Kaler, er, 'Dr. K' hops on Twitter for inauguration at U

  • September 16, 2011 - 11:40 PM

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is on Twitter.

His bio: "President, University of Minnesota. Love family, newspapers and baseball. Value research, innovation and higher ed. Caffeine enthusiast. Go Gophers!"

But Kaler won't be the only person tweeting from the @PrezKaler account.

During the week of his inauguration -- from Sept. 19-23 -- 16 "social media ambassadors" will take turns posting what Kaler's up to. (His schedule includes a tour of the St. Paul campus and a trip to a dairy farm.)

Kaler's wife, Karen, helped pick the tweeters from more than 100 students who applied.

When Kaler authors the posts, they'll be signed "-- Dr. K."

So far, none of those.

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