University of President Eric Kaler’s told reporters Friday:
“I’m going to be very open and transparent about what we do at the university. We’re frequently criticized for being big and bureaucratic and arrogant and nonresponsive. We’re going to be none of those. We are the University of Minnesota. We belong to the people of Minnesota.”
Considering the U’s refusal to comment yesterday on just why he’s ordering an outside review of the Academic Health Center, I’d say he’s starting off at 0-1.
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.