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Need a Gift for Your Millennial? Think Student Loan Payment

The average monthly payment comes out to be about $350

  NATIONAL — Are you wondering what to get the millennial in your life for Christmas? Consider picking up the tab of one of their student loan payments. A new survey by the Student Loan Report states nearly 70 percent of borrowers want a loan payment this holiday season instead of that high-tech gadget or gift card. In another survey,…

ND Board of Higher Education Discussing Complaints of Hostile Work Environment and Discrimination

Hagerott says he "strongly disagrees'' with her assertions

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Board of Higher Education met behind closed doors for about an hour to discuss a labor complaint against the university system chancellor. The complaint was filed by former vice chancellor Lisa Feldner after she was fired by Chancellor Mark Hagerott in September. She accuses him of creating a hostile work environment and discriminating against…

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…

MSUM Seeing Boost in Enrollment

The official fall semester enrollment at the university stands at 6,019

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM is getting an enrollment boost from freshmen and graduate students. The official fall semester enrollment at the university stands at 6,019. That is up nearly two percent from last fall. The gains are credited to a 21 percent increase in graduate students and a 2.5 percent increase in new entering freshmen. Almost 24 percent of…

MSUM Celebrates Homecoming With Block Party

Live music, inflatable games, balloon artists, and free food are just come of the events offered to the community

MOORHEAD, Minn. — School Spirit is in the air as MSUM is celebrating homecoming at their block party! There is no shortage on fun on the campus mall. Live music, inflatable games, balloon artists, and free food are just some of the events offered to the community. Whether you are a current student, an alumni or just a member of…

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…

NDSU Prepares for Homecoming with Events to Begin Thursday

On Friday, President Dean Bresciani will give his university address

FARGO, ND — NDSU Bison, old and new, will be rocking yellow and green all weekend long as they celebrate Homecoming. The events kick off Thursday, when the university elects its Homecoming King and Queen. On Friday, President Dean Bresciani will give his university address. That will be followed up with the Homecoming Parade that runs through downtown Fargo, starting…

No Pay Raises for North Dakota College Presidents for Third Year

THE DECISION APPLIES TO PRESIDENTS IN THE NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEMS EXCEPT FOR TWO DUE TO CONTRACTS

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota University System leaders and college presidents will go without pay raises for the third straight year. The state Board of Higher Education has voted to extend the contracts of eight of the 10 presidents through 2019 at their current salaries. The move did not apply to UND’s Mark Kennedy, whose contract was already valid through…

UND Given Grant to Help Fight Drug Addiction

The money will be used for a program involving providers of services in addiction and behavioral health fields

GRAND FORKS, ND — UND has been awarded a major grant in the continuing battle against drug addiction. The university was given $3.8 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The money will be used for a program involving providers of services in addiction and behavioral health fields. It’s part of a nationwide effort to combat the…

Sex Discrimination Complaint Filed Against UND Over Athletics Programs

In March of this year, UND announced it was cutting their women's hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving

UND women’s hockey team  GRAND FORKS, ND — A complaint has been filed against the University of North Dakota over the university’s sports programs. The federal Title IX case states the university does not give women equal opportunities in athletics. In March of this year, UND announced it was cutting their women’s hockey and men’s and women’s swimming and diving….