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Senate meeting cancelled

Staff Report

October 7, 2013

Student Senate cancelled its Sunday meeting to accommodate five members of the executive team who were in Washington, D.C., for the American Student Government Association's national conference, which took place this weekend. “Since the majority of our executive team is at the ASGA conference this...

Campus Briefs

Dakota Student Staff

October 7, 2013

Dakota Student to host open house The Dakota Student, UND’s school newspaper, is hosting an open house on Oct. 10, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Room 8, Memorial Union basement. All are welcome. Stop by and meet staff members, enjoy cookies and refreshments and talk about the newspaper. For more inform...

House makes first bids at UND

House makes first bids at UND

Ashley Marquis, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

Members of recently chartered Alpha Tau Omega fraternity play football on their lawn during their recruitment week. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura. One of UND’s fraternities, Alpha Tau Omega, has been making a comeback to campus and is experiencing many changes as a recently chartered chapter. The gro...

Student Government looks at budget, funding

Student Government looks at budget, funding

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2013

Student brand managers for #besomebody Landon Bahl and Tyler Keehr present to Student Senate on Sept. 22. A bill was not drafted to fund #besomebody’s November visit to UND’s campus. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura. Budget frustrations are just as real for UND’s Student Government as they are for the f...

Community Center offers grants for youth

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

The Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region will be giving out Micro Grants to young people who have ideas about how they can improve the community. According to the foundation website, it is looking for college students, recent graduates, young people, youthful professional...

Mosher hearings remain undecided

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

October 4, 2013

The process determining whether or not UND Assistant French Professor Sarah Mosher will get her contract renewed will continue into next week. The University Senate’s Standing Committee on Faculty Rights met Monday in the Memorial Union’s second floor Memorial meeting room to discuss the documents...

Report shows increase in DUI arrests

Report shows increase in DUI arrests

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

September 30, 2013

UND’s annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the 2012 calendar year shows increase in DUI arrests and burglary reports. According to University Police Chief Eric Plummer, the biggest change was seen in DUI arrests, which saw a significant increase, jumping from 54 in 2011 to 199 in 2012. “We...

Freshmen enrollment dwindles

Freshmen enrollment dwindles

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

September 30, 2013

Freshmen students at this year’s Welcome Weekend pep rally. This year’s freshman class is the smallest in several years. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura. UND’s newest class reflects a new approach to admissions. After a string of record-high enrollment years at UND, this year’s student body has...

Senate may move meeting

Jaye Millspaugh, Multimedia Editor

September 30, 2013

Discussion at Sunday’s Student Senate meeting centered around a possible new weekly meeting time. Executives are pushing for a Wednesday evening meeting time next semester as a way to increase attendance by other members of the UND community. “We chose Wednesday evenings since, according to...

Sioux gear to stay

Sioux gear to stay

Ashley Marquis, Staff Writer

September 30, 2013

Students wearing Sioux gear at a UND hockey game last year. Various organizations on campus are putting restrictions on wearing such gear after the nickname was dropped. File photo.  A proposed ban on wearing Fighting Sioux apparel was not approved in student senate. “The entire section on dress...

Sargent terminated

Sargent terminated

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

September 27, 2013

Director of Residence Services Judy Sargent speaks during the 2012 National Residence Hall Honorary induction ceremony. Sargent’s position with UND was terminated on Sept. 20, 2013. Photo submitted. Residence Services at UND, may have a new look in the coming months and years because of perso...

City Council mulls law

Carrie Sandstrom, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2013

Monday, UND students and staff joined other members of the community in weighing in on a law proposed by Grand Forks City Council to create an ordinance banning housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the city. More than 40 people gathered to hear and speak on...

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