NDSU and Fargo Parks team up for art

Aug 13, 2018
T.McDonald / Prairie Public

A new work of public art will be greeting visitors to downtown Fargo. Prairie Public Reporter Todd McDonald was there and files this report...

T.McDonald / Prairie Public

Governor Doug Burgum says global trends are starting to shape how services are being delivered. As reporter Todd McDonald tells us, the Governor has a chance to explain what that means for Higher Education when he spoke with an interim legislative committee at NDSU, Thursday.

ND University System

The state Board of Higher Education’s Budget and Finance Committee has given the okay to NDSU’s new tuition model for fall 2018.

The model says students will be charged per-credit hour. That amount would be capped after 13 hours, meaning anything over that would not come with a cost. And NDSU officials say that will help encourage students to finish their degrees faster.

NDSU President's contract extended

Nov 16, 2016

The state Board of Higher Education has voted to renew and extend NDU President Dean Breschani’s contract until 2018

It brings the contract in-line with what most of the other University System presidents received back in June. At the time, the Board gave Breschani a list of areas of improvement.

Board president Kathleen Neset,

"President Bresciani has shown improvement in many of the measurable areas, but there is still work to be done and we have a way forward with that."

A committee of the Board of Higher Education has voted for an outside investigation into whether NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s involvement with new media guidelines issued by the NDSU Athletic Department violated board policy.

The guidelines became the subject of much criticism from media, after they restricted access to Bison football players and Bison tailgating parties to most media. The winners of the bid to carry the games – including KVLY-TV and Radio F-M Media – would have most open access.

Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

The Board of Higher Education is delaying a decision on extending NDSU President Dean Breschani’s contract until its November meeting.

The proposal was to extend that contract another year, to June 30th, 2018. But after a 2 ½ hour closed door meeting, the Board voted 7-1 to review Breschani’s progress on meeting some goals – including communication, teamwork, collaboration, IT consolidation and research.

Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

The state Board of Higher Education has tabled action on a contract extension for NDSU President Dean Breschani.

The extension would have been through June 30th, 2018.

This – after a more than two and a half hour closed door meeting to discuss the extensions for the existing college presidents.  The Board says it wants to review Breschani’s progress on communication, teamwork, collaboration, IT consolidation and research.

Board members complemented Breschani for his work on the campus. But they feel Breschani needs to be more of a team player.

Interest Rate Discussions Continue

Sep 16, 2015

NDSU may seek deficit appropriation for Minard Hall

Sep 9, 2015

NDSU could be asking the 2017 Legislature for a deficiency appropriation to pay some of the bill for repairs on Minard Hall.

The Hall was being renovated when the north end collapsed in December, 2009.

The state Fire and Tornado Fund – which insures state building – initially denied NDSU’s claim – and the university sued. In a settlement reached this summer, NDSU will receive $3.1 million from the Fund. But damages are close to $4.7 million.

Body of missing NDSU student found

Sep 23, 2014

The search for a missing NDSU freshman ended this morning after ground searchers discovered a body in Moorhead.

Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes says a deceased male fitting the description of Thomas Bearson was located in "an outdoor area" that had been scheduled for a ground search.  Ternes says at this point it is too early to tell if foul play is suspected. 

"I think it's safe to say that we express our grief and sadness and our condolences to the Bearson family, but it's early into our investigation as to the cause of death."