“It still doesn’t really make sense to me. It’s awesome. We did it. We actually did it.”
— University of Minnesota Quiz Bowl competitor Andrew Hart. His team was runner-up to Harvard in 2009 and 2011. But Harvard was stripped of four national championships earlier this month — including those for 2009 and 2011 — after it was revealed that at least one Harvard player had accessed parts of questions used in his tournaments. The U is now champion in those two years.
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.