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Bill directs Legacy Fund earnings to research universities
January 16, 2019 - 5:12pm
BISMARCK — University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy says he is “excited” about a bill backed by legislative leaders that could...
Settlement to provide over $340K in debt relief to North Dakota students
January 16, 2019 - 4:32pm
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Attorney General's Office has announced that 151 North Dakota students will receive more than $340,000 in loan...
Kennedy: North Dakota must prepare for future of education
January 15, 2019 - 6:38pm
BISMARCK -- Presenting to the House Appropriations Education and Environment Division Tuesday, Jan. 15, University of North Dakota President...
University of Minnesota seeks $87M funding increase at Capitol
January 9, 2019 - 7:53pm
ST. PAUL — The University of Minnesota is seeking an $87 million bump in state funding over the next two years, and even that won’t keep...
ACLU: Bill requiring North Dakota schools to offer Bible course 'blatantly unconstitutional'
January 9, 2019 - 5:55pm
FARGO — A bill that would mandate all North Dakota schools to offer an elective unit on the Bible in their social studies curriculum is emerging...
University of Mary gets $2 million workforce program donation
January 8, 2019 - 8:59pm
BISMARCK - Energy Transfer donated $2 to the University of Mary on Tuesday, Jan. 8, as part of the university’s new Workforce Development Initiative,...
Region's colleges revamp classrooms, methods to create 'innovation ecosystems'
January 3, 2019 - 6:31pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Consider the insulin pump. To develop a modern insulin pump, professionals from several disciplines must work together,...
North Dakota University System's economic impact tops $5 billion, report says
January 2, 2019 - 6:02pm
BISMARCK — Combined North Dakota University System and student spending was almost $1.9 billion in fiscal year 2017, creating a total economic...
Regents approve Gabel as next U of M president
December 18, 2018 - 11:28am
MINNEAPOLIS - A lawyer, business school dean and South Carolina provost will be the first woman to lead the University of Minnesota as president....
Group says GF schools would violate rights of students with disabilities by using Herald building
December 11, 2018 - 9:19pm
GRAND FORKS — An advocacy group contends Grand Forks Public Schools will violate the rights of students with disabilities if it uses space...
Legislators draft bill to replace snow days with virtual classrooms
November 29, 2018 - 7:36am
BISMARCK — What began as a class project has led to a bill to be presented in the upcoming North Dakota legislative session about how school...
Program creates education solution to substance abuse in Native American communities
November 25, 2018 - 8:03am
FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – Maria Vormestrand wasn't sure how she would pay for college when she re-enrolled last year to pursue the education she...
UND to offer new round of employee buyouts
November 20, 2018 - 5:55pm
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota faculty and staff received notice Tuesday, Nov. 20, that the university will once again be offering...
Hoping to cut costs, NDSU again offers early retirement incentives
November 20, 2018 - 5:11pm
FARGO — North Dakota State University is offering buyouts to faculty and staff through early separation incentives in a cost-cutting move as...
Support mixed for proposed changes to ND higher ed board model
November 14, 2018 - 5:41pm
GRAND FORKS -- The recommendation to split North Dakota’s higher education governance into three boards is receiving mixed support from legislators...