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North Dakota State U. president resigns amid criticism over new house

October 15, 2009

North Dakota State University's longtime president, Joseph A. Chapman, resigned on Wednesday amid growing criticism over his new presidential residence.

State officials have called for an audit of the home-construction project that resulted in cost overruns that increased the final price to more than $2-million, compared with the planned $900,000.

State lawmakers and members of North Dakota's Board of Higher Education have been harsh in their criticism of the home, calling it an "out-of-control project."  And the controversy has broadened to other aspects of Chapman's compensation.

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