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Music Therapy pushes back

Music Therapy pushes back

Nick Sallen, Opinions Editor

April 1, 2016

Photo courtesy of arts-sciences.und.edu UND music therapy students continue to protest the suspension of their program. UND Interim President Ed Schafer said in a University Senate meeting  last month that departments are responsible for making their priorities known to the administration. How...

Berry and Boeser win NCHC awards

Berry and Boeser win NCHC awards

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

March 19, 2016

Brad Berry won the Herb Brooks' NCHC Coach of the Year in his first season as head coach of the men's hockey team. Photo by UND The awards continue to pour in for the UND men’s hockey team. UND coach Brad Berry has won the Herb Brook’s NCHC coach of the year. Berry replaced Dave Hakstol this ...

Mark Kennedy is the next president of UND

Mark Kennedy is the next president of UND

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

March 15, 2016

Mark Kennedy will be the 12th President of UND when he takes office in July. Photo courtesy of gspm.gwu.edu The director of the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management and former Minnesota Congressman Mark Kennedy has been selected as the next president of UND. The St...

Wise talks anti-racism at UND

Wise talks anti-racism at UND

Nick Sallen, Opinion editor

March 15, 2016

Time Wise spoke on racism at the chester Fritz Auditorium on Monday. Photo by Nick Nelson/ The Dakota Student By the end of the night, anti-racist author and educator Tim Wise had the whole Chester Fritz Auditorium giving him a standing ovation. Throughout his presentation, Wise touched on the topic...

Students win awards at wildlife conference

Students win awards at wildlife conference

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2016

UND's Wildlife Society was well represented at the North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society Conference. Photo by Susan Felege. Recently, The Wildlife Society returned from Mandan, N. D., where students and faculty had the opportunity to listen to cutting-edge research in the wildlife biology field, p...

UND scientists study glacial melt

UND scientists study glacial melt

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2016

The Knife Point Glacier is one of many glaciers scientists are studying in Wyoming. Photo by Jeff VanLooy UND students and instructors have been hiking up glaciers deep in mountainous Wyoming to study the intricacies of glacial melting. Groups of undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplin...

Student assists with ballot measure

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2016

A group of university students and community members across North Dakota have come together to gather signatures in support of a marijuana legalization ballot initiative. If the ballot gets 13,342 signatures in 120 days, then the secretary of state will have to put marijuana legalization on the ballot...

Lindquist should be considered

Lindquist should be considered

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2016

Cynthia Lindquist was an adjunct faculty member for the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Photo courtesy of und.edu If you’re going to accept one late applicant for an interview, then you must be fair to the other late applicant. Minot State President Steven Shirley got the call to go do...

Help addicts, legalize drugs

Help addicts, legalize drugs

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

February 3, 2016

A poster by Students for Liberty's campaign in Colorado to end the war on drugs. Image courtesy of cityam.com It doesn’t take long for drug addiction to stop you from achieving your dreams. Rotting in jail for the self-harm caused by addiction will further prevent any future success. Currently, w...

Understanding the presidential primary process

Nick Sallen, Opinion editor

February 2, 2016

If you’re like me and this is the first election you will be voting for, then you probably don’t know how to vote for the candidate you’d like to win the presidential primary. Here’s your guide to the presidential primary process. The convention Prior to a general election, there is a selec...

A review of Kelley’s exceptional UND

A review of Kelley’s exceptional UND

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

February 2, 2016

The three logos represent UND's priority on enrichment, expansion and enhancing the quality of life for everyone at UND. Image courtesy of und.edu Strategic priorities have been laid out to make UND exceptional. The roadmap to make this university exceptional was laid down by former President Robert ...

E-cigs

Nick Sallen, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2016

Electronic cigarettes were created as a way for smokers to mimic the use of traditional cigarettes, supposedly without the health risks. However, the harsh reality is that e-cigs may be dangerous, and the unregulated products inside have no proven long-term effectiveness as a smoking cessation tool. ...

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