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N.D. high court to hear Fighting Sioux nickname case March 15

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The State Board of Higher Education is suing to block a June statewide vote on a North Dakota law that says the University of North Dakota’s sports teams must be known as the Fighting Sioux. Continue Reading

Most N.D. Supreme Court justices, attorneys in Fighting Sioux nickname case have UND ties

February 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

All the UND Law School connections are hardly surprising in a state where the large majority of lawyers are UND graduates. And at least one political science observer doesn’t see anyone making an issue of it.
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Two lawyers appointed to represent N.D. secretary of state in Fighting Sioux case

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education is suing Secretary of State Al Jaeger over a proposed referendum on whether the University of North Dakota’s sports teams must be called the Fighting Sioux. Continue Reading

N.D. attorney general files request for Supreme Court injunction on nickname law, referral

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem was asked to take the nickname issue to North Dakota’s high court by the State Board of Higher Education, which has sought to retire the nickname and contends that the Legislature’s adoption of a law last April requiring UND to keep it infringed on the board’s authority. Continue Reading

Carlson: Legislature will fight higher ed board at N.D. Supreme Court over nickname law

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The law is constitutional and the North Dakota Legislature will defend it if the State Board of Higher Education challenges it in the state Supreme Court, House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo said today. Continue Reading

‘Allow us to move on’: UND student president asks N.D. citizens to let nickname fight end

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Kylie Michelle Oversen’s open-letter plea was particularly aimed at people seeking to keep the UND Fighting Sioux nickname. Continue Reading

Stenehjem believes N.D. high court to take up nickname issue soon

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he’S hoping the North Dakota Supreme Court will take up the dispute over the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname by mid-March. Continue Reading

Shaft: N.D. higher ed board meeting over nickname options likely open

February 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The published agenda for today’s meeting of the State Board of Higher Education suggests that the board’s planned discussion with Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem concerning UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname could be a closed session, but Board president Grant Shaft says that’s not likely. Continue Reading

N.D. higher ed president pleased with chancellor finalists

February 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grant Shaft says any of the four men would make a good chief executive, and he says each one has his own strengths. Continue Reading

Search committee selects 6 semifinalists for N.D. university chancellor

January 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Board of Higher Education President Grant Shaft is chairman of the search committee. He says the semifinalists have strong credentials. Twenty-one people applied for the job. The committee plans to interview the semifinalists Feb. 9. Incumbent chancellor William Goetz is retiring in August. Continue Reading