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Camelot on campus

Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, a professor in English at UND, presides over the inauguration of President Mark Kennedy on Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

October 14, 2016

Inspired by JFK, President Mark Kennedy settles in at UND For the twelfth time in 133 years, UND has inaugurated a new leader. President Mark Kennedy was officially inaugurated as president of UND this past Monday at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The event was presided over by Rebecca Weaver-Hightower...

Local legislative race nears home stretch

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

October 7, 2016

*Editor’s note: The Dakota Student conducted interviews to profile the positions of both teams of legislative candidates running for office in District 42. This is the second article in that series. As the elections on November 8 approach, local legislative candidates are entering the home stretch o...

Improving labor force participation

October 4, 2016

In spite all of the doom and gloom that seems to dominate the news cycle, the American economy seems to be doing alright. Earlier this month, there was a lot of good news that came out of the Census Report: Between 2014 and 2015, U.S. median income rose from $53,718 to $56,516. 3.5 million people rose...

Local legislative candidates discuss higher education, budget

October 1, 2016

This past week, Schneider, Oversen and Hauschild sat down with The Dakota Student for an interview on their past work and future plans.

Faculty, staff survey

September 27, 2016

UND President Mark Kennedy has repeatedly expressed his interest in listening to the needs of the campus community as he begins his president, and a UND employee survey released early last week provided him and the rest of the UND administration better insight into the concerns of UND faculty and sta...

Wake up to UND

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

September 23, 2016

Members of the Greater Grand Forks community gathered Tuesday morning at “Wake Up to UND” to listen to President Mark Kennedy speak about his plans for the university. The event, which was sponsored by the Chamber of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, was at record capacity. After a performanc...

Immigration, a means of economic growth

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

September 21, 2016

The slowdown in North Dakota’s economy over the past year and a half has presented the state with a variety of issues to address, but some challenges are different than others. Even with the economy tapering off from the explosive growth during the oil boom, unemployment is still very low...

History of the politics of trade in America

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

September 18, 2016

This past weekend I finished reading James McPherson’s Civil War tome “Battle Cry of Freedom.” I highly recommend the Pulitzer Prize winning book to any American history aficionado, although I confess the length of the book took me several months to get through. Amidst the descriptions of battles, tactics,...

Tim Kaine, the stable choice for the Clinton campaign

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

September 13, 2016

With multiple columns opining about the various presidential candidates in last week’s issue, I wanted to briefly write about Secretary Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA). Kaine is a first term senator from Virginia; prior to that he was the chairman of the Democratic Natio...

From classroom to career

From classroom to career

Sean Cleary, Former Editor in Chief

May 3, 2016

Job fairs are one of the many opportunities career available to students. Career services also assists with resume building and job placement. Photo courtesy of und.edu Whether a student is just about to graduate or recently arrived at UND, Career Services has a variety of services to offer to students...

Working at The Dakota Student

Working at The Dakota Student

Sean Cleary, former Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2016

The Dakota Student offers paid internship credit to communications majors, and great experience to anyone who will be writing a lot. Photo by Sean Cleary/ The Dakota Student.  With the school year coming to an end, many students are graduating and UND is preparing for the next class of freshmen t...

Schafer embraces UND presidency

Sean Cleary, Former Editor-in-chief

April 29, 2016

Although he will be leaving his position at the end of June, Interim President Ed Schafer’s vision for the university extends much further down the road. “It’s always a journey, and you start any journey by taking the first step down the path,” Schafer said. “We have what I call a launching ...

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