It’s vital for board members and the chancellor to understand how utterly disappointed North Dakotans are in the board’s “pervasive” and seemingly willful disregard of the state’s Open Meetings and Records law.
Grand Forks is a college town, and recent events here show an enlightened attitude toward higher ed and its many different roles. Those roles have pop-culture as well as high-culture elements — and successful college communities such as Grand Forks do a good job of handling both.
North Dakota State Sen. Robert Erbele is a rancher and North Dakota State University graduate from Lehr, N.D. And in part, perhaps, because of those factors, when the time came to vote to improve a key piece of North Dakota infrastructure -- in this case, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at UND -- Erbele didn't hesitate.
How do we build a good and prosperous society? That’s a question for the ages. But a fascinating, large-scale experiment now underway should provide a few answers. Best of all, the experiment is happening in real time — and right down the street.
The North Dakota House’s higher-education funding bill both authorizes too little money for infrastructure projects and mandates too many delays in spending it. Those are two good reasons why a conference committee should lean toward the Senate’s much stronger bill.
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