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The first in her family

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 Blue ribbons and gold medals. These are what we normally associate with being “first.” But for Andrena Murphy ’15, being first—the first in her family to go to college—meant making new connections, proactively seeking advice, and

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Calculus and coffee

By Stephen Geffre Fog-covered mountains, roosters crowing at 4 a.m., dinner by candlelight, 60-foot waterfalls, and calculus. Strange components in a college class, maybe, but for seven students and two faculty members, this was reality during the 2012 spring break.

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A typical college student

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 In many ways, Rachel Hastings ’15 is a typical college student. She takes Spanish class, sings in a choir, eats in the cafeteria, and works out in the fitness center. But she is also atypical—a student

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A new approach to learning

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 For most of his life, Nic Adducci ’15 was the kid who couldn’t read or write. The kid who had to go to the principal’s office to take his pill every day. The kid with a

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Commencement 2012

Address by David Mathews, honorary degree recipient July 1, 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota © David Mathews I appreciate the opportunity to give your commencement address. It is an honor to be a part of an occasion that’s so meaningful to so

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Speaking of money

By Rebecca John, Stephanie Weiss, and Wendi Wheeler ’06 It’s scary. Students don’t like it. Parents don’t like it. But for any family with a student in college, money matters, and talking openly about finances is a critical part of

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The economics of education

By Rebecca John A BUBBLE. AN ERUPTION. AN EXPLOSION. These are just some of the words used in news reports this year to describe college costs and higher education loan debt. While these headlines may grab attention, they unfortunately are

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Gage Center for Student Success

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 Who comes to the Gage Center for Student Success and the Groves Technology Center? At one time or another, nearly every student at Augsburg does. I have to write a paper. I’m here to use the

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Auggie writers’ challenge

With the 2013 launch of the new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Augsburg will welcome even more aspiring writers to the College. To celebrate Augsburg’s tradition of creative writing excellence, we asked Augsburg English Department faculty to help

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International Programs photo contest

PHOTO CONTEST AWARD WINNERS Tabacchi Amanda Rowan ’13 Siena, Italy Landscapes/cityscapes, First place

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