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President Kaler to give first State of the University speech on March 1

It was just announced that President Eric Kaler at the University of Minnesota, will give his first State of the University address March 1 in the Coffman Memorial Union Theater on campus.

According to a story by Joe Kimball in MinnPost, the speech, called "Balances," will take place at 3:30 and will be live streamed on the University's website.

According to a University statement, the speech will: "outline Kaler's vision and priorities for Minnesota's land-grant public research university, expanding on his signature themes of driving excellence in and access to the U's teaching, research and community engagement. Particular priorities Kaler plans to address include his efforts to push for the state's reinvestment in higher education, stemming the rise in tuition and student debt and improving the university's operational excellence."

posted by Sandy Connolly • 2/23/2012 at 10:59 AM


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