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Budget cut blues felt campus wide

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

President Kennedy and the Executive Council have made more progress on finalizing budget plans since the time Governor Burgum proposed further cuts to higher education across the state of North Dakota. Back in January, Governor Burgum recommended $31 million be cut in regards to higher education during...

Career Services to host event connecting students and professionals

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

Students looking to expand their network before graduation or the end of the school year should sign and registered for the chance to have a personal discussion with a big time executive during this springs, Career Conversations. Career Conversations grants students the opportunity to spend personal...

Resident hall budget

Resident hall budget

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

The University of North Dakota’s Association of Residence Halls passed an upgraded budget last week for next year, as stated by member Amanda Cook. The budget, ARH-R1617-03, will come into effect next semester and raises the housing fees 20 percent from their current rate for students in residence...

NTSB releases findings of investigation into train accident

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2017

Several days ago, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the determined cause of the collision and derailment of two BNSF trains in 2013, near the town of Casselton, N.D. A car in the middle of a westbound grain freight train derailed into the path of an eastbound crude oil train. Th...

Johnson Amendment

Johnson Amendment

Diane Newberry, Staff Writer

February 18, 2017

President Trump vows to “completely destroy” the Johnson Amendment President Trump announced at the annual National Prayer Meeting Feb. 2 that he aims to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment in an effort to protect free speech for the nation’s religious leaders. The Johnson Amendment, ...

Artistic expression

Artistic expression

Sheldon Halten, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

Creativity and imagination are two words that can be linked to a number of career fields. The arts is a field often overlooked that displays these characteristics in spades. University of North Dakota alumni, Matthew Wallace, the Deputy Director for the North Dakota Museum of Art, believes the arts...

UND robotics team

UND robotics team

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

The University of North Dakota is competing to send a robot to the planet Mars. UND is one of many schools around the United States participating in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) 8th Annual Robotic Mining Competition. This competition, according to the NASA overview,...

Upcoming budget cuts at UND

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

The impending budget cuts have put President Kennedy and the administration in a difficult situation when making decisions about UND’s future. This process began after Governor Doug Burgum presented legislators with a proposal that recommended additional cuts beyond those proposed by former Gov. Jack...

Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

The Gorecki Alumni Center was at full capacity Monday night, as Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington helped close off the third day of Interfaith week; the Eye of the Hawk Lecture. With Washington as the events speaker, the audience was in the hands of a trusting leader to guide them through a discussion of diversity...

Examining cultural differences

Examining cultural differences

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

The University of North Dakota participated in an online seminar Tuesday, January 31, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The seminar, part of the school’s Interfaith Week, discussed the issues that Muslim staff and students face against racist and islamophobic acts of violence and discrimination,...

Trump announces nomination for America’s next Supreme Court Justice

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

An important moment in history occurred Tuesday night, Jan. 31, when President Trump revealed his nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch will be taking the vacant seat held by Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last February. The vacant seat has been a controversial...

First Leadership series event kicks off, discusses conflict management

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

Emily Holth of Sustainable Solution Services LLC, held a lecture Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Memorial Union’s River Valley Room. The lecture, discussing proper conflict management, was the first of a series of three lectures, part of the Spring Leadership Series. The lecture, which ran for an hour, introduc...

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