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The University of Minnesota, Morris among Mother Jones Magazine's Top 10 "Cool Schools"

Posted by Christine Mahoney on Thursday, Sep. 3, 2009


Among the 10 schools that made Mother Jones magazine’s recently published “Mojo Mini College” guide is the University of Minnesota, Morris.

The schools that made the list, according to Mother Jones magazine’s Kiera Butler, “have plenty to offer—and for a lot less” compared with the price tags of other liberal arts schools.

“The University of Minnesota, Morris is pleased to make the Mother Jones list of “cool schools.” It’s exciting when such a well-known publication like Mother Jones recognizes the unique experience the Morris campus offers students at such an exceptional value, and this provides additional evidence that our national reputation as a leader in higher education continues to grow,” states University of Minnesota, Morris Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson.

Mother Jones cites the University of Minnesota, Morris as a best value for “alt-energy enthusiasts.” It states: “This public liberal arts college has academic chops and green-energy cred: By 2010, it expects to go carbon neutral with help from an on-site wind turbine, which already produces 60 percent of the power on campus.”

Other schools to make the top-10 list: Berea College (Kentucky) New College of Florida (Sarasota) Hope College (Holland, Michigan) Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee) Kettering University (Flint, Michigan) The College of New Jersey (Ewing) California State University-Monterey Bay (Seaside) Warren Wilson College (Asheville, North Carolina) and University of Kansas (Lawrence).

Image: Mother Jones September + October 2009 issue cover