In “This Week @Minnesota” for the week of Aug. 22, 2011, we learn about the U’s new public safety initiative, watch as high-powered research magnets get installed and get a sneak peek of the Marching Band during Spat Camp.
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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.