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Feedback on the Summer 2022 issue

I loved the summer issue, and the old J-School grad in me was particularly impressed with the depth of the features.

The Dave Frishberg profile [“He Was Hip”], full of sharp detail, reminded me that I caught his act at the Algonquin Hotel in New York years ago.

He sang, among other of his hits, the great baseball melody “Van Lingle Mungo.” We chatted afterward, mostly about our shared St. Paul and U of M roots. 

David Butwin, B.A. ’61 Leonia, N.J.

UMAA Throwback
In 1992, 30 years ago this month, what was then known as Minnesota magazine welcomed Gophers football Coach Jim Wacker to campus. Wacker, who died in August 2003, would run the football program for four years.

Made of Memories

The Alumni Association has been regularly publishing a magazine for U of M alumni since its inception in 1904. We thought you might enjoy seeing some of the events and personalities we’ve covered over the years. And if you have any memories to share about your time at the U of M, we’d love to hear them. You can contact Editor Kelly O’Hara Dyer at

Alumni Reflections

Have you shared your story?

The Alumni Association is compiling a repository of alumni stories about your time at the U of M. As of July 22, the oral history project had already received:

54,132 responses

39,237 stories

72% of respondents have shared a memory or story with us, and we’d love to hear yours, too!

If you haven’t responded yet to the postcard you received, you have until Oct. 14, 2022 to contact us.

To submit your story, call 877-328-6613.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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