State Office of Higher Education Director Larry Pogemiller gives his reaction in the Minnesota Daily to OHE data showing that so far 160 unauthorized immigrants — instead of the 600-plus that had been estimated publicly — have applied for tuition- and aid breaks under the recently passed Minnesota Dream Act:
“I think internally we always knew this wasn’t going to be that large of a group of people.”
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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.