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Lieutenant Don Rasmuson is a UND police officer and intellegence officer in the Department of Public Safety.

Addressing sexual assault on the college campus

Matt Eidson, Editor-In-Chief April 28, 2017

Handling sexual assault on a college campus poses unique problems that are forcing institutions to expedite the process. In an attempt to ensure a victim doesn’t run into her or his attacker on the way...

48th annual Writers Conference begins

48th annual Writers Conference begins

Matt Eidson, News Editor March 24, 2017

The 48th annual Writers Conference kicked off at the University of North Dakota Wednesday, March 22. The three-day event will bring students, staff, faculty and Grand Forks community members face-to-face...

Owen; workplace experiences

Owen; workplace experiences

Matt Eidson, Writer March 10, 2017

Recently, I wrote an opinion piece expressing my distrust and lack of confidence in Dave Owen, a candidate for VP of Student Government and a staff writer for the Dakota Student. Mr. Owen disagreed with...

Don’t vote for Owen

Matt Eidson, News Editor March 7, 2017

As a United States Marine who has long since left active duty to attend the University of North Dakota, there are several lessons I carried with me from my training. One notion that continues to shape...

Death by baseball

Matt Eidson, News Editor March 3, 2017

Carl Mays stood on the pitcher’s mound at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, N.Y., working his way through the fifth inning of a soon-to-be infamous baseball game on Aug. 16, 1920. At the plate was Cleveland...

Closing the borders

Matt Eidson, News Editor January 31, 2017

During the spring 2016 semester, I interviewed a group of students in the multicultural center following an incident involving a racially insensitive Snapchat photo. The photo depicted white students from...

English associate professor Crystal Alberts poses a question to author Brian Greene during the 2016 UND Writers Conference at the Memorial Union ballroom. Nick Nelson/ Dakota Student

“Citizen” discussion

Matt Eidson, News Editor January 31, 2017

Continuing a 47-year tradition, the University of North Dakota is set to kick off the 2017 Writers Conference on March 22. This year’s Writers Conference is in good hands. Crystal Alberts, Associate...

Interfaith week

Matt Eidson, News Editor January 27, 2017

In an effort to increase cultural awareness and foster an environment of educational interest, United Campus Ministries, Christus Rex, UND Health and Wellness, UND Diversity and Inclusion, Campus Ministries...

UND students visit club booths during the Student Involvement Expo on August 19, 2016 outside the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Getting involved

Matt Eidson, News Editor January 20, 2017

The distance from Crookston, Minn. to Indianapolis, Ind. is 879 miles. But for Sara Kaiser, a communication major attending the University of Indianapolis, it might as well have been one million. While...

Students file into the Study Abroad Fair in the Memorial Union Loading Dock.

International encouragement

Matt Eidson, News Editor January 13, 2017

Years ago, during a semester abroad in Chile, South America, Whitney Maine found herself on the metro transit, exploring her surroundings. After a few hours of soaking up the sights, she came to sudden...

Arbor Park in downtown Grand Forks is the center point of a debate whether to re-develop pocket parks that were created after the 1997 flood.

To build or not to build; deciding what to do with Arbor Park

Matt Eidson, News Editor January 13, 2017

The fate of Arbor Park continues to be a topic of discussion for community members. In previous months, several members of the Grand Forks community rallied together to introduce a petition demanding...

Multipurpose materials

Matt Eidson, News Editor October 14, 2016

University of North Dakota Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Surojit Gupta has his own futuristic vision: an engine that doesn’t need oil. Gupta recently started a Cooperative Research and...

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