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Voting in North Dakota

Sean Cleary, Former Editor-in-chief

April 29, 2016

On June 14, North Dakotans will have the opportunity to cast their vote for a variety of candidates and a statewide ballot measure. To be eligible to vote in North Dakota, a person must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, a North Dakota resident and a resident in their precinct for 30 days pre...

Kopp reflects on year

Kopp reflects on year

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2016

Kopp addresses UND Student Senate earlier this year. Photo by Nick Nelson/The Dakota Student.   The end of the school year is approaching, and for Matt Kopp, that means graduation and the end of his time as UND student body president. Kopp, who will be attending law school next year, expressed opt...

Logo story coming to film

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2016

The UND nickname saga has been a focal point of people’s attention in Grand Forks for the past several years, and a North Dakota filmmaker was been working to tell that story to a wider audience. After nearly three years of work, Matt Fern is nearing the end of his documentary “Unauthorized: The Sto...

UND responds to budget decisions

UND responds to budget decisions

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2016

Interim President Ed Schafer addresses the crowd during the budget forum Wednesday afternoon in the Memorial Union. Photo by Nick Nelson/The Dakota Student Tears were shed, grievances were heard and questions were asked about the rationale behind UND’s proposed budget cuts. Hundreds of people floc...

Beyer preps for top spot

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2016

While UND will have new student leadership next year, the student body president and vice president have plenty of experience at the university. Senior Brandon Beyer and Sophomore Blake Andert ran unnopposed for the positions, and last week they were elected to the top positions in student governme...

Students react to proposed Studio One cut

Students react to proposed Studio One cut

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2016

Studio One interns met with alumni this past weekend in Minneapolis. Last Thursday it was announced the program could be eliminated. Photo courtesy of Studio One After 29 years at the University of North Dakota, Studio One has been slated to be eliminated pending a new solution to preserve the pro...

Community residents seek ‘common ground’

Community residents seek 'common ground'

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2016

Attendees of the "Common Ground" community/university learning forum listen to the main panel's presentation. Photo by Nick Nelson/The Dakota Student.  Members of the Grand Forks area gathered to discuss issues important to the future of Grand Forks community this past Saturday at Empire Arts Cent...

Students react to proposed Studio One cut

Students react to proposed Studio One cut

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-chief

April 17, 2016

After 29 years at the University of North Dakota, Studio One has been slated to be eliminated pending a new solution to preserve the program.

Finalist selected for College of Aerospace

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2016

The search committee for UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences next dean has announced UND Associate Dean Paul Lindseth as the sole finalist. Lindseth has worked at UND since 1988, and he has been the associate dean of academics at UND’s aerospace school since 2002. He has a bachelor...

Student Government lacking candidates

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2016

As I type this, University of North Dakota students will have the chance to select student representatives to UND Student Government and the University Senate. By press time, we will have the official results. However, unlike most elections, for student government or otherwise, there were very few cand...

Shale booms shift voter preference

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2016

A recent study reached the conclusion that areas that experience shale oil booms are much more likely to elect Republican candidates to office.  This past Monday, Erik Gilje, an assistant professor of finance at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, gave a presentation at UND on how vot...

Law school hosts panel on trafficking

Sean Cleary, Editor in Chief

April 12, 2016

While North Dakotans have benefitted in many ways from the shale oil boom over the past several years, there also have been several adverse effects state leaders have been working to address after the rapid expansion of the state’s population and economy. The North Dakota School of Law hosted a symposium ti...

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