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Expand the ‘village’

Jennifer Godinez (Courtesy Photo) How will Minnesota “close the achievement gap”? Reaching the goal of racial equity in education and eliminating race as a predictor of academic outcomes will not […]

Cycling the world

I traveled in 28 countries, more than 40,000 kilometers, the equator’s distance, in 2 ½ years. On July 24, 2011, I returned home to St. Paul, after having cycled the […]

Women presidents in the making

Women constitute nearly 60 percent of the undergraduates and over 60 percent of the graduate students in America. Women also constitute the majority of graduates at the undergraduate, master’s and […]


It was the early ’90s, and I had a dilemma. I was beginning to realize that I was a fraud.  I was earning my living writing novels for middle schoolers […]

Game ball

Basketball standout Linda Roberts wasn’t always one of the biggest stars of the game. Staff at the park where she picked up a ball for the first time as a […]