24 August 2017

State of the U of M 2017

For the week of August 27, 2017

Higher education is facing many challenges, both here in Minnesota and nationally. Public funding for colleges and universities has declined significantly in recent years. The University of Minnesota received less than half of its budget request from the state Legislature this past session, forcing the U to increase tuition and explore options for cutting expenses. This week, our conversation with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler.

Guest: Eric Kaler, President of the University of Minnesota

  • Part 1 – 13:25

    Part 1
    The University of Minnesota received $54.62 million from Gov. Dayton and the Legislature—less than half of the amount requested by the U. President Kaler discuses tuition increases that must happen and the policy provisions that came attached to the education bill.
  • Part 2 – 13:07

    Part 2
    How does the U of M balance becoming a world-class research institution while continuing to serve Minnesota’s residents? Kaler discuses the U’s responsibility to the state as well as how university leaders have responded to bias-related incidents and hate-speech on campus.