Kaler takes questions at the U

"It was interesting to see how he had so many ideas formulated already in such a wonderfully developed way," Brown said. "It wasn't just general ideas; it wasn't just general talking points. He had a lot of nice specific ideas, a lot of great experience that he was ready to transfer over."

-- University of Minnesota graduate student Jonathan Brown after listening to the U's sole presidential finalist, Eric Kaler, answer questions at a public forum last night. He had the impression Kaler would be ready to lead from Day One.

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