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With South Dakota topping the list for student debt, colleges offer tips on minimizing financial burden
July 24, 2019 - 6:30am
Attending college or a technical school doesn’t have to mean incurring a large amount of student debt, according to officials from Mitchell...
Noem taps retired businesswoman for SD Board of Regents
July 19, 2019 - 4:40pm
PIERRE, S.D. — Republican Gov. Kristi Noem has appointed to the South Dakota Board of Regents a retired founder and CEO of a food contract...
North Dakota University System names vice chancellor
July 17, 2019 - 5:09pm
BISMARCK — The former director of academic affairs for the North Dakota University System has been named vice chancellor for academic and student...
NDSU, Essentia partner on new nurse practitioner residency program for rural providers
July 14, 2019 - 6:29pm
FARGO — The School of Nursing at North Dakota State University is receiving a $1.57 million federal grant award to help educate future health...
Online education has changed higher-ed landscape, professor says
July 14, 2019 - 6:45am
GRAND FORKS — A higher education crisis is coming, according to Jeff Holm, the University of North Dakota’s vice provost for online education...
Former UND president takes lead at University of Colorado System
July 1, 2019 - 6:04pm
Monday, July 1, marked the beginning of Mark Kennedy’s tenure at the University of Colorado System. The former University of North Dakota president...
North Dakota has the highest rate of young kids not in school. Does it matter?
July 1, 2019 - 8:00am
FARGO — North Dakota has the highest percentage of young children not in school compared with other states, according to a new report from...
U of M regents settle on 2% tuition bump
June 19, 2019 - 5:49pm
MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota will raise tuition by 2% for resident undergraduates on the Twin Cities campus. The Board of Regents...
Wynne takes UND's interim president job sans additional pay
June 18, 2019 - 12:43pm
GRAND FORKS — The contract for University of North Dakota interim president Joshua Wynne has been finalized and includes no extra money for...
A chemistry degree, not a ‘weed degree': A look at Minot State's new major in medicinal plant chemistry
June 3, 2019 - 1:50pm
Editor’s note: In the fall, Minot State University in Minot, N.D., will start offering one of only two four-year medicinal plant chemistry...
Launch of miniature canoes highlights River of Dreams watershed education program
June 2, 2019 - 7:48am
GRAND FORKS — They’re flying off the bridge and into the water one by one, more than 80 miniature canoes headed down the Red River, launched...
After negative audit, North Dakota State College of Science may come under state oversight
May 29, 2019 - 7:20pm
BISMARCK — The state's university system may keep a closer eye on North Dakota State College of Science management after a state audit found...
North Dakota's literacy plan to be updated; comments sought
May 29, 2019 - 5:12pm
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is seeking public comments on the state's literacy plan that is being updated this...
Business leaders, student senators rally around NDSCS president before meetings on critical audit
May 28, 2019 - 5:59pm
WAHPETON, N.D. — Local business leaders and student senators have written letters of support for the North Dakota State College of Science...
Minnesota State system to pay $1.9M in unpaid wages to faculty
May 22, 2019 - 6:41pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota State has agreed to pay up to $1.9 million to settle a wage dispute with faculty at its two-year colleges. The Minnesota...