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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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