Tag Archives: north dakota state university

The North Dakota State University Class of 2022 gathered together Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, to spell out "NDSU" on the campus during the annual president's welcome to kick off the new academic year. Special to The Forum

If North Dakota’s Universities Are in a “Death Spiral” It’s Not From Lack of Public Funding

If North Dakota’s Universities Are in a “Death Spiral” It’s Not From Lack of Public Funding

There is a popular myth in North Dakota, one particularly acute among those work in our state’s public university system, which holds that the universities are being choked to death by stingy state policymakers. Back in September, Sheila Liming, an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of North Dakota, wrote an article

Plain Talk: Why Do Americans Feel So Anxious? “It’s Not Trump” Says NDSU Professor

Americans are living at historically high levels of prosperity, but we also see increasing rates of problems with things like anxiety. About 20 percent of millennials say they are alone all or some of the time. Many of them say they have no real friends. “More and more people are taking anti-depressants and buying self-help

Print Column: Wouldn’t It Be Nice if Collegiate Sports Didn’t Increase the Cost of Higher Education?

MINOT, N.D. — One time, years ago, fans at North Dakota State University football games took to taping pictures of me in the portable toilets outside the Fargodome. They were “Port”-a-potties. Get it? I laughed. The sometimes juvenile opprobrium of sports fans is what my criticism of collegiate athletics has earned me over the years.

North Dakota State fans celebrate the win over Eastern Washington after the NCAA FCS championship game at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 5. David Samson / The Forum

Football Championships Have Not Helped North Dakota State University’s Enrollment

Earlier this week I wrote about the supposed “business” of athletics at North Dakota State University. The school is host to a fantastically successful football program which has won seven Division I FCS championships dating back to 2011. Yet, despite all of that success, the athletics programs at the school are propped up by millions

Plain Talk: North Dakota State Is “Being Used as a Mouthpiece” by Planned Parenthood Says State Senator

On this episode of Plain Talk, state Senator Janne Myrdal (R-Edinburg) talks about the objections she and other lawmakers share over North Dakota State University partnering with Planned Parenthood. “I believe in academic freedom,” Myrdal told me. But she added that NDSU is “being used as a mouthpiece” by a group with a partisan political

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

Dickinson State University Sign Dickinson Press photo

Trump to Sign Funding Ban for Universities Hosting Chinese Institute Once Touted at North Dakota Universities

Back in 2010 the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education approved requests from Dickinson State University and North Dakota State to create Confucius Institutes on their campuses. In 2012 the folks at DSU, mired in a horrendous diploma mill scandal, announced they were ending the program. It doesn’t seem as though a similar program

Linda Thorson: NDSU and Planned Parenthood Teaming up to Offer Classes to Students

This guest post was submitted by Linda Thorson, the North Dakota state director for Concerned Women for America. Have you heard Planned Parenthood is offering classes for any teacher with students Kindergarten through 12th grade and that the workshop is offered for credit by North Dakota State University (NDSU)? The teacher for the course is

Kevin Melicher

SBHE Member Kevin Melicher Is Out as Six Candidates Advance to Fill Vacancies

Kevin Melicher, who was appointed to the State Board of Higher Education by former Governor Jack Dalrymple, was never perceived as a strong pick. He embarrassed himself in front of a state Senate committee reviewing his appointment, and that appointment was only narrowly approved by a vote of the full chamber after a lengthy debate.

Gates on the North Dakota State University campus in north Fargo. Forum file photo.

NDSU Sends Out Email Supporting “Dreamer” Students Impacted by Trump’s DACA Recision

President Donald Trump, who is visiting North Dakota later today to talk about tax reform, announced recently that he would be phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy implemented by executive order by the Obama administration. If you’re not up to speed on this issue, that policy is a de facto amnesty for illegal

Top