Late yesterday afternoon I attended a screening of “Paying for College: How Minnesota Families Make It Happen,” which I previewed here. About 100 or so higher-ed and K-12 officials saw the 26-minute video, which is a co-production of TPT’s Minnesota Productions & Partnerships, and is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Read more

“There is a contradiction between the U’s expressed commitment to these sites and its simultaneous disinvestments of these sites.” Senior Sofia Shank, telling the Minnesota Daily that the University of Minnesota likes to think itself sophisticated and diverse — but has disenfranchised cultural groups on campus. About 40 students are filming a documentary, Whose University? Read more

This fall we read why Winona State University has a higher-than-average rate of diversity compared to its local public-sector neighbors. Recently The Hechinger Report lauded Minnesota private colleges for their success in creating and keeping diverse student bodies, telling U.S. higher-ed institutions: They’d do well to pay a little attention to some Minnesota success stories. Read more