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Digital classroom

Diane Newberry and Jacob Notermann

November 29, 2017


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As the semester comes to a close, faculty have begun to be notified about the potential for the University of North Dakota to enlist the help of Pearson Online Services in the infrastructure of online classes. This move would be in an effort to fulfill Goal Three of the university’s Strategic Plan,...

Psychedelics in the dorms

Psychedelics in the dorms

Diane Newberry, News Editor

November 19, 2017


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On a fateful night near the beginning of the 2016 spring semester, Parker Ellis laid in the hallway of Bek Hall waiting for God - in a figurative sense, and, for him, in a very tangible sense as he was under the influence of LSD. Ellis had been a typical, straight-laced aviation student. He had successfully...

Wellness Center to institute new dress code

Wellness Center to institute new dress code

Diane Newberry, News Editor

November 15, 2017


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It’s a typical wintery afternoon at the University of North Dakota Wellness Center, the setting sun saturating the modern, glass-enclosed lobby with light. A sweaty student, finished with his work out for the day, walks past a prominently displayed sign next to the main desk. Ironically, his outfit, ...

“Disappointed and Disgusted”

“Disappointed and Disgusted”

Diane Newberry, News Editor

November 5, 2017


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On Thursday, Oct. 26 Mark Trahant of the Communications Department announced via Facebook that he would be leaving his position as endowed chair at the University of North Dakota. “I am disappointed and disgusted that the university is not an institutional leader in this state,” Trahant said in his o...

Follett settles counterfeit lawsuit

Diane Newberry, News Editor

October 29, 2017


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On Oct. 10, the Follett Corporation, which operates the University of North Dakota bookstore, agreed to adhere to Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices established by the Educational Publishers Enforcement Group (EPEG) earlier this year. This announcement was made as a result of a lawsuit settlement between...

Parking changes to continue

Parking changes to continue

Diane Newberry, News Editor

October 18, 2017


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Like any student running late to class knows: as campus evolves, so too must parking. Over the next ten years, the University of North Dakota plans to make many changes to its buildings and layout. Parking considerations are an important aspect being considered in the notorious master plan. “It’s...

New Homecoming court reigns over the weekend festivities

New Homecoming court reigns over the weekend festivities

Diane Newberry, News Editor

October 8, 2017


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This year, the University of North Dakota decided to stray away from the well-worn tradition of crowning a Homecoming King and Queen. It was a more inclusive process as organizations nominated their members for a position on the homecoming court, resulting in a court of five school representatives to...

Making more free books available to students

Making more free books available to students

Diane Newberry, News Editor

October 4, 2017


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Even amidst budget upheaval, the University of North Dakota has saved students $3.7 million in textbook costs over the last two academic years through a revolutionary new program. Dean of Libraries and Information Resources Stephanie Walker had just started work in her position at UND when she was asked t...

Bookstore plagued by problems

Bookstore plagued by problems

Diane Newberry, News Editor

October 1, 2017


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Roughly two weeks into the semester, Provost Thomas DiLorenzo sent out an email that was described as “cryptic” by creative writing instructor Patrick Henry. The email was short, explaining that the bookstore was having procurement issues this semester for certain classes, but that the issue would be re...

Night of Professional Wrestling at the Alerus

Night of Professional Wrestling at the Alerus

Diane Newberry, News Editor

October 1, 2017


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Torin Walhood never thought he would find himself at a World Wrestling Entertainment event in Grand Forks, North Dakota. In fact, he was only vaguely aware of what the WWE was when I called him on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 29 to see if he wanted to accompany me to WWE Live at the Alerus Center ...

New Heights

New Heights

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 24, 2017


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A pair of electric blue Nikes stand on the edge of Columbia Hall’s roof, the large white “swooshes” wavering in the late afternoon sunlight. Below are dozens of students and onlookers, staring quietly at the scene. From this height (nearly 70 feet), the tree-lined sidewalks and post-war houses...

WWE comes to Grand Forks

WWE comes to Grand Forks

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 15, 2017


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On the night of Friday, Sept. 29, the world of professional wrestling will make a brief stop in Grand Forks. Wrestlers such as Braun Strowman, The Miz and Roman Reigns will be performing in WWE Live at the Alerus Center. Of particular interest to wrestling fans may be the inclusion of Raw Tag Team Champion...

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