“So the other day, I get a call from Sen. Al Franken, and he says, ‘Hey, Jason Alexander is in town. Do you want to have dinner with him? He’s the guy who played George (Costanza in the TV show Seinfeld).’ And I said, ‘Of course, I want to have dinner with him.’ (Laughter.) And my first question is, ‘So what schools is he visiting?’ He was here to show his kids some schools in the city. So that just kind of affirms for me that that is a huge, important piece of who we are. … And, by the way, Jason Alexander is really cool.”
— St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman to a group of Concordia University students on an example of why higher-ed is so important to the city.