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Searching for creativity

Haley Olson, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

With the spring term right around the corner, the English department is facing a crucial dilemma within the department. With currently, 16.5 professors hired within UND, that number will be dropped down to 15.5 professors for Spring of 2017. Within these professors, the creative writing department...

New evaluation system for professors at UND

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

December 2, 2016

UND has transitioned to another method of evaluating professor performance known as the Student Evaluation of Learning and Feedback for Instructors. SELFI will be replacing the USAT form, which was previously used to measure student performance at UND, although both will still be used this fall. Unlike...

Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

As winter approaches, the protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline continue at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, located an hour south of Bismarck, N.D. With the deadline for the government contract of construction expiring January 1, the protestors will have to deal with the unforgiving cruelty...

Community through creativity

Community through creativity

Haley Olson, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

English grad students share creative writing at Graduate Reading Series Brittney Christy and Robin Du Pont, both graduate students in the English department, presented “The Graduate Reading Series” on Nov. 17, 2016 at the Memorial Union in the medora room. Christy and Du Pont presented creati...

“Cookin’ with Kiddos”

Haley Olson, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

The Wellness Center holds “Cookin’ with Kiddos” once a month to promote healthy living in children. Lesson plan coordinator, Miriah Schneider, plans a meal prep that is easy for both children and parents to cook. “The body is the most important thing to take care of,” Schneider says. “We...

Diversity Advisory Council continues to seek ideas for enhanced inclusion at UND

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

The conversation about diversity and inclusion practices on campus continues as the Diversity Advisory Council continues to look at how UND can become a more welcoming environment. The Diversity Advisory Council was established by President Kennedy last month to provide a recommendation for improving...

Changing jurisdiction

Changing jurisdiction

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

November 18, 2016

University PD discuss jurisdiction agreement with Grand Forks PD Since July of last year, the University of North Dakota Police Department has not had legal jurisdiction off of campus. This lack of jurisdiction comes from a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling, Kroschel v. Levi. In that particular case, ...

Trump’s first 100 days

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

The presidential election of 2016 came to a stunning end as Donald Trump found his path to victory over his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Despite a substantial number of polls which projected Clinton as the winner, Donald Trump has been given the chance to “Make America Great Again.” In October,...

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2016

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION  2016

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

As election day arrives, the Dakota Student examines political agendas of candidates The election season of 2016 finally comes to an end today, as voters exercise their rights and elect the people they see fit to lead our communities.  The candidates have had a long, hard fight to the finish line, ...

Dakota Access Pipeline

Dakota Access Pipeline

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

The battle over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline continues in Cannon Ball, N.D. Over the last week, its influence reached campus at the University of North Dakota. Chalk messages, proclaiming “water is life” and “#noDAPL” appeared on sidewalks all over campus, to spread awareness...

Healthcare uncertainty

Healthcare uncertainty

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

UND professor discusses healthcare premiums spike set to rise in 2017 Healthcare has become a contentious issue in recent years due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare. Throughout the 2016 election season, healthcare has been a central focus to many of the...

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