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UND Student asks peers "How has COVID impacted you?"

Oct 22, 2020
University of North Dakota

A Masters student at University of North Dakota is asking her fellow students, what kind of impact has the COVID pandemic had on their lives…

Today is Valentine’s Day, and store windows are decorated in red and pink and the finest restaurants are booked with dinner reservations. It is a day for love, but for a certain group of young men at the University of North Dakota in 1902, it must not have been the day of love they hoped for. Just eight days later, on February 22, the ten men, who described themselves as “turned-down, heart-pierced young men,” would come together to form the Varsity Bachelor Club.

Doctor Webster Merrifield became UND’s third president on this date in 1891. Merrifield grew up in Vermont and graduated from Yale in 1877. For the next two years, he taught in a private school in New York, then spent the next four years as a Greek and Latin tutor at Yale. He moved to Dakota Territory in 1883 to fill the chair of Latin and Greek at the newly established University of North Dakota, where he also taught Literature and Political Science.

The Football Game

Dec 12, 2018

On this date in 1894, the Fargo Agricultural College football team won the inter-collegiate state championship. It beat the Grand Forks University team by a score of 24 to 4. It was not a game that was won without a bit of controversy. The object of contention involved a disputed player on each team.

UND prepares for new steam plant

Oct 24, 2018
University of North Dakota

As UND looks to replace its current coal-fired steam heating plant with one powered by natural gas there are some taking a moment to reflect on what the current system has meant to the University.

Prairie Public Reporter Todd McDonald has details…

On this date in 1914 the Weekly Times Record of Valley City announced on the front page that “Miss Katherine Stinson, the aviatrice” would be attending the Barnes County Fair. Miss Stinson was one of the first women in the US to earn a pilot’s certificate.

University of North Dakota

The new president at the University of North Dakota says things are going well so far.

Mark Kennedy has been on board since July first. And he is starting at a time of constrained state spending, The university has had to deal with two allotments, and it's working on a 90 percent budget for the upcoming two year period.

New UND President Begins Work

Jul 6, 2016
T.McDonald / Prairie Public

Former Georgetown University Professor and Minnesota Congressman Mark Kennedy is off and running in his new position as President of the University of North Dakota. Reporter Todd McDonald has details.

UND "Fighting Hawks" Logo Unveiled

Jun 22, 2016
John Corley

First it was the University of North Dakota Flickertails, then the Fighting Sioux and today UND Athletics will operate under the banner – and logo of “Fighting Hawks”. Reporter Todd McDonald has details…

University of North Dakota

The associate dean of academics at UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences has been named as the dean of the school.

Paul Lindseth takes over for Bruce Smith, who has retired. His appointment is effective July first.

Lindseth says it’s an honor to be named dean of the aerospace school. He says the school is a special place.