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State Board Of Higher Education Wants Another Look At Tuition Increases

State Board Of Higher Education Wants Another Look At Tuition Increases

Last week the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education approved more tuition hikes for the state’s students, but now Board President Duaine Espegard wants a second look While I agree that the tuition hikes do need a second look – the state legislature increased total higher ed spending by 32% for the coming biennium

At This Point Just About Everybody At The Top Of The University System Should Probably Go

I have a letter to the editor in today’s Grand Forks Herald objecting to the idea that Chancellor Hamid Shirvani is everything that’s wrong with North Dakota’s university system. While much of the criticism of his management style may be valid, let’s remember that North Dakota’s universities had major problems before he even arrived. At

ABC News Reporter: "Strong Sense" Someone In The White House Authorized IRS Targeting

“I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years – I’ve worked in the White House and on Capitol Hill – and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS were doing but authorized it,” ABC News’

Gosnell Guilty, But Will His Enablers Ever Face Trial?

Good news out of Pennylvania as news breaks that abortion doctor Kerimt Gosnell has been found guilty of three counts of murder (he’s facing hundreds of charges). But I wonder, when will we get justice for his enablers? One of the most horrifying aspects of Gosnell’s case – aside from the crimes he committed directly

Shivani Accuses Critics Of Racism, Says University Presidents Don't Want Change

In a column for the Grand Forks Herald, Chancellor Hamid Shirvani takes the gloves off in responding to some of his critics. This is tough medicine a lot of North Dakotans – especially in the political class – aren’t going to want to hear. BISMARCK — It should come as no surprise to anyone who

North Dakota Is Way Out On A Limb On Higher Education

Michael Barone has a fantastic column today in National Review which contains a succinct timeline for America’s higher education bubble. What should be scary for North Dakotans is that the state’s approach to higher education is emblematic of every single one of these problems. For instance, Barone mentions the practice of packing campuses by giving

Dorso Column: Solve North Dakota's Spending Problem With Tax Cuts

The problem with governments and excess revenue is that there are a lot of people, bureaucrats, legislators and special interest groups who have “great ideas” on how to spend it. The real difficulty is that legislators have a problem saying no. It is immensely easier to agree with spending when you have a lot of

Kermit Gosnell Isn't An Aberration Among Abortionists

As I wrote two weeks ago, one of the most horrifying aspects of the trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell isn’t the decapitated babies and grotesque conditions of his facility but rather those who were basically complicit in his crimes because they assisted, or at least didn’t act to stop him. Gosnell was able to

Forum Editorial Board Calls For Chancellor, Higher Ed Board President To Resign

In an editorial that contradicts their own scathing report about the machinations among the state’s university presidents to push Chancellor Hamid Shirvani out of his job, the Fargo Forum calls for the resignations of both Chancellor Hamid Shirvani and State Board of Higher Education President Duaine Espegard. Hamid Shirvani’s brief tenure as North Dakota’s chancellor

Emails Paint A Picture Of University Presidents Who Don't Want To Be Governed

This is a fascinating report from the Grand Forks Herald’s Ryan Johnson based on thousands of emails from North Dakota’s university presidents revealing what they’ve failed to say publicly about embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. It’s been clear from the get-go that there has been a coordinated effort to push Shirvani out, with the university presidents

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