University of St. Thomas tenured law professor Mark Osler writes in the Star Tribune how his experience speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage differed from (recently fired) Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s:
“He may be out of a job at age 31, at the height of his abilities. My employer, meanwhile, made no mention at any point of my “outspokenness,” despite the problems it might cause the institution. That’s a pretty impressive shade of purple.”
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.