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Perscription drug monitoring increasing in ND

Sean Cleary, News Editor

November 3, 2015

President Obama visited Charleston, W. Va., in late October to address the problem of prescription drug abuse and heroin use in the United States. In the White House’s press release accompanying the event, it was announced that in 2016 the National Association of Boards and Pharmacies will increase a...

My perspective on democracy

My perspective on democracy

Sean Cleary, News Editor

November 3, 2015

The Haitian National Palace in ruins after the 2010 earthquake. Photo courtesy of cnews.canoe.com In October, Haiti held elections to decide who will be its next president and members of parliament. While the results have not yet been finalized, observing the Haitian election provides some important in...

DS VIEW: Nicknames

Editorial Board

October 27, 2015

Alex Bertsch- Recently, I have heard a lot of negativity about the Sundogs nickname. People have treated it like it is a joke, however what more is a nickname than a joke. The best nicknames all began as jokes and ballooned into statements of pride from there, and those that try to be founded in pride,...

Fraternity cleared of allegations

Fraternity cleared of allegations

Sean Cleary, News Editor

October 23, 2015

The alleged incident outside Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in late August was reported to be false last week. Photo by Nick Nelson/ The Dakota Student The Grand Forks County State’s Attorney Office announced last week that the assault alleged by Haaken Gisvold outside of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity ...

First Nations day celebrated at UND

First Nations day celebrated at UND

Sean Cleary, News editor

October 15, 2015

UND student Andrea Kelsch spoke at the First Nations Day program last week at UND's American Indian Center. Photo by Nick Nelson/ The Dakota Student UND American Indian Student Services (AISS) and the North Star Council hosted a celebration of First Nations Day last Thursday at the American Indian Ce...

Medical school hosts day for premed

Sean Cleary, news editor

September 30, 2015

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) will be hosting their annual Premed day on Oct. 24 from  9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested in applying to medical school is invited to the event, which will be located at the Reed T. Keller Auditorium at the SMHS. Acco...

UND Theatre Department announces upcoming play

Sean Cleary, News Editor

September 30, 2015

UND Department of Theatre Arts will be presenting “The Aliens” by Annie Baker Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. The play will be performed in the Burtness Lab Theater, which is located on UND’s campus just south of Gamble Hall on Centennial Drive. The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. and cost $15 dollars for ...

Master planning process begins

Dave Chakraborty_Associate Vice President for Facilites

Sean Cleary, news editor

September 29, 2015

Dave Chakraborty's faculty picture. Photo courtesy of und.edu UND announced this Tuesday that it is beginning a process to implement a Campus Master Plan. This plan will set the framework for future development of the UND campus. The university is currently preparing for the initial phase of this multiphase ...

Expansion for Northern Plains UAS Test Site

Sean Cleary, News Editor

September 25, 2015

The Northern Plains UAS Test site announced last Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized the site to test unmanned aircraft up to an altitude of 400 feet across the US. The site is already authorized to test unmanned aircraft up to 1200 feet within North Dakota and has reque...

Founder of UND School of Aerospace to receive Roosevelt Rough Rider Award

Founder of UND School of Aerospace to receive Roosevelt Rough Rider Award

Sean Cleary, News Editor

September 25, 2015

Photo from www.governor.nd.gov John D. Odegard will receive the Rough Rider Award this year. John D. Odegard, founder of the UND School of Aerospace, has been selected to posthumously receive the Roosevelt Rough Rider Award. The award is considered to be the highest honor awarded by the state of No...

Welcoming the Pope to America

CAGLIARI, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 22:  Pope Francis delivers his speech during a meeting with young people on September 22, 2013 in Cagliari, Italy. Pope Francis heads to Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia for a pastoral visit that includes celebrating mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria. The Pope announced in May that he wished to visit the Marian Shrine of Bonaria or 'Good Air' because it gave his hometown of Buenos Aires its name. During his 10-hour visit to the city of Cagliari, the Pope will also meet workers, business representatives, prisoners, the poor, young people, leading representatives from the world of culture and the island's Catholic bishops.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Sean Cleary, News Editor

September 25, 2015

Pope Francis speaking in Argentina. Photo courtesy of hufingtonpost.com This upcoming week Pope Francis will visit the United States. His first stop will be in Washington DC where he will meet with the President, address Congress and canonize Blessed Junipero Serra as a saint. Statements that the...

School of Law nationally ranked in affordability

Sean Cleary, News Editor

September 14, 2015

According to a report compiled by U.S. News, the UND School of Law ranks 6th in the nation in the amount of debt graduates hold. The graduates of the UND Law class of 2014 held an average debt $64,818. The relatively low debt burden and high job placement rate leads prospective students to choose UND, and man...

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