CSB/SJU Responds

Change. It’s a word we hear quite often when dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a way, change also loosely defines stories of College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University students, faculty, staff and graduates who have battled the virus on the front lines of medicine and science, who have had to alter classroom plans or completely changed their business plans to produce needed items.

Here’s a list of stories on how the CSB/SJU community has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The date listed indicates when the story was published on the CSB/SJU homepage or other CSB/SJU online platforms.


June 19

Karl Ulfers ’02: A Profile in Innovation

SJU graduate sees enormous rise in virtual doctor visits because of COVID-19 through digital health platforms offered by his company.


June 9

CSB cross country, track and field teams to host virtual marathon

Most group races have been canceled this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the CSB cross country and track and field teams came up with a solution to give runners a goal to work toward while still being able to run on their own.


now hiring signJune 2

How student internships changed because of COVID-19

Micro-internships are becoming the new norm for students as CSB/SJU as faculty and staff have successfully found opportunities for students who lost internships due to COVID-19.


bleeJune 1

SJU graduate Nick Blee turns company into face mask producer

Blee ’11 and his fellow co-founders of Sky People Consulting changed their business model and are providing face masks to those fighting the pandemic, including a donation of around 500 masks to the CSB/SJU community.


maressa rousslangeMay 19

CSB graduate helps students support long-distance learning

See how some CSB/SJU education graduates and professors are helping students adapt to online learning around the state.