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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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 2018


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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...

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 22, 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...

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