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Students save with book rentals

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

September 9, 2013


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Each semester, students go to the bookstore to get their required books for class, and end up spending hundreds of dollars. Now, renting textbooks is an option that can - and has - saved students from breaking the bank. Since 2010, the UND Bookstore, operated by Follett, has been offering a program...

University Senate meets for first time this year

Staff Report

September 9, 2013


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The University Senate held their first meeting of the new school year on Thursday, September 5—welcoming both old and new faces. University Senate Chair Ryan Zerr presided over his first meeting, being elected to the position last spring. With no issues on the agenda, the Senate took time to make several...

Heat wave hits campus

Ashley Marquis, Staff Writer

September 9, 2013


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High temperatures, scorching sunlight and school? Normally, these three words don’t go together in North Dakota, but for the past couple weeks on campus, this phrase has become a sizzling reality for most. The first week of classes and the latter part of the second week this semester were accompanied...

Athletes score big with academics

Athletes score big with academics

Larry Philbin, News Editor

September 5, 2013


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According to the NCAA, UND athletics exceeded the national average in the Academic Progress Rate in 2011-2012. In 2011-12, the national average APR score was 974. The 20 athletic teams at UND achieved an APR score of 977, exceeding the national average. “We recruit student athletes that achieve...

Campus Briefs

Dakota Student Staff

September 5, 2013


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Search continues for new NDUS chancellor On Friday, the Board of Higher Education will interview the six finalists for the position of interim chancellor of the North Dakota University System, according to an article in the Grand Forks Herald. The Board is aiming to have the new chancellor named ...

Goodbye to Gilly’s

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

September 5, 2013


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A new option for entertainment in downtown Grand Forks is now available for those over age 21. Brick & Barley Bar & Restaurant opened in August, right before the school year began. It is located at 9 Third St. N. It replaces Gilly’s Bar & Grill, a popular bar among college students. “We’re...

Enrollment rises for fall semester

Ashley Marquis, Staff Writer

September 5, 2013


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This fall, UND experienced its highest first day enrollment ever — 14,863 students. Even though this year’s total enrollment —  including both undergraduate and graduate students — undergraduate specific enrollment was down slightly from fall 2012. However, the number of students enrolled...

UND welcomes new students

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

August 29, 2013


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More than 1,500 eager new students arrived on UND’s campus last weekend to be welcomed to the university. According to Assistant Dean of Student Involvement, Cassie Gerhardt, 1,503 new freshman posed for the second annual freshman class group photo in the outdoor bleachers at Memorial Stadium. There...

Parking office shifts policy

Larry Philbin, News Editor

August 29, 2013


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UND’s parking permit system has undergone changes for the fall semester. Starting this year, students who live in on-campus apartments such as University Place or other campus owned apartments will be able to purchase an APT permit for $5 extra when accompanied with a HAPT parking permit. The HAPT...

Carlson Zink named CEO

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2013


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Tuesday afternoon in UND’s new Gorecki Alumni Center the UND Alumni Association and Foundation announced its first female CEO, DeAnna Carlson Zink, who will take over the position April 1. Carlson Zink, a 25-year employee of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation, has served the organization...

New deans join university staff

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

August 29, 2013


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Two new deans have joined UND staff for the start of the fall semester. At a community reception Aug. 13, Grand Forks and UND officially welcomed Dr. Debbie Storrs to the College of Arts and Sciences and Dr. Robert Hill to the College of Education and Human Development. Storrs came to UND from...

More options at Welcome Week

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

August 21, 2013


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There are many ways for new freshmen to find friendly faces to talk to on campus. One of the first options is Welcome Weekend, which starts the weekend students move in August 24 and continues until Labor Day. The week consists of many free social events for students of all grade levels. It is also ...

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