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U of M Professional Review and Guide
"The University of Minnesota is the primary postsecondary institution in the state for education and research. Almost everyone in the region has had some contact with the U of M— often simply referred to as The U—as a student or with Golden Gopher sports. The U is a comprehensive public-land-grant university with a national and international reputation in diverse academic disciplines. Esteemed alumni include late journalist Eric Sevareid; Harry Reasoner of television’s 60 Minutes; Garrison Keillor of National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion; Earl Bakken, inventor of the pacemaker; and Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution in agriculture. National Baseball Hall of Fame members Dave Winfield and Paul Molitor also attended the U of M, as did Bob Dylan. Another influential dropout was Hubert H. Humphrey, the 1968 Democratic nominee for the U.S. presidency. The architecture, though, is not as outstanding as the school’s most successful graduates. Architectural inspiration is often trumped by functionality; still, there are several noteworthy buildings in scenic settings near the Mississippi River. Thrifty and competitive dining options fit the needs of college students in nearby Stadium Village."
--Holly Day, Sherman Wick, Walking Twin Cities (Wilderness Press).
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