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N.D. chancellor’s reforms hold exciting potential

August 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s ideas could bring dramatic improvements to the North Dakota University System. Continue Reading

New, higher speed internet service offered

April 15, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Nobles Cooperative Electric debuts Exede system
WORTHINGTON For years, rural residents haven’t had the luxury of accessing amazingly fast Internet, but new advancements in technology are finally bringing them up to speed. Continue Reading

Women changing stereotypes of math and science

April 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Korey Southerland couldn’t believe it when she heard why some of her female classmates at UND were dropping out of fields of study already short on women. “A few of my friends said, ‘Well, girls just aren’t good at math,'” she recalled. Yet she understood their self-doubt, having been there herself in middle school and high school. Growing up, she said, she wasn’t good in school, and, yes, she wasn’t good at math. She channeled her frustration into organizing the first Women in Science organization at UND to support and encourage women to pursue careers in math and science. Continue Reading

Outdoorsmen willing to pay higher fees

March 13, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Senate natural resources committees backs bill
ST. PAUL It is not something heard much around the Legislature: people suggesting fees they pay go up. Continue Reading


February 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND announces Founders Day awardees
UND will celebrate its 129th birthday with employee and faculty recognitions and awards Thursday during the Annual Founders Day event in Memorial Union. Continue Reading

Global Visions Film Series kicks off

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The ninth year of the Global Visions Film Series will begin tonight at UND with the movie “Days of Glory,” a look at the contributions made by North African troops who fought for France during World War II. Continue Reading

No idle moments for ‘Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery

January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Scotty McCreery had just come home from school with an assignment: write essays for college applications. Wait a minute. Isn’t he the reigning American Idol? Isn’t he about to go on tour with Brad Paisley? The high school senior plans to be on campus in the fall. Last month, he was putting the finishing touches on applications for four or five schools. He’s committed to his career but determined to go to college part-time, too. Continue Reading

Panel to narrow search for new N.D. chancellor from 16 applicants

January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The applicants include a former Indiana higher education commissioner, a former vice chancellor at the University of Tennessee, a former Kansas university president and a North Dakota state senator. Continue Reading

Fershee appointed UND School of Law associate dean

September 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Joshua P. Fershee, associate professor of law at UND, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs and research at the UND School of Law. Continue Reading

UMC to drop ag education program

June 22, 2011 in DL-Online

The University of Minnesota-Crookston is expected to drop its agricultural education program at the end of the 2012-13 school year, officials say. Anticipated state budget cuts force the school to save money, and eliminating the ag education program, though a painful move, has been deemed the fairest way of doing that, says Andrew Svec, UMC director of communications.
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