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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA

In a series of notes 19-year-old John Hauser left for his parents he wrote, "life without flying was not worth living."
The UAV Technology USA Conference will be held in Arlington, Virginia on Feb. 7 and 8.
The UND president said legislative funding is always a factor facing higher education leaders when making campus decisions.
"Because of the inflammatory rhetoric, UND was blindsided and put on the defensive," writes InForum columnist Jane Ahlin. "Grand Forks mayor Brandon Bochenski had a highly-publicized knee-jerk reaction, which he later retracted. Most importantly, Grand Forks Republican state legislators rushed into the fray, all but promising to rewrite laws to mollify the Catholic Conference."

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Making policy in a knee-jerk response to trending media topics is as unwise as making it based on anecdotes.
Armacost wrote that uncertainties exist about the consequences of not following the draft policy’s guidance on using preferred pronouns on campus for students, faculty, and staff. Under that proposed policy, intentionally misgendering a person could be seen as an act of discrimination.
The new vice president will succeed Beth Hellwig, who began her role as interim vice president for student affairs on Oct. 1, 2021.
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Rosalyn Pelles spoke to about 150 UND students, faculty, staff and members of the community at Monday’s brunch event, about her long experience as an activist and how she remembers Martin Luther King Jr.
Also on this episode of Plain Talk, a pollster talks about a new survey showing very strong support in North Dakota for coal mining, coal power, and carbon capture.
To mark MLK Day, the Herald with spoke with Maggie Lowery, an activist and educator who marched with the civil rights icon in the 1960s, and Tamba-Kuii Bailey, a UND administrator at the center of the school's diversity and inclusion efforts

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Abraam Yakoub is a professor in the department of biomedical sciences.
UND President Andrew Armacost, at a press conference on Jan. 14, said he instructed his staff to slowly proceed with reviewing the policy.
If UND means to implement a fair policy that serves the interests of everyone on campus, and not just serve knee-jerk desires to be in line with the latest political trends, they need to do better than what they've done so far.

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