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Winter 2009
Volume 26 Number 1
ON THE COVER: As enrollment rises and the economy stumbles, we look at the state of higher education in Montana. UM freshman Kendra Cousineau stands ready for her college education, despite an ongoing recession.
Photo by Todd Goodrich


The State of Higher Education
by Jacob Baynham
As the economy dips, more people of all ages are making the decision to return to higher education.

A Band for the Ages
by Ashley Zuelke
In September 2008 the Alumni Band reunited to perform in UM’s annual Homecoming Parade for the twentieth time.

The Making of Meloy
by Nate Schweber
The Decemberists’ frontman Colin Meloy ’98 shares his story of success, memories of Montana, and hopes to return to Big Sky Country—one day.

Learning Later
by Sharon Barrett
In only its third year, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM is enrolling a record number of students. As a result, it may receive $1 million in March 2009.



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