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With power comes responsibility

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

December 2, 2016

With the dust beginning to settle from the election results, people are now turning their attention towards what the implications will be, both locally and nationally. At the state level, Republicans have grown their control of the legislature and retained control of nearly every statewide office....

New evaluation system for professors at UND

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

December 2, 2016

UND has transitioned to another method of evaluating professor performance known as the Student Evaluation of Learning and Feedback for Instructors. SELFI will be replacing the USAT form, which was previously used to measure student performance at UND, although both will still be used this fall. Unlike...

Implications of media bias

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

November 22, 2016

Election year media coverage often brings up a recurring topic of debate: media bias. This cycle was certainly no exception, and the debate won’t be going away anytime soon. I’ve always found it peculiar when critics of the media choose to use the term “the media” in the first place. The media...

Moving forward in the Trump Era

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

November 18, 2016

The post-election reaction to Donald Trump’s victory has provided some insight into political discourse in this country, to say the least. With Trump as president, people should act the same as they should if anyone else was president: advocate for policies they agree with and voice opposition to...

Changing jurisdiction

Changing jurisdiction

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

November 18, 2016

University PD discuss jurisdiction agreement with Grand Forks PD Since July of last year, the University of North Dakota Police Department has not had legal jurisdiction off of campus. This lack of jurisdiction comes from a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling, Kroschel v. Levi. In that particular case, ...

Measure 2: yes or no

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

November 4, 2016

Sean Cleary, vote yes on Measure 2 With everything going during the 2016 election, Measure 2 is not a hot topic of conversation among many voters. It hasn’t received much press or attracted much debate compared to some of the other ballot measures, but I think voting “yes” on Measure 2 woul...

Biomedical engineering

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

November 4, 2016

NDSU and UND will be offering joint graduate programs in biomedical engineering beginning in fall 2017. The programs will be the first of their kind in the state of North Dakota. “This joint program is the perfect model of how our diverse faculty expertise from UND and NDSU can work together to...

Student government holds forum to discuss issues with District 42 candidates

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

November 1, 2016

The campaign to determine who will represent District 42 in the North Dakota Legislature is nearing its conclusion. Last week, Thursday, UND Student Government hosted a forum between the two teams of candidates. The district is currently represented by Sen. Mac Schneider and Rep. Kylie Oversen, and ...

Presidential election has implications in higher education

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

October 28, 2016

With a long campaign nearing its conclusion, UND students will have the chance to vote on Nov. 8 to elect the next president of the United States. In a campaign that has grown increasingly contentious between the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, policy differences have not usually been at the forefr...

Diversity council

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

October 25, 2016

University policy regarding issues of race and diversity on campus will receive increased scrutiny over the next several months. Early last week, the Diversity Advisory Council held its first meeting. The council was formed by President Kennedy following racially charged Snapchat photos posted at t...

Uncertainty in athletic funding

Thomasine Heitkamp, UND professor in social work, speaks during the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee meting on Monday afternoon at Robin Hall.

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

October 23, 2016

While some have celebrated President Kennedy’s email to campus saying no sports will be cut, the announcement left me with more questions than answers. Included in the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee’s (IAC) proposal to Kennedy were several specific recommendations for how to find the money ...

Ballot Measures: a primer for students

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

October 14, 2016

When North Dakotans head to the polls this November, they will have more to vote on than just a local, state and national candidates. On the flip side of the ballot will be five ballot measures, giving voters the chance to directly weigh on whether the proposed measure becomes law. Measures 1 and 2...

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