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Community culture

Community culture

Matt Eidson, News Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Nick Nelson, Showcase

Over the years, Marcus Wax, a Grand Forks native, has taken a hard look around and wondered how he could improve the community he loves. Wax decided that the best way to improve his community was to bring the residents together for a day—or three—of fun. With that, the idea for the first annual ...

Getting involved

Getting involved

Matt Eidson, News Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Showcase

The distance from Crookston, Minn. to Indianapolis, Ind. is 879 miles. But for Sara Kaiser, a communication major attending the University of Indianapolis, it might as well have been one million. While Kaiser showed up to college with dreams of one day working in sports information, she was becoming...

Political catch up

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
January 20, 2017
Filed under Liz Kacher, News

Following the election of President-elect Donald Trump back in November, we have finally reached Inauguration week. Today’s inauguration marks the beginning of the Trump administration. The months following President-elect victory have seen the Trump team lay out his plans to follow through on his...

International encouragement

International encouragement

Matt Eidson, News Editor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Showcase

Years ago, during a semester abroad in Chile, South America, Whitney Maine found herself on the metro transit, exploring her surroundings. After a few hours of soaking up the sights, she came to sudden realization — she had no idea where she was going. Remaining calm, Maine thought of her host family. “My...

Creative profession

Haley Olson, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Haley Olson, News

UND’s English department has halted its search for a creative writing tenure track professor. With the spring semester starting, there will be changes in many departments, including in the English department on campus. With 16.5 professors currently employed within the English faculty, there is...

To build or not to build; deciding what to do with Arbor Park

To build or not to build; deciding what to do with Arbor Park

Matt Eidson, News Editor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Matt Eidson, News, Showcase

The fate of Arbor Park continues to be a topic of discussion for community members. In previous months, several members of the Grand Forks community rallied together to introduce a petition demanding city council cease development plans. The petition needed 3,465 verified signatures in order to be...

Spending Thanksgiving at the Dakota Access Pipeline

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under Connor Johnson, News

In 1620, a group of colonists arrived at Plymouth Rock, Mass. The voyage in their ship, the Mayflower, had been brutal, and they were ill-prepared for the harsh New England winter. If it weren’t for the help of a local Native American tribe, they may not have lasted the winter. The next year, after...

Immigration Discussion

Immigration  Discussion

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Liz Kacher, News

Post-election Q&A session on immigration held at the Loading Dock Various faculty members along with some students gathered together yesterday in the Loading Dock for a Q&A on Immigration Post-Election. President-elect Donald Trump has voiced his intentions for dramatic immigration reform...

Searching for creativity

Haley Olson, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Haley Olson, News

With the spring term right around the corner, the English department is facing a crucial dilemma within the department. With currently, 16.5 professors hired within UND, that number will be dropped down to 15.5 professors for Spring of 2017. Within these professors, the creative writing department...

New evaluation system for professors at UND

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under News, Sean Cleary

UND has transitioned to another method of evaluating professor performance known as the Student Evaluation of Learning and Feedback for Instructors. SELFI will be replacing the USAT form, which was previously used to measure student performance at UND, although both will still be used this fall. Unlike...

Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
Filed under Connor Johnson, News

As winter approaches, the protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline continue at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, located an hour south of Bismarck, N.D. With the deadline for the government contract of construction expiring January 1, the protestors will have to deal with the unforgiving cruelty...

Community through creativity

Community through creativity

Haley Olson, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
Filed under Haley Olson, News

English grad students share creative writing at Graduate Reading Series Brittney Christy and Robin Du Pont, both graduate students in the English department, presented “The Graduate Reading Series” on Nov. 17, 2016 at the Memorial Union in the medora room. Christy and Du Pont presented creati...

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