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June 3, 2013
State Board of Higher Ed to discuss chancellors contract, addresses concerns raised by lawmakers
MEDORA -- North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani has given the State Board of Higher Education a proposal to consider his contract, but the specifics are unknown. The state board went into a closed executive session Monday during the second and last day of its retreat...
June 3, 2013 - 9:58am
June 2, 2013
Lawyer questions higher ed board's closed session on Shirvani negotiations
FARGO -- The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education would violate open meetings laws if it goes into closed session to discuss whether to renegotiate or end the embattled chancellor's contract, a lawyer who represents news organizations said Saturday. The board will meet today...
June 2, 2013 - 12:00am
June 1, 2013
Higher ed board to discuss Shirvani's contract in private
MEDORA -- The State Board of Higher Education will meet here behind closed doors Monday to discuss the contract of Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. But North Dakota University System spokeswoman Linda Donlin said that executive session is a regular part of the board's two-day annual retreat,...
June 1, 2013 - 12:00am
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