Bill Wareham

Bill Wareham is a senior editor for MPR News. He has held a variety of positions since joining Minnesota Public Radio in 1982, including news director and deputy news director. He covered the state Capitol and politics for Minnesota Public Radio and the Associated Press. When he wasn't reporting on politics, he could often be heard reporting on sports (including the World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, Final Four and U.S. Open golf tournament) and pop music. He graduated from St. Olaf College, where he majored in political science. Wareham grew up in Minneapolis and currently lives in St. Paul.

Stories by Bill Wareham

Appeals court rules for U of M in Turkish Coalition lawsuit

<p>Alex is on vacation, but he&#8217;s written about this lawsuit against the University of Minnesota here, here, here, here and here. Now the U.S. Court of Appeals has weighed in, according to this release from the U: U.S. Court of Appeals rules in favor of the University of Minnesota in case involving the Turkish Coalition <a class="more-link" href=""><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>

Sviggum to step down from U regents post

<p>Steve Sviggum says he will resign from the University of Minnesota&#8217;s Board of Regents. The board met today (THURSDAY) to vote on a resolution asking Sviggum to either resign his position on the board, or to leave his position as spokesperson of the state Senate Republican caucus. Sviggum was emotional, often choking back tears, as <a class="more-link" href=""><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>

Turkish group takes U of M back to court

<p>It&#8217;s been the better part of a year since Alex wrote about the court fight between a Turkish group and the University of Minnesota over the reliability of the group&#8217;s site, specifically its information (or lack thereof) on Armenian genocide. Last April a judge dismissed the suit, but the Turkish Coalition of America is appealing <a class="more-link" href=""><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>

Who should be on the hook for student loans?

<p>Alex is off and higher ed reporter Tim Post is home with a sick kid, so posting will be light today. To give you something higher ed-related to chew on, I offer up this intriguing suggestion from Glenn Harlan Reynolds at The Washington Examiner (via Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast.) Reynolds proposes making schools <a class="more-link" href=""><span>Read more</span> &rarr;</a></p>