Farewell interview with University of Minnesota President Bruininks University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks presented his final budget to the Regents and steps down at the end of June. What are the biggest challenges facing the University, its students, faculty, researchers and staff? What are the most urgent needs and top priorities?11:00 a.m.
Robert Bruininks: University of Minnesota president (2002-2011). Over a 39-year career at the University of Minnesota as president, professor, dean, executive vice president and provost. He steps down as U of M president June 30, 2011 and takes a position at the U of M Humphrey School.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack live at the National Press Club U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will speak live at the National Press Club in advance of the first meeting of G-20 agricultural ministers later this month. Vilsack will discuss how the United States plans to help deal with rising commodity prices and food shortages worldwide caused by climate change and a weak global economy. The former Iowa governor will also address what he says are misconceptions about U.S. production of biofuels.12:00 p.m.