City College News, the student paper of Minneapolis Community and Technical College, says it conducted a survey and found that the average student backpack contains more than $500 worth of stuff.
That’s … more than I can remember carrying in college.
Read the full story on campus security here.
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.