Alex Friedrich Feature Archive

U.S. Senator Al Franken is cosponsoring a bill that would enable borrowers to refinance old student loans. (05/13/2014)
Thursday marks 10 years since the death of Dan Markingson, a 26-year old man suffering from schizophrenia who enrolled in a clinical test of an anti-psychotic drug. The U carried out the trials, which were funded by drug maker AstraZeneca. (05/09/2014)
The free online courses that top-notch universities offer to the public were once hyped as an innovation that could threaten the higher education establishment. But now many in the industry are scaling back expectations. (05/04/2014)
The Minnesota Democrat has joined 11 other Senators in requesting millions of dollars to fund additional personnel. (05/02/2014)
The decline in state spending was the 10th steepest in the nation. All but three states spent less than they did before the recession. (04/28/2014)
At a rally Thursday, representatives from Macalester and Hamline said adjunct professors are a major part of the campus teaching force, and want a voice at work. Several described working long hours at multiple campuses with no job security, low pay and often no benefits. (04/24/2014)
In early April, an arbitrator determined MSU Mankato had no grounds to fire Hoffner and said he should be reinstated. He recently returned to the head coaching job. (04/23/2014)
McCollum's efforts come after complaints by Bethel University and other schools that the federal formula that determines schools' health is deeply flawed. (04/20/2014)
Too often, students say, they take classes at one campus only to find later that their new campus won't grant them the academic credit they expected -- forcing them to retake those classes at the new school. (04/14/2014)
University of Minnesota leaders are warning students they'll have no tolerance for bad behavior Saturday night after the Gopher men's hockey Frozen Four championship game against Union College. (04/11/2014)
Over the past two years, state officials have rolled out proposals to strengthen Minnesota's vocational-technical network and improve the school pipeline to the workplace. Their efforts represent what some education leaders call a fundamental shift in how government and business are approaching vocational education. (04/02/2014)
The deal was reached after seven hours of talks on Monday night, the union said Tuesday morning. (04/01/2014)
A federal decision to allow Northwestern University football players to unionize will have little immediate impact on major universities like the University of Minnesota, but it could portend big changes down the road. (03/27/2014)
The measure would require schools to provide details on deaths, accidents and illnesses of students participating in sanctioned study-abroad programs. (03/21/2014)
Backers of the bill say high schools can tell students they can save money by earning college credit in courses they take on nearby campuses. But they say many of the schools don't. (03/16/2014)