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Letter From Dean Bresciani Supporter Is Everything That’s Wrong in Higher Education

Letter From Dean Bresciani Supporter Is Everything That’s Wrong in Higher Education

Kirsten Diederich, a former chairwoman of the State Board of Higher Education and failed Democratic legislative candidate in District 46, has a letter to the editor of the Fargo Forum today in support of embattled NDSU President Dean Bresciani. In it Diederich puts words to an attitude which encapsulates why people like Bresciani and Diederich have

Kirsten Diederich, then the president of the State Board of Higher Education, stands alongside interim Chancellor Larry Skogen on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, in Fargo. Skogen has since gone back to his position as president of Bismarck State College. Forum file photo

Audio: Democratic Legislative Candidate Says She’s Supporting Republican Gov Candidate, Wants Ethics Commission

Kirsten Diederich is a former president of the State Board of Higher Education and a long time contributor to Republican political campaigns in our state. She’s also running for the state House in District 46 as a Democrat. The District 46 races seem to be one Democrats are targeting, with Kasper seen as a vulnerable

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Doug Burgum's Campaign App Doesn't Show A Lot Of Support Outside Of Fargo

Fargo businessman Doug Burgum is currently running the most ridiculously expensive primary campaign our state has ever seen. We’ll never be able to put a dollar figure to how much all this is costing the candidate. Although state disclosure laws have required him to report just under a million dollars in campaign contributions so far,

University System Governance Isn't Some Parochial Pissing Match

State Board of Higher Education President Kirsten Diederich resigned rather than face a tough re-appointment review from state Senators who are generally not pleased with the university system’s performance of late. Now Governor Jack Dalrymple must choose a replacement, and the Grand Forks Herald is campaigning to ensure that replacement has ties to Grand Forks and/or

Should The Legislature Spike A Few More Higher Ed Board Appointments?

Last week State Board of Higher Education President Kirsten Diederich resigned rather than face a tough hearing before state Senators less than pleased with the university system’s performance. Diederich had been appointed to another term on the board by Dalrymple and needed it confirmed by the Senate. Today comes this headline in the Grand Forks Herald

On Television: Kirsten Diederich Resignation Is A Start To Fixing Higher Ed

After taking some time off I made a glorious return to Chris Berg’s 6:30 Point of View program last night. I apologize in advance for the cruddy audio. I didn’t have Skype set to pick up the right microphone, so instead of broadcasting my lapel mic Skype was picking up the audio from my radio

North Dakota Higher Ed Board President Kirsten Diederich Resigns

Yesterday I wrote about rumors circulating among lawmakers which held that State Board of Higher Education President Kirsten Diederich was considering resigning in the face of legislative opposition to her appointment to a second term on the board. Today comes news that Diederich has, indeed, resigned though she admits to no culpability for the problems

Is SBHE President Going To Withdraw Her Nomination?

Starting over the weekend I’ve been hearing a buzz from certain lawmakers that State Board of Higher Education President Kirsten Diederich, whose appointment to a second term by Governor Jack Dalrymple must be confirmed by the state Senate, might be considering withdrawing her bid. First, some background. Diederich had a rough go of it the

Higher Ed Going All-Out To Save Appointment Of SBHE President

Last year Governor Jack Dalrymple appointed State Board of Higher Education President Kirsten Diederich to another term on the board. Since then, some lawmakers have been making noises about rejecting the appointment which must be confirmed by a vote of the state Senate. I’ve written previously about the behind-the-scenes wrangling. “If we condone, we own” the

Showdown Coming On Confirmation Of Higher Ed Board President: "If We Condone We Own"

One of the tasks the Legislature will take up this week as they convene their 2015 session is the confirmation of four of the eight members of the State Board of Higher Education, including board president Kirsten Diederich who was appointed by Governor Jack Dalrymple for a second term. But those confirmations, Diederich’s in particular,

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