Dean Bresciani

NDSU president defends ties to Planned Parenthood

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO – The president of North Dakota State University says he won’t bow to political pressure or sanctions against the school for having ties to Planned Parenthood. University President Dean Bresciani says “it’s a matter of academic freedom.” The Legislature is pushing to prohibit the school from funneling federal grant…

NDSU president says hate speech task force is working rapidly toward solutions

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani says a task force he commissioned in the wake of racist social media posts by students is “working rapidly” toward finding appropriate solutions. In a letter to the campus community Thursday, Bresciani said the panel has met twice this week, and plans to meet often. “The task force is working…

NDSU investigating another case of “potential hate speech”

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In an email to students, faculty and staff, North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani says the school is investigating “potential hate speech incident involving an email that has been posted on social media.” Bresciani says the email has been referred to NDSU’s equity office for investigation. His statement did not say anything regarding what was…

NDSU responds to claims that President Bresciani won’t meet with BLM activists

FARGO (KVRR) – Representatives from BLM-Fargo and the NAACP claim that NDSU President Dean Bresciani refused to meet with them to discuss recent hate speech incidents and social media posts made by NDSU students. The university issued a statement after we asked whether the groups’ claims are true. “NDSU administrators, faculty and staff are focusing on working with NDSU students….

Bresciani promises aggressive, quick response to racist social media posts

NDSU PRESIDENT SAYS HE IS "DEEPLY APPALLED" BY THE CONDUCT

Dean BrescianiFARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani is promising to respond “thoroughly and aggressively” to racist social media posts by some NDSU students. A group of NDSU students has been recently posting the remarks on Snapchat. Breciani says “hate speech” is antithetical to what the university stands for.  He says that while “hate speech” is constitutionally…

NDSU urges students not to travel during Thanksgiving break

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota State University says students are being urged not to return home for the Thanksgiving break, citing the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak. A statement from NDSU President Dean Bresciani said traveling and attending family gatherings will be a sure way of spreading the virus, especially to older, more vulnerable family members. NDSU says residence halls…

NDSU To Have In-Person Classes In The Fall, Masks Will Be Required

The school will be maintaining its initially planned start date of August 24.

FARGO, N.D. – On Thursday morning, NDSU received a grant of nearly $20 million dollars that will help the school set up a COVID-19 plan. The university says that without the money, online classes might have resumed for another semester. “I couldn’t be more excited because everything else would’ve been suboptimal and a real let down for our students as…

MSUM Cancels Graduation Ceremony, Decision Pending from NDSU

MOORHEAD, MN — Minnesota State University -Moorhead informed students that the spring graduation ceremony has been cancelled. The decision affects all schools in the Minnesota State System. The statement from the University said in part: Yesterday, the Minnesota State Chancellor made the difficult decision to cancel spring commencement ceremonies across the system. We don’t take these decisions lightly. As the…

A High School Student Spends The Day With NDSU President Dean Bresciani

She says the day consisted mostly of meetings and a few events.

FARGO, N.D.- Freshman Zoe Bundy contacted the president’s office a few weeks back to explore career options. Bundy is still uncertain of what career path she wants to take. She says the skills she learned today will help her in any career path that she chooses to go into in the future. “In the careers that I’ve done for shadowing…

NDSU President Dean Bresciani takes on the role of student for a day

Their goal is to create a better relationship between students and the university.

FARGO, N.D.- It originated from a concept being done in schools in the U.S. called Shadow a Student Challenge. All week 35 administrators, faculty and staff are being paired up with students for a day. They were strategically chosen to participate from a wide range of fields of study. This morning, it was President Dean Bresciani’s turn to step into the…