Joseph Urgo, president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, on the effect of its bidding wars with other colleges, in which it offers ever-higher levels of merit aid to lure top student candidates:
“We’re wasting billions of dollars nationally competing for kids. But we can’t stop it.”
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.