Jessica Kirsner, 21, a junior from Houston and vice president of the College Democrats gives a New York Times reporter one reason students aren’t energized anymore by President Barack Obama:
“It’s not the fad anymore. It’s not the fad to be politically knowledgeable and active.”
(Apparently, his administration hasn’t been reaching out to them, either.)
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.