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UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

UND Celebrates volunteering with the ‘Big Event’

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 30, 2019

UND’s big event is where around 1,000 students gather together to help their community without being paid a cent. The big event really is a big event, not only for the students, but for the community. The big event is a student organization where students of all ages, majors and backgrounds join t...

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

North Dakota Combats Distracted Driving

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 16, 2019

Texting while driving kills 11 teenagers every single day and causes more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents each year, according to UND’s distracted driving information brochure, and that is only one type of distracted driving. In 2016, nationally, there was nearly 3,500 people killed...

UND set to award honorary degrees

UND set to award honorary degrees

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 9, 2019

UND is awarding four honorary degrees to former students, the first will be awarded to actor Josh Duhamel at the Spring 2019 graduation ceremony. The other three award recipients are former Senator Heidi Hietkamp, aviation legend Clay Lacy and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm. The date for rece...

UND’s ‘so called’ dry campus

UND’s ‘so called’ dry campus

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

April 2, 2019

“UND is a dry campus with a very leaky roof,”  UND student said. Although UND claims to be a dry campus, it seems to be a reoccurring topic whether we are or not. The university does require all incoming students to complete an online module about alcohol usage and the effects it has on differe...

New Memorial Union Updates

New Memorial Union Updates

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

March 26, 2019

With 2,439 students voting yes on Nov. 20, 2018 for a new Memorial Union, it is time for construction. As the construction date creeps closer and closer, many questions arise about updates on the changes that are going to be happening soon. With big changes occurring, calls for important approvals f...

Two-Time Professor of the year

Two-Time Professor of the year

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

March 5, 2019

Thursday Feb. 28, 2019, sociology teacher, Frank White, was presented the Professor of the Year award for the second time within his 31 years of teaching at UND. “To be the recipient of this award is extremely humbling,” White said. “I think it is really assuring that young students nominate an...

Revamping the communication curriculum

Revamping the communication curriculum

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

February 26, 2019

The Communications Department has lost one third of its students over the last three years, and because of that, the department has been seeking important revamping of the curriculum in hopes to give students at the University of North Dakota many fresh, new opportunities. “We see communication maj...

Is Valentine’s Day Breaking Your Bank?

Is Valentine’s Day Breaking Your Bank?

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day, a holiday that has been celebrated for centuries that expresses the love and affection that one has for another. Whether it is candy or cards,  jewelry or roses, the real question is, how much are Americans spending annually on this holiday of romance? Can college students even affor...

Students Have a Voice

Students Have a Voice

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

February 5, 2019

A recent survey has been sent out to the student body via email here at the University of North Dakota, regarding some possible additions and changes in amenities for next year and years to come. After the proposal for the new Memorial Union was voted on and passed, private developers recognized this move...

Housing Changes

Housing Changes

Cortnie Cottrell, News Writer

January 29, 2019

Update Feb. 1, 2019: This story published Jan. 29, 2019 previously stated that Mcvey hall and West hall would be torn down this coming fall semester but it has not been decided that these buildings will be torn down. The university is currently looking into alternative uses for these structures. As o...

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