The schools in the area around us tend to think of us as elitist snobs, while the more conservative liberal arts schools elsewhere seem to think of us as illegitimate successes.
— A Mac student writing in a Unigo survey about stereotypes of her school
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.