• Article by: KAITLYN WALSH, Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 3, 2012 – 7:55 PM

Some schools around Minnesota now use text messages to connect with students who are struggling academically.

As a college adviser, Janet Sundquist works to keep struggling students from slipping into academic probation — or worse. So if she needs to get someone’s attention at Minnesota State University Moorhead, she meets them on their turf — their cellphones.

“This message is from the MSUM Academic Support Center,” reads one of her text messages to students. “We would like to remind you that you have an appointment this week with Janet Sundquist.”

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