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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...

Kennedy stays… for now

Kennedy stays… for now

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


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President Mark Kennedy will not become the next president for the University of Central Florida. Just after 4 p.m. CST on Friday, the UCF Board of Trustees unanimously named current UCF Provost Dale Whittaker. He has served in this post since 2014. Although two of the board members praised Ken...

Chase-ing the money

Chase-ing the money

Jacob Notermann
, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


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Chase Johnson, student government treasurer, was arrested Thursday night for misapplication of entrusted property and is being held at the Grand Forks County Correctional Center. According to the University of North Dakota Police Department, Johnson was arrested and charged with a class B felony after...

President Kennedy’s trip to Florida


President Kennedy’s trip to Florida


Andre Marquis Washington
, News Writer

March 4, 2018


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, Dakota Student, ND, News

The University of North Dakota’s president may become the University of Central Florida’s president. Last week, President Mark Kennedy and other candidates for the position were in Orlando on the campus of UCF, interviewing in front of a 15-person UCF search committee. At the UCF interview, Kennedy...

A celebration of diversity

A celebration of diversity

February 26, 2018


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In the past, the Dakota Student released special edition issues of our newspaper as a way to highlight athletic achievement or occurrence: a hockey championship, the Potato Bowl, etc. The issues served as reminder that despite our frigid surroundings, there exists at least one reason to persist. This...

We the people of UND

Andre Marquis Washington
, News Writer

February 26, 2018


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, News, Uncategorized

On Tuesday, February 20, a campus-wide email invitation for the University of North Dakota’s 2018 Experience Survey arrived in the inboxes of the UND community.  Delivered by Cara Halgren, Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs and Diversity, the mass email reads, “I invite yo...

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