You’ve got to hand it to outgoing North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. He’s enhancing the image of autocrat he created in his short tenure on the job.
As the institutional leaders of North Dakota’s research universities, we are writing to encourage your support for our U.S. senators for reform of current federal immigration law.
A warm Fargo welcome to Bishop-elect John Thomas Folda, who today will be ordained as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo. The 51-year-old Nebraska native succeeds Bishop Samuel Aquila, who was elevated to archbishop of Denver.
Where were the journalistic truth-seekers when the North Dakota Board of Higher Education offered a $1 million three-year contract to a Californian with an already 90 percent disapproval rating on his previous attempt to implement his “vision”?
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is to be commended, rather than criticized, for the vote she cast on firearms background checks (Forum “Leafy Spurge,” June 17).
The Forum dropped the ball on the Travis Beck assault story.
On June 10, the International Energy Agency issued a report stating that global carbon dioxide emissions from energy use have risen 1.4 percent in 2012, which sets a record and could drive global temperatures far above international climate goals (“Redrawing the Climate Map,” June 2013).
If we decide that government collection of private telephone and Internet information is legitimate, what’s next?
It’s no surprise students on area college campuses drink, sometimes to excess. But a new study that links 89 percent of campus crime to alcohol should startle anyone who is concerned about the pervasive abuse of alcohol by young people.
‘Symphony of the Soil,” a film about a resource as basic to agriculture as water, will be aired at 7 p.m. today at the Fargo Theatre. Go see it.
I was deeply moved by The Forum’s stirring defense of President Barack Obama against his many critics.
A recent editorial regarding crime in western North Dakota was off base. Top experts have supported this with extensive studies that show no evidence that western crime is any different than rates across the state.
It saddens me that I live in a world where a deeply offensive letter announcing Jim Ebsen’s bigotry with pride would be considered appropriate for publication (June 14).