“It still doesn’t really make sense to me. It’s awesome. We did it. We actually did it.”
— University of Minnesota Quiz Bowl competitor Andrew Hart. His team was runner-up to Harvard in 2009 and 2011. But Harvard was stripped of four national championships earlier this month — including those for 2009 and 2011 — after it was revealed that at least one Harvard player had accessed parts of questions used in his tournaments. The U is now champion in those two years.
Read the full Star Tribune story 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.