In this episode of “This Week @Minnesota,” the University of Minnesota’s Japan Student Association sells origami cranes to benefit disaster victims in Japan, check out the Gopher men’s swimmers at the NCAA National Championships at on campus and “Stand Up” to keep campus safe through a new U of M campaign.
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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.