“I think he’s got to make a decision between one and the other. I told him I have great respect for his years of service and we always gotten along very well and my advice as a friend is that this was an embarrassment to him and to the university and he needed to resolve it.”
— Gov. Mark Dayton to MPR reporter Tom Scheck on a recent encounter he had with University of Minnesota regent Steve Sviggum. Sviggum handed in a letter of resignation at a regents meeting today.
Read Scheck’s full report here on his Capitol View blog.
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.