Come and get it at St. Thomas
At the State Fair they’ll line up for anything.
Make any ol’ doohickey, slap a college logo on it and they’ll stand around for half an hour till the line stretches out the door.
Because it’s Minnesota edu-swag: bandannas, tote bags (“tohht baygs”) and lanyards.
Now if only diplomas came this way
Maybe if they made these things a prerequisite for a degree, the college retention rate might increase around 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.