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Commentary: New task force could consider removing universities from state constitution, Burgum says

Doug Burgum addresses the crowd after winning the office of governor Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo. Brent Sanford, at right in the photo, is the new Lt. Governor Dave Wallis / The Forum

I had Governor Doug Burgum on my radio show today to talk about his new task force aimed at possibly reforming the governance structure of the North Dakota University System.

I’m pretty excited about the effort. I told Burgum that this had the potential to be one of the most important things he does during his term in office.

I’ve been writing about the problems with our university system for years now, and at the root of a lot of those problems is an archaic way of governing the system which was born of a now 80-year-old political scandal.

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