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Embattled NDSU President Dean Bresciani Gets New Contract From State Board

Embattled NDSU President Dean Bresciani Gets New Contract From State Board

After previously delaying a decision about giving NDSU President Dean Bresciani a new contract, the State Board of Higher Education today approved a one year deal after a closed door session. Interestingly, the lone “no” vote against the contract came from Fargo-based board member and long-time NDSU supporter Don Morton: Bresciani contract extension approved 7-1.

Protesters demonstrate against the election of Republican Donald Trump as President of the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Clay Routledge: Compassion for Those Who Need Help, but Skepticism for Culture of Victimhood

I was recently interviewed by a reporter at the Forum on a story about colleges offering counseling services for students after the presidential election. I voiced my support for services to anyone who has been targeted and victimized. As a social psychologist who has researched and teaches about prejudice and discrimination, I am very concerned

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss transition plans in the White House Oval Office in Washington Nov. 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Campuses Weaponize Victimhood After Trump Election

On Friday I had NDSU psychology professor Clay Routledge on my radio program (full audio below) to talk about all these universities offering counseling and therapy services to students after Donald Trump won the election. It happened at NDSU, though perhaps less egregiously than at some of the country’s other campuses, but I think it

Anna Dovre and Katie Black, students at Concordia College, hold a "Love trumps Hate" sign on the Veterans Memorial Bridge on Thursday night. The students were among 20 other protesters at the Anti-Trump Demonstration. Kim Hyatt / The Forum

North Dakota State Offers Counseling to Students Aggrieved Over Trump Election Victory

Institutions of higher education around the country are offering therapy and counseling to students distraught over the outcome of the 2016 election. “Students at Cornell University gathered to hold a ‘cry-in’ with students drinking hot chocolate and using tissues handed out by school staff,” the Washington Free Beacon reports. “The University of Kansas announced that it

North Dakota College Students Confused by Simple Residency Laws for Some Reason

Last month some were raising a stink because the North Dakota University System warned students that if they sign an affidavit attesting their residency in their campus voting precinct that might put at risk any financial aid which might be dependent on their residency somewhere else. Today, election day, in what almost seems like a stunt

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If Dean Bresciani Wants His Contract Discussions to Be Open to the Public He Should Request It Himself

From 2010 through today the North Dakota University System and its various component institutions and foundations have been found by the North Dakota Attorney General’s office to have violated state open records and open meetings laws no fewer than 19 times. These violations represent just over 17 percent of all the open records/open meetings opinions

NDSU President Dean Bresciani: We Still Might Implement Those Media Restrictions I Said I Was Disappointed In

Why can’t NDSU President Dean Bresciani shoot straight? As the State Board of Higher Education begins the process of a formal inquiry into Bresciani’s handling of controversy around absurd media restrictions instituted by the schools athletics department, the president tells my colleague Mike McFeely that the school still might institute them. You can listen to

SBHE Audit Committee to Review Bresciani Text Messaging Controversy Tomorrow

UPDATE: The audit committee has authorized an independent investigator to review the controversy. The State Board of Higher Education has just released an agenda for a meeting of their Audit Committee scheduled for tomorrow. It seems to be something of a hastily arranged thing, what with the members of the committee meeting by conference call. You

On Shooting the Messenger

The reaction to the controversy surrounding NDSU President Dean Bresciani has been pretty fierce, and there has been a lot of invective hurled at myself and my employers at Forum Communications Company over the matter. Some of it from rabid football fans. Some of it from loyal alumni. Some of it from competing media outlets.

NDSU photo of President Dean Bresciani

A Reminder That Dean Bresciani’s Problems Go Beyond Some Ill-Advised Text Messages

NDSU President Dean Bresciani has come under an unprecedented level of fire after I broke a story last week using text messages which showed that he lied about his position on controversial media restrictions for covering university athletics events. That story prompted the Fargo Forum editorial board to call for Bresciani’s resignation. Which was a big

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