HIGHER EDUCATION

Leaders in Higher Education Share Vision for Students

Colleges and universities discussed importance of building a strong workforce in our region

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders in higher education come together to discuss the vision for their students with the Chamber’s Eggs and Issues event. Representatives from MSUM, M State, NDSU, Concordia College and NDSCS touched on building a strong workforce in our region. Topics centered on providing an easy way for students to transfer and making class times flexible, especially for…

MN Gov. Tim Walz Touts Education Budget Proposal at M State in Moorhead

The Governor is calling for an increase of State Grants and tuition assistance

MOORHEAD, Minn. -Long before he became the Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz was a high school teacher in Mankato. “Our students understand that he understands work, and so do our faculty, so when he’s been in the classroom trying to help students of all academic abilities meet and achieve their dreams, they know he’s coming at it from a place…

Metro Business Leaders Speak with Legislators in Bismarck

This year marks the fourth time the FMWF Chamber has made the trip to the capitol

BISMARCK, N.D. — Business leaders from across the metro journey to Bismarck this week to speak with legislators. 50 Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber members get a chance to talk about the F–M Diversion and how it affects their businesses. Chamber President Craig Whitney says it’s important for business leaders to make their voices heard at the state level so lawmakers…

ND Senate & House Leaders Discuss Upcoming Session over Breakfast

Leaders, chamber members, and community members met at the Chamber's Eggs & Issues event

MOORHEAD, Minn. – North Dakota Senate and House leaders are preparing for a new session over breakfast. Leaders, chamber members, and community members met at the Chamber’s Eggs & Issues event to discuss the previous and upcoming session. Some of the topics included funding for infrastructure and K-12 education. The discussion also touched on higher education and human services. “Making…

Agreement Between NDSU and NDSCS Addresses ND Workforce Issues

NDSU and NDSCS came together in an agreement to make a positive impact on the future workforce of North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU and NDSCS came together in a form of an agreement to make a positive impact on the future workforce of North Dakota. This agreement between the two institutions provides more educational opportunities for students in order to fill available jobs. They are doing this by sharing services, creating bridges between programs at both institutions, and providing a…

University of Jamestown Appealing $200,000 Fine for Improper Paperwork

University officials say these violations are "procedural or clerical in nature."

  JAMESTOWN, ND — The University of Jamestown is appealing a more than $200,000 fine for not filing a proper security report. The Clery Act requires any place of higher education which receives federal funding to give annual security reports. It must have information on campus crime and explain how they improve campus safety. University officials say these violations are…

Discussion Request Rejected Over ND Board of Higher Education Chancellor Mark Hagerott

Hagerott's request came on the heels of his decision to fire vice chancellor Lisa Feldner

BISMARCK, ND — The state Board of Higher Education has rejected a request for a special meeting to discuss the contract of Chancellor Mark Hagerott. Board member Mike Ness said that he wanted to talk about Hagerott and possible legal action that could be related to the events of the last couple of weeks.” Hagerott earlier this week asked for…

Nursing Program That Was In Jeopardy Is Safe For Now

Sanford Officials Reach Deal With State Lawmakers

BISMARCK, N.D. – Sanford Health has renegotiated a contract to keep a nursing program open in Bismarck. The action comes after legislators introduced an amendment in the higher education budget that would not allow any state money or private funds to be spent on the program. NDSU took over the program three years ago but lawmakers have not been happy…