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UI alums' company rank top ten in InnovateHER competition

Pictured are examples of IntelliWheels's product Fit Grips, which make moving around more comfortable and easier for wheelchair users. Through IntelliWheels's website, people can customize the size and color their products.

By Vivienne Henning

February 11, 2016

IntelliWheels, a startup founded by University graduates Marissa Siebel-Siero and Scott Daigle that offers products for wheelchair users, has been listed as one of the top 10 finalists in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER competition. The competition highlights new products and services...

Spring break allows for time with family

Claire Hettinger and family near the Mendenhall Glacier and Waterfall near Juneau, Alaska, during their vacation in 2012.

By Claire Hettinger

February 3, 2015

College is seen as the time to escape families and be independent for the first time. But what does this mean for the people who care the most about students’ well-being, but are oftentimes excluded from this new life? Parents and siblings are often left behind, and distance can disrupt strong, happ...