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Eric Kaler addresses an audience Thursday during a ceremony at the U of M in Minneapolis. Tribune photo by Don Davis

New U of M boss setting lofty goals, challenging profs to earn their keep

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The new University of Minnesota president promised to lower administrative costs every year he holds the job and in his Thursday inaugural address said professors must keep up or "step aside."


"My friends, we have work to do," President Eric Kaler said as he was officially installed as the university's 16th president.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.