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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

College president searches in N.D. may become less secretive

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education requested that the names of applicants for university presidencies and higher education system chancellor not be released until the semifinalist phase. However, a new amendment to the Senate bill would up the release date to two weeks after the initial cut of applicants.
A legislative committee this afternoon amended a bill that relates to open records and the applications of university presidents.

The bill, with an amendment introduced by Sen. John Andrist, R-Crosby, would provide more openness than what the state Board of Higher Education had requested.

Andrist, who spent his career as owner and editor of a weekly newspaper in Crosby, told the Senate Education Committee he thought the original bill went too far.

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