“I am impressed by how much your students really love the university and how patriotic their behavior is toward the university. We can see the emblem of the Dragon practically everywhere. It’s within the community. It’s about students who take pride in their university.”
— Russian NGO official Aleksandr Bryukhanov in The Advocate after touring Minnesota State University – Moorhead and spending about a week in the community.
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.