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NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

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The eight-member board oversees the North Dakota University System, which includes the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University.
The state is waiting for the U.S Department of the Treasury to release nearly $70 million in funding for career and technical education projects across the state.
According to data, more needed teaching positions are being filled "irregularly" or not being filled at all.
Despite becoming one of the top paid public officials in North Dakota, David Cook's pay will fall below the median president salary for public colleges that offer doctoral degrees in the U.S.
After selecting David Cook to lead North Dakota State University, board members approved raising the budgets for two sports complexes at NDSU, and increased construction budgets at UND and Mayville State University.
Outgoing NDSU President Dean Bresciani, measured by his job performance as the leader of an academic institution, was not good at his job. That's why his contract wasn't renewed by the state Board of Higher Education. Yet he's widely seen as a successful president because of the success of NDSU's football team during his tenure, a reflection of the same cruddy priorities that lead the NDSU Foundation to raise 10 times more for athletic scholarships than they did for math/science scholarships.

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Board members on Thursday quickly went into executive session to discuss the procurement of a vendor to conduct the salary study.
The five finalists were chosen from a national pool of 47 applicants and will be interviewed on the NDSU campus in February.
Some employees must pay back more than $10,000, and one owes the university more than $37,000.

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