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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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Forum editorial: Higher ed still not learning
‘They just don’t get it” is among those hackneyed expressions that can easily lose its meaning. But in the case of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education: They just don’t get it.
Sunday, June, 16, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Higher ed board meetings could be illegal, lawyer says
BISMARCK – The State Board of Higher Education could again be in hot water for potentially violating the state’s open meeting laws, this time for meetings between three board members and the 11 college and university presidents on Wednesday.
Friday, June, 14, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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ND higher ed board members meet with university leaders
BISMARCK — The North Dakota University System says a public notice was not required for meetings involving state Board of Higher Education members and university leaders.
Thursday, June, 13, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Letter: It’s proof positive to scrap higher ed board
Thank you, North Dakota Board of Higher Education members. Thank you for wasting almost $1 million of our taxpayer money to buy out someone you shouldn’t have hired in the first place.
Sunday, June, 09, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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UND med school dominates list of highest-paid public employees in North Dakota
FARGO - North Dakota’s highest paid state employees don’t have to go far to find each other. Eight of the top 10 work in Grand Forks – six of them in the same building.
Saturday, June, 08, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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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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Forum editorial: Higher ed board faces new challenges
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education is going to have a tough time explaining the astonishingly generous severance package granted departing university system Chancellor Hamid Shirvani.
Wednesday, June, 05, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Chancellor's buyout reaches nearly $1 million
North Dakota higher ed board says money will come from $1B general fund
BISMARCK – Monday’s vote by the North Dakota Board of Higher Education to buy out Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s contract will cost the state more than $925,000.
Wednesday, June, 05, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Forum asks AG for opinion on executive session
BISMARCK – The Forum on Tuesday asked the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office to issue an advisory opinion on whether the executive session the state Board of Higher Education held prior to approving a buyout of the contract of Chancellor Hamid Shirvani was lawful under the state’s open meeting laws.
Wednesday, June, 05, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Due to amendment on ballot, next chancellor may not start until 2015
BISMARCK – The next permanent chancellor of the North Dakota University System may not start until 2015 – or may not even be hired if a constitutional amendment is approved by voters next year.
Tuesday, June, 04, 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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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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North Dakota State Board of Higher Education to discuss chancellor's contract
MEDORA, N.D. – North Dakota University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani has given the State Board of Higher Education a proposal to consider his contract, but the specifics are unknown.
Monday, June, 03, 2013 - INFORUM - 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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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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Correction: Response to concerns described incorrectly
A story on page A1 of The Forum on May 19, “ND higher ed board torn over Shirvani criticisms,” incorrectly described responses to concerns board members raised about following state open meeting laws at three meetings later deemed by the attorney general to have violated those laws.
Sunday, May, 26, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Forum editorial: Higher ed still mired in a mess
If “slow learner” were a requirement to serve on the North Dakota Board of Higher Education, several current board members would qualify. If that assessment sounds too harsh, a perusal of the board’s conduct the past six months suggests it might not be harsh enough.
Sunday, May, 26, 2013 - INFORUM - Opinion

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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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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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