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Shirvani concerns here to stay

February 28, 2013

By a single vote Tuesday, North?Dakota’s Senate rejected a proposal authorizing $845,000 to buy out the remaining years on University System Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s contract....

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MarkHighwater

Mar-03-13 9:18 PM

Sounds like a classic case of "dont shoot the messenger" or fire in this case! ! !

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disgusted

Mar-01-13 9:21 AM

Yep, three out of eleven schools. I guess that is modern math.

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GodfreyNDSU

Feb-28-13 8:46 PM

MarkHighwater- as an NDSU Student, we are very upset with Shirvani. Our Student Government, along with NDSCS and Minot State are the three institutions to pass their own votes of No Confidence aside from the North Dakota Student Association Vote. This is a System wide problem- 2 and 4 year schools alike.

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disgusted

Feb-28-13 8:41 PM

Mark, really? Grindsberg, the double dipper, is from NDSU as is the student member of the board. They, along with our our tax evader are complaining about the chancellor.

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MarkHighwater

Feb-28-13 6:51 PM

They don't seem to be crying about him Mr.Shirvani in the eastern part of the state...seems like this is just a case of sour grapes in the smaller university areas,where his 3 tier plan is unpopular! ! !

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muleskinner

Feb-28-13 6:46 PM

Yeah, right, they did their homework. Sure they did. If he was fired here, then there, and even over there, it's a red flag.

Mr. Shirvani is bad news? Looks like it, doesn't it?

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Sundevil

Feb-28-13 12:28 PM

Muleskinnger, perhaps you should only comment on things you actually know for a fact.

In previous articles it was mentioned that the search committee DID look into issues at his previous locations. The California issue was a result of him making difficult budget cuts that were required to keep the college afloat. The cuts to certain programs made him very unpopular with students and teachers, but if not done would have destroyed the college.

The search committee discovered this and I'm guessing appreciated his desire to see his institutions succeed, even if his popularity suffered.

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KneeAwn

Feb-28-13 11:47 AM

Wish I could just "sign" a contract guaranteeing my employment......university system is a joke anyways.....$$$$$$$

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disgusted

Feb-28-13 11:33 AM

You want to just nominate Flakol?

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EarlyBird

Feb-28-13 9:34 AM

Seems like it fits right in with the dumbing down of America.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-28-13 9:07 AM

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education needs to fire him! They made a huge mistake hiring him. The bigger mistake would be to continue to let this mad man destroy our higher education system in this state.

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muleskinner

Feb-28-13 8:25 AM

He was asked to leave at the University of Colorado. He was asked to leave the California university system.

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education hired him anyway. The search committee failed to give Colorado and California a phone call and ask a few questions. Probably dereliction of duty on the part of the board, now there is a price to pay.

Mr. Shirvani has a check waiting for him. He can pick it up anytime.

There is somebody out there that can do the job of chancellor. The state board of higher education can begin anew and find a replacement.

Mr. Shivani's skill set is in question and his policies are being rejected.

The only solution is to find a new chancellor.

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MarkHighwater

Feb-28-13 4:57 AM

Gotta roll with the changes...Higher Education is BIG business, and these changes need to take place to stay competitive,if the smaller institutions have to take one for the team...so be it ! ! !

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