Full text of Kaler's inaugural address
Speech as prepared for delivery Thursday by President Eric Kaler, new University of Minnesota president:
I first came to the University of Minnesota in September of 1978.
I was about to be 22 years old.
And I was about to be a graduate student in the best chemical engineering program in the world.
I had a fellowship to support me, which was the only way this son of a working class family could go to graduate school.
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