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It's unclear how much the UND president search will cost when it wraps up this spring but recent searches at other schools in the state have cost on average about as much as a 2016 Porsche Panamera 4. According to data obtained by the Herald, the last four university president searches in North Dakota cost $83,505 on average. The most expensive recent search was the Minot State University president in 2013, which cost $87,759, while the least expensive search came in 2012 for the Lake Region State College president, which cost $78,962.
Ed O'Hara said he is keenly aware of the passion supporters feel for UND, its athletic teams and its nickname. It's what made him excited at the possibility of his design firm, SME Inc., creating the school's new logo.
UND faculty and staff discussed several hot-button items at a University Senate meeting Thursday, with one faculty member calling for the school to cease logo development while addressing a budget shortfall. Interim President Ed Schafer said in a video message to the campus community Monday the UND's $5 million budget shortfall had been "solved" without cutting salaries or programs, but that same day, Gov. Jack Dalrymple ordered most state agencies like UND to cut their budgets by 4.05 percent due to the state's changing revenue forecast.
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded almost $600,000 in research dollars to UND at a meeting Tuesday. The Energy and Environmental Research Center received $300,000 to look at using unmanned aerial systems to inspect high-voltage power lines in partnership with Minnkota Power Cooperative Inc. and Border States Industries Inc. The UND Chemistry and Electrical Engineering departments received $100,000 each to study detection and imaging in biomedical samples and a modified aviation headset, respectively.
Aliza Novacek-Olson took off her shoes before she started spinning yarn on the wooden wheel in front of her near the common room fireplace at Northland Community and Technical College...
Students can now earn a master's degree in electrical engineering through UND entirely online. According to a news release, the program is designed for those in the workforce wishing to...
It was my 24th birthday about a week ago, but I'm not going to write some cliche, coming-of-age, "I'm a millennial who can't figure out what I want in life but it's getting better" column. I'm simply stating this as fact. Happy birthday to me. Please send flowers. I embrace aging because the idea of fighting it is ridiculous. You can't. Everyone gets old and everyone dies, and that's alright.
Henok Elias has seen people at their worst during his career as a mediator and ombudsman. Sitting in his new office at UND Monday, he recalled a time at a prior job when a woman screamed in his face at full volume for several minutes while he simply sat and responded calmly.
Two more people have applied to be UND's next president. Minot State University President Steven Shirley's application was submitted Tuesday evening to the UND Presidential Search Committee. Shirley has been president at Minot State University since July 2014 and was the president of Valley City State University for about six years before that.
Another person has applied to be UND's next president. Cankdeska Cikana Community College President Cynthia Lindquist submitted her application shortly before noon today. The college is located in Fort Totten,...