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Gov. Doug Burgum presents his vision of challenges and opportunities facing the North Dakota University System in the face of technological disruptions. He spoke to an interim legislative committee meeting at North Dakota State University on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Patrick Springer / Forum News Service

Governor Doug Burgum Is Netflix and NDSU President Dean Bresciani Is the Cable Company

Governor Doug Burgum Is Netflix and NDSU President Dean Bresciani Is the Cable Company

My colleague Patrick Springer wrote a very astute article recently about two different visions for higher education presented by Governor Doug Burgum and NDSU President Dean Bresciani. The venue for these views was this week’s meeting of a legislative committee that’s reviewing the state’s university system. At it Burgum spoke about a world where information

North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani speaks at a presidential search open forum Jan. 12 on Ohio University's campus in Athens, Ohio. Submitted photo.

NDSU President Dean Bresciani Finally Figured Out How to Keep His Mouth Shut

It wasn’t a surprise at all that, after a year of basically being put on probation, NDSU President Dean Bresciani got his contract renewed. He has been “chastened” one higher ed insider told me months ago. After years of fostering a belligerent relationship with state lawmakers and even his superiors in the university system, the

NDSU Faculty Senate Circulating Resolution Claiming “Crisis of Confidence” in State Board and University System Leadership

The faculty at North Dakota State University have approved for circulation to other institutions a draft resolution expressing a “crisis in confidence” in the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and the North Dakota University System leadership. A SAB reader forwarded me the email below sent out by Kathryn Gordon, an Associate Professor at

Lawmakers Put a Band Aid on NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s Bad Sanford Deal

Lawmakers and the State Board of Higher Education today announced that they reached a new agreement with Sanford to keep a nursing school in Bismarck open. NDSU President Dean Bresciani created the mess when he agreed to a sweetheart deal with Sanford back in 2014 while refusing to loop in lawmakers who would inevitably be

Bismarck Tribune: Bresciani Misled on Sanford Deal Which “Hurts the State” and “Made NDSU Look Bad”

The editorial board at the Bismarck Tribune got it mostly right today backing up lawmakers who are pushing to scrap a sweetheart nursing school deal NDSU President Dean Bresciani handed to Sanford. “It looks like NDSU was so eager for a nursing program that they signed off on an agreement favorable to Sanford,” the paper notes in

North Dakota State Bison players hold up the championship trophy after the game against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in the FCS Championship college football game at Toyota Stadium. North Dakota State won the championship 37-10. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Where’s the Evidence That Successful Sports Teams Increase Enrollment at North Dakota Universities?

I am absolutely delighted at the debate we are having in North Dakota right now over the cost of collegiate sports. Things might not change much, unfortunately, and it’s clear from my email inbox and social media accounts that even talking about this stuff makes a lot of people angry. But at least we are talking

Sanford Got Caught With Their Hand in the Cookie Jar

Yesterday we had a bit of a political conflagration caused by NDSU President Dean Bresciani who claimed state lawmakers were trying to close a nursing program in Bismarck. Students at the school, understandably alarmed, organized a protest and showed up at the capitol en masse to weigh in. The truth, which Bresciani may have been trying

Nursing School Drama Explains Why Dean Bresciani Has Been a Poor Leader for North Dakota State University

By all accounts, from sources both in the North Dakota University System and the Legislature, NDSU President Dean Bresciani has been relatively well behaved this legislative session. Gone are the condescending lectures to lawmakers during committee testimony. Gone is much of the hyperbole and ham-handed politicking. Bresciani has seemed “chastened” this session, one lawmaker told

NDSU president Dean Bresciani congratulates Mark Kennedy after being selected as the next president of the University of North Dakota Tuesday afternoon. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

Please President Kennedy, the North Dakota University System Doesn’t Need Another Dean Bresciani

Last week the Grand Forks Herald reported a story about University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy pushing ahead to replace a retiring event coordinator. That wouldn’t be noteworthy except that the University of North Dakota is, like the rest of state government, grappling with budget reductions. The campus is currently under a hiring freeze. So

A graduate has her mortarboard decorated with "NDSU 2014" on Saturday at the Fargodome. Photo by Dave Wallis / The Forum

North Dakota Has More to Gain From Improving University Completion Rates Than Increasing Enrollment

There has been a long standing debate in the area of higher education policy in North Dakota over the issue of tuition waivers. On one side of the debate are those who insist that our state gains by increasing enrollment through policies like tuition waivers. They tell us that this brings in students from out

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