“These are nothing but sweetheart deals and golden handshakes. The Legislature and the governor should be demanding that they look at this across the board.”
— Former charities overseer Dean Zerbe to the Star Tribune on $2.8 million in “handsome” administrative compensation packages signed by former university President Robert Bruininks. They included long paid leaves, retirement and health insurance contributions.
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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.