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NDSU Faculty Proves Why North Dakota's Universities Should Be Privatized

NDSU Faculty Proves Why North Dakota's Universities Should Be Privatized

Recently North Dakota State University raised the ire of legislators when they accepted Obamacare funding to partner with Planned Parenthood for sex education. The legislature had already specifically turned down those funds, and state law prohibits anything but abstinence-based sex education. NDSU President Dean Bresciani was forced to admit that the acceptance of the funds

Video: Discussing Higher Education On Valley News Live

Chris Berg was kind enough to ask me on again as a guest on his Point of View program on Valley News Live in Fargo. Here’s the clip from my segment: I’m glad that the run-away costs of higher education, both to taxpayers and students, are getting some real scrutiny but we need to go

Bill Would Compensate Businesses For Costs Of Smoking Ban Out Of Tobacco Prevention Budget

When voters created North Dakota’s tobacco prevention fund back in 2008 they may not have realized that the fund, and the board managing it, could use their revenues for lobbying and political activism, up to and including pushing initiated measures. Now we’re living with the consequences of that decision. With the full force of the

University System Big-Wigs Have "No Complaints" About Big Budget Increases

Senator Bowman hits the nail on the head, I think. If they’re not complaining, it must be too much money. BISMARCK – North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani told legislators Tuesday that his presentation of a wish list for the next two years would be a quick one because of the school’s “exceptionally strong

NDSU Backtracks On Partnership With Planned Parenthood

Alternate headline: University President Suddenly Very Deferential When Legislature Is In Session NDSU President Dean Bresciani was on the Scott Hennen Show today and was asked about his institution’s legally dubious decision to partner with far-left abortion mill mogols Planned Parenthood for sex education. The legislature had already turned down the federal funds in question

Chancellor Shirvani: "Trust Us" Because We Haven't Screwed Anything Up In The Past Six Months

North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani was on Chris Berg’s show last night and got asked some tough questions about higher ed costs in North Dakota. Berg even had on hand a recent North Dakota State graduate who is more than $60,000 in debt. The thrust of Berg’s questioning for Shirvani? How can you

Dalrymple: Funding For Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Is "Free Money"

“North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple makes four Republican governors who’ve decided to back an expansion of Medicaid to their poor residents under President Barack Obama’s health care law,” reports the Huffington Post. “Dalrymple submitted a bill to the state legislature last week proposing the state broaden Medicaid.” I wrote about Dalrymple slipping the implementation of

Legislature Considering Slightly Less Objectionable Version Of Conservation Fund Idea

Last year a group of deep-pocket conservation interests spent well in excess of $100,000 on collecting signatures to put a measure on the ballot creating a state conservation board. Per that measure, the board would be funded by an uncapped percentage of state oil tax revenues and would be free to make grants to government

Gun Control Is A Distraction

Is it going too far to say that President Obama has seized on the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting as an opportunity to push an always-controversial gun control fight to distract from much more pressing issues, such as the nation’s horrendous fiscal position? President Obama has shown himself to be nothing if not the consummate opportunist.

A Chill Wind Blows At The State Capitol For NDUS Chancellor Hamid Shirvani

I spent most of yesterday up at the capitol in Bismarck. I was the emcee for the annual “Converge on the Captiol” event (see a news report for that here), and then went inside to wander through some committee hearings and the legislative chambers for a while. What had lawmakers buzzing was a higher education

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