Allison Cramer


Increasing number of humanities Ph.D.s face shrinking job market

Data released in August by the Humanities Indicators, a project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, show the number of students receiving humanities degrees is steadily rising as the number of job opportunities fall. This steady increase in humanities doctorates started in the early 2000s, and job openings haven’t improved since a sharp drop in 2008 after the recession.

Graduate school hires dean to refocus efforts on diversity

After changes in leadership in the last year, the University of Minnesota’s graduate school is refocusing its goals on diversity. Appointed in April, Yoji Shimizu is starting his first school year as the new director of the Graduate School Diversity Office.

GopherTrip simplifies University bus system

Thanks to GopherTrip, University of Minnesota senior Krista Hamann no longer wastes time in the morning waiting for a bus that’s running behind schedule or already full. The app, launched in July, shows the routes, locations and schedules of University buses.

Sssdude-nutz hits the road for good

Sssdude-nutz closed its doors on May 31 after conflicts between owner Bradley Taylor and the shop’s landlord. Taylor, who opened Sssdude-Nutz in August 2015, said he did not renew his lease and spent the summer focusing solely on his doughnut truck.

Carlson offers veteran a new start after brain injury

On March 19, 2012, Brian Grundtner fell 50 feet during an airborne training jump, sustaining multiple broken bones and a traumatic brain injury. Four years later, the former special operations staff sergeant overcame his TBI to graduate from the Carlson School of Management with his Masters of Business Administration.