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Gates on the North Dakota State University campus in north Fargo. Forum file photo.

NDSU Sends Out Email Supporting “Dreamer” Students Impacted by Trump’s DACA Recision

NDSU Sends Out Email Supporting “Dreamer” Students Impacted by Trump’s DACA Recision

President Donald Trump, who is visiting North Dakota later today to talk about tax reform, announced recently that he would be phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy implemented by executive order by the Obama administration. If you’re not up to speed on this issue, that policy is a de facto amnesty for illegal

Mark Kennedy addresses people after being selected as the next President of the University of North Dakota Tuesday at the Gorecki alumni center. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

UND President Mark Kennedy Gets It: Improved Completion Rates Need to Be the Priority in Higher Education

UND President Mark Kennedy has a column in the Grand Forks Herald today which illustrates why he is the sort of leader the North Dakota University System has been in desperate need of. Kennedy writes about the ways in which universities like UND need to adapt to serve students of the future. The entire piece is

Many graduating North Dakota State University students displayed messages on their caps like this one during ceremonies at the fargodome on Saturday, May 13, 2017. (David Samson / The Forum)

“It’s Cheaper to Help a Student Stay in School Than to Recruit a New One.”

The headline comes from this New York Times article from last week about some of the new realities universities are facing. Realities which threaten their existence. The article’s author describes universities desperately trying to maintain enrollment by offering steep tuition discounts. Sound familiar? North Dakota’s public universities, NDSU in particular, have drawn criticism for years

NDSU Faculty Senate Circulating Resolution Claiming “Crisis of Confidence” in State Board and University System Leadership

The faculty at North Dakota State University have approved for circulation to other institutions a draft resolution expressing a “crisis in confidence” in the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and the North Dakota University System leadership. A SAB reader forwarded me the email below sent out by Kathryn Gordon, an Associate Professor at

Bismarck Tribune: Bresciani Misled on Sanford Deal Which “Hurts the State” and “Made NDSU Look Bad”

The editorial board at the Bismarck Tribune got it mostly right today backing up lawmakers who are pushing to scrap a sweetheart nursing school deal NDSU President Dean Bresciani handed to Sanford. “It looks like NDSU was so eager for a nursing program that they signed off on an agreement favorable to Sanford,” the paper notes in

North Dakota State Bison players hold up the championship trophy after the game against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in the FCS Championship college football game at Toyota Stadium. North Dakota State won the championship 37-10. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Where’s the Evidence That Successful Sports Teams Increase Enrollment at North Dakota Universities?

I am absolutely delighted at the debate we are having in North Dakota right now over the cost of collegiate sports. Things might not change much, unfortunately, and it’s clear from my email inbox and social media accounts that even talking about this stuff makes a lot of people angry. But at least we are talking

UND's Lexie Shaw prepares for a goal attempt by Bemidji State University during the 2nd period of Saturday's game at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Photo by Nick Nelson for the Grand Forks Herald.

The UND Women’s Hockey Program Lost $1.9 Million in 2016

There are a couple of ugly and inconvenient truths revealed by the University of North Dakota’s controversial decision to cut, among other sports programs, their popular women’s hockey team. The first is this: Contrary to popular belief, campus athletics are no revenue boon to the schools. Very few collegiate athletic programs in the nation operate

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NDSU Faculty Group Rails Against “Fascism” at Legislature and “Orchestrated Attack” on Higher Education

“It’s easy to perceive being a Republican as being confused with fascism,” Mark Meister, chairman of North Dakota State University’s communication’s department, told a sparsely-attended meeting of NDSU faculty according to a report in the student newspaper, though he went on caution that lawmakers aren’t entirely to blame for what at least some meeting attendees

NDSU president Dean Bresciani congratulates Mark Kennedy after being selected as the next president of the University of North Dakota Tuesday afternoon. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

Please President Kennedy, the North Dakota University System Doesn’t Need Another Dean Bresciani

Last week the Grand Forks Herald reported a story about University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy pushing ahead to replace a retiring event coordinator. That wouldn’t be noteworthy except that the University of North Dakota is, like the rest of state government, grappling with budget reductions. The campus is currently under a hiring freeze. So

A graduate has her mortarboard decorated with "NDSU 2014" on Saturday at the Fargodome. Photo by Dave Wallis / The Forum

North Dakota Has More to Gain From Improving University Completion Rates Than Increasing Enrollment

There has been a long standing debate in the area of higher education policy in North Dakota over the issue of tuition waivers. On one side of the debate are those who insist that our state gains by increasing enrollment through policies like tuition waivers. They tell us that this brings in students from out

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