MPR’s Tim Post reports that the U.S. Census Bureau is opening up a data center on the University of Minnesota campus. He quotes President Bob Bruininks saying the data will help answer:
“Questions that have to do with the migration of people, economic trends within states and across the country, issues that have to do with the origin, treatment and outcome of our medical practices to prevent and cure diseases.”
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.