The Minnesota Daily argues that the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents is a rubber-stamp body that has long been complacent:
Meet the Board of Regents. There are only 12 of them, and they’ve been responsible for approving the president’s proposed tuition hikes year after year. Very few of them chirp a word in healthy dissent during public regents meetings, and almost none vote against any proposal put before the board.
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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.