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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I opened the dryer in the basement of the house I rented with four other girls in college and saw a strange blue creature sitting inside.
UND posted its highest first-day enrollment in school history this week, according to a news release. This is the fourth year in a row of increased first-day spring enrollment with a total of 13,816 students, which is 110 more than last year's statistic. The increase is a result of transfer students and strong retention rates, according to the news release. UND retained more than 93 percent of the new freshmen who enrolled in the fall, which is one percent higher than last year's figure. The semester's final enrollment tally will be taken during the fourth week of classes.
The State Board of Higher Education Budget and Finance Committee approved a varied fee structure for online and distance education courses and out-of-state students. The change is a variance from the original Pathways to Student Success plan the board approved in 2012 but has continued to alter after buying out the contract of its creator, former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. The committee approved allowing individual campuses to charge students additional fees for taking online courses.
The UND Nickname and Logo Process Recommendation Task Force has handed its plan over to the university's marketing and public relations department for final copy editing. The Division of University and Public Affairs will have about one week to work on the document, and the task force will then approve it during the last week of January when it will subsequently be handed in to President Robert Kelley. "I think conceptually what I'm hearing is everybody is good with where we're at, so hopefully it's just a thumbs up, stamp it and go," task force member and UND alumnus Karl Goehring said at a
Alex Volberding may have only spent two years at UND so far, but as president of the school's aerobatic team, he's completely comfortable flying planes in loops, spins and spirals. "It's a whole 'nother world," he said. After competing three times in the last year, the International Aerobatic Club ranked UND's aerobatic team of students as the No. 1 group of fliers in comparison to other institutions, including the United States Air Force Academy and Purdue University. This is the seventh year in a row the UND team has been ranked No.
It's going to cost money whether UND picks a new nickname or not. The school estimates keeping "UND" as the school's nickname instead of picking a new one will cost...
It's all about phrasing. In a study, about a third of the men responding said if there weren't any consequences, they would rape a woman as long as the act wasn't defined as "rape." The research was spearheaded by Sarah Edwards of UND's Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services and several local and national media outlets have taken notice. Eighty-six male college students participated in the study, most of whom were Caucasian juniors and all of whom identified as heterosexual with prior sexual experience.
Officials at UND are still deciding what to do with some of the older buildings on campus. UND Vice President for Finance and Operations Alice Brekke told the Herald in August that the school is working with HGA and Hay Dobbs, both Minnesota-based architectural firms, to find out how best to utilize the Chester Fritz Auditorium and the 64-year-old School of Medicine and Health Sciences building. The school is also looking at the eight buildings it named during the last legislative session to be taken "offline," which includes Chandler Hall, Babcock Hall, the Strinden Center, the former Era B
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple appointed Nicholas Hacker and Greg Stemen to the State Board of Higher Education Monday. Hacker, of Bismarck, will replace board Vice President Terry Hjelmstad, who...
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