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Hostile workplace: Interviewed EERC employees describe bullying, abuse by director

June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Working at the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center meant dealing with former Director Gerald Groenewold’s fits of rage, bullying and animosity toward UND, according to more than a dozen employees …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Beating bullies to the punch

September 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A year ago, Grand Forks middle school students were given orange wristbands to remind them to stop and think twice before sending a hurtful message. Continue Reading

Online bullying video stirs passion, anger

June 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

A video of four seventh-grade boys mercilessly taunting a 68-year-old bus monitor in New York state that went viral has turned the victim into an international fundraising juggernaut and opened her tormentors to an onslaught of threats and abuse. Continue Reading

ND schools waiting to turn in bully policy

June 9, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Schools across the state are taking an approach often used by students: waiting until the last minute to turn in their homework. Continue Reading

Fighting against the digital bully

January 14, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS “I have friends who’ve been cyber-bullied. I’ve seen relationships break up and Facebook fights that have gotten huge. It’s bad,” said Jessica Swanson, a senior at Grand Forks’ Red River High School. Continue Reading

Minnesota attorney general seeks anti-bullying law

November 27, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson encouraged the Minnesota Legislature to enact a bill to address school bullying that is patterned after one passed in North Dakota on a bipartisan basis earlier this year. Continue Reading

Effort unites schools, students, groups against bullying

September 29, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Dance and make a statement against bullying by joining PACER’s Unity Dance Day on Wednesday, October 26. Continue Reading

Children’s author, advocate visits Sibley

April 11, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

SIBLEY, Iowa “Do I look like a bully? Do I sound like a bully?”
Those were the seemingly unlikely questions asked of Sibley-Ocheyedan sixth- through-eighth graders by children’s advocate and author Trudy Ludwig early in her presentation Monday afternoon in the S-O High School Auditorium. Continue Reading

School board updates bullying policy

November 16, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The District 518 Board of Education approved changes to the district’s policies against harassment, hazing, violence and bullying at its Tuesday meeting, making minor changes in accordance with the recommendations of the Minnesota School Board Association. Continue Reading