Grace Lyden, Forum News Service
FARGO-- "There's been an accident." It's a phrase that provokes fear, anxiety and heartbreak, all at once. And it's one that safety officials in North Dakota and Minnesota would rather not hear at all, not only because of its implications, but also because it isn't accurate, they say.
FARGO—It's gotten to the point where Ben Rheault no longer worries when studies tie meat to negative health consequences. "People like bacon. They're going to eat bacon if they want," said Rheault, a co-owner of Meats by John and Wayne in Fargo.
FARGO—North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani says he'd like to see the school's enrollment reach 18,000 students in the next five years. "That number gives us the size to be able to broaden our options, but is not so large that we lose our student focus," he said to more than 200 students, faculty and staff Thursday morning in his annual state of the university address. NDSU reported 14,516 students this fall, up from 11,146 in 2002 and 8,780 in 2000. Bresciani said an enrollment of 18,000 is one of three targets the university would have to hit to achieve status in the
FARGO — The girlfriend of Thomas Bearson, a North Dakota State University student whose killing last fall remains unsolved, said Tuesday on Facebook that some people connected to the case, including one from Bearson's hometown who was one of the last to see him alive, have declined police requests that they take lie detector tests. "Why? Just take the test and prove you had nothing to do with Tom's death and prove yourself innocent of any wrongdoing and then move on with your life," Erica Traut wrote in her post.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—Memorial Auditorium, Memorial Park, Memorial Bridge. Just about anywhere you look, there's a place called "memorial," and nowhere is the name more ubiquitous than on college campuses. Locally, there's Memorial Auditorium at Concordia College and memorial unions at both North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead. The union at University of North Dakota is also Memorial Union, as are the unions at St. Cloud State, Bemidji State, and the universities of Minnesota, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Arizona.
FARGO—In the 2013-14 school year, North Dakota State University waived $5.6 million in tuition for out-of-state students, a figure that's up from $3.3 million five years ago and is more than twice what the University of North Dakota waived for nonresidents. These numbers were news to members of the Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee, which requested the performance audit of the university system's tuition waivers. "We're all a little bit surprised with, you know, the dollars that are going with regards to out-of-state tuition," said committee chairman Rep.
BISMARCK — Public university presidents in North Dakota won't face comprehensive 360 degree reviews in upcoming performance evaluations, but they might have to under a bill that's already passed the House. At a meeting of the state Board of Higher Education on Thursday, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Engagement Linda Donlin announced that presidents had set their goals and would be evaluated on them by the chancellor before his term ends June 30. This is the same method of evaluation the system has previously used for presidents because, as Donlin said in an email, "the board has not re
BISMARCK — A bill that would keep the public out of discussions on the hiring and firing of the chancellor has passed its first hurdle. On Friday, the Senate voted 30-15 to pass an amended version of Senate Bill 2134. In its initial form, the bill would have closed drafts of university presidents' reviews, which the board said was needed to conduct more thorough evaluations known as 360-degree reviews. The status of those reviews is now up in the air.
FARGO -- North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp gave a firm non-answer Monday when asked whether she plans to run for governor in 2016. "What I'm doing right now is trying to figure out how I can get things done for North Dakota in the United States Senate," she said at a meeting with The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's editorial board.
BISMARCK — As the state Board of Higher Education moves forward in its search for a new chancellor, university presidents have a say, but not a vote. That's a change from previous search committees, and also from the original proposal for this one, which would have included four presidents. North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani recently described the process to the NDSU Development Foundation. "They took a step back, made a committee of the whole board and bumped off some of the people originally identified as being on the committee, myself included," he said. The