RED WING, Minn. — Cayanne Korder long believed college would be her ticket out of this rural factory town of about 16,000 people. As far back as middle school, she fantasized about leaving the state to attend an elite university. But she also routinely dismissed that idea as impossible because, she said, “I wouldn’t know […]
Author Archives: Steve Friess
Steve Friess is a Michigan-based freelance journalist whose work appears regularly in Playboy, The New York Times, The New Republic and many others. He first covered education as the beat reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal from 1996 to 1999. Friess was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan in 2011-12.