A weak economy has forced administrators of colleges and universities nationwide to trim budgets.
However, Inside Higher Ed writer Kevin Kiley notes that North Dakota’s institutions will get a sizeable increase in state appropriations. That is because of the state’s recent “oil boom”.
Grant Shaft, a member of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and its immediate past chair, gets funny looks from other states’ board members when he talks about his system’s plans.
Oil boom and trust of conservative lawmakers means more money for North Dakota colleges (Inside Higher Ed | News)