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NTSB releases findings of investigation into train accident

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Connor Johnson, News

Several days ago, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the determined cause of the collision and derailment of two BNSF trains in 2013, near the town of Casselton, N.D. A car in the middle of a westbound grain freight train derailed into the path of an eastbound crude oil train. Th... Read more »

Johnson Amendment

Johnson Amendment

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

President Trump vows to “completely destroy” the Johnson Amendment President Trump announced at the annual National Prayer Meeting Feb. 2 that he aims to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment in an effort to protect free speech for the nation’s religious leaders. The Johnson Amendment, ... Read more »

Second installment of the UND Leadership series

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
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On Feb. 22 from noon to 1 p.m., attend the Spring Leadership Series and listen to Laurie Betting, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, present her thoughts on the construction of high performance teams. Betting has been with the university for just under seven years. Through those years on c... Read more »

Artistic expression

Artistic expression

Sheldon Halten, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under News, Sheldon Hatlen, Showcase

Creativity and imagination are two words that can be linked to a number of career fields. The arts is a field often overlooked that displays these characteristics in spades. University of North Dakota alumni, Matthew Wallace, the Deputy Director for the North Dakota Museum of Art, believes the arts... Read more »

UND robotics team

UND robotics team

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Connor Johnson, News, Showcase

The University of North Dakota is competing to send a robot to the planet Mars. UND is one of many schools around the United States participating in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) 8th Annual Robotic Mining Competition. This competition, according to the NASA overview,... Read more »

Upcoming budget cuts at UND

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, News

The impending budget cuts have put President Kennedy and the administration in a difficult situation when making decisions about UND’s future. This process began after Governor Doug Burgum presented legislators with a proposal that recommended additional cuts beyond those proposed by former Gov. Jack... Read more »

Where are all the books?

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under jacob notermann, News

A number of UND textbooks’ shipping have been delayed longer than usual, leaving many students in the dark about where they are and what they can do in the meantime. With the new semester already a few weeks in, many students are still waiting for their required textbooks to arrive. While classes... Read more »

Campus Demolition

Campus Demolition

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under Diane Newberry, News, Showcase

The most recent step in UND’s campus master plan moved forward on Jan. 25 when the university officially asked the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) for an evaluation of the historical significance of eight buildings on campus slated for demolition. The eight buildings are all currently vacant... Read more »

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under News, Sheldon Hatlen, Showcase

The Gorecki Alumni Center was at full capacity Monday night, as Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington helped close off the third day of Interfaith week; the Eye of the Hawk Lecture. With Washington as the events speaker, the audience was in the hands of a trusting leader to guide them through a discussion of diversity... Read more »

Examining cultural differences

Examining cultural differences

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Connor Johnson, News, Showcase

The University of North Dakota participated in an online seminar Tuesday, January 31, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The seminar, part of the school’s Interfaith Week, discussed the issues that Muslim staff and students face against racist and islamophobic acts of violence and discrimination,... Read more »

Trump announces nomination for America’s next Supreme Court Justice

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, News

An important moment in history occurred Tuesday night, Jan. 31, when President Trump revealed his nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch will be taking the vacant seat held by Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last February. The vacant seat has been a controversial... Read more »

First Leadership series event kicks off, discusses conflict management

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Connor Johnson, News

Emily Holth of Sustainable Solution Services LLC, held a lecture Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Memorial Union’s River Valley Room. The lecture, discussing proper conflict management, was the first of a series of three lectures, part of the Spring Leadership Series. The lecture, which ran for an hour, introduc... Read more »

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