“We weren’t trying to make a political statement with the shirt or anything, but yes, I do feel the mayor is being hypocritical. In certain universities across the nation, if you receive a DWI or even in some cases an (underage consumption citation), you can get kicked out of your program of study. So I feel, with many others, that he should step down as mayor.”
— The Free Press quote by Travis Cahill, one of five people who came up with the idea for a T-shirt — “Gettin’ shady with Brady” — that’s all the rage on the MSU Mankato campus.
It refers to Mankato Mayor John Brady, who was arrested Aug. 21 on a charge of DWI and has since pleaded guilty. Before his arrest, he had reportedly tried to curb student drinking.
University officials aren’t laughing. Read all about it in The Free Press report 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.