better place.

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      Conner Suddick, a Hamline University student from Suamico, Wisconsin, is one of 59 students from across the country to be named a 2018 Truman Scholar. The prestigious award was announced today by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, President of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

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      Alumnus Yi Gang ‘82 was appointed as the Governor of the People’s Bank of China. Much like the United States Federal Reserve, the People’s Bank of China is the central bank of the country that regulates the financial industry. Yi is the first new appointment to lead the bank in more than 15 years.

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      Hamline University is proud to announce An Garagiola, a junior studying women's studies and sociology, as the recipient of the 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship.

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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 provide an opportunity for presidents of Minnesota Campus Compact's member institutions to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships.

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      For many students, spring break is a time to travel to tropical and sunny vacation spots and take a break from the pressures and expectations of being a college student. Four groups of Hamline students, however, are looking at service and social justice on a national scale as they travel across the country to work with communities in need.

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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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      Team USA’s race for Olympic gold was one of the most thrilling events to watch at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and is now taking its place in the history books. As rivals Team USA and Canada faced off, no one was watching closer than Hamline head hockey coach and former Olympian, Natalie Darwitz.

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      During the summer of 2017, the Center for Justice and Law supported faculty and student research through the award of a competitive grant. Stacie Bosley, a professor in the School of Business, was awarded the grant for her project, "Judgment and Decision-Making in a Pyramid Scheme Experiment: Lessons for Active Consumer Education."

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      The Hamline women's and men's hockey teams have a new home to skate in—one with a panoramic view of downtown St. Paul. The Pipers officially moved into the TRIA Rink at the Treasure Island Center before their first games at the new rink on January 5 and 6.

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      Hamline's Criminal Justice Department has received another grant from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The $846,000 grant will build on a partnership to implement crime reduction strategies in a unique Minneapolis neighborhood identified as a hotspot for crime.

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      Surrounded by the vibrant and diverse Twin Cities arts scene, Hamline University students have unique and plentiful opportunities to express their creativity both on campus and off.

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      Hamline University has opened a new platform for students to create and share their artwork, musical talents, and more with the creation of ArtSpace on first floor of Osborn Hall.

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      The new Hamline brand campaign, We Take the Lead, was guided in part by a manifesto that encapsulates the spirit, heart, and mission of the university community. Hear a part of the manifesto for yourself, as read by members of our Hamline community, by watching this video.

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      In 2018, Hamline will join more than 50 other Minnesota colleges, and 1,757 across the country, in becoming a tobacco-free campus. The transition work is being done by an implementation team appointed by President Miller and comprised of students, faculty, and staff.

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      Alumus Roger Appeldorn ’57, in collaboration with Hamline professors, developed a new innovation course open to Hamline students across all majors. The course will teach students important skills that they can apply to help them succeed in their disciplines.

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      Hamline is the first school in Minnesota to join the Start by Believing campaign, in partnership with Ramsey County. Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign aimed at ending the cycle of silence in cases of sexual assault.

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      Following convocation, President Fayneese Miller shares a message to reinforce an important part of her remarks about undocumented students being a valuable part of the Hamline community.

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      Hamline University remains a top-ranked university in its class according to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2018 edition. Hamline ranked sixteenth among 162 institutions in the Best Regional Colleges ‘Midwest’ category. In addition, Hamline once again made the Best Value list, the top Minnesota university on that list in the Midwest category, and the list of A+ Schools for B Students. 

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      Dr. Jeffery Ridlehoover, EdD ‘10 is known for his leadership style that focuses on building relationships, both with his students and teachers. He has always loved working with people, and that passion his work at Mounds View High School is what earned him multiple honors within the last year including the title of Minnesota High School Principal of the Year and a promotion to assistant superintendent of instruction for Mounds View Public Schools.

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      Hamline Initiative for Professional and Academic Liaisons (HIPAL) enables student to start preparing for professional careers during their first year at Hamline with specialized career development resources.

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      Hamline's Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education has been selected to join the United Nations Global University Partnership on Environment for Sustainability (GUPES). The partnership works toward an enhanced environmental sustainability in universities around the world.

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      Hamline alumni are playing a large role in the Minnesota Fringe Festival this year. Not only are students and alumni creating performances for this 11-day art festival, but this year will also be the first festival with alumna Dawn Bentley ’95 MBA ’14 MNM ’14 as the executive director.

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      Retiring professionals and corporate executives now have a new career path to consider--complete with a bonus package of giving back to their communities--thanks to the launch of a new Encore Fellowship Program led by Jim Scheibel through Hamline University that pairs their skills and experience with local nonprofits in need of their talents.

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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.

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      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.

    • catalyst-spring-break-trip-thumb

      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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      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.

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      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.

    • Students in the Chemistry Department's Advanced Laboratory Techniques course are currently conducting a research project to test heavy metals in children's and pet toys. As a part of the students' research project they aim to analyze the toys of Hamline faculty, staff, and students as a public service to the Hamline community.

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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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      The Hamline School of Business welcomed six high school students to a pilot program called Camp Probable where they learned about how analytics and statistics are used in business and became familiar with the college learning environment.

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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.

    • 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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