“I would like to state my own alarm and dismay at the degree to which grade compression … has infected some of our colleges.”
— Christopher Cramer, University of Minnesota chemistry professor and chairman of the U’s Faculty Consultative Committee, on what has prompted his proposal to include in every transcript the percentage of students who got the same grade.
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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.