Minnesota State University – Moorhead English professor Laura Fasick explains why she’s OK with paying the new $45-per-semester faculty charge to ride the local bus:
“I like the fact that when I’m on the bus I can read. I can write. I can get a lot of things done. In that sense, it saves me a lot of time. I am able to use the time I’m getting some place to do other things as well.”
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.