The 16th president of the University of Minnesota. Before coming to the Twin Cities in July 2011, he was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Stony Brook University, N.Y. He is only the second alumnus to become U of M president.
University President Eric Kaler acknowledged in a letter that the University of Minnesota performs research on fetuses that may have been obtained through induced abortions, including at clinics in Minnesota.
The Institute for Policy Studies singled out the U as one of the five "worst overall offenders" in a report called "The One Percent at State U." Eric Kaler, the U's president, said the institute used "incorrect data to reach erroneous results."
Eric Kaler pledged to increase police patrols following a rash of robberies and assaults on and near campus, including an armed robbery attempt in a classroom building Monday that left students shaken.
The plan also increases tuition for students from states without reciprocity agreements, raises price tags for graduate and professional students and boosts funding for research. It cuts administrative costs and funds the hiring of more than 50 faculty members.