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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • ND Higher Ed Board student member, Hull, to bring up Shirvani buyout

  • Sydney Hull, the state board's student member, says he has no choice but to raise the issue after the North Dakota Student Association expressed a vote of "no confidence" in Shirvani.
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  • The student representative on the state Board of Higher Education says he will bring up a proposed contract buyout of the university system chancellor at the next board meeting.
    Fargo Sen. Tony Grindberg plans to offer a floor amendment to the higher education funding bill to buy out the final two years of Hamid Shirvani's three-year contract.
    Sydney Hull, the state board's student member, says he has no choice but to raise the issue after the North Dakota Student Association expressed a vote of "no confidence" in Shirvani.
    Hull says, "It is obvious wherever you stand on the issue that there are problems."
    University system spokeswoman Linda Donlin tells the Forum (http://bit.ly/WoAWP4) that a statement by board leaders expressing confidence in Shirvani "speaks for itself."
    The board meets March 7.

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