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BISMARCK -- Applications are currently being accepted for the North Dakota University System's next chancellor. The new chancellor will replace Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen, who has served in the position since June 2013 when the State Board of Higher Education controversially bought out the former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani's contract. The board held several community forums at universities across the state to learn what those in higher education wanted from their chancellor and found many were in favor of one who actively interacts with campuses. But at a SBHE Roles and Responsibi
Breakout How to apply Applications for the SBHE position will be accepted until Jan. 30 and reviewed by a constitutionally mandated committee that will forward three nominees on to Dalrymple Feb. 4. The governor's appointment must then be confirmed by the Senate during the current legislative session, along with the three other members who were previously appointed but haven't yet received confirmation. Applications can be found at http://bit.ly/1yB5r9v and a list of factors that potential applicants should consider can be found at http://bit.ly/1GlzAAm . GRAND FORKS, N.D.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- North Dakota's State Board of Higher Education budget and finance committee has approved a varied fee structure for online and distance education courses and also for out-of-state students. The change is a variance from the original Pathways to Student Success plan the board approved in 2012 but has continued to alter after buying out the contract of its creator, former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. The committee approved allowing individual campuses to charge students additional fees for taking online courses.
GRAND FORKS -- It's going to cost money whether the University of North Dakota picks a new nickname or not. The school estimates keeping "UND" as the school's nickname instead of picking a new one will cost about $106,600 from 2015-2017. Even though the school has had a task force working on a plan since September that could be used to pick a new name and logo, State Rep. Scott Louser, R-Minot, recently filed a bill that could keep UND from doing just that until July 2017.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- It's all about phrasing. In a study, about a third of the men responding said if there weren't any consequences, they would rape a woman as long as the act wasn't defined as "rape." The research was spearheaded by Sarah Edwards of UND's Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services and several local and national media outlets have taken notice. Eighty-six male college students participated in the study, most of whom were Caucasian juniors and all of whom identified as heterosexual with prior sexual experience.
LARIMORE, N.D. -- About a year and a half ago, local railway engineer Matt Fossum was working on a train that struck an automobile with two people inside. Thankfully, the crash only resulted in injuries, but Fossum took a couple days off work to cope with what had happened. "It's just something you deal with," he said.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- As the University of North Dakota's new nickname task force closes in on solidifying the plan the university will use to pick a new logo, a state representative wants to take more time. State Rep. Scott Louser, R-Minot, filed legislation Jan. 7 that would extend the waiting time the university has to choose a new nickname to July 2017. The university appointed the Nickname and Logo Process Recommendation Task Force in September and the former deadline of Jan.
Finding a new nickname for the University of North Dakota is proving to be a costly endeavor.
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Group has until some time in January to submit plan for new nickname GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The UND Nickname and Logo Process Recommendation Task Force will now have until some time in January to submit the plan for choosing a new nickname for the school. The group's original deadline of Dec.