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The evolution of the Women’s Center

The evolution of the Women’s Center

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 15, 2017


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Like many institutions on campus, the Women’s Center’s is going through some changes following the upheaval of the last academic year. Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Cara Halgren attributes the Women Center’s particular evolution to the retirement of two key staff members at the...

The end of DACA

Brody Morris, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an Obama era program implemented in 2012 that made it possible for children of illegal immigrants to live in the United States without the fear of deportation. This act made it possible for illegal immigrants who came as children with their paren...

The search for Savanna Greywind

The search for Savanna Greywind

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 12, 2017


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When Courtney Souvannasacd first heard that Fargo woman Savanna Greywind was missing she, like many Grand Forks residents, found herself thinking of Dru Sjodin. Sjodin, a 22-year-old University of North Dakota student, was abducted from the Columbia Mall parking lot and killed in 2003. “I was takin...

UND opens new passport center

UND opens new passport center

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017


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The University of North Dakota is making international travel easier as a means of promoting studying abroad. As of Aug. 1, UND’s International Center became a passport application acceptance facility. This means students, faculty and staff no longer have to go off-campus to the post office to apply for...

The rise of Amway on campus

Diane Newberry, News Editor

September 4, 2017


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“You could tell it was a pyramid scheme the second they started talking,” Steven Gabel, a junior at UND, said about the Amway presentation he was invited to by a friend last year.        This is the impression that many students have upon hearing about or attending presentations regarding th...

The smell is natural, but the coulee isn’t

The smell is natural, but the coulee isn’t

Jacob Notermann, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


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The familiar “rotten-egg” smell of the English Coulee is the result of sulfate in the water that converts to hydrogen sulfide gas when it reacts with organic matter. Dr. Phil Gerla is an associate professor of geology and eological engineering at the University of North Dakota. “It’s nothing unnatu...

“Make UAS great again”: One club’s story of revival

“Make UAS great again”: One club’s story of revival

Diane Newberry, News Editor

May 5, 2017


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At this time last year, The UND UAS/RC Club was virtually defunct. Their name stands for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Radio Controlled Aircraft, and to students like Eric DeGray, it seemed odd that UND Aerospace didn’t have a more active UAS community. “It had been inactive for about a year and...

Grand Forks bus routes restructured

Grand Forks bus routes restructured

Nick Sallen, Copy Editor

May 5, 2017


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The Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Cities Area Transit (CAT) have updated their Transit Development Plan (TDP) to better meet city bus rider needs as the city continues to develop. According to the TDP handout, the new route changes will “strengthen existing...

Working for diversity and inclusion on campus

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


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For those looking to return to the university for this upcoming semester, there are opportunities to seek and engage with some of the departments the campus has to offer. The Diversity and Inclusion Department is one that is always looking to provide students the path for the best college experience. Sandra...

Financial Wellness closing this year

Financial Wellness closing this year

Diane Newberry, News Editor

May 3, 2017


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The Financial Wellness Center, created in 2013 to provide free financial counseling and education to students, will be closing permanently on May 31. The news came suddenly for Shafiq Khan, who was hired as coordinator of the center in December. The employees of the office were reportedly told of their i...

Students come together to “do work” for BIG Event this spring

Students come together to “do work” for BIG Event this spring

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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Over 900 students from the University of North Dakota participated in a day of community service on Saturday, April 29. The day, known as the BIG Event, started at 9:30 a.m. at the Wellness Center and went on until 2 p.m. Volunteers received free T-shirts, food and the satisfaction of cleaning up the Gra...

Mr. Relay, an all-male pageant held to fight cancer

Mr. Relay, an all-male pageant held to fight cancer

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


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An event for a good cause was held in the Memorial Union Ballroom last Sunday evening, April 23. Students had the opportunity to attend and donate to the campus Relay for Life, an organization that looks to help fight and prevent cancer, during their Mr. Relay: Male Pageant Contest. The night began...

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