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HIGHER EDUCATION NOTES: Bank of N.D. improves student loan program

December 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Bank of North Dakota has improved its DEAL student loan consolidation program to help North Dakota families take advantage of low interest rates, the bank said. Continue Reading

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: For Northland, it’s been another good season

November 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Northland Community and Technical College, which surprised Central Lakes in the Region 13B tournament last week, earned a repeat trip to the national tournament and now has its sights set on a championship. Continue Reading

Area colleges see fast-growing demand for online courses

October 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Student interest in online courses has nearly doubled at UND in the past five years, while other regional institutions have seen an even greater increase. At the University of Minnesota-Crookston, an influx of 236 more students this year contributed to breaking the university’s enrollment record. Continue Reading

HIGHER EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: Fineberg speaks at Entrepreneur Forum… Domestic violence survivor speaks at Northland

October 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Steve Fineberg, a partner in the strategic relationship management group of Deloitte and Touche, LLP, is speaking at the next Entrepreneur Forum at 5 p.m. today in the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center Idea Lab. Connie Nielson, a Todd County resident who survived years of domestic violence, is presenting “A survivor’s story” at noon Wednesday on Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks. Continue Reading

Northland Tech gets aerial assist from Pistons

February 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Team donates plane to college’s aviation maintenance programA string of students from Northland Community and Technical College toured their new “classroom” Friday morning. “I don’t follow basketball, but I’ll start rooting for the Pistons now,” said one of the students as he strolled through. That’s because that new “classroom” was actually a DC-9 airplane donated to the Northland Community & Technical College Foundation by the Detroit Pistons NBA basketball team. Continue Reading

HIGHER NOTES: ‘Little Rock Nine’ speech at UND … ‘Speech-crime lecture at UND … UN honored … more

February 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Terrance Roberts, one of the famous “Little Rock Nine,” a group of black students who led desegregation of public schools in the late 1950s, will present “Lessons from Little Rock” at 7 p.m. today at UND’s Memorial Union. Continue Reading

HIGHER EDUCATION NOTES: Filmmaker at UND today, Tuesday … Scienc ewomen/grad school panel Tuesday …NCTC offers tuition waiver on UAS … more

November 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Lee Mun Wah, a Chinese-American diversity educator, documentary filmmaker, author, poet and teller of Asian folk tales, will be at UND today and Tuesday. Continue Reading

Northland president: College has ‘saddled up’ to face new challenges

November 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Second annual state of the college focuses on recent changes, state funding loss, future effortsNorthland Community and Technical College has faced a financial “squeeze” over the past five years as state funding has shrunk, President Anne Temte said Wednesday. But despite the current “scary times” for the college, including an ongoing Minnesota state budget crisis and a sluggish national and local economy, Temte said NCTC has handled its recent challenges and now is ready to look forward to a “vibrant, innovative future.” Continue Reading

NORTHLAND FOOTBALL: Pioneers head to MCAC championship

November 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Pioneers clicking as state championship approachesDue in part to the last-minute assembly, the Pioneers started the year 0-2 while getting outscored 77-18. Since, Northland has gone 7-1 heading into Sunday’s Minnesota College Athletic Conference championship game against Rochester Community and Technical College. Continue Reading

MnSCU to former students: Come back to school, finish degrees

November 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s called the “Graduate Minnesota” campaign and it features 30-second radio spots and letters to more than 20,000 people who recently attended a state college or university, but didn’t earn a degree.
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