Tag Archives: higher education

UND president Mark Kennedy, The Grand Forks Herald's person of the year for 2017, has been described as the "consummate professional" by Kathleen Neset who was the chair of the State Board of Higher Education when Kennedy was hired. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

UND Employee to Be Allowed to Work From Texas Got a Promotion and $30,000 Raise in November

UND Employee to Be Allowed to Work From Texas Got a Promotion and $30,000 Raise in November

Yesterday I broke news about an unusual employment arrangement granted to University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy’s chief of staff. Under the terms, Angelique Foster would be allowed to work from her new home in Texas while collecting all of her current $114,000 per year salary and enjoying up to $25,000 per year in

Angelique Foster receives the President’s Medal from UND President Mark Kennedy UND Photo

UND Plans to Spend up to $25,000 Per Year Letting Chief of Staff Work From Home…in Texas

UPDATE: This post originally indicated that Foster would be working from North Carolina, where she is from originally. That was based on previous information from UND indicating that Foster was resigning to be closer to family. I have since learned that Foster will be moving to Texas, and commuting from there to UND. I’ve updated

Analysis: No Donations to Republicans From NDSU Faculty or Administrators During 2018 Election Cycle

We hear a lot about the need for diversity on America’s campuses. Gender diversity. Racial diversity. Things like that. What our friends in the higher education industry seem little interested in is diversity of thought. It’s not exactly news that the faculty and administrators on America’s campuses lean left, but it can still be surprising

Print Column: Why Shouldn’t North Dakota’s Universities Have a ‘Sword’ Over Their Heads?

MINOT, N.D. — Recently the editorial board of the Grand Forks Herald came out against HCR3016. That legislation, introduced by state Rep. Rick Becker (R-Bismarck), is a proposed amendment which would remove the mandate for 8 of North Dakota’s 11 public institutions of higher education from the state constitution. “Regardless of its declared intent, HCR

Plain Talk: Shouldn’t Universities Exist Because We Need Them, and Not Because of the Law?

On this episode of Plain Talk, legislation proposed in Bismarck would remove mandates for eight of North Dakota’s 11 institutions of higher education from the state constitution. The Grand Forks Herald, in an editorial, argues this puts those universities at risk. But shouldn’t universities exist because they’re needed, and not because they’re mandated by law?

NDSU president Dean Bresciani, left, and UND president Mark Kennedy. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

UND President Throws Cold Water on Overreaction to South Dakota Extending in-State Tuition to Out-of-State Students

Recently the public university system in South Dakota announced they would be allowing students from neighboring states to pay in-state tuition rates at their institutions. The reaction from some in the North Dakota University System was borderline embarrassing. NDSU President Dean Bresciani, along with NDSCS President John Richman, rushed to the State Board of Higher

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 / The Forum

Roscoe Streyle: How to Change the Governance of the North Dakota University System

This guest posts was submitted by Minot resident Roscoe Streyle. Does the North Dakota University System really need to be changed?  The age old question. There are only two options in my mind, two-tiered system or enhancing the current system. Here are the options: 1) Enhance Current System – My Choice Add a four additional

Hailey Vold, a senior at Mayville State, walks to class recently past Old Main. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s Constitution Must Be Amended So We Have the Flexibility to Face the Future of Higher Education

Like it or not, the way Americans access higher education has changed. It will continue to change. Old models of delivering that education need to change with it. Which is why lawmakers should pass HCR3016, introduced by Rep. Rick Becker (R-Bismarck), which would remove from the state constitution mandates for the names and locations of

A Tesla-charging station this week in Oakdale, Minn. Courtesy Photo / Tesla

When Subsidies Make Things More Expensive

When the government creates a subsidy the justification for the policy usually has to do with making the subsidized thing more affordable. For whatever reason the object of the subsidy is deemed necessary, but not affordable, so some or all of its cost is spread out to the taxpayers. But what if subsidies actually drive

The North Dakota State University Bookstore is seen here Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Raju Chaduvula / Forum News Service

“Economic Impact” Is Not Why We Support Public Universities

You know it’s time to kick off another legislative session when the North Dakota University System drops a report alleging billions of dollars in economic impacts from spending on the state’s institutions and from the spending of the students/faculty/workers at those universities. The argument being, I guess, that the more we spend on higher education