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Standing Rock tribal leaders represented by former U.S. attorney
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Celebrating the first 100 years: Sacred Heart Monastery observes anniversary of becoming an independent Benedictine commuity
DSU welcomes global exchange students from Pakistan, Tunisia
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Dickinson State cross country looks to carry momentum after last season's success
Quarterback Siemian to start for Broncos
Titans QB Jones comfortable in new role
Twins lose 11th straight, fall to Cleveland in 10th
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Port: DHS audit revealed shameful conduct which put children at risk
Omdahl: National interests taking over state initiatives
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Mathew A. "Snow Shoe" Peterson
Anton "Tony" Leo Meeks
Clive Mathias Kuppler
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New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
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Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
May 23, 2013
ND higher ed board rejects report clearing Shirvani of fraud
FARGO -- North Dakota's State Board of Higher Education voted Thursday to reject an auditor's report that cleared Chancellor Hamid Shirvani of a fraud allegation after the auditor's emails with the original accuser and several board members, including the newly elected president,...
May 23, 2013 - 11:33pm
May 19, 2013
Higher ed board torn over Shirvani criticisms
FARGO -- The day after she was grilled at a legislative committee hearing about perceived efforts to discredit North Dakota's higher education chancellor, a member of the board overseeing the system sent an email critical of how her board and staff responded. Kari Reichert wrote...
May 19, 2013 - 12:00am
May 18, 2013
Higher ed official questions NDUS leaders
GRAND FORKS -- A commission charged with accrediting the North Dakota University System is investigating a complaint filed by a former university...
May 18, 2013 - 12:00am
May 11, 2013
NDUS whistleblower files lawsuit
A North Dakota University System whistleblower who questioned her boss' conduct before a legislative body earlier this year said she plans to file a defamation lawsuit against her employer. In a letter sent Friday through her attorney, Linda Porter, a university system office liaison...
May 11, 2013 - 12:00am
May 10, 2013
Higher ed board plans anonymous surveys to evaluate Shirvani's leadership
GRAND FORKS -- The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education unanimously decided Thursday to conduct a performance evaluation on the chancellor...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
May 9, 2013
Chancellor's leadership questioned by high ed board members
GRAND FORKS -- A meeting of the State Board of Higher Education began on a tense note today at the University of North Dakota with questions over embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani's leadership skills. Board member Kari Reichert requested that "executive management" be added to...
May 9, 2013 - 11:55am
May 4, 2013
Closed open meetings: AG calls higher ed's violations of meeting laws 'pervasive'
BISMARCK -- The State Board of Higher Education's violations of open meeting laws are "pervasive," and board members must complete training to...
May 4, 2013 - 12:00am
April 28, 2013
Behind the silence: Emails show ND university, college presidents have bristled at Shirvani's leadership
BISMARCK -- Minot State University President David Fuller had some tough talk for presidents of North Dakota's 11 public colleges and universities...
April 28, 2013 - 12:00am
April 26, 2013
NDUS auditor says Shirvani did not commit fraud
BISMARCK -- The internal auditor for the North Dakota University System said Chancellor Hamid Shirvani did not violate any policies or commit fraud in testimony before a House committee, but adds that Shirvani's presentation could have been construed as misleading. A University System...
April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
April 14, 2013
Chancellor Shirvani pushes for UND branch in Oil Patch
GRAND FORKS -- A proposed University of North Dakota campus in the heart of the state's Oil Patch made it as far as committee hearings in Bismarck, but won't get funding this legislative session. Hamid Shirvani, chancellor of the North Dakota University System, pushed the $33 million...
April 14, 2013 - 12:00am
April 11, 2013
NDUS leaders, NDSU Student Government oppose funding formula amendments in bill
BISMARCK -- North Dakota University System leaders are calling on lawmakers to restore the state's higher education budget in the wake of new amendments that could trim millions of dollars from what campuses will receive over the next two years. In a message Wednesday to members...
April 11, 2013 - 12:00am
April 6, 2013
Lawmaker calls hearing to review Shirvani fraud allegations
BISMARCK -- A state lawmaker called members of the State Board of Higher Education and University System office before a House committee Friday...
April 6, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2013
Shirvani critic Porter says doing right thing was paramount
Doing the right thing was more important than doing the safe thing, said a North Dakota University System employee at the forefront of a firestorm surrounding her boss. As allegations of misdoings have piled up against NDUS Chancellor Hamid Shirvani in recent weeks, Linda Baeza Porter,...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
Shirvani could owe thousands in California property tax
TURLOCK, Calif. -- The head of the North Dakota University System likely will have to pay thousands of dollars in uncollected taxes because of a five-year assessment error on his former home here, the Stanislaus County assessor said this week. Dave Cogdill said the "fluke" went unnoticed...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
Shirvani says higher college standards will benefit regional economy
GRAND FORKS -- Improving the quality of universities and their students can build up the economies of their surrounding regions, the North Dakota...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am