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Published October 29, 2009, 09:11 AM

Interim NDSU President to Rent Apartment

North Dakota State University's new interim president says he plans to rent an apartment in Fargo to live in, and use the new NDSU president's house for social functions.

North Dakota State University's new interim president says he plans to rent an apartment in Fargo to live in, and use the new NDSU president's house for social functions.

Richard Hanson is now the president of Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. He was hired as interim NDSU president last week.

Cost overruns drove up the price of the new campus president's house to more than $2 million, and it was one of the issues leading to the resignation of the current NDSU president, Joseph Chapman.

The cost of the house had been projected at $900,000.

Hanson says he thinks the "whole house thing needs to cool down," and says there's nothing to be gained by moving into the new home as an interim president.

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