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Published July 04, 2013, 12:46 PM

NDSU turns over deleted emails of school president

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University has turned over nearly 2,000 pages of emails deleted from President Dean Bresciani's account to the North Dakota Legislative Council.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM, WDAY

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University has turned over nearly 2,000 pages of emails deleted from President Dean Bresciani's account to the North Dakota Legislative Council.

The council in April had requested Bresciani's correspondence that mentioned Hamid Shirvani, who at the time was chancellor of the university system. The council got 900 pages of emails, but university officials later determined that more than 45,000 emails had been deleted from Bresciani's account.

The Forum newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/19Zuh9A ) that NDSU then found 1,950 pages of emails that should have been sent to the Legislative Council.

NDSU officials have said school administrators' emails cannot be deleted for at least one year after the current fiscal year ends, but a new automatic purge function might be to blame for deleting Bresciani's emails.

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