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Here's What The Problem With That UND/Forum Communications Polling Was

Here's What The Problem With That UND/Forum Communications Polling Was

By now the public polling done in North Dakota’s election races – results released by SayAnythingBlog.com/Valley News Life/DFM Research and Forum Communications/University of North Dakota – is old news. But one lingering issue is how far off the Forum/UND polling seemed to be. That polling was widely derided by political observers – including this one

NCAA Asks North Dakota Politicos To Take Down Fighting Sioux Banner At Frozen Four

It’s been a bad week for banners supporting the University of North Dakota’s former Fighting Sioux logo and nickname. First a sorority at UND was forced to apologize, and will be taking sensitivity training, for hanging a banner on their house that mentioned the logo controversy. Now a leader of the North Dakota Republican Party

UND Student Body President Refused To Sign Letter Backing President Kelly

“I didn’t feel comfortable at all adding my name to it,” University of North Dakota Student Body President Nick Creamer told me about a recent letter submitted to the Grand Forks Herald in support of President Kelly. “I didn’t agree with a lot of the contents of the letter.” The letter purports to show support

UND's Vice Presidents Circling The Wagons Around Kelley

After outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani ripped UND President Robert Kelley (and a couple of others) in an assessment, a who’s-who of the university’s bloated administration is circling the wagons around him. Shirvani recommended no salary increase for Kelley (he’s already making north of $340,000/year) and only a one-year contract extension, but Kelley’s minions want their

To Lower Crime At Colleges, Eliminate Underage Drinking Laws

I’ve long been an advocate for getting rid of age restrictions on alcohol consumption. By postponing the ability of younger Americans to use alcohol until age 21 – a ridiculous age given that you can vote, buy guns and be trained to kill by the US military by age 18 – we’re simply protracting the

Absence Of Profit Motive Is Exactly What's Wrong With Student Loans

Senator Heidi Heitkamp is on a statewide tour aimed at ingratiating herself with college students by talking about the student loan issue. In the Senate Heitkamp has opposed introducing some market forces to the heavily-inflated student loan market,and here in North Dakota she’s seemingly arguing against any sort of market forces for student loans. “Everybody

One North Dakota Tribal College Has A 0% Graduation Rate

A lot of ink (or bandwidth, to update the term) gets spilled over the poor performance of North Dakota’s eleven public universities, and that’s as it should be given the abysmal graduation rates and skyrocketing taxpayer expenditures/tuition costs. North Dakota simply isn’t being served that well by its university system. But there are other universities

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