Legislator says “trust has been broken” with ND university system

Nathe said Dickinson State University’s problems involving manipulating of student enrollment and the awarding of degrees to international students who hadn’t completed course work is still fresh on legislators’ minds. He said so is North Dakota State University’s May 2011 request for an 8.8 percent tuition increase from the Board of Higher Education after legislators had tried to cap increases at 2.5 percent.

“I think higher education will be right up there … especially considering the past. That trust has been broken. That trust will need to be repaired,” Nathe said.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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