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Pearson still in play

Pearson still in play

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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Last December, the Dakota Student reported that UND was in talks with academic resource giant Pearson in regards to revamping online education. The deal, if agreed on, would involve Pearson taking part in online education marketing as well as creating infrastructure for the classes themselves. When we s...

University releases 30 year vision

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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The 2018 winter semester is starting out with a strong rollout of administrative initiatives. Last Tuesday, UND Today released a series of maps showing the university’s “preferred vision” for changing the campus landscape. These maps are merely conceptual outlines for a “30-year vision for the UND ...

Sexual assualt

Sexual assualt

Diane Newberry, News Editor

January 21, 2018


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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 “timely notice” came with a brief description of the incident, in which two unknown men had gain...

Digital classroom

Digital classroom

Diane Newberry and Jacob Notermann

November 29, 2017


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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 classes. This move would be in an effort to fulfill Goal Three of the university’s Strategic Plan,...

Psychedelics in the dorms

Psychedelics in the dorms

Diane Newberry, News Editor

November 19, 2017


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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 under the influence of LSD. Ellis had been a typical, straight-laced aviation student. He had successfully...

Wellness Center to institute new dress code

Wellness Center to institute new dress code

Diane Newberry, News Editor

November 15, 2017


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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 for the day, walks past a prominently displayed sign next to the main desk. Ironically, his outfit, ...

The President and the Senate

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


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After having last week off from their regular meeting, the UND Student Senate will be returning with a high productivity rate. However, it’s not the senators being productive. Since August, six of the seven bills and five of the seven resolutions proposed by the Student Senate have been authore...

“Disappointed and Disgusted”

“Disappointed and Disgusted”

Diane Newberry, News Editor

November 5, 2017


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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 and disgusted that the university is not an institutional leader in this state,” Trahant said in his o...

Nursing students educate the community on prescription drug disposal

Nursing students educate the community on prescription drug disposal

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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In the wake of the national opioid epidemic being declared a public health crisis, students at the University of North Dakota took action on the issue. Last Thursday, a class of 12 clinical nursing students held an event promoting proper protocol for disposing old or unwanted medications. The event...

Follett settles counterfeit lawsuit

Diane Newberry, News Editor

October 29, 2017


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On Oct. 10, the Follett Corporation, which operates the University of North Dakota bookstore, agreed to adhere to Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices established by the Educational Publishers Enforcement Group (EPEG) earlier this year. This announcement was made as a result of a lawsuit settlement between...

Lyft vs. Uber

Lyft vs. Uber

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


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Despite Uber’s overall popularity in the ride-sharing industry, students tend to give higher praise to their Grand Forks competitor, Lyft. In a Dakota Student article last Wednesday, much of the article focused on Uber’s relationship with UND. After reaching out on Facebook as to which platform...

Student woes with Uber

Student woes with Uber

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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This past spring, both Lyft and Uber expanded their business into Grand Forks. Since then, there have been mixed reactions to how the companies conduct their operations. At the very beginning, there was a lot of buzz and media coverage around these two platforms coming to town. In November of 2015,...

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