New Bill Introduced in Minnesota Turns “Snow Days” into “School Days” for Students

Minnesota Legislators are hoping to replace snow days with 'e-learning' days

MINNESOTA — Students in Minnesota may want to take advantage of any upcoming snow days before they’re over with for good. Sleeping in, building snowmen or having play dates with friends is what usually comes to mind when we think of having snow days. Yet, students may be kissing these days goodbye as lawmakers in Minnesota are working on establishing…

96.3 KNDS Put on Probation, at Risk of Losing NDSU Funding

In a recent survey done by the university's Finance Advisory Board, more than 75 percent of students say they don't even know KNDS

FARGO, N.D. —  It seems students are bumping tunes more from their iPods rather than from a college radio station. For some of us, music is what gets us through our longest days. Yet, listening to 96.3 FM KNDS, NDSU’s student-run radio station, is not the route students choose to go to for their wind down of tunes. “I honestly…

Finalists Rejected, MNSCU Left without Permanent Chancellor

Devinder Malhotra will serve as interim chancellor until a permanent one is found

  MINNESOTA — All three finalists for chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities have been rejected. The board has opted to have St. Cloud State provost Devinder Malhotra serve as interim chancellor until a permanent one is found. The system chair says he didn’t believe the board found the right candidate among the finalists to be the system’s next…

Bresciani Staying with NDSU

President Dean Bresciani announced Tuesday morning that he had pulled out of the running for President of Ohio State University

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU President Dean Bresciani is staying put. He released a statement that stated he had withdrawn from the running for president of Ohio University. North Dakota University System Chancellor Hagerott said he appreciates that Bresciani has decided to stay with NDSU and looks forward to working together. Chair of the Board of Higher Education, Kathleen Neset, said…

The Stars of PBS Shows Help Kids Explore Engineering and Science

Stars of PBS visited MSUM's Planetarium to help kids and families to learn about astronomy

FARGO, N.D. — Shows on PBS like Sesame Street, Arthur and Clifford all have one thing in common — they are educational. PBS brings their educational programming to life at MSUM with Stars of PBS. “It’s just an opportunity to learn about the stars and the sky,” said Sara Schultz, Planetarium Director. PBS and Moore Engineering teamed up for the…

Sen. Heitkamp on DeVos: A D- Applicant with a Big Checkbook

Senator Heitkamp is urging other politicians to vote 'no' on Betsy DeVos

  U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp urged other politicians in Washington D.C. to vote ‘no’ for Betsy DeVos leading the U.S. Education Department. Heitkamp says getting quality education to the rural parts of North Dakota is one of the state’s main challenges. She says through technology and good instructors, the state is solving the issue. But Heitkamp thinks DeVos would make…

Hawley Takes First Place in Regional Science Olympiad

MSUM held a day of science competitions between middle and high school students

Science teams from Hawley and Moorhead snagged the top two spots at the 2017 Science Olympiad at MSUM. Hawley took home first place with Moorhead coming in second. Teams from all over Minnesota come to compete. The Olympiad focuses on scientific challenges including invasive species, robotic arms and astronomy. The teams have been training for months to gear up for…

NDSU Students Rally Support Against Restrictive Education Bills

Student government officials believe the bills would do more harm than good

NDSU student government organized an on–campus letter writing campaign. The student body was invited to stop by Memorial Union to write letters to state lawmakers in opposition to two bills under consideration. One would raise tuition for Minnesota residents attending North Dakota state schools, and the other would limit the number of out–of–state students that attend schools such as NDSU….

UND Hosts Seventh Annual Interfaith Week

Panalists, students and faculty discuss head wrapping, a cultural trend taking place all over the world

UND is hosting its 7th annual Interfaith Week in an effort to increase cultural awareness and an environment of educational interest. Spiritual luncheons, discussions and events have been taking place since Saturday, starting with the ‘Values of Buddhist Tradition’. A spiritual wrapping luncheon took place today where panelists discussed the importance of head wrapping, which is a cultural trend taking…

NDSU, UND International Students Advised Not to Travel

International students are being asked not even to consider traveling to Canada.

  Both UND and NDSU have cautioned their international students not to travel due to the immigration order. NDSU late last week emailed students from the seven countries included in the executive order, urging them to meet with an adviser if they have plans to travel outside the U.S. The email says, “most likely, it will be recommended you do…