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Collaboration and meeting North Dakota's workforce needs were the main topics of discussion at an open forum with North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott in Grand Forks.
Twenty-two people have been nominated to help pick UND's next president. In June, 71-year-old President Robert Kelley announced he would retire in January 2016 after leading the university for seven years. Nominations were due July 29 for who would serve on the search committee, which is a part of the process the North Dakota University System has in place for choosing university presidents. Those on the list represent a wide swath of UND and the surrounding community as professors in science, arts and aerospace are named alongside alumni who run large businesses such as Valley Dairy and Ha
Everyone has done it; you buy a bag of lettuce with the best of intentions only to use a quarter of it on a sandwich and maybe a subsequent salad before the rest rots and turns brown. The Prepworks from Progressive Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Keeper with its vibrant green accents and side vent changed all that. When I opened the apparatus, I was disappointed. If anyone ever says size doesn't matter, they're lying, and this fancy produce-holding container is no different.
The UND Law Library is closed for the time so books can be moved into the newly renovated Law School building. The bulk of the library has been temporarily housed in Strinden Hall since last summer and is now being relocated to it's new home, Law School spokesman Rob Carolin said in an email. "The hope is to begin regular operations again sometime during the first week in August," he said. The $11.4 million Law School renovation is slated to be completed and open
As an intense debate on UND's nickname continues, officials at the school now must look at how to conduct a public vote. The process hasn't been developed yet, but Vice President for University and Public Affairs Susan Walton said the vote will take place in the fall and President Robert Kelley will have the final say on how it will play out. "He'll be looking at a lot of feedback.
The era of playing as UND/North Dakota may not be over. Days after UND's nickname committee voted 7-4 to remove it, President Robert Kelley announced Friday morning he would consider putting the option of playing as UND/North Dakota back on a list of names that will be voted on by the public in the fall. Since March, the nickname committee has worked to gather and narrow down a list of more than 1,000 individual nickname submissions.
Harold Lemar has five Fighting Sioux tattoos, but he was at UND with a sign that read "UND Pride" Friday evening to protest a committee's decision to eliminate the option of continuing to play under the school's existing name.
UND broke the Internet.
When Krista Easterday heard UND's nickname committee had eliminated the option of continuing to play as UND/North Dakota, she said she couldn't sit idly by any longer. "It pushed a lot of buttons," the Fargo native said. "Taking North Dakota off the ballot, because having followed this and knowing the majority have voted for that nickname and then having that taken away from us, it's like they're not listening." The peaceful protest will be at 5 p.m. Friday outside the Chester Fritz Auditorium on University Avenue.
UND was awarded funding for seven endowments through the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund at a meeting Tuesday. The Challenge Fund matches every $2 in private donations with $1 in state funds.