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Bresciani’s Open Records Travails Brought up During Ohio University Forum

Bresciani’s Open Records Travails Brought up During Ohio University Forum

Earlier this month we learned that embattled NDSU President Dean Bresciani was a finalist to be the next president of Ohio University. This news led to much garment-rending and gnashing of teeth from the myopic alumni and football fanatics who make up Bresciani’s political base of support. If only those of us who expect honest

NDSU Speech by Breitbart Personality Canceled Due to #NoDAPL Protests

Milo Yiannopoulos, a Trump-supporting provocateur who works for Breitbart, was set to speak at North Dakota State University but apparently the event has been canceled due to security concerns with #NoDAPL protesters. Specifically, NDSU raised the security fee: The event which was scheduled for Friday, December 16th, was suddenly hit with a large security fee

Report on Media Restrictions Controversy Says Bresciani Didn’t Violate Policy but Mislead on His Knowledge

The independent investigation report into NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s handling of controversial media restrictions earlier this year is out, and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. You can read the whole thing below. On one hand, Bresciani gets dinged for poor communications with his own athletics department which the investigator said could have stopped this

University Enrollment Declines Are Good if They’re Happening for the Right Reasons

Fall enrollment at the University of North Dakota is down slightly this year, but that’s not really a bad thing. Officials at the university say that why the enrollment number is down the quality of the students they’re admitting is up. Total enrollment at UND is down 2 percent, this year at 14,648 from last

University System Should Get Open Records Exemption for President Applications

Over the years of writing this blog I developed something of a reputation as a strong supporter of open records and open meetings. So when the North Dakota University System – an organization with an unfortunate history of violating our state’s transparency laws – began making noises about getting an exemption from the state’s open

Bismarck Tribune: NDSU President Dean Bresciani Should Resign

I have been calling for NDSU President Dean Bresciani to go for years, but in recent weeks the list of people and organizations doing the same has grown. Former state lawmaker and retired newspaper publisher John Andrist suggested that Bresicani move on in a post here on SAB not so long ago. Former Grand Forks

In Latest Campus Email Bresciani Tells Us He Hasn’t Stuffed His Staff Far Enough Under the Bus Yet

As the State Board of Higher Education begins a review into NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s handling of controversy over media restrictions, the president himself has taken to defending himself in emails to campus employees. Defending himself with desperate parsing of the public record intending to put all the blame for the media restrictions on his

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