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Legislature Questions Whether NDSU President Broke The Law When Destroying Records

Legislature Questions Whether NDSU President Broke The Law When Destroying Records

If you thought the drama in higher education was over after the hurried-up departure of Chancellor Hamid Shirvani, think again. The North Dakota University System, and North Dakota State University in particular, have an atrocious track record when it comes to transparency. And it appears as though the hostility toward transparency which permeates the system

Angry University President Gets His Diaper Changed By Higher Ed Board

KXNet – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson Yesterday Minot State University President David Fuller, who was “so furious his voice was shaking” according to the Minot Daily News, demanded that outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s evaluation of him be expunged from his record. He also expressed outrage that his evaluation would appear on a blog before he had a chance

After Criticizing University Presidents, Shirvani Placed On Administrative Leave Early

If North Dakota’s university presidents were on a mission to prove how thin-skinned and petulant they are, how unwilling they are to be governed by anyone, the hissy fit they’ve thrown after criticism by Chancellor Hamid Shirvani in their evaluations has accomplished that mission. Since the negative evaluations the presidents have seemingly ordered their underlings

In The North Dakota University System, The Presidents Are The Problem

Yesterday SAB broke the news about outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani raking several of North Dakota’s university presidents over the coals in his first, and last, evaluation of them (Shirvani will leave his post for two years of golden parachute time in the middle of next month). Many of Shirvani’s critics responded to the evaluations as

Chancellor Shirvani Blasts Minot State, UND And NDSU President In Evaluations

Chancellor Hamid Shirvani may be on his way out the door, but per his contract buy out agreement he’s still in-office until the middle of July, and he had some choice words for some of the university system’s presidents on the way out the door. Specifically, he’s requested full evaluations for the leadership of Minot

Shirvani The Scapegoat Is Gone, North Dakota University System's Hostility To Transparency Remains

“So Shirvani is gone now, and lo and behold in Friday’s edition of The Press ran the headline, ‘Another illegal meeting for state higher ed board?’” writes Klark Byrd for the Dickinson Press, noting that the former chancellor who had quickly become a scapegoat for all the ills in North Dakota’s university system isn’t around

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

With The Chancellor Leaving, Let's Talk About North Dakota's Problematic University Presidents

Scoring their second victory over a chancellor of the North Dakota University System in less than a decade, the state’s university presidents have to be feeling pretty full of themselves. Yet, even as Chancellor Hamid Shirvani departs (golden parachute planted squarely on his back), the problems in the state’s university system remains. And those problems

Outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani Says Someone Defecated In His Driveway

Chris Berg interviewed outgoing Chancellor Hamid Shirvani last night. Shirvani said that he’s resigning because of a barrage of “unpleasant, unprofessional personal attacks” on himself, and also because it wasn’t clear he’d be allowed to pursue a mandate to what he described as a “federated network” of universities into a true university system. “I don’t

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