It appears the Census did a better job of counting college students this year, and many of them technically are living in poverty. The number of students counted in Duluth increased from 14,102 in 2008 to 15,219 in 2009, according to the results of the latest U.S. Census American Community Survey.
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.