“We’re already hearing students asking … questions. People on waiting lists are dropping off (to go elsewhere). Even if we don’t shut down, students are making their decisions already.”
— Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical college President Jim Johnson on the ripples created by news of a possible government shutdown.
About the blogger
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.