For those who’ve missed it, the MPR Web site has the video and transcript of University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks’ recent appearance on our Bright Ideas series with Stephen Smith.
In the discussion, which focuses on American higher education, Bruininks and Smith cover, among other things: tuition; the need to align K-12 and higher education; the effect of technology on costs; and the Troubled Waters flap.
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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.