“Now that Sviggum’s job has drawn public criticism, we hope the board will act diligently to guard against partisan influence.”
— A Minnesota Daily editorial, saying Sviggum’s recent attempt to hold his regent’s post and new Republican job, along with last year’s selection of former Republican legislator Laura Brod as regent, is politicizing the Board of Regents.
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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.