University of Minnesota student Justin LaMachia tells the Star Tribune what he thinks about a move to ban smoking at the school:
“In some ways, that could be a good initiative. If I can’t smoke in school, if I can’t smoke here, here or here, I might as well just give it up.”
The U would finally be catching up with a lot of other campuses. According to the St. Cloud State website, at least half a dozen MnSCU universities have banned it.
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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.