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Policy changes give N.D. University System chancellor more power

September 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The changes put new chancellor Hamid Shirvani in charge of any search for a new college president. It specifies that North Dakota’s college presidents report to the chancellor. Before, the lines of authority were blurrier. Continue Reading

ND board of higher ed approves plan to merge most student fees into tuition

September 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education approved a plan Wednesday that will eventually do away with most student fees in the wake of a scathing state audit that found misspending of fee money at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota. Continue Reading

Lawmakers say they like chancellor’s ideas for university system overhaul

August 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A day after new North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani announced he wanted to make sweeping changes to the system, some longtime critics of the system say they like what they’re hearing so far. Continue Reading