The Star Tribune quotes University of Minnesota presidential finalist Eric Kaler on his handling of the recent contentious closure of a satellite campus of Stony Brook University, where he has been provost:
Kaler declined to discuss details, as the (related legal) case is ongoing, but did take responsibility for the decision, which he called “a dollars-and-cents issue.” He wishes the university had done a better job talking with families: “In an ideal world, I think we would have communicated that differently.”
Read more about the trip to his campus here.
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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.