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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


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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 later, the university has signed a contract with Pearson Online Learning Services and two UND gr...

What just happened !?!

What just happened !?!

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


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Last Sunday, a group of students from UND Students for Sustainability paired up with local fifth graders to pick up trash around the Coulee.  The Coulee is regularly criticized for collecting high amounts of garbage. It’s important to go to where everything is collecting, pick it up, and throw it out. Ot...

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

Diane Newberry, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2018


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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 releasing the raw text of the document in the interest of public knowledge and university transparency. PO...

Aviation instructor shortage

Aviation instructor shortage

Madison Feltman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


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As the spring semester comes to a close, there’s one thing looming around UND’s Aviation program: an instructor shortage. Despite the rather large success of the university’s aviation program and it’s multitude of resources, the scramble for instructors is on. As the widely known generat...

Hanley/Morlock appeal election

Hanley/Morlock appeal election

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


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Last week, Presidential ticket Theresa Hanley and Abbie Morlock failed to appeal the recent election to the UND Elections Committee. The runner-ups said there was an effort from the Hanson-Dschaak ticket and Sigma Nu fraternity, citing a Snapchat story posted by Terrell Wheeler. This photo was post...

Ballot blackout

Ballot blackout

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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University of North Dakota students’ ability to vote was delayed Wednesday due to a glitch in the online program, paralyzing campaigns and voters for hours.  When the election opened at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, students quickly began reporting problems with the link. Complaints included the ability ...

Presidential victory for Hanson

Presidential victory for Hanson

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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Current Student Body Vice President Erik Hanson will get a promotion this summer.  When the polls closed on Wednesday night, Hanson defeated challenger Theresa Hanley for the student body presidency 1,347 – 1,322 with a slim 25 vote margin.  The Grand Forks native is a senior investments major with a long hi...

Grand Forks considers bus route changes

Grand Forks considers bus route changes

Madison Feltman

April 16, 2018


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Spring has brought many new changes to the area, including route changes to the Cities Area Transit (CAT) system. The Grand Forks Department of Transportation has been working with outside staff to make changes to their existing routes.   Dale Bergman, Director of Transportation, explained that w...

Library to discard thousands of books

Library to discard thousands of books

Diane Newberry, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2018


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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 Walker says that while she’s no engineering student, she assumes Formica techniques have come a long...

VP of University Relations slot to be filled

Madison Feltman, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


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As of this last week, the university has closed in on its search for a new Vice President of University Relations. Three candidates have been invited to campus for interview: Tom Hutton, Joe Brennan and Lisa Van Riper. The candidate chosen will be responsible for leading the university relations division,...

Let the race begin

Let the race begin

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


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The race for the UND Student Body Presidency began last week with the announcement of three tickets running for the Executive Office.  The three announced candidates, in chronological order, were Theresa Hanley, Erik Hanson and Izaiah Pritzl. Hanson, the current Student Body Vice President, ann...

North Dakotan Democrats prepare for November

North Dakotan Democrats prepare for November

Jacob Notermann and Andre Marquis Washington

March 26, 2018


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North Dakota’s 2018 Democratic Convention was held in Grand Forks at the Alerus Center over the last weekend of spring break, and the Dems came out in full force.  Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her staff of campaigners set up camp throughout the Alerus Center, aligning rows and rows of chairs that fac...

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