Two signature buildings on the campus of Minnesota State University in Mankato came down today. A demolition crew razed the twin 12-story residence halls known as Gage Towers, built nearly 50 years ago, at about 9:30 a.m. The school’s interim alumni relations director, Jennifer Myers, says the buildings were demolished because they can’t be updated. Read more

At the risk of starting this debate anew, I’m wondering what the cost structure would look like if the PSEO-to-University-of-Minnesota option were charted, along with PSEO-to-private-college path. I’ve been told PSEO students would naturally gravitate toward those types of institutions. Are those paths possible? Would be worth a call. (Read: I’ve got a call in.) Read more