Andrew Haffner covers higher education and general assignment stories for the Grand Forks Herald. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he studied journalism, political science and international studies. He previously worked at the Dickinson Press.
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DICKINSON, N.D. -- College campuses can typically mark a fresh beginning of sorts with each new semester. Dickinson State University, however, has a better claim than most. New DSU President Thomas Mitzel had his first official day at the school on Dec. 21 but will have his first work day with students on campus Monday when classes resume for the spring semester.
Christmas came early this week for some Dickinson-area families. A Facebook group spun off from another popular local social media page has paired families in need with sponsors willing and able to provide some holiday cheer. So far, it has taken the form of everything from children’s toys and games to windshields and electric bills.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- A retirement facility on the Dickinson State University campus, and previously owned by an investment arm of the bankrupt university foundation, will likely maintain services for the foreseeable future under its current management, despite multiple outstanding bills.
Hawks are usually solitary birds. But with arrival of the new University of North Dakota nickname, the Dickinson State University Blue Hawks are going to have some in-state company. The Fighting Hawks -- the UND nickname that eventually rose to the top of a lengthy list Wednesday after a prolonged vetting and voting process -- will establish the Grand Forks university as the second North Dakota University System school to take wing with a “hawk” as part of its athletics nickname. The first, of course, being DSU.
The Dickinson Museum Center is in need of a new director as it considers how it will adapt the newly acquired Dakota Dinosaur Museum into the city-managed facility.
The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation Board discussed its need for an immediate infusion of private donations for operational funding during a conference call meeting Monday morning.
Though dinosaurs and oil have always had a scientific kind of connection, a new movie filmed in North Dakota by Fargo filmmakers will add a dramatic angle to that multimillion-year relationship. "Valley of Bones," a feature film shot mainly in and around Bowman, Amidon and Marmarth, will star Autumn Reeser, an actress maybe best known for her work on television programs "The OC" and "Entourage," as an ex-con paleontologist hunting for dinosaur bones in the badlands on the verge of the oil boom. Reeser, a native of the San Diego area, said she'd found North Dakota to be
DICKINSON, N.D. -- A new foundation has been formed for Dickinson State University as the dissolution of the old foundation awaits. DSU interim President Jim Ozbun said the new foundation, named the DSU Heritage Foundation, will be made up of an 18-person board, including three officers who were selected last Friday.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Dickinson State University has a new president with a new vision for the school. The State Board of Higher Education chose Thomas Mitzel to head the university after interviewing him at the beginning of its regular meeting Wednesday morning on the DSU campus.
Dickinson State University has a new president. The State Board of Higher Education chose Thomas Mitzel to head the university after interviewing him at the beginning of its regular meeting Wednesday morning on the DSU campus. North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott negotiated a contract with Mitzel immediately after the decision to extend the position was made.