Dakota Student

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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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...

The presidential countdown

Andre Marquis Washington
, News Writer

February 26, 2018


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President Mark Kennedy may be closing his chapter at University of North Dakota.   Thursday, February 15, Kennedy emailed an announcement to the UND community.  “Having been nominated to consider the role of President of the University of Central Florida (UCF), I responded to the executive...

Smaller departments struggle to attract students, face consolidation

Diane Newberry, News Editor

February 26, 2018


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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. “That’s where I usually sleep.”  The department’s move to its current position in O’Kelly Hall was...

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

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

Diane Newberry, News Editor

February 15, 2018


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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 (UCF). Kennedy’s announcement came after the UCF Presidential Search Committee released his name, al...

ND valve turner sentenced

ND valve turner sentenced

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

February 11, 2018


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Michael Eric Foster, who is vegan, said one of his biggest concerns in prison is a dietary one. He said he doesn’t plan on going on a hunger strike or starving while serving, but said he’s considering initiating a movement in the prison to improve dietary conditions for his prison mates with more...

The magic number 12

The magic number 12

Andre Marquis Washington, News Writer

February 11, 2018


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Contrary to popular belief, the most spoken language in the world is Chinese, followed by Spanish and bringing home the bronze is English. Considering the facts, in addition to modern trends of globalization and internationalization, some may wonder why there isn’t more academic attention prescribed...

Student fee breakdown

Student fee breakdown

Andre Marquis Washington
, News Writer

February 4, 2018


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Is UND a research institution, hockey school or liberal arts university?  That was the question posed randomly to more than 300 UND students.  For some, the answer is obvious.  But for most UND students, the look of puzzlement on their face revealed their confusion.  What was even more puzzling was their answer to the ...

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


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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 saw all of these immigrants trying to get into the country and denied whether or not ...

Birth Controlled

Birth Controlled

Diane Newberry, News Editor

January 28, 2018


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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 act was narrowed by President Trump in October 2017, but there were already numerous exemptions to...

Heitkamp tries to resurrect net neutrality

Heitkamp tries to resurrect net neutrality

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

January 28, 2018


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While internet outages and connection problems are regular complaints amongst UND students, there is an even greater internet battle being fought in our nation’s capital.  Net neutrality has become a hot-button issue for many Americans, especially after the Federal Communications Commission (F...

UND collaboration or UND competition?

Andre Marquis Washington
, News Writer

January 28, 2018


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, News

The city of Grand Forks has become a paradise for the UAS industry.  Grand Forks is home of the United States first commercial UAS business and aviation park, and will host the 12th annual UAS Summit and Expo, an event that  attracts UAS experts from all over the world.  But as with any soil...

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