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The plan UND could use to pick a new nickname will be in the hands of the university's president by the end of the day Friday, after the school's nickname...
UND has three new twin-engine airplanes. Piper Aircraft, which provides training and aircraft for the university's aerospace students, delivered the three Piper Seminole high-tech planes to UND earlier this month. John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences Director of Extensions Programs Don Dubuque said the school purchased them after selling one older plane. "When you look at the panels, instead of round gauges you see big glass panels," he said. "Newer airlines have them.
UND's general education program is falling short of its goals to teach students communication and critical thinking skills, a problem which needs fixing, according to a November 2014 program review. The program was reworked and given the title of Essential Studies in 2008, when it also won an Improvement in General Education Award from the Association of General and Liberal Studies. Even though the program's set goals stated on its website are communication, diversity, information literacy and thinking and reasoning, the review states the program is lacking in vigor and students, along with
David Jones has been offered the job of Grand Forks County State's Attorney. Jones, an assistant state's attorney with about 35 years of experience in the field, will replace Peter...
The Grand Forks County Commission has approved creating a Human Resources Department for county employees. The decision is part of an ongoing effort to address issues with compression -- when less experienced employees are paid as much as those with more experience -- in the county's pay scale. Managing Director James Fox of St. Paul's Fox Lawson and Associates consulting firm presented creating an HR department as part of that solution at a meeting Friday.
Applications are currently being accepted for the North Dakota University System’s next chancellor. The new chancellor will replace Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen, who has served in the position since June...
The future of the cost of college in North Dakota is in limbo as state lawmakers look at the possibility of taking control of tuition rates at the state's 11 public institutions. In-state undergraduate tuition and fees alone at UND went from $6,726 in 2010 to $7,741 in 2014, according to the school's 2013 financial report and information from the Office of Institutional Research. Estimated total costs at UND and North Dakota State University, the system's largest universities, have gone from $11,700 in 2003 to $18,800 in 2013, according to the system's 2014 Student Affordability Report.
Lake Region State College is pushing forward with providing free online textbooks to students. Michelle Murphy, an assistant professor of biology and other pre-nursing science courses at LRSC, recently wrote and implemented her own general biology textbook. "It was getting to be overwhelming for me to have to change all these books and it was getting overwhelming for the student to have to pay for all these books, so it just seemed like the right time to start writing my own," she said. Murphy teaches all of her classes online and in 2014 began testing sections of her book on her students a
Local and state agencies are moving forward with BNSF Railway to fund the installation of automated crossing arms at the intersection near Larimore, N.D., where a school bus and train collision killed two people. County Highway Engineer Nick West told the Grand Forks County Commission Tuesday that the North Dakota Department of Transportation has agreed to fund 90 percent of the project, which is estimated to cost between $250,000 and $500,000.
County commissioner John Schmisek said the county's agreement with the Grand Forks Air Force Base to create the Grand Sky Tech Park will be finalized by early February. The unmanned aerial systems park has been in the works since 2013 and Schmisek said at a meeting Tuesday that he plans to sign the final agreement this week and the GFAFB will do so by Feb. 5. A commemorative ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Air Force Base. Preregistration will be required for security purposes and guests will take a shuttle from the Alerus Center to the base beginning at 9 a.m. that day.