Morning headlines: NDSU presidential search committee invites undisclosed number of candidates for interviews
Here is your InForum Minute morning briefing for Thursday, December 9.
The North Dakota State University campus glows in the early morning sunlight on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
FARGO – A committee has narrowed down the field of nominees as it helps search for the next president of North Dakota State University, but did not disclose the number of nominees or the number of those who have been invited for the first round of interviews.
After discussing the candidates in a closed-door meeting for about four hours, the NDSU Presidential Search Committee selected candidates to interview Jan. 5-7 in Minneapolis. These talks will also take place in an executive session.
The best candidates should be chosen at the end of the interviews in Minneapolis. They will then be invited to campus tours to meet internal and external stakeholders next month and early February, according to the tentative schedule. Full story here.
North Dakota Representative Keith Kempenich R-Bowman speaks at a Heritage Stabilization Fund and Budget Advisory Board meeting on November 11, 2021. Jeremy Turley / Forum News Service
BISMARCK – A council tasked with setting up a process to invest part of the state’s oil tax savings account in local businesses has chosen a new president.
The Legacy and Budget Stabilization Fund advisory board elected Republican Fessenden Senator Jerry Klein as chairman on Wednesday, December 8, demoting longtime chairman Rep. Keith Kempenich R-Bowman as second .
Under Kempenich’s leadership, the Board of Trustees and the State Pension and Investments Office have come under fire for perceived delays in rolling out a state investment program using the approved Legacy fund. by voters. Full story here.
Minnesota President Denise Specht and North Dakota President Nick Archuleta at a joint press conference Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead. CS Hagen / The Forum
FARGO – Educators’ unions in Minnesota and North Dakota are calling for federal dollars to invest in public school substitute teachers, who were difficult to recruit and retain even before the coronavirus pandemic made matters worse.
The North Dakota Educators Union has joined the Minnesota campaign titled “At a Tipping Point: Educating During COVID-19” as issues cross state borders, said Nick Archuleta, president of North Dakota United.
Educators’ unions from both states held a joint press conference Wednesday, December 8 at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Moorhead to draw attention to the issue. And on Tuesday, unions met with the Forum’s editorial board to stress that the lack of substitute teachers puts too much pressure on full-time and retired teachers, who often work as substitutes, to the point that many are moving away. of the craft. Full story here.