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Sticker shock vs. ‘net tuition’ at private colleges

The Minnesota Private College Research Foundation’s latest tuition trends report points out that average annual tuition and fee increases are growing “at the smallest level in more than 30 years.”

Bruininks appoints new UMD chancellor: Lendley Black

Aside from the usual congratulations, the University of Minnesota Duluth’s new chancellor is probably hearing this comment today from his neighbors in Kennesaw, Ga.: “Uh, you know, it’s cold up there.”

A kinder, gentler Pawlenty addresses Augsburg grads

Gov. Tim Pawlenty quoted Proverbs, Herb Brooks, Martin Luther King Jr., Mark Twain, Pastor Rick Warren, his local pastor and a law professor in his May 1 commencement address to Augsburg College grads.