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Schafer provides budget update

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2016

This past Friday Interim President Ed Schafer sent out a campus wide email updating the UND community on the university’s budget situation. While addressing the current budget shortfall at the university is a priority, Schafer acknowledged that this effort is part of a longer term plan. “The rea...

Kennedy chosen as president

Sean Cleary, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2016

UND’s presidential search process has officially come to a close; former Congressman Mark Kennedy has been selected to be the next president of UND. The State Board of Higher Education selected Kennedy on March 15 after interviewing him, along with finalists Steven Shirley and Nagi Naganathan, in...

El-Rewini reflects on search process, engineering

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2016

Between a presidential search process and the activity occurring at UND’s College of Engineering and Mines, it has been a busy year for Hesham El-Rewini. El-Rewini is the dean of the College of Engineering and Mines and served as co-chairman of the Presidential Search Committee, along with Grant ...

Beyer, Andert launch campaign

Beyer, Andert launch campaign

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-chief

March 15, 2016

Brandon Beyer and Blake Andert announced their candidacy for student body president and vice president earlier this month. Photo courtesy of Brandon Beyer Students at UND are involved in a variety of organizations during their time at the university and Brandon Beyer is certainly no exception. He recently...

Search conclusion

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-chief

March 15, 2016

The UND presidential applicants’ visit to campus over the last month have provided some insights into the nature of communication and leadership. It’s extremely difficult to cut through platitudes in a relatively short interaction with candidates. Obviously each candidate wants similar things; to incre...

Noren makes pitch to UND

Noren makes pitch to UND

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2016

Dr. Jay Noren was the fifth of six presidential candidates to visit UND's campus. Photo by Nick Nelson/The Dakota Student.  Dr. Jay Noren spoke to members of the UND community last friday at an open forum at the Memorial Union, making his pitch on why he should be the next president of UND. Noren was...

Fourth candidate on campus

Fourth candidate on campus

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2016

Touting a career filled with experience focused on research and economic development, Mark Rudin believes he is the right person for the job of UND president. Rudin was the fourth of six presidential candidates to visit UND’s campus, and he spent Monday and Tuesday of this week meeting with member...

Full Slate in 42

Full Slate in 42

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2016

Members of the UND community and other voters in District 42 have a full slate of candidates to choose from to represent them in the North Dakota Legislature come this fall. District 42 surrounds UND’s campus and is currently represented by Reps. Kylie Oversen and Corey Mock and Sen. Mac Schneider...

‘Collaboration is the Grand Forks calling card’

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2016

No other mayor can say they have had a speech dropped off via drone, but that’s exactly what happened to begin Mayor Mike Brown’s State of the City speech last week. The use of the drone was a nod to the growing unmanned aerial vehicle industry in Grand Forks. UND’s role in the Grand Forks communi...

Olsen highlights budget experience, student outcomes

Olsen highlights budget experience, student outcomes

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-chief

February 26, 2016

Morgan Olsen met with members of campus earlier this week as part of the presidential search process. Photo by Nick Nelson/The Dakota Student The second of six presidential candidates has visited UND as part of the application process. Morgan Olsen returned to his alma mater earlier this week as a candidat...

Alumnus reflects on logo process

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-chief

February 23, 2016

While UND has been in the process of trying to find a logo to represent the new “Fighting Hawks” nickname, Earl Strinden, former CEO of the UND Alumni Association, spoke with the Dakota Student on past logo selection processes. While the university was in the process of developing a design to accom...

Elias addresses student senate

Elias addresses student senate

Sean Cleary, Editor-in-chief

February 23, 2016

Ombudsman Henok Elias spoke to UND Student Senate about his new role at UND. Photo by Nick Nelson/The Dakota Student Henok Elias, the new ombudsman at UND, spoke to UND Student Senate last week about his role at the university and what exactly an ombudsman does. “UND’s mission statement talks a...

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