For a bit of inspiration this morning, the board watched this recent “60 Minutes” segment on Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
He’s apparently working wonders getting a racially diverse student body hooked on science, technology, engineering and math.
The video above is just a snippet. You can apparently view the whole segment 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.