On the heels of the gubernatorial video interviews on higher education comes the MnSCU “Friends Action Network” Election Guide. It’s all to help students get out to vote — and decide who to vote for. The site contains: the candidate interview videos — soon to be broken town by topic candidate filings election-related dates help Read more →
MPR’s Capitol View blog reports that President Obama will be visiting Northrop Mall at the University of Minnesota a week from tomorrow for a DFL rally to support DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton: St. Paul-President Obama will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to headline a rally for Democratic-Farmer-Labor party gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton on Saturday, October Read more →
Here’s gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer (Republican). Each candidate spends 15-20 minutes answering questions on issues including tuition, budget priorities, jobs for graduates and online learning. In the coming weeks, MnSCU and its student organizations will release excerpts that address individual issues. The whole series plus details can be found here.
Here’s gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner (Independence) talking about higher education. Each candidate spends 15-20 minutes answering questions on issues including tuition, budget priorities, jobs for graduates and online learning. In the coming weeks, MnSCU and its student organizations will release excerpts that address individual issues. The whole series plus details can be found here.
Leave it to the students to corral the gubernatorial candidates. Here Mark Dayton (DFL) talks higher education on a video produced by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system and its two statewide student associations. The series includes sessions with Tom Horner (Independence) and Tom Emmer (Republican), which I’ll put up in just a Read more →
Even as higher ed picks up a little steam in the Minnesota gubernatorial race, it’s getting some real attention in a number of the three dozen other races across the nation — and is a key issue in three other states: Ohio, California and Florida. But whereas increased higher ed spending is being pushed by Read more →
While he was asking the U.S. Department of Education to ease up on proposed regulations that would affect the for-profit college industry, Minnesota Republican Congressman John Kline accepted $4,500 in campaign contributions from sources related to the industry, according to data included in a report by the investigative reporting Web site ProPublica. Kline, the ranking Republican on Read more →
Earlier I posted a summary of comments made by Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer when he was talking about higher education yesterday during a question-and-answer session at the Humphrey Institute. Here are some edited snippets (not verbatim) that didn’t make the Capitol View report. (I was hoping for an explanation/justification/strategy behind his plan to Read more →
MPR’s Capitol View political blog reports Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer’s Humphrey Institute comments on higher education finance: When a student question asked “How would you assist students so they don’t graduate from college with $50,000 in debt?”, Emmer responded that he understood the frustration since he did the math with seven kids but … “I’m Read more →
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer is starting to talk higher education in the election campaign — and he’s talking cuts. MPR’s Tom Scheck and Mike Mulcahy report that Emmer would reduce higher education funding by $300 million in the next biennium. For the reactions of his opponents, turn to MPR’s Capitol View blog, which reports: Independence Party Read more →