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Kennedy biography

Staff Report

May 3, 2016

Mark Kennedy was selected to be the 12th president of UND on March 15 by the State Board of Higher Education. His selection was the result of an extensive search process that spanned most of the 2015-2016 academic year. Kennedy will begin his presidency in July. He is currently the director of the G...

Bridging the gap

Staff Report

May 3, 2016

They say a journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single footstep. The first step on the path to helping others begins when one finds out who needs help. This is where the UND Volunteer Bridge comes in. According to the Volunteer Bridge website, its mission is “to provide information, opportunities and ...

University closing in on final budget

Staff report

April 29, 2016

UND has come one step closer to resolving its current budget shortfall. This past Wednesday, Interim President Ed Schafer announced in an email that he has accepted $21.5 million in recommendations of cuts and adjustments to address the shortfall. The email gave a brief overview of some of the policies that w...

UND junior awarded national scholarship

UND junior awarded national scholarship

April 29, 2016

Photo courtesy of Division of University and Public Affairs Jed Hanson from Argusville, N.D., was recently awarded with the Truman Scholarship. Hanson will receive a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school and opportunities for professional development. Hanson studies political science and pu...

Grand Forks hosts hip-hop festival

Grand Forks hosts hip-hop festival

Staff Report

April 26, 2016

The Zen People perform their set at the Rhyme and Reverse festival on Friday night. Photo by Nick Nelson/The Dakota Student. Cold Sweat, Real Truth and Jantzonia make up the hip-hop trio known as Zen People. On Friday night, they performed in front of a small crowd at The Guild in downtown Grand F...

News Briefs

Staff Report

April 26, 2016

UND Student Health Services receives accreditation again Every year since 2007, UND Student Health has been recognized by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care for providing the highest quality of care. UND Student Health Services was the first program in the state to receive accreditation. “...

Writer’s conference underway

Writer's conference underway

Staff report

April 8, 2016

The UND’s Writer Conference kicked off on Wednesday and concludes Saturday evening. The conference features writers from throughout the country and is hosted primarily at the ballroom of the Memorial Union. For a schedule of events, please visit https://und.edu/orgs/writers-conference/current-conference/wc-schedule.cfm. More coverage from the Dakota Student will be featured in the next issue. Photo by Nick Nelson/The Da...

Student government announces candidates

Staff report

April 8, 2016

The following candidates will be on the ballot to for UND Student Government next academic year. Executive Offices Student Body President- Brandon Beyer Student Body Vice President- Blake Andert Student Senators College of Arts and Sciences (one position)- John T. Opland College of Business and Public...

Parties endorse candidates

Staff Report

April 5, 2016

The North Dakota Republican and Democrat-NPL parties selected their statewide candidates this past weekend at their respective state conventions. The Democrats’ convention took place at the Bismarck Event Center, while the Republicans held their convention at the Scheels Arena in Fargo. The Republicans ...

Grand Forks makes list of top college towns

Grand Forks makes list of top college towns

Staff Report

April 1, 2016

Grand Forks was named the fifth best small college town in the United States by Schools.com last month, while Fargo took top honors in the online list. The rankings were compiled based on a variety of factors: percentage of the population aged 18-34, percentage with a bachelor’s degree, median ann...

Student Senate meets before spring break

Staff report

March 15, 2016

Photo by Nick Nelson/The Dakota Student The Vice Provost and Chief Strategy Officer Joshua Riedy addressed the student senate regarding a variety of issues around campus. Student Body President Matt Kopp spoke to the student senate regarding the presidential search process, Memorial Union master plannin...

UND law school reaccredited

Staff report

February 26, 2016

UND’s School of Law has recently been reaccredited by the American Bar Association, according to a UND press release. This means that the law school will continue to operate as an ABA-approved school. The law school recently completed a $14.4 million building renovation and this was cited as a ce...

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