In case you missed it, Tim Post did his own wrap-up of yesterday’s appointment of Eric Kaler as University of Minnesota president, and revealed some of Kaler’s views on running the U:
“We’re not going to slash and burn,” Kaler said. “But we are going to look critically at best practices from higher education operations around the country, and putting them into place, so we really are a model of efficiency.”
Read his piece and listen to the audio 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.