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The N.D. Student Association has expressed a vote of "no confidence" in University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani, who is paid $349,000 a year and has proposed overhauling the higher education system. Do you side with the students?

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Feb-27-13 7:58 PM

yesterday the senate voted to deny the money for the buy-out. Today Kresbach asked for the bill to return for another vote and they voted to allow the money IN CASE the board wants him to go. Until there is proof that he has done more than use rude tactics toward the presidents, I vote he stays.

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Feb-27-13 3:47 PM

Not all 4 year or better degrees quarantee great wages. Ex. School of Mines in Aberdeen grads start with wages better than the grads from Harvard. There may be some real serious alligations against the Chancellor, however the best I have heard is that he needs to change his rude tactics towards the Presidents. That to me, does not equate a $800,000 buy out. IF there are REAL legal problems, more than 'he stepped on my toes' those charges need to be made so he can defend himself, and the public can become informed with facts.

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Feb-27-13 2:05 PM

These students were brain washed because it's all about the money and losing the support. But whatever they don't like it, but an outsider is what is needed to improve education in North Dakota or week education because outside of North Dakota, a person needs a BBA, MBA and so forth to even compete for a job, and here in North goodness we live in a bubble and need to start hiring people based on education and teach our children that if they work hard and go to college they can get hired for awesome wages..;....

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Feb-27-13 9:22 AM

Thanks, babetteg, for the info.


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Feb-27-13 8:48 AM

The Student Government of Minot State University officially supported Tony Grindberg's amendment on February 11th and issued a Vote of No Confidence in the Chancellor on February 18th; the full documents can be viewed at *********** (these documents outline the official reasons behind the students' upset with the Chancellor. The North Dakota Student Association issued a Vote of No Confidence on February 23rd; more information can be found at *******northdakotasa****/news/

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Feb-27-13 7:49 AM

Why don't the students like him?

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Feb-27-13 6:41 AM

After Hamid is gone, the system will be overhauled again.

Probably should have never been hired, but the board of elementary education hired him. They are the kids who are at fault.

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