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 Burleson with story ideas or tips by either phone or email, both of which are listed below, or on Twitter @AnnagatorB. More examples of her work can be found at grandforksherald.com.
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Move over Kanye, Hesham El-Rewini is in the house. In an effort to change the conversation about engineers, El-Rewini, dean at UND's College of Engineering and Mines, started thinking outside the beatbox. "When he said 'rap' it almost sounded like a joke, but I was immediately excited because it was something different and fun and unique," Studio One News Director Stephanie Flyger said.
The mood was genial as UND President Robert Kelley addressed the task force that developed the plan the school is going to use to pick a new nickname and logo...
Three finalists have been chosen to become the next president of Northland Community and Technical College. Dennis Bona, Gerald Giraud or Tony Summers will replace NCTC’s current president Anne Temte,...
The Grand Forks County Public Safety and Infrastructure Committee is recommending the County Commission complete four improvement projects this year. At a meeting Tuesday, the committee will recommend the county move forward with repairing the roof on a building the Sheriff's Department uses, installing new high-tech cameras at the County Correctional Center and upgrading the phone and network storage systems throughout county buildings. County Information Systems Director Dean Dahl said the phone systems are so outdated in some locations that it's hard to find replacement parts. All of the
Men in hard hats worked on noisy construction equipment around her, yet UND Law School Dean Kathryn Rand was all smiles as she walked into the space that used to be her old office. "Holy mackerel, this is so different," she said, pulling out her phone to take photos of the gutted room. It was only Rand's second time inside the Law School since an $11.4 million construction and renovation project began. It is slated to be completed and reopened for the 2015 fall semester.
The Grand Forks City Council Service/Safety Committee unanimously approved two ordinances aimed at eliminating high-risk alcohol consumption. At a well-attended meeting Tuesday, the group passed a social host ordinance that would hold many involved with alcohol consumption in their homes liable for the actions of underage drinkers. A second ordinance outlawing extreme drink specials and drinking games at bars, such as "three drinks for the price of one" and beer pong, was also passed.
David Martin has been appointed director of the North Dakota Small Business Development Center. The North Dakota SBDC is an outreach program that helps people start and manage businesses.
Rodney and Betty Webb were honored with a UND Booster Club Fan Salute in Fargo Tuesday. UND Alumni Association and Foundation spokesman Milo Smith said in an email that since 1981, the two supported UND with several donations, the largest of which being farmland near St. Thomas, N.D., worth $272,000 in 1995. Rodney Webb, who died in 2009, was a football letterwinner and graduated from the UND Law School in 1957. He was the first graduate from that school to serve as a federal district judge in North Dakota.
Steve Light told a group of instructors gathered Monday at UND to talk about the school's general education program that they could pass on suggestions for improving the program to him. "You're the people on the ground who know best, so let me know," said Light, UND's associate vice president for academic affairs. The open meeting was the second of two scheduled forums aiming to gather feedback on ways the general education program, called Essential Studies, can be enhanced after a November 2014 program review found it lacking. The revamped program has only had three graduating classes, but