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Rakesh Gupta—From Corporate Leader to Student of Maharishi Vedic Science

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Rakesh Gupta—From Corporate Leader to Student of Maharishi Vedic Science

      Prior to becoming an MUM student, Rakesh Gupta led a team of 3,000 employees as managing director of Allianz Cornhill Information Services (ACIS) in India. Now he is studying Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM to validate his business success with the principles of Vedic knowledge. Rakesh received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, the leading business school in India. He gained management experience in a variety of key positions at British Telecom in the UK, GE Appliances in the USA, and several...

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President John Hagelin Honored with “Lifetime of Peace Award”

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President John Hagelin Honored with “Lifetime of Peace Award”

      MUM President Dr. John Hagelin received the David Lynch Foundation’s prestigious “Lifetime of Peace Award” during the Foundation’s 14th annual Change Begins Within benefit gala at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on December 10. “Dr. John Hagelin is a true renaissance man,” said Bob Roth, CEO of the David Lynch Foundation. “He is a world-renowned quantum physicist, educator, public policy expert, and leading proponent of peace. He has dedicated the past 40 years of his life to establishing the scientific understanding and...

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MUM Flips the Switch on New Solar Array

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MUM Flips the Switch on New Solar Array

        MUM inaugurated its new 1.1-megawatt, five-acre solar array west of campus on December 14, after a ceremony and official launch by President John Hagelin. The new solar array is designed to provide one-third of all the electricity used by MUM. The MEG’Array Solar Power Plant is the first system in the Midwest to combine two leading-edge technologies on a large scale: active tracking and vanadium-flow batteries. In addition, the power plant is run by an artificial intelligence learning computer to optimize energy...

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Jeroen Stok—The Art of Transformation

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Jeroen Stok—The Art of Transformation

      Jeroen Stok’s stainless steel sculptures of tulips, birds, and abstract objects are on display at dozens of public places as well as private collections in the Netherlands. Throughout his career, he has explored different techniques and materials and their interaction with light. “I always try to find the edge and go to the limit of what’s possible for that material,” he said. Jeroen attended the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, but when he learned the Transcendental Meditation® technique at 19 the course of his life...

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Dr. David Leffler—Promoting Invincible Defense Through Science and Music

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Dr. David Leffler—Promoting Invincible Defense Through Science and Music

      MUM alumnus David Leffler is a founding member and executive director of the Center for Advanced Military Science(CAMS) at MUM, and has published over 1,400 articles worldwide on Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) and the Transcendental Meditation® program. Some of his most recent articles referenced the recent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, offering IDT as a solution to terrorism. Dr. Leffler began his career as a musician and, while serving in the US Air Force, he played with various Air Force bands helping with...

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Nynke Passi Publishes Poem in Leading Literary Magazine

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Nynke Passi Publishes Poem in Leading Literary Magazine

    MUM alumna and faculty member Nynke Passi recently published a poem in issue 30:3 of CALYX, a prestigious magazine featuring literature and art by women. Her writing has been published in literary magazines such as Gulf Coast, Red River Review, and The Anthology of New England Writers. Her poems have also appeared in national anthologies including River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the Twenty-First Century, Carrying the Branch: Poets in Search of Peace, and the just published Allegro & Adagio: Dance Poems. Growing up in the...

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Chevonne Height—Student Government President

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Chevonne Height—Student Government President

Chevonne Height, MUM Student Government president, was one of 100 undergraduate students to attend the recent Forté Women of Color College Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. The purpose of the conference was to empower women of color, and she was selected based in part on an essay she wrote. Chevonne grew up in Chicago and for four years suffered from depression. After conquering her depression, she decided to get involved in student activities as a way to facilitate her social interactions. She founded student government in her high...

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Top Industry Professionals Join MUM Board of Trustees

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Top Industry Professionals Join MUM Board of Trustees

      A former government official, a top tech consultant, and an expert on career development have recently joined MUM’s Board of Trustees. The new members include Scott Gould, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration, who has also held top positions in the Department of Commerce and the Department of Treasury. His extensive business experience includes being a vice president at IBM. He is currently CEO of Mountain Lake Associates, a technology enabled medical services firm. Dr. Gould hopes to...

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Jesse Bryant—Applying Vedic Knowledge to Agriculture

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Jesse Bryant—Applying Vedic Knowledge to Agriculture

    MUM student Jesse Bryant hails from the small town of McPherson, Kansas, where he grew up helping in the family vegetable garden and working summer jobs on surrounding farms. After finishing high school, Jesse served in the US Army for five years. In 2014 Jesse’s father persuaded the whole family to learn the Transcendental Meditation® technique. Jesse noticed several immediate benefits. “TM helped me sleep better and helped me concentrate,” he said. “It made me calmer and made it easier to see things the way they are without...

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Kenichi Suzuki—Applying Maharishi’s Knowledge to the Political Sphere

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Kenichi Suzuki—Applying Maharishi’s Knowledge to the Political Sphere

      MUM alumnus Kenichi Suzuki serves as the assistant general manager of the Communication Department of the Democratic Party for the People in Japan. He recently published an article in The Diplomat, an international current affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region. His article highlights how South Korea’s National Security Advisor played a key role in the recent North Korea summits. Kenichi developed an interest in politics as a teenager, and pursued it with the conviction that politics is a means to creating an ideal...

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