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Students still excited for Springfest

Students still excited for Springfest

Megan Hoffman, Staff writer

May 5, 2015

The annual event known as Springfest in Grand Forks has been cancelled this year, but it’s not expected to stop people from having parties. In past, Springfest was an event hosted at University Park by Rhombus Guys Pizza. The party included alcohol, food and music. But this year, the owners decided...

New projects, events introduced to Senate

New projects, events introduced to Senate

Megan Hoffman, Staff writer

May 5, 2015

Provost Thomas DiLorenzo (right) speaks at the last senate meeting. Photo by Nicholas Nelson/The Dakota Student. Provost Tom DiLorenzo and Vice President for Student Affairs Lori Reesor attended the Student Senate meeting on April 26 to update the student body on events and projects around  cam...

Senate tables no-confidence vote, outlines future goals

Senate tables no-confidence vote, outlines future goals

Megan Hoffman, Staff writer

May 1, 2015

UND Student Body President Tanner Franklin discusses the memorandum at last week’s Student Senate meeting. Photo by Nicholas Nelson/The Dakota Student. A resolution on a vote of no confidence for four administrators was tabled indefinitely at the latest UND Student Senate meeting on April 22, ...

Nickname Committee prepares to vet choices

Megan Hoffman, Staff writer

April 28, 2015

As the public submits ideas, the UND Nickname Committee continues to meet to figure how it will deal with narrowing down the suggestions to three names for the public to vote on. During the latest meeting on April 16, a point system was approved to help members narrow down names to vote on. The...

Senate meeting draws crowd of 600

Senate meeting draws crowd of 600

Megan Hoffman, Staff writer

April 21, 2015

Vice President for Finance and Operations Alice Brekke speaks in front of a crowded Memorial Union Ballroom at last Friday’s meting of the Student Senate. Photo by Nicholas Nelson/The Dakota Student. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members packed the Memorial Union Ballro...

Senate mulls over tuition models

Senate mulls over tuition models

Megan Hoffman, staff writer

April 16, 2015

Tanner Franklin speaks at the April 12 Student Senate meeting. Photo by Nicholas Nelson/The Dakota Student. Plans for new tuition models that could significantly increase costs for students in the coming years were the hot topic at Student Senate’s April 12 meeting. Although administrators involved i...

Franklin speaks out against tuition model

Megan Hoffman, Staff writer

April 16, 2015

UND is looking at implementing new tuition models that would encourage students to graduate in four years, but the plans have caused some controversy after students brought them to the attention of the public. In the three proposals UND presented to some members of Student Senate in the beginning...

Senate approves Powwow funding

Senate approves Powwow funding

Megan Hoffman, Staff writer

April 16, 2015

The Wacipi Powwow, an annual tradition held in the Hyslop. File photo. The first meeting back from spring break for the Student Senate saw one bill approved to fund the buffalo feed at the annual Wacipi Powwow. The event, which is sponsored by the UND Indian Association, takes place at the end of...

New nickname committee meets for the second time

New nickname committee meets for the second time

Megan Hoffman, staff writer

April 3, 2015

UND Athletics Director Brian Faison addresses UND’s nickname committee at its first meeting held March 9. Photo courtesy of the Grand Forks Herald. The second meeting of the UND nickname committee concluded with the committee agreeing upon a list of attributes it wants the new name to have and sett...

Senate supports increased student technology fee

Senate supports increased student technology fee

Megan Hoffman, Staff writer

March 13, 2015

(From left to right) Student Senator Matthew Kopp talks to Senators Sarah Strube, Leah Larson and Patricia Tedjesukmana at the last senate meeting. Photo by Nicholas Nelson/The Dakota Student. In the last meeting before spring break, Student Senate passed a resolution supporting the increase of the student t...

New nickname task force formed

Megan Hoffman, Staff writer

March 13, 2015

UND is one step closer to officially having a new nickname, with a new committee meeting on March 10 to begin the final process for picking a name. The committee was formed after the Nickname and Logo Task Force met last fall and made a recommendation regarding the selection process to UND President...

Student Senate holds budget meeting

Student Senate holds budget meeting

Megan Hoffman, Staff writer

March 7, 2015

Taylor Nelson (left) and Patricia Tedjasukmana (right) talk during the senate meeting. Photo by Chester Beltowski/The Dakota Student. The stage was set for a marathon senate meeting on March 1, with the budget set to be discussed, and several other bills and resolutions on the floor. However, th...

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