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Mildred Johnson, first woman to serve on ND higher education board, dies at age 96

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

PERHAM, Minn. — Mildred L. Johnson, a trailblazing North Dakota attorney who became the first woman appointed to the North Dakota Board of Higher Education, died last week at the age of 96.
She was the only woman to graduate from her class at the …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report: Measure 3 threat to University System accreditation: Commission says ballot measure creates autonomy, implementation questions

September 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — North Dakota University System schools could risk losing accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission if ballot Measure 3 passes in November, a report from the commission indicates.
The proposed constitutional amendment, Measure…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report: Measure 3 threat to University System accreditation: Commission says ballot measure creates autonomy, implementation questions

September 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — North Dakota University System schools could risk losing accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission if ballot Measure 3 passes in November, a report from the commission indicates.
The proposed constitutional amendment, Measure…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

3 University System employees on leave after data breach

August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Three North Dakota University System employees who dealt in IT security have been put on administrative leave following a massive security breach last winter.
The personal information of more than 290,000 current and past students wa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

3 University System employees on leave after data breach

August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Three North Dakota University System employees who dealt in IT security have been put on administrative leave following a massive security breach last winter.
The personal information of more than 290,000 current and past students wa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Debate over higher ed measure focuses on risk to accreditation

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Evoking memories of the 2012 diploma mill scandal and suicide at Dickinson State University and more recent missteps by higher education officials, House Majority Leader Al Carlson on Wednesday downplayed fears that a November ballot mea…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Board’s discussion with consultant was public, University System staff says

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — A conversation between the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and a consultant was always meant to be public, according to North Dakota University System staff.
“This is not a secret tape of a secret meeting,” interim C…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Consultant says higher ed board needs stronger leadership: Comments come after public is asked to leave meeting

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — A consultant has told the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education it has improving to do when it comes to leadership and relationships with the public and college presidents.
“Here’s how I see the board: The board is running…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND leaders weigh cost of tuition freeze

June 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The Higher Education Funding Committee, which is composed of North Dakota legislators, decided to look into how much it would cost to freeze college tuition at a meeting Wednesday in Grand Forks.
After the State Board of Higher Educa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND leaders weigh cost of tuition freeze

June 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The Higher Education Funding Committee, which is composed of North Dakota legislators, decided to look into how much it would cost to freeze college tuition at a meeting Wednesday in Grand Forks.
After the State Board of Higher Educa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com