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NDSU celebrates the 2020 winter commencement virtually

A total of one thousand 44 undergrad and graduate students were part of the graduating class.

FARGO, N.D.- The virtual celebration included messages from NDSU President Dean Bresciani, Provost Margaret Fitzgerald and student speaker Darby Beyer. A total of one thousand 44 undergrad and graduate students from eight different colleges are part of the graduating class. Student speaker Darby Beyer says students graduating should be proud of what they’ve accomplished amid a very difficult year. “We are…

Governor Dayton Looking to Borrow Money for Wish-List Construction Projects

He says the time is ripe to invest heavily in public construction

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing to borrow $1.5 billion for a vast list of public construction projects. The Democratic governor released his so-called bonding bill wish list. It puts a heavy emphasis on upkeep at public colleges and universities, expanding affordable housing options and improving water infrastructure across Minnesota. He says the time is ripe…

Minnesota Attorneys General, 17 Other States Suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

They were created under President Obama's administration and were to take effect July 1

  NATIONAL — Democratic attorneys general in Minnesota and 17 other states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuses by for-profit colleges. The rules aim to make schools financially responsible for fraud and forbid them from forcing students to resolve complaints outside court. They…

Does North Dakota Have Too Many Colleges?

The state has seven, four-year colleges and four, two-year schools

  NORTH DAKOTA — A former Republican candidate for governor says North Dakota has too many colleges. State Rep. Rick Becker told the state Board of Higher Education that it’s time to look into ”re-purposing some of the campuses.” The state has seven, four-year colleges and four, two-year schools. Becker says the state determined the number of institutions at a…