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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.
In response to actions taken by UND's nickname committee Tuesday night, a group is planning a rally in protest, hoping to bring back the option of playing as UND/North Dakota.
After finding Lyme disease present in area ticks during the fall of 2014, UND researchers started searching for answers. A team of scientists from UND's School of Medicine and Health...
Playing as UND/North Dakota is no longer an option for the University of North Dakota. After a long discussion, the UND nickname committee eliminated the option of continuing to play...
The first company moving into the new Grand Forks unmanned aerial system tech park plans to ask for property tax exemptions. Northrop Grumman, an aerospace and defense company that plans to break ground at the Grand Sky UAS park in September as the park's anchor tenant, will ask for property tax exemptions at a hearing Aug.
The Energy and Environmental Research Center at UND won the General Electric and Statoil joint competition for unconventional energy innovations. The center received $25,000 and is now eligible along with four other winners to receive an additional $375,000 for developing and commercializing the technology, according to a news release. The EERC won for using sand to develop lightweight material designed to keep fissures created during hydraulic fracturing open. "We can expand on the EERC's efforts by working to make sure their innovations aren't just being used to harness North Dakota's oil
There were more alcohol-related arrests and fewer drug-related arrests on UND's campus in 2014 than in recent years, according to the university's most recent security and fire safety report. The number of liquor law violations resulting in arrests on campus increased to 213 arrests — up 22 percent from 2013 and 188 percent from 2012. University Police Chief Eric Plummer attributed this to an increase in calls from residence hall directors and assistants. "When we first got the numbers, we looked at what we could contribute to lowering or raising them, and I think a lot of it has to d
The new chancellor of the North Dakota University System always finds a way to pepper naval metaphors into the conversation. When a fleet of ships are together, one can't just go off on its own and do whatever it wants, Mark Hagerott said to stress the importance of all 11 of the state's colleges and universities working together. "The idea is we work as a team and a system, and yet we want to encourage innovation and personal ownership of what's going on," he said in an editorial meeting with the Herald Monday. Hagerott took office July 1, replacing Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen.