The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will discuss today how it will handle concerns that regent Steve Sviggum might face a potential conflict of interest with his job with the Senate GOP.
Here’s a quick roundup of the situation, and here’s a list of areas the U thinks Sviggum’s GOP job might be violating university code.
Sviggum told MPR’s Cathy Wurzer that he won’t step down even if the board sees a conflict, so it could get interesting.
I’ll be tweeting the proceedings under @MPRAFriedrich, will blog the result and broadcast it on MPR.
About the blogger
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.