Category Archives: Alumni

Design Teachers Saved Me: An Interview with Judy Olausen

Judy Olausen on the University of Minnesota Scholars Walk

Judy Olausen (B.A. ’67) entered the University of Minnesota intending to study architecture. But a twist of fate and a full class led her to enroll in a photojournalism course taught by Dr. R. Smith Schuneman. It was a decision that would change her life.

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Where Are They Now? Product Design Class of 2018

Ben Krause's Avelo Crutch

In May 2018, the College of Design’s Product Design Program graduated its inaugural class of undergraduate students. With graduation once again upon us, we caught up with members of the first class to find out what they are up to now, how the program has impacted their lives, and what the future holds for them.

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Exploring “Seattleness” with Natalie Ross (MLA ’11)

Seattleness, Cultural Atlas

Published in October 2018, Seattleness: A Cultural Atlas explores the nature of place through the lens of Seattle, one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Written by three people, the writers include landscape architecture alumna Natalie Ross (MLA ’11). In this interview, Ross discusses the book and how she drew on her landscape architecture background during the writing process.

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