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Senior recognized with Athena Award

Senior Sophie Olmen swings a bat at a varsity softball game in the 2018 season. Olmen was recently awarded the Athena Award for her performances in tennis, basketball and softball. Olmen has played softball since freshman year but took a year off to participate in golf.

Marta Hill

February 22, 2019

When senior Sophie Olmen was called down to the athletic office and told she had won the Athena Award, she said she was surprised she was the winner. “I was shocked. This year there was a lot of really good competition for the award, and I felt really honored that I got it,” Olmen said. Acco...

University of Minnesota finally hires female president

University of Minnesota finally hires female president

Marta Hill

January 18, 2019

In the 167 year history of the University of Minnesota, 16 men have filled the role of university president. That will all change come July 1, 2019 when Joan T.A. Gabel will become the president of the university, according to the University of Minnesota. Currently, Gabel serves as provost at the University of South Carolina, and will continue to serve there until she assumes the po...

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