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Shirvani The Scapegoat Is Gone, North Dakota University System's Hostility To Transparency Remains

Shirvani The Scapegoat Is Gone, North Dakota University System's Hostility To Transparency Remains

“So Shirvani is gone now, and lo and behold in Friday’s edition of The Press ran the headline, ‘Another illegal meeting for state higher ed board?’” writes Klark Byrd for the Dickinson Press, noting that the former chancellor who had quickly become a scapegoat for all the ills in North Dakota’s university system isn’t around

Chancellor Shirvani Scores Some Victories In Latest SBHE Meeting

Embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani seemed to have a majority of the State Board of Higher Education behind him on at least a couple of issues. First, the board voted 7-1 to scale back previously-approved tuition increases to something more on par with what Shirvani had requested (only board member Kari Reichert voted no): North Dakota’s

Anti-Shirvani "Whistle Blower" Was Involved In Serious Exposure Of University System Data

The North Dakota University System data exposure report below details an incident in which the private information of students and university system employees was exposed, but apparently not reported to them as it wasn’t specifically required by law. NDUS “whistle blower” Linda Baeza Porter was responsible for the breach according to the report. Porter was

Whistleblower Politics Are Effective In North Dakota

I’m beginning to feel a little sorry for North Dakota University System “whistleblower” Linda Porter, a woman who accused embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani of manipulating data before a legislative hearing. How did Shirvani manipulate that data? He compared graduation rates and other data points from North Dakota’s universities to a different set of peer institutions

There Appears To Be A House Cleaning Underway In The University System

Fresh off the news of North Dakota University System auditor Bill Eggert resigning comes news that the University of North Dakota’s Chief Information Officer Joshua Riedy has also resigned. UND’s Chief Information Officer has turned in his resignation. Joshua Riedy is leaving the university for a new position at a school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Riedy

Audio: Legislator Accuses Colleagues, Higher Ed Officials Of Plotting To Push Chancellor Shirvani Out

Rep. Bob Skarphol, a supporter of embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani and the chairman of the education subsection of the House Appropriations Committee, dropped a bombshell during a meeting of his committee today. He made accusations of a conspiracy among legislators and higher ed officials to undermine and to push Chancellor Hamid Shirvani out. It was

NDUS Employee Blames Chancellor For Providing Public Information To This Blog

Below is the (hard to follow) written testimony from NDUS employee Linda Porter delivered to a House Appropriations subcommittee yesterday. The testimony details Porter’s accusations of data manipulation against Chancellor Shirvani and mentions this blog twice as the recipient of information from the chancellor. Porter states that Chancellor Shirvani manipulated data, but as the Bismarck

North Dakota University Employee Accuses Shirvani Of Cooking Data

A North Dakota University System employee is accusing embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani of asking her to manipulate data set to be presented to a legislative committee tomorrow. But the accusation has more to do with muddying the waters around what are some very, very ugly performance numbers for the state’s universities than anything Shirvani has

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