Holmberg: Lawmakers rankled by NDSU tuition hike, higher ed board betrayal of trust
Published 05/12/2011, Grand Forks Herald
Senate Appropriations chairman says NDSU 'overextended' under ex-President Chapman, but now school has 'audacity' to blame Legislature
Sen. Ray Holmberg said what really rubbed lawmakers the wrong way was the fact that legislators had thought the State Board of Higher Education could be trusted to keep tuition in check. But the board's president at the time said no board member took lightly NDSU's request to raise tuition by 8.8 percent, well beyond an expected limit.