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What Is the Point of the State Board of Higher Education?

What Is the Point of the State Board of Higher Education?

There are two very ugly, very tumultuous situations in North Dakota’s university system right now. Situations in need of accountability. Transparency. Strong leadership. Unfortunately, we’re not getting it from the State Board of Higher Education. Case in point, University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy sent a letter to campus which said he’d be leaving

Kennedy Denying That He Resigned Is All About Money

Late last week North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott sent a letter to embattled UND President Mark Kennedy accepting his tacit resignation. Kennedy had, earlier in the week, sent the campus what sure seemed like a definitive resignation letter, and Hagerott chose to view it that way. But yesterday the Grand Forks Herald reported that

Plain Talk: Burgum Vows Veto Fight With Legislature Isn’t Over, University of Colorado Student Says Kennedy Will Face Protests on Visit

On this episode of Plain Talk, Governor Doug Burgum says a separation of powers fight with the Legislature isn’t over after lawmakers overrode his veto. He stopped short of saying his administration might take the matter back to the courts, but said if it does end up back there “the [state] Supreme Court has been

Print Column: Let’s Talk About How We’re Going to Replace Kennedy at UND

MINOT, N.D. – Reading the headline, I’m sure some of you readers think I’m getting ahead of myself. After all, University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy got a bit ahead of himself when he sent a goodbye letter to the campus community, touting himself as the sole finalist for a new gig at the

Read It: In Letter, North Dakota University System Says They Accept Kennedy’s “De Facto” Resignation

University of North Dakota President doesn’t quite have a new job in Colorado – he’s been named as the sole finalist, but a final decision hasn’t been made – but as far as North Dakota is concerned he’s done. In a letter, NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott has said he accepts Kennedy’s de facto resignation. Here’s an

Judge Mark Kennedy on His Competence as a Leader Not His Politics

A decision by the University of Colorado to make current University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy their president has proved controversial. But not because Kennedy has been a poor communicator, and a poor leader, here in North Dakota. Most of the rancor seems focused on Kennedy’s politics, per this report in the Denver Post.

Whatever Colorado Decides, North Dakota Needs to Be Done With Mark Kennedy

Yesterday University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy sent the campus community what sure seemed like a resignation letter. “With mixed feelings, excited for this new opportunity, but sorry to leave UND, we look forward to keeping in close contact with our many friends in North Dakota and returning to witness UND’s continued progress,” he

Plain Talk: UND President Mark Kennedy Insults North Dakotans, Senator Kevin Cramer Takes Questions

On this episode of Plain Talk, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer takes listener questions about the space force, border, security, national debt, and IRS tax preparation services. Also, University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy thinks he has a new job in Colorado, and he used the occasion of that news to insult North Dakotans. New

Outgoing UND President Blames Racism, Sexism for Personal Assistant Controversy

Earlier today UND President Mark Kennedy made his departure from that institution official. He’s accepting a new job in Colorado. The end of Kennedy’s tenure was a bit rocky thanks to a story I broke about his personal assistant, Angelique Foster, getting a massive raise as well as a $30,000 per year allowance to commute

Read It: UND President Mark Kennedy Announces His Resignation

Embattled University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy has announced his resignation in an email today. You can read it below. Kennedy sends letter resigning as President of UND pic.twitter.com/ppOyrGW5dO — Rob Port (@robport) April 10, 2019 Rumors of Kennedy’s resignation have been swirling all week. Today the Grand Forks Herald reports that Kennedy is