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Chancellor has high hopes for DSU

May 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A final tour of the North Dakota University System led retiring chancellor Bill Goetz of the university system to Dickinson on Tuesday. Continue Reading

Carlson: Legislature will fight higher ed board at N.D. Supreme Court over nickname law

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The law is constitutional and the North Dakota Legislature will defend it if the State Board of Higher Education challenges it in the state Supreme Court, House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo said today. Continue Reading

North Dakota Higher ed board eyes streamlining plan

November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Members of the state Board of Higher Education are hoping the next legislative session is less confrontational.
Board President Grant Shaft is proposing a new initiative to streamline the North Dakota University System so members can show legislators the system continues to be efficient a plan that calls for combining services and looking at ending some programs. Continue Reading

Fired Dickinson State president awaits hearing

September 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The president of North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education said today he hopes the hearing will be scheduled in mid-October. Continue Reading

N.D. higher ed president Shaft: Dickinson State’s McCallum should quit

August 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The president of North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education says Dickinson State University President Richard McCallum should quit because of falsified enrollment numbers at the school. Continue Reading

Shaft to Pres. Kelley: Not so fast

June 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Shaft says board ‘still committed’ to seeking NCAA concessions on nicknameGrant Shaft, the State Board of Higher Education’s point man on the UND Fighting Sioux nickname issue, apparently has pulled the reins in some on UND President Robert Kelley when it comes to declaring what should happen next. Continue Reading

NCAA reaffirms: Policy on nicknames unchanged

June 17, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

‘We’ll talk,’ association tells UND, ‘but you know what we’ll say’
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Shaft takes over leadership of State Board of Higher Education

June 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks attorney Grant Shaft assumed leadership of the State Board of Higher Education on Thursday, accepting the gavel from outgoing president Jon Backes of Minot. Continue Reading

Grand Forks’ Shaft elected president of State Board of Higher Education

May 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Board members this morning elected Grand Forks attorney Grant Shaft as their new president. Duaine Espegard, also of Grand Forks, was elected vice president. Continue Reading

State prepares to face NCAA over nickname

March 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

But this time, Shaft says, the board shouldn’t stand alone
Initial contacts have been made with the NCAA to arrange a meeting over developments in the UND Fighting Sioux nickname debate, a member of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education said today, and a face-to-face meeting could take place by the end of April. Continue Reading