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North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark R. Hagerott (Jesse Trelstad / Forum News Service)

North Dakota University Presidents Get “Reminder” About Policies Prohibiting Retaliation Against Whistle Blowers

North Dakota University Presidents Get “Reminder” About Policies Prohibiting Retaliation Against Whistle Blowers

Earlier today I wrote about a state lawmaker Emily O’Brien, a former University of North Dakota employee who feels she was treated unprofessionally by superiors there because of political biases. Specifically she says Provost Thomas DiLorenzo made disparaging comments about Republican lawmakers, generally, and was upset that O’Brien specifically defeated former lawmaker and North Dakota

State Senator Curtiss Kreun, left, alongside state Representatives Jake Blum and Emily O'Brien. All are Republicans elected in District 42.

Republican Lawmaker Alleges Political Discrimination at the University of North Dakota

Until the end of January Emily O’Brien, a first-term lawmaker from District 42 in Grand Forks, worked at the University of North Dakota’s Center for Innovation. She left the gig, she says, because of unprofessional conduct from her superiors including political hostility from Provost Thomas DiLorenzo: Before she was elected to the North Dakota House

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