U-Minn prez talks higher-ed at MPR tomorrow

Bruininks

For those of you who haven’t heard, MPR’s Stephen Smith will host a discussion tomorrow (Tuesday) with University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks on the future of American higher education.

It’s 7-8:30 p.m and is free. Please join us!

Here’s the info from the sign-up page:

President Obama has said “America cannot lead in the 21st century unless we have the best-educated, most competitive workforce in the world.”

To that end, his administration aims to make the United States the country with the highest percentage of college graduates in the world by 2020. Right now, about 30% of the population over age 25 have completed at least a bachelor’s degree.

Do we have the capacity to increase this percentage of college graduates? Who will pay for it and will it be the quality education needed to attract the brightest students from around the globe?

Stephen Smith will discuss how American higher education can thrive in the 21st century with University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks.

MPR News’ Bright Ideas offers fresh ideas on big issues. Smith invites Minnesota luminaries into conversation with a live studio audience on a topic about which they are passionate.

Dates and Times: September 28, 7:00PM-8:30PM; (Doors at 6:30 pm. Register for tickets here.)
Venue: UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio
Address: 480 Cedar St.
City: St. Paul
State: MN
Zip Code: 55101
Country: United States
Telephone: 651-290-1221
Email Address: mail@mpr.org