Incoming Chancellor Steven Rosenstone of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system tells my MPR colleague Tim Post some general ways in which MnSCU and the University of Minnesota could work more closely together:
“Business operations, infrastructure, the way we handle financial operations, facilities, technology, libraries and the like. That does not in any way create a problem in the very distinct missions of the two systems. … There’s growing pressure to find new ways in which we can serve more students, serve them better, but at a lower price.”
You can read more about potential cooperation between the two institutions — including what U of M President Eric Kaler has to say about it — in Post’s report here.
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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.