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Not what it used to be?
University of Minnesota associate professor Giancarlo Casale writes about how the perception of the U has slipped among academics over the years, due largely to decreased state funding — and why funding needs to increase.
“You know,” (my colleague from Ohio) said, “at that time, there was absolutely no question that Minnesota was a vastly superior institution to Ohio State . But today, I doubt anyone would feel that way, not just at OSU but almost anywhere in the Big Ten. What’s going on up there?”
Read his full essay in the Star Tribune here.
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.