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University’s relationship with Pearson remains cloudy

University’s relationship with Pearson remains cloudy

Diane Newberry, Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2018

In November 2017, Strategic Plan Goal Three Project Manager Jeffrey Holm said the fall 2018 semester was the “go-live watch date” for the University of North Dakota’s digital push.  Four months...

Pearson education contract with UND, effective Feb. 28, 2018

Diane Newberry, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2018

The Dakota Student has obtained contracts between the University of North Dakota and Pearson Online Learning Services. Our coverage of this contract and its implications will continue, but for now we are...

Thousands of books are slated to be disposed of from the Chester Fritz Library in the near future.

Library to discard thousands of books

Diane Newberry, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2018

Until a few months ago, the Chester Fritz Library still counted among its collection a 1958 edition of the book “Fabricating with Formica.” Dean of Libraries and Information Resources Stephanie...

Smaller departments struggle to attract students, face consolidation

Diane Newberry, News Editor February 26, 2018

Ric Auman, an anthropology major in his junior year, still mourns the anthropology department’s loss of former flagship Babcock Hall.  “There’s a lot of memories there for me,” Auman said....

President Mark Kennedy speaks to the media after being confirmed to be the next UND President by the State Board of Higher Education.

“Kennedy says he may leave UND to serve as university president in Florida”

Diane Newberry, News Editor February 15, 2018

President Mark Kennedy sent an email to University of North Dakota faculty, staff and students this morning alerting them to the possibility that he will leave UND for the University of Central Florida...

National bar passage rates drop; ND grads weigh law school options

National bar passage rates drop; ND grads weigh law school options

Diane Newberry, News Editor February 4, 2018

Sheilan Hamasoor has had an interest in law since high school, but it wasn’t until the news of the Trump administration’s immigration ban broke last year that she was sure she had found her purpose.  “I...

Under the current NDUS employee insurance plan, birth control products such as birth control medications, IUDs, appliances or related services are not covered.

Birth Controlled

Diane Newberry, News Editor January 29, 2018

Passed in 2010, the Affordable Care Act caused controversy by requiring health insurance plans that covered co-pays on prescription medicine to also cover contraceptive methods. This provision of the...

Bright lights shine on campus during a recent campus safety tour on October 12, 2017.  A recent attempted sexual assault at Noren Hall highlighted safety and security concerns in the university community.

Sexual assualt

Diane Newberry, News Editor January 22, 2018

On January 6, University of North Dakota students still scattered across the country for winter break were alerted by mass email to an attempted sexual assault in Noren Hall. The federally mandated...

Graphics by Heather Schuler and Shiny Mahlum

Digital classroom

Diane Newberry and Jacob Notermann November 29, 2017

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...

Graphic by Heather Schuler

Psychedelics in the dorms

Diane Newberry, News Editor November 19, 2017

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...

UND students, faculty and staff exercise on both levels of the Wellness Center in November of last year.

Wellness Center to institute new dress code

Diane Newberry, News Editor November 15, 2017

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...

Communications professor Mark Trahant, a Charles R. Johnson endowed professor of journalism at UND, announced he would leave his position at the end of the academic year.

“Disappointed and Disgusted”

Diane Newberry, News Editor November 5, 2017

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...

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