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



It was the early ’90s, and I had a dilemma. I was beginning to realize that I was a fraud. 


Game ball

Basketball standout Linda Roberts wasn’t always one of the biggest stars of the game. Staff at the park where she


Global thinking, local results: Somali native, Fatuma Elmi, gives refugees a helping hand

Timing-both good and bad-looms large in Fatuma Elmi’s life. She was born in an area of Somalia under Italian colonial


Problems to solve: Sandra Brick shows a woman’s place is in the patent office

Let’s admit it-when we hear “inventions,” we think of scientific gadgets and gizmos, complicated devices making whirring noises. Turns out


Mothers of invention: Women invent Kevlar, signal flares and more

The nuggets of truth became the gems. Catherine Thimmesh didn’t set out to write a book about women inventors. The


Women are the solution : Q&A with Sheryl WuDunn

Sheryl WuDunn (Courtesy Photo) Empowering women and girls is the most effective way to fight poverty and extremism, according to


Foster peace: A small town in northwestern Minnesota celebrates its diversity

“The road toward peace starts in our own neighborhoods and communities,” said Johanna Christianson, a Dutch immigrant who has made


Story time : Children’s literature expert, Karen Nelson Hoyle, on women’s themes in storytelling

People come from all over the world to see the Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature at the University of Minnesota,


Memory maps: Mona Smith finds stories about the past in order to create a better future

Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota storyteller and media artist Mona Smith is creating a memory map of the bdote area of the


2010 Changemaker: Silvia Pérez Sánchez

Organizer in Powderhorn neighborhood creates community for Latina immigrants This past summer, a tired, lifeless lot in Minneapolis’ Powderhorn neighborhood


Art for change CoverArtist:Tammy Ortegon’s art has something to say

If you’ve been to the corner of 34th and Cedar or the corner of 38th and Grand in Minneapolis you’ve