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An independent investigation has found administrators at UND didn't try to inhibit students from tuition model development earlier this year. A report compiled by Sara Gullickson McGrane of the Minneapolis law firm Felhaber Larson states interviews with fifteen witnesses and a review of 961 documents revealed UND administration didn't remove students from the discussion, but communication needs to come from both sides in the future. "Instead, UND was given a Herculean task, and in the process of developing and presenting budget neutral tuition models, it did not arrive at any model it found
The UND ROTC Army and Air Force branches will hold a 9/11 vigil 9 a.m. to noon Friday outside the Memorial Union. The ROTC guard will rotate every half hour to stand watch over three battle crosses in memoriam of the firefighters, police, military and civilians who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Mark Lindquist has signed on for another year of singing the national anthem at UND men's hockey games according to a news release. The singer, actor and co-founder of the Fargo motivational speaking firm Breath Is Limited performed several times in 2013 before deciding to sing full time in 2014 and again this year for the 2015-16 season. Lindquist said getting to sing the national anthem full time is rare, adding he loves the job and wants to keep doing it as long as he can. "If they want me back, I'll keep singing forever," he said. Lindquist has appeared in the movie "Battleship," ABC's
North Dakota was ranked the second best state community college system, according to one online analysis. Beat only by Mississippi, North Dakota was given the standing by WalletHub, an online...
BISMARCK—Finances for UND's Energy and Environmental Research Center are still in the red, but officials are hopeful it will break even in 2016. The center has had a deficit since 2008, according to Herald archives, and currently sits at a $2.2 million deficit due to carryover from the year prior.
A UND professor is facing a DUI charge after being arrested Tuesday morning when he was scheduled to teach a class. An officer smelled alcohol when stopping associate professor Frank Cuozzo of the UND Anthropology Department for having expired vehicle tags at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on UND’s campus.
There are people who think toilet paper should be rolled under and some who think it should roll over. There are those who say "catsup" and those who say "ketchup." There are people who eat ramen out of a pre-packaged styrofoam bowl and those who like the square kind. In all of those instances, I am one of the latter. I've always prefered Maruchan Ramen, the kind of ramen that comes packaged in the form of a square and you have to cook in a pan with water. I add the flavor packet halfway through cooking and then, while I know it might be controversial, drain the liquid before eating it.
Passionate fans on both sides of the fence have defended their viewpoint on UND's controversial retired nickname. The NCAA barred its members from using Native American imagery in 2005 and after a long legal battle and several votes on the subject, UND's Fighting Sioux name and logo were officially retired in December 2012. For nearly a year, the school has worked toward picking a new and permanent name while playing as UND or North Dakota.
For $1,000, you can buy five 16GB iPhone 6s, four high tech Fitbits, or pay about two month’s rent for a one-bedroom apartment, depending on the location in Grand Forks.
A judge has dismissed several claims in a lawsuit filed by a former student against UND, its president, Law School deans and professors. Garet Bradford, 46, filed a complaint in May claiming UND had breached a contract, inflicted emotional distress, defamed him and violated the North Dakota Human Rights Act and state constitution when he was dismissed from UND's law school via email May 13. Judge Alice Senechal filed an order Aug.