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Letter: Story full of factual errors
I am writing to correct some of the glaring errors in The Forum “exclusive” last Sunday: “Higher Ed Board torn over Shirvani criticisms.” I’m providing just two examples of Forum statements, followed by the factual corrections. The story is full of similar errors caused by mischaracterization and cherry picking emails obtained in open records requests and using them out of context.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Shirvani's exit divisive but not surprising
FARGO - One lawmaker lamented the buyout of embattled North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s contract because she thinks he should have just been fired. Another thought it was a shame because it ensures the head of the state’s public colleges and universities will be “a puppet of sorts.”
Tuesday, June, 04, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Forum editorial: Time for Shirvani to resign
Hamid Shirvani’s brief tenure as North Dakota’s chancellor of higher education has been remarkable for its seemingly endless blunders, arrogant management style and needless controversy, all of which have damaged the state’s 11 campuses and their students.
Sunday, April, 28, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Audit: Shirvani didn’t commit fraud
BISMARCK – The internal auditor for the North Dakota University System says Chancellor Hamid Shirvani did not violate any policies or commit fraud in testimony before a House committee but adds that Shirvani’s presentation could have been construed as misleading.
Friday, April, 26, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Letter: Change delayed assures higher education denied
It should come as no surprise to anyone who follows the news that these past several months have been challenging for me and the members of the State Board of Higher Education.
Tuesday, May, 14, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Higher ed board to discuss Shirvani contract in private
Board has option to extend or not extend chancellor’s contract
MEDORA, N.D. – The state Board of Higher Education will meet here behind closed doors Monday to discuss the contract of Chancellor Hamid Shirvani.
Saturday, June, 01, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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ND AG says higher ed board met illegally to discuss Shirvani buyout
BISMARCK – Behind closed doors, State Board of Higher Education member Grant Shaft laid out the game plan for how to handle the vote that would decide embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s fate. The board would publicly weigh two options: one to keep Shirvani at his post, and the other to buy out his contract.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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In evaluations, Shirvani criticizes presidents of NDSU, UND, Minot State
With individual evaluations
BISMARCK – North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani has less than one month left in his position, and he’s not going quietly.
Monday, June, 17, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Shirvani due more than $800,000, plus health benefits, in chancellor contract buyout
MEDORA, N.D. – The State Board of Higher Education voted Monday to remove Chancellor Hamid Shirvani, buying him out of his three-year contract.
Tuesday, June, 04, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Higher ed board rejects report clearing Shirvani of fraud
Questions raised over auditor’s ties to board members, accuser
FARGO – North Dakota’s state Board of Higher Education voted Thursday to reject an auditor’s report that cleared Chancellor Hamid Shirvani of a fraud allegation after the auditor’s emails with the original accuser and several board members, including the newly elected president, was called into question.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Letter: Success requires change
Change is never easy as it forces us to leave our comfort zone, but in today’s world, change is a requirement for success. Without it, there is no incentive to innovate, no new technology, and no recognition of shifting customer demands. If organizations don’t actively manage change, decisions are delayed, deadlines are missed, roles and responsibilities get lost in the confusion, and frustration and stagnation set in.
Wednesday, May, 08, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Better grades for ND presidents post-Shirvani
FARGO – Several North Dakota college presidents have gotten much better job reviews since the departure of the state university system chancellor.
Monday, July, 29, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Lawyer: Executive session to discuss Shirvani violates open meetings laws
FARGO – The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education would violate open meetings laws if it goes into closed session to discuss whether to renegotiate or end the embattled chancellor’s contract, a lawyer who represents news organizations said Saturday.
Sunday, June, 02, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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ND higher ed board plans survey to evaluate Shirvani
GRAND FORKS – The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education unanimously decided Thursday to conduct a performance evaluation on the chancellor that allows college presidents, staff and students to “speak without fear,” according to one member.
Friday, May, 10, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Bismarck State president named acting chancellor; Shirvani placed on leave immediately
BOTTINEAU, N.D. – The state Board of Higher Education voted Thursday to name Bismarck State College President Larry Skogen acting chancellor of the North Dakota University System.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Correction: Time of arrival to board incorrect
A story on Page A1 of Friday’s Forum titled “Higher ed board plans survey to evaluate Shirvani” incorrectly implied that state Board of Higher Education member Kari Reichert was a member of the board when Chancellor Hamid Shirvani was hired.
Saturday, May, 11, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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UND vice presidents speak up for Kelley after Shirvani evaluation
GRAND FORKS – Six vice presidents at the University of North Dakota say they welcome a full review of President Robert Kelley because they “respectfully disagree” with his job evaluation, which was written last week by the outgoing chancellor of the North Dakota University System.
Wednesday, June, 19, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Forum exclusive: North Dakota higher ed board torn over Shirvani criticisms
Emails and recollections of illegal meetings show dissent among board members
FARGO – The day after she was grilled at a legislative committee hearing about perceived efforts to discredit North Dakota’s higher education chancellor, a member of the board overseeing the system sent an email critical of how her board and staff responded.
Sunday, May, 19, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Forum editorial: Another cheap shot at NDSU
One of the criticisms in discredited evaluations of North Dakota University System presidents was that the North Dakota State University Foundation was not raising enough money. That bit of hokum was included in then-Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s evaluation of NDSU President Dean Bresciani.
Tuesday, July, 02, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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NDUS seeks applications for interim chancellor
BISMARCK – The North Dakota University system now is accepting applications and nominations for an interim chancellor to lead the system of 11 public campuses for at least the next year after Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s term ends early July 15.
Saturday, June, 08, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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