So let me get this straight:
The University of Minnesota – Rochester has no sports teams.
But it does have a mascot.
It’s a Raptor.
But it doesn’t have a name.
(UMR officials say they’ve been going through a selection process — and will reveal a name May 14. I can only imagine what it will be.)
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.