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NDUS Chancellor Meets With Governor Dalrymple, Bresciani Gets His Lawyer In The University System Office

NDUS Chancellor Meets With Governor Dalrymple, Bresciani Gets His Lawyer In The University System Office

According to a source in the capitol, new North Dakota University System Chancellor Larry Skogen was seen going into Governor Jack Dalrymple’s office today. Skogen took over after the turbulent tenure of former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani and promised to “heal” the university system. But there’s been little of that in his first days in office

Chancellor Shirvani Blasts Minot State, UND And NDSU President In Evaluations

Chancellor Hamid Shirvani may be on his way out the door, but per his contract buy out agreement he’s still in-office until the middle of July, and he had some choice words for some of the university system’s presidents on the way out the door. Specifically, he’s requested full evaluations for the leadership of Minot

Outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani Says Someone Defecated In His Driveway

Chris Berg interviewed outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani last night. Shirvani said that he’s resigning because of a barrage of “unpleasant, unprofessional personal attacks” on himself, and also because it wasn’t clear he’d be allowed to pursue a mandate to what he described as a “federated network” of universities into a true university system. “I don’t

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

North Dakota's Higher Ed Problems Don't End With Hamid Shirvani

The Fargo Forum editorial board has called on embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani to resign. Today the Grand Forks Herald says Shirvani ought to apologize for his management style to date. Shirvani can certainly be polarizing. He is blunt and not always very politically savvy (which is an odd criticism of him coming as it does

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

Did The Plot Against Hamid Shirvani Backfire?

Yesterday the Senate passed an amended version of HCR3047, and today the House agreed to those amendments on a 55-34 vote (after about 45 minutes of debate). As I wrote yesterday, the resolution: A) Replaces the State Board of Higher Education and the Chancellor position with a 3-member panel appointed in the same manner that

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