Rick Dennison is probably overqualified for his NFL job. Especially when looking at the academics portion of his résumé. “Well, air pollution control is what I really wanted to do,” said Dennison, a longtime NFL assistant coach, who was recently hired by the Vikings as the team’s offensive line coach and run game coordinator. “I’ve got a master’s degree in fluid mechanics. That’s what I was going to do. I actually built a wind tunnel to test wind pollution and the content in the air. That’s what I was kind of angling towards.” Somewhere along the way, though, Dennison developed a new passion. “I got opportunity to try out for football,” Dennison said with a smile. “I thought if I don’t take advantage of this, I’ll always wonder, ‘What if?’ ” Eventually that led him to Colorado State, where he played tight end before carving out a playing career nearly a decade long in the NFL … [Read more...] about With a master’s degree in fluid mechanics, Rick Dennison now engineers Vikings run game
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Eight Minnesota Democrats had already announced they intended to run for the U.S. Senate in 2000 on the day Mark Dayton walked through the state Capitol press room and casually told reporters he was joining the race. There was no fanfare. No campaign banners. No fiery speech with cheering supporters as a backdrop. Dayton simply made his way around the cramped basement offices of about a dozen media outlets to tell individual reporters that he was running because he thought he would be the most qualified candidate to serve Minnesotans in Washington, D.C. Why was he getting into the race so late? In the previous few months, he said, he was preoccupied with trying to save his second marriage, but “that didn’t work out, and that also opened the possibility of undertaking this campaign.” It sounded almost like he had nothing better to do. But he mounted an aggressive campaign, cleared the DFL field and unseated Republican Sen. Rod Grams in November. While Dayton, 71, has … [Read more...] about Mark Dayton on his 40 years of public service: ‘I was part of making things happen’
Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post Published 8:54 am PST, Friday, December 28, 2018 "I see no way out," says Sol Amith, shown at home in Laguna Niguel, California, on Dec. 27. 2018. "I am 40, have built a strong career, have 17 years experience, and if something were to happen to me, my wife and kids would be homeless within a year when my life insurance ran out." less "I see no way out," says Sol Amith, shown at home in Laguna Niguel, California, on Dec. 27. 2018. "I am 40, have built a strong career, have 17 years experience, and if something were to happen to me, my wife ... more Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Stuart W. Palley Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Stuart W. Palley Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 "I see no way out," says Sol Amith, … [Read more...] about ‘I see no way out’: Living paycheck to paycheck is disturbingly common
Last Wednesday, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents named Joan Gabel, provost at the University of South Carolina, the sole finalist to become president of the University of Minnesota. If appointed, she’ll become the university’s 17th president and the first woman to take the helm. She’s served as the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina since 2015. Before that she served as dean of the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business for five years. In addition to holding other administrative and faculty positions at two other institutions, she’s served as editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal. She holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Georgia and earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. She’s married and has three children. The Board of Regents will publicly interview Gabel at their regularly … [Read more...] about U of M president finalist Joan Gabel on higher ed’s role, tuition, diversity, vision for the U
Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, a cancer care nurse at Oaklandâ€™s Highland Hospital, washes dishes before leaving for her graveyard shift in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Sanchez and her husband are facing imminent deportation to Mexico on Tuesday, August 15, despite 23 years of building a highly productive life and family in the U.S. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, right, and husband Eusebio Sanchez, left, pose for a photograph at home in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Maria, a cancer/cardiac care nurse at Oakland’s Highland Hospital, and her husband are facing imminent deportation to Mexico despite 23 years of building a highly productive life and family in the U.S. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) Melin Sanchez, 21, holds a ladder steady for her father Eusebio Sanchez as he paints their home in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Eusebio is taking care of everything around their home that needs to be done … [Read more...] about Deported Oakland nurse wins H-1B visa lottery, will return to U.S.