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UND Students Feel University Should Have Disclosed Financial Relationship With "Independent" Investigator

UND Students Feel University Should Have Disclosed Financial Relationship With "Independent" Investigator

Earlier this year, in two hugely contentious meetings which saw administrators launching rhetorical bombs at student leaders, the University of North Dakota student government considered a vote of no confidence in President Robert Kelley. They claimed that the university was considering a tuition hike well in excess of what the Legislature called for and were excluding

Emails Indicate That Attitudes About Students At UND Haven't Changed Much

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it again and again: For the most part North Dakota’s universities have stopped prioritizing students in the way they go about their business. At best, campus culture these days among administrators and even some faculty seems to see students as a nuisance. A necessary evil to justify

Score One For The University Of North Dakota Student Government

You’ve got to hand it to Tanner Franklin and the student government at the University of North Dakota. Their resolution calling for the resignation of UND President Robert Kelley and other administrators achieved its goals. Instead of Kelley and his administration steamrolling students, giving them only perfunctory involvement in processes surrounding issues like setting tuition,

UND President Apologizes After Attacking Students At Meeting

When University of North Dakota Student Body President Tanner Franklin announced a meeting of the student government last week to consider a resolution calling for the resignation of institution President Robert Kelley the reaction from the administration was swift and immediate. Kelley and his supporters showed up at the Thursday meeting in force to attack

North Dakota State Students Elected A Cat To Their Student Government

At last night’s heated meeting of the UND Student Government over a resolution calling for the resignation of UND President Robert Kelley and other administrators one of the talking points thrown around by critics of the resolution was that North Dakota State University’s student leaders don’t seem to have a problem with tuition hikes being

No Confidence Meeting At UND Gets Ugly As Administrators Attack Students, Motion Tabled Until Sunday

The University of North Dakota Student Senate held a meeting tonight to consider, among other things, a resolution expressing no confidence in UND President Robert Kelley and other administrators. In fact, beyond expressing no confidence, the resolution called for their resignations. You can read it here. You can read a blow-by-blow of the meeting from

UND Students Plan Vote Calling For Resignation Of President Robert Kelley

UND Student Body President Tanner Franklin has told me that the student government at his institution is planning a vote of no confidence in President Robert Kelley. “It’s absolutely about transparency,” Franklin told me on the phone this morning. You can read the resolution the students will be voting on below. After a long series

Are Students Really The Number One Priority For North Dakota Universities?

University of North Dakota student leader Tanner Franklin came out swinging yesterday, accusing his university of trying to hide tuition hikes from the Legislature and calling for new leadership at his institution. Today the North Dakota University system is in damage control mode, with State Board of Higher Education President Terry Hjelmstad rushing into the fray

Student Body President: UND Tried To Hide Tuition Hikes From Legislature

If there is one area of policy that causes more rancor in the increasingly cold relationship between the Legislature and the North Dakota University System it is tuition. Many of the actions lawmakers have taken in recent years, up to and including an effort to take the control over tuition away from the universities, is

University System's Tuition Weapon Should Be Taken Away

Some North Dakota lawmakers want to take away the North Dakota University System’s authority to set tuition. If you want to know why, we need look no further than two graphs compiled this month by Legislative Council. The first shows legislative appropriations to the university system growing by 133 percent since the 2005-2007 biennium (it

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