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University of Minnesota senior Yuan Zhuang waits backstage during the UMN Chinese Students and Scholars Association New Year Gala at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. The University of Minnesota admitted its first Chinese student in 1914 and today there are more than 8,000 Chinese alumni that have worked or studied at the university.

University of Minnesota senior Yuan Zhuang waits backstage during the UMN Chinese Students and Scholars Association New Year Gala at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. The University of Minnesota admitted its first Chinese student in 1914 and today there are more than 8,000 Chinese alumni that have worked or studied at the university.