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ND man gets 19 years for killing co-worker, dumping body in field
Police: Shots fired at law officers as protest site turns tense
Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights
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Woman accused of chasing 11-year-old with stun gun
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Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
UND hopes to reach the top of the Big Sky this season
UND women's basketball team plans to push pace
DSU men's basketball downed by Minot State in home opener
Arrieta, Cubs even World Series with Game 2 win
Grizzlies slip by Timberwolves in season opener
ERICKSON: False hope and lies from the Trump campaign
MURDOCK: Hillary's new hires would go FAR beyond the Supreme Court
HEDGER: Time to finish the job, for jobs
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Martin R. Harnisch
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New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
Higher Learning Commission
September 4, 2014
Report: Measure 3 threat to University System accreditation: Commission says ballot measure creates autonomy, implementation questions
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota University System schools could risk losing accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission if ballot Measure 3 passes in November, a report from the commission indicates. The proposed constitutional amendment, Measure 3, would replace the current eight-member...
September 4, 2014 - 4:27pm
September 2, 2014
Accrediting commission gives ND higher ed board favorable review
FARGO — In response to a complaint filed last year, the Higher Learning Commission has issued a favorable review of the North Dakota Board...
September 2, 2014 - 8:41pm
June 5, 2014
SBHE: Sanford deal not a bailout: North Dakota legislators question NDSU acquisition of nursing school
GRAND FORKS — Higher education officials told skeptical legislators that North Dakota State University’s acquisition of the Sanford College of Nursing in Bismarck was a smart and well-researched decision at a meeting with the Higher Education Funding Committee on Tuesday. Even...
June 5, 2014 - 12:11am
May 30, 2014
State board: Ballot measure could hurt accreditation
GRAND FORKS — The State Board of Higher Education is looking at whether University System accreditation would be threatened if voters approve a November ballot measure to replace the board with a committee chosen in part by legislators. At a meeting Thursday, North Dakota University...
May 30, 2014 - 12:08am
Higher ed accreditation team visits with N.D. lawmakers
BISMARCK -- North Dakota legislators expressed varied viewpoints on how well the State Board of Higher Education has been governing state institutions at a meeting with a national accreditation team Tuesday. It was clear the most important thing to everyone was to make sure conflicts...
April 30, 2014 - 1:36pm
April 29, 2014
N.D. campus presidents tell accrediting group that situation has improved
BISMARCK – Presidents of North Dakota’s public colleges and universities told the group that accredits their campuses Monday that concerns raised almost a year ago about the University System’s governance under former chancellor Hamid Shirvani have subsided under the system’s...
April 29, 2014 - 10:38am
April 25, 2014
Accrediting agency to meet with ND higher ed officials next week
BISMARCK — The agency that accredits North Dakota’s 11 state colleges and universities will visit Bismarck on Monday and Tuesday to evaluate whether the University System is meetings its standards. The Higher Learning Commission will meet with campus presidents, University System...
April 25, 2014 - 11:29pm
November 1, 2013
Relief at DSU: Higher Learning Commission decides school keeps full accreditation
Dickinson State University is once again a fully accredited institution with no strings attached, according to the Higher Learning Commission....
November 1, 2013 - 5:17pm
October 31, 2013
HLC decision on DSU’s accreditation unknown
The regulatory body charged with overseeing Dickinson State University’s educational status was scheduled to take up the school’s accreditation Thursday, but any decision may not be known for more than a week. The 18-person Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees was scheduled...
October 31, 2013 - 9:39pm
October 28, 2013
HLC to vote on Dickinson State accreditation Thursday
Larry Skogen, interim chancellor of the North Dakota University System, said the Higher Learning Commission accreditation team plans to vote Thursday on the fate of Dickinson State University’s accreditation, after putting the school on notice in July 2012 over reports of phony...
October 28, 2013 - 6:19pm
October 16, 2013
Higher Learning Commission visit to NDSU delayed
BISMARCK - The Higher Learning Commission, the accreditation agency investigating a complaint filed against the North Dakota University System, delayed its site visit to North Dakota until next spring due to scheduling conflicts.
October 16, 2013 - 8:01pm
August 24, 2013
North Dakota University System prepares for HLC evaluation
FARGO -- The North Dakota University System is preparing for the scrutiny of the Higher Learning Commission -- the group that accredits its 11 colleges and universities. Representatives from the Chicago-based Higher Learning Commission will travel to North Dakota this fall to evaluate...
August 24, 2013 - 12:00am
August 9, 2013
Commission panel favors Dickinson State University keeping accreditation
If the recommendation of a Higher Learning Commission panel is any indication, Dickinson State University could be on a path to being taken off "notice" status with the accreditation association. Through a Freedom of Information Act request, The Press recently received a copy of...
August 9, 2013 - 12:00am
August 1, 2013
Higher Learning Commission plans visit to North Dakota
BISMARCK -- The new president of the State Board of Higher Education said she is very concerned about a fall visit by a national university accreditation group following up on a complaint about the governance of the North Dakota University System. The Chicago-based Higher Learning...
August 1, 2013 - 12:00am
July 25, 2013
Could DSU lose its accreditation? 'Impossible,' says chancellor
The acting chancellor of the North Dakota University System said Wednesday he believes there is no chance of Dickinson State University's accreditation...
July 25, 2013 - 12:00am