School might be out for the summer, but things are still happening at the U of M! In “This Week @Minnesota” for the week of May 16-20, we look at two on-campus events for K-12 students in Minnesota – “Energy and U” and “World Languages Day.” We also hear highlights from the Carlson School commencement address, given by one of Twitter’s original investors, Chris Sacca.
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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.