Donna Cleveland—Magazine Editor and Feminist Podcaster
Jun16

Donna Cleveland—Magazine Editor and Feminist Podcaster

    MUM graduate Donna Cleveland divides her time between creating multimedia content for Fairfield-based iPhone Lifemagazine and producing a feminist podcast for women.Donna grew up in Fairfield, attended Maharishi School, and graduated from MUM in 2008 with a BA in Media and Communications. She went on to earn a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa. After working as a correspondent for the Cedar Rapids...

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Daniela Hillman Robles—Creative Writing and Community Building
Jun16

Daniela Hillman Robles—Creative Writing and Community Building

   Daniela Hillman Robles grew up in Mexico and attended Maharishi School for a year as an exchange student. She enjoyed the supportive environment and fell in love with creative writing. When it was time to choose a college, she decided to return to Fairfield.“There is something very characteristic about the Maharishi School teachers, which I thankfully also experience here at MUM—they are very passionate about what they do and they...

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Art Students Win Scholarships to Top Graduate Schools
Jun16

Art Students Win Scholarships to Top Graduate Schools

    The three December graduates of MUM’s MA in Studio Art are all starting highly ranked MFA programs this fall. They all received full tuition assistance and two of them have living expenses covered.The goal of the MA is to give artists who are hoping to enter an MFA program the opportunity to spend a year developing their work, assembling a strong portfolio, and receiving guidance from faculty on applying to graduate...

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Courtney Thomas—From Prisoner to MUM Student
Jun05

Courtney Thomas—From Prisoner to MUM Student

   In 2012 Courtney Thomas was released from prison for the third time and decided to change his life for the better. Now he is studying Maharishi AyurVedaSM at MUM and wants to become a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation®technique.Courtney, who grew up in Chicago, has spent the past seven years on a personal transformation quest. He studied various religions, alternative health modalities, and meditation techniques. He...

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Savannah Boothe–Being Fully Engaged with Life
Jun05

Savannah Boothe–Being Fully Engaged with Life

    Savannah Boothe came to MUM from Virginia two years ago, drawn by the Regenerative Organic Agriculture Program. After seeing an ad on Instagram, she came to a Visitors Weekend and enrolled right away.Two months after arriving on campus, Savannah signed up for Student Government as secretary. This year she joined again as vice president. She has also completed a work-study position with Student Activities, organizing events and...

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