Educational Innovator Nakisha Hobbs Delivers Commencement Address
Jul07

Educational Innovator Nakisha Hobbs Delivers Commencement Address

     606 students graduated from 53 countries during MUM’s 2019 commencement ceremony on June 22, the largest class in university history. These included 389 computer science master’s students, and 50 students from the Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg. The largest number of graduates came from Nepal (126), followed by the US (102) and Ethiopia (59).Chicago educator Nakisha Hobbs gave the commencement address. Ms. Hobbs cofounded...

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Third ChangeMakers Event Highlights Entrepreneurship
Jul07

Third ChangeMakers Event Highlights Entrepreneurship

    On June 8 MUM held another successful ChangeMakers event, this time focusing on “How to Manifest Your Great Ideas.”The morning event, “Becoming a Transformative Entrepreneur,” opened with Kevin Harrington sharing secrets of his success via Skype. He is the inventor of the Infomercial format and one of the original “sharks” on the hit TV show Shark Tank. Kathryn Frazier, known as the “rock star whisperer,” whose clients include...

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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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