Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development spokesman Monte Hanson echoes what I’ve been hearing in legislative talks on higher education when he tells the Star Tribune he’s not upset by North Dakota poaching Minnesota’s workers: “We actually consider it a compliment. One thing we hear over and over from employers is the [solid] quality of Read more

In “This Week @Minnesota” for May 23-27, 2011, we highlight the U of M’s relief efforts for those impacted by the recent tornado in North Minneapolis, celebrate Hubert H. Humphrey’s 100th birthday and sit in on an intensive job search seminar for young grads — “You’ve Graduated, Now What?”

Proposed Law Would Ban N.J. Public Colleges From Paying Commencement Speakers John DiMaio (R-Warren), one of the bill’s sponsors, said he objects to public institutions paying celebrities at a time when student costs are rising and state funding is shrinking. (The Star-Ledger via University Business) Study: Public universities leaner now than in 2001 Public universities Read more