For a little history on faculty pay in Minnesota, check out PoliGraph’s look at Rep. Kurt Zellers’ (R-Maple Grove) claim that professors were enjoying pay raises of 20-30 percent.
In some instances, college faculty saw pay increases in the last couple of years. But the majority of Minnesota’s public school professors have been working under pay freezes and pay cuts.
Zellers’ claim is false.
Read the full piece here.
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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.