Anna Burleson is the higher education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota's Mass Communication program and is originally from Watertown, S.D. Contact her with story ideas or tips by phone, email or Twitter, all of which are listed below. Examples of her work can be accessed here.
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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,...
UND Provost Thomas DiLorenzo is seeking nominations for interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development. Robert Hill, who had held the job since 2013, resigned in December after an internal investigation found he failed to comply with the school's Code of Conduct, engaged in unwelcoming behavior toward women and made inappropriate comments. In a campuswide email and post to UND's online newsletter, DiLorenzo said he is accepting nominations through Tuesday via email at email@example.com .
While a short-term solution for this fiscal year is in sight, a state budget forecast means those at UND have an even larger task in front of them to balance the school's budget in coming years. UND receives budget appropriations from the state on a two-year basis. In the 2015-17 biennium, UND already faces a $5 million deficit partially due to a legislatively mandated tuition increase cap of 2.5 percent when a 3.7 percent increase was needed to cover costs.
UND will host an open educational resource (OER) seminar Thursday. The event is the result of support for a free and open textbook initiative from the State Board of Higher...
The problem with an uncooperative rabbit is that no matter what goes wrong, it's adorable. When my boyfriend told me I should come home for lunch one day during a recent visit to Grand Forks, I really didn't expect him to surprise me with a fuzzy, floppy-eared bunny in my living room, but he did. His name is Buster, and he's the most adorable rabbit on the planet. He spends his days hip-hopping around doing rabbit things while thinking rabbit thoughts. He likes watching TV and licking lime juice off your fingers, and his kisses smell like carrots.
A committee in charge of recommending who will design UND's Fighting Hawks logo said it needs more information before it narrows down a list of 15 companies that applied for the job. The Graphic Identity RFP Evaluation and Recommendation Team met for the third time Friday and planned to rank the 15 remaining request for proposal responses (RFP) from design firms interested in creating the logo. Instead, the committee moved to allow UND's purchasing department to inquire about specific aspects of how each firm calculated the pricing portion of their responses.
Even though she's the associate vice president for diversity and inclusion at UND, Sandra Mitchell said she is guilty of human bias and assumptions just like everybody else. At a diversity forum Thursday, Mitchell recounted a time at a previous job where she was offended when a Muslim man didn't shake her hand, not realizing it was part of his religion and he was instead acknowledging her by touching his hand to his heart.
SOCORRO, N.M.—Two of the 15 candidates selected to move forward in the UND presidential search are also finalists in the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology presidential search. In a post on the New Mexico Tech Physics Department Facebook page, the Board of Regents of New Mexico Tech announced Tuesday that University of Texas, Arlington Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ronald Elsenbaumer and University of Toledo Engineering Dean Nagi Naganathan are finalists with three other candidates.
SOCORRO, N.M. -- Two of the 15 candidates selected to move forward in the UND presidential search are also finalists in the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology presidential...
Malika Carter, the director of Multicultural Student Services at UND, left her position Wednesday after being at the university for about three years. Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Sandra Mitchell said an acting director will be appointed soon and she plans to conduct a national search to find someone to fill the position.