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U of M bureaucracy scrutinized in Wall Street Journal report

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This file photo shows arts, science and engineering graduate students at the University of Minnesota's graduate school commencement in 2011.
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New analysis by the Wall Street Journal suggests that tuition at public universities has been rising much faster than inflation because of bloated bureaucracies.  

According to the Journal, since 2001 public universities across the country have been hiring twice as many managers as teachers.  And the school at the top of the Journal's list of management-heavy institutions is the University of the Minnesota.  

The Journal reports that U of M's Twin Cities campus had the largest share of employees classified as "executive and managerial" among the 72 "very-high-research" public universities in the 2011-12 academic year.  

Joining MPR's Cathy Wurzer with reaction to that finding is Laura Brod, a member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. Click on the audio link to hear their conversation.