Augsburg Day at the Capitol, held in March, gave students a voice in the important debate surrounding the Minnesota State Grant program. Patrick DuSchane ’13, Augsburg’s former day student body president, said the event was a chance to help ensure that legislators understand the value of the state grant program to Augsburg students and their families. The program is designed to help make college more affordable to more than 88,000 Minnesota students. In addition to their visit to the Capitol, students were invited to a post-event reception with former U.S. Representative Martin Olav Sabo ’59. Earlier in the legislative session, Ben Yawakie ’13 testified at a committee hearing on behalf of the Augsburg College community. Rosie Benser ’13 and Charlie Olson ’13 spoke about the value to their education of participating in undergraduate research.