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UND fires research center director: Fired Groenewold blames personality, budget conflicts

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GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota officials confirmed Thursday that President Robert Kelley has fired the director of UND’s Energy and Environmental Research Center.


Gerald Groenewold was put on administrative leave in early May without explanation, he said, until he was recently notified of his official dismissal.

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Anna Burleson
Anna Burleson is the higher education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota's Mass Communication program and is originally from Watertown, S.D. Contact Burleson by either phone or email, both of which are listed below, or on Twitter @AnnagatorB. 
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