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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, that if the state provides nearly $43 million, the university can keep tuition from rising for two years. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

Kaler: U of M remains strong despite “perfect storm” around higher education


MORRIS -- The University of Minnesota is in the middle of a “perfect storm” for higher education, but remains strong and dedicated to keeping “the public in public education” by working to “bend the curve” of cost increases by reforming programs and making potentially painful cuts, President Eric Kaler said in his second State of the University address Thursday.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.