Friday, October 21, 2005


In an article in today's Fargo Forum, NDSU's President Chapman is quoted as stating that his university's economic impact on the state's economy has been $1.3 billion dollars in the past six years (aka during the Chapman administration). Sounds like a ton of money, huh? Well, just two days before Chapman's "State of NDSU" speech, UND President Kupchella delivered his very own "State of UND" speech. He stated that the economic impact of UND is roughly $1 billion...a year. Yep, NDSU has generated an impact of $1.3 billion over the past six years and UND has generated an impact of $1 billion in just the past year. You do the math. Seems to me like it is pretty clear which campus has (by far) the biggest impact on the state. North Dakota is very lucky to have UND in its borders.

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