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Demands for diversity delay appointments to University of Minnesota Board of Regents
17 hours 44 min ago
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers have yet to come together to appoint four new members to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. They...
U of M regents to discuss building name changes
April 24, 2019 - 10:03am
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Friday to discuss and possibly act on proposed name changes...
UND's Kennedy calls himself ‘a champion for diversity’ during second day of Colorado tour
April 23, 2019 - 5:20pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy was on the road again Tuesday, April 23, making his case to a roomful...
Kennedy makes first stop in Colorado for university president position
April 22, 2019 - 6:36pm
DENVER — UND President Mark Kennedy took questions from the University of Colorado community Monday, April 22 as he made the first of five...
Educators tout benefits of national board certification; studies show improved learning
April 19, 2019 - 10:19pm
More than 122,000 teachers from all 50 states have stepped up to the challenge of achieving national board certification, a peer-reviewed process...
Minnesota education leader supports national certification for teachers
April 19, 2019 - 10:18pm
One goal that Mary Cathryn Ricker has at the Minnesota Department of Education is to “reinvigorate” the National Board for Professional Teaching...
Minnesota State chancellor earns extension through July 2023
April 17, 2019 - 5:35pm
ST. PAUL - The head of Minnesota’s largest higher-education system has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him on the job...
Minnesota's top educator says she's 'exhilarated every day' to work
April 17, 2019 - 8:32am
ST. PAUL - When Gov. Tim Walz appointed Mary Cathryn Ricker as the Minnesota commissioner of education, he knew her background and passion would...
Kris Engelstad McGarry talks about strained relationship with UND President
April 17, 2019 - 7:54am
GRAND FORKS — The head of the Engelstad Family Foundation, one of the University of North Dakota's biggest donors, spoke Tuesday, April 16,...
Panel to look 'very thoughtfully' at audit showing conflict of interest at NDSCS
April 16, 2019 - 6:39pm
FARGO — Members of a State Board of Higher Education oversight committee are withholding comment on an audit of the North Dakota State College...
Chancellor's letter to UND's Kennedy meant to 'protect the state,' lawyer says
April 16, 2019 - 3:52pm
GRAND FORKS — A lawyer who serves on the State Board of Higher Education said Tuesday, April 16, that a letter sent to University of North...
Kennedy calls finalist selection for University of Colorado president 'positive reflection on UND'
April 10, 2019 - 10:49am
GRAND FORKS - University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy has been announced as a finalist for the University of Colorado’s open president...
Rapid City schools seek $250M bond for new buildings, infrastructure
April 9, 2019 - 5:01pm
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City schools are looking at financing a massive infrastructural overhaul by way of a $250 million bond issue that...
Not going to ‘waste away,’ Minnesota inmates work toward four-year degrees
March 30, 2019 - 1:42pm
Since he was sentenced for assault three years ago, Christian Burch has edited the prison newspaper, tutored fellow inmates and sold graphite...
Teaching through death: UND medical students learn valuable lessons from donor bodies
March 30, 2019 - 6:10am
By donating their bodies to the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences deeded body program, people can become “teachers”...