Northland Community and Technical College President Anne Temte explains one reason more than 20 MnSCU college and university campuses are forming an alliance that would enable two-year campuses to offer four-year degrees:
“A number of people in our rural areas are hungry for higher ed opportunities, but they can’t dislocate from their jobs or families to pursue that.”
The initiative is designed to encourage the campuses to cooperate rather than compete, and to share some of their administrative work.
Read the full story in The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.
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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.