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Retiring U of M exec helped revive relationship with business sector

When Tim Mulcahy arrived at the University of Minnesota seven years ago, he didn't realize how bad the university's relationship with the state's business leaders had become. As the U of M's vice-president of research and development prepares for retirement, that relationship has steadily improved. The university's growing track record of new business start-ups helps.
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When Tim Mulcahy arrived at the University of Minnesota seven years ago, he didn't realize how bad the university's relationship with the state's business leaders had become. As the U of M's vice-president of research and development prepares for retirement, that relationship has steadily improved. The university's growing track record of new business start-ups helps.

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