In the wake of a North Dakota Attorney Generals opinion, North Dakota State University officials announced today that a federal research grant will go forward immediately. The careful scrutiny provided by the opinion gives full protection to the researchers to proceed free from the threat of criminal prosecution.
President Dean L. Bresciani reiterated his commendation to the faculty who earned the research grant. A competitive federal grant of more than $1 million in their field is not typical and suggests a rather compelling and impressive proposal. Along with the Provost and their Deans, I add my voice in respect for the principal investigators who successfully secured the involved federal grant.