Andrew Haffner covers higher education and general assignment stories for the Grand Forks Herald. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he studied journalism, political science and international studies. He previously worked at the Dickinson Press.
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In the era of WebMD and Dr. Google, the average person is more empowered than ever to make a slightly educated guess at determining their health.
National health care spending is on the rise. According to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the sector hit $3.3 trillion in 2016, amounting to almost 18 percent of the national GDP for that year after an increase of about $100 billion from 2015.
Mark Hagerott is very specific when he says he "categorically" denies a sexual discrimination charge recently made against him. "I strongly disagree with the characterization of events," the chancellor of the North Dakota University System said Friday, speaking to a 17-page narrative of labor accusations filed Nov. 17 by former NDUS vice chancellor Lisa Feldner, whom Hagerott fired "without cause" earlier this fall. "The characterization of events, there could be an element of truth to them, but how they're characterized—strongly disagree.
GRAND FORKS — Leaders of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education opened a Wednesday, Dec. 6, press release with quotes about truth to reinforce their stance on accusations made against the top executive of the state university system. "The truth is rarely pure and never simple," board Chair Don Morton and Vice Chair Greg Stemen wrote, drawing from playwright Oscar Wilde before introducing a joint statement of support for due process and system office staff.
Leaders of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education opened a Wednesday press release with quotes about truth to reinforce their stance on accusations made against the top executive of the state university system. "The truth is rarely pure and never simple," board Chair Don Morton and Vice Chair Greg Stemen wrote, drawing from playwright Oscar Wilde before introducing a joint statement of support for due process and system office staff.
As described in recent labor allegations, a top employee of the North Dakota University System complained last year to the system's governing board about Chancellor Mark Hagerott's public musings on his diagnosis of cancer.
A North Dakota university president named in labor allegations made against the head of the state's higher education system has confirmed an accusation that involves her—but said she wasn't offended by the event in question.
The State Board of Higher Education publicly covered a range of topics in its Thursday meeting but spoke only briefly on allegations recently leveled against Mark Hagerott, chancellor of the North Dakota University System.
BISMARCK—After initially making no official plans to do so, the governing board of the North Dakota University System will be discussing in its Thursday meeting the allegations of discrimination made by a former system leader against NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott.
North Dakota legislators "scramble" to avoid university system Chancellor Mark Hagerott, said Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, Tuesday. Holmberg was speaking to allegations made more than a week earlier by Lisa Feldner, a former vice chancellor of the university system fired by Hagerott earlier this fall.