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The Gophers’ Jonah Pirsig is 6-9, 320 pounds, but he made an even bigger impression reading to Katia Rush, left, and Nora Siemers at an Edina elementary.

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Football star and future teacher

UMN Elementary education student, Jonah Pirsig, is profiled in the Star Tribune.

6 feet-9 inches and a student teacher at Edina Highland Elementary, Pirsig says of his kindergartners, "They're already doing first-grade stuff...It's unbelievable how much they've grown in the time I've been here." The article is available in the Sports section of the Star Tribune.

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Award-winning graduate students
Doctoral Disseration Fellowships

Erin Dyke, PhD candidate in Culture + Teaching , seeks to better understand the work of grassroots organizing that challenges the exclusion of native people and people of color from teaching.

Erin studies with Bic Ngo and received a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Read more about Erin's work.

Maggie Struck, PhD candidate in Literacy education, uses ethnographic research to study the meaning-making practices and civic identity of youth as they produce technology amid structural inequalities.

Maggie studies with Cynthia Lewis and also received a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Read more about Maggie's work.

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Award-winning graduate students

M.A. student wins Fulbright

Emily Hoffman, Masters student in ESL for Higher Education, awarded an English Teaching Assistant Fulbright in Turkey.