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THE MORAL RESPONSIBILITY OF GOVERNMENT

Emily Johnson Piper is passionate about the moral responsibly of government. Now she is in a position to act in a more powerful and meaningful way than almost any other Minnesotan.


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ENGINEERING IMAGINATION

How can we raise children who are creative, lifelong learners? This is the question at the center of Dr. AnnMarie Thomas’ book, Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation.


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ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON MESSAGE

Alumna of the Year Lynn Casey ’86 is committed to innovation and entrepreneurship.


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OPENING DOORS IN UGANDA

Charles Lugemwa ’03 built health clinics in his native Uganda to provide much-needed access to thousands of residents in Kampala.


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SIGNING A PASSION FOR ENGINEERING

Mechanical engineering major Brynn Kasper developed an afterschool program at St. Paul’s Metro Deaf School to encourage deaf students to explore STEM subjects.


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BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Dan Buettner is an explorer. His latest adventure is a quest for the policies that yield happiness and longevity.


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OFFERING HOPE FOR FAMILIES IN CRISIS

Entrepreneur Mark Lacek ’88 co-founded Faith’s Lodge, an 80-acre retreat for families who have lost a child or have a child with a life-threatening illness.


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FAITH AND HEALING

Patients call Karen Willenbring ’89 “Sister Karen,” not “Doctor Karen,” but she is both.


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THE RUNNING SEMINARIAN

Jordan Roberts is a seminarian who will serve God and his community as a priest.


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MULTIPLYING A LOVE FOR MATH

A mind for math and a heart for education add up to a great reward for St. Thomas alumna and faculty member Sousada Chidthachack.


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THE BUSINESS OF VOTING EQUITY

What does voting have in common with business? Dr. Muer Yang, University of St. Thomas assistant professor, is busy finding out.


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RESEARCHING RENEWABLE ENERGY

A prestigious scholarship from the American Chemical Society landed Cecilia Gentle in Italy to make quantum dots.