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NDSU Students Legally Hack Into University’s Network

Students found a few vulnerabilities in the system

FARGO, N.D. — Computer hacking may not sound like something that’s encouraged, but an NDSU computer science event let students test out their hacking skills. Students legally hacked the university’s network to find vulnerabilities in the system. The penetration testing exercise is designed for students to apply skills to a real–world network. “This is very important because this helps companies and…

NDSU Police Warns Campus of Burglary in South Weible Residence Hall

One person's wallet was stolen

FARGO, N.D. — The NDSU Police Department is warning the campus after a burglary happened in South Weible Residence Hall Thursday evening. Around 6:30, police say someone went into a room with no one inside. When the student living there returned to their room, they noticed their wallet was missing. “I was scared just because it was at 6:30, it wasn’t…

NDSU Launches $50 Million Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth

The institute will focus on exploring subjects ranging from economics to education to finance

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU gets a huge donation and is launching a $50 million institute for global innovation and growth. Benefactors Sheila and Robert Challey led the way with a commitment of $10 million. $30 million has already been given by donors. The institute will focus on exploring subjects ranging from economics to education to finance. Students will be using data…

“If the Dress Fits” Gives High School Girls Free Prom Dresses

This is the fourth year the organization has given away dresses

MOORHEAD, Minn. — “If the Dress Fits,” a non-profit organization, is making sure all high school girls can have a beautiful dress to go to prom. “Seeing some of these dresses, I’m like, ‘man I wish I had these when I was going to prom.’ I want to try them on and all that kind of stuff so it’s a…

Liberty Middle School Students Test Projects to Put Out Kitchen Fires

They tested three materials: sand, baking soda, and salt

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Seventh graders at Liberty Middle School are putting their fire-fighting projects to the test. They had an assignment to pick a project that would help solve a problem in the community. “We decided to do kitchen fires because we know it’s a serious problem not just here, but everywhere,” Jackson Windle said. They tested three materials to…

NDSU Students Present Projects on Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

The banquet will feature a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students are showing off their projects on agricultural and biosystems engineering. About 20 projects are presented at the Agricultural Technology Expo. It’s a science fair–style event, and there are topics ranging from irrigation to new machinery. This is the 71st year the expo has been held. The expo banquet will feature Ed Schafer, former North Dakota governor…

Freeze-A-Thon Raises Money for Children with Developmental Disabilities

The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the Kappa Delta Sorority are partnering up to raise money for the Anne Carlsen Center.

FARGO, N.D. — It may be freezing outside, but some NDSU students are bundling up and facing the temperatures for children with developmental disabilities. The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the Kappa Delta Sorority are partnering up to raise money for the Anne Carlsen Center. During their annual Freeze–A–Thon, we asked them what drivers say when they see students out…

Getting the Whole School Involved: West Fargo HS Students Pack Meals for Feed My Starving Children

Organizers say they've never done a service project of this scale

FARGO, N.D. — Students at West Fargo High School are helping the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack reach their goal of packing 2.5 million meals. It’s a service project of a scale that many have never seen before. “We pulled up and there’s like 100 school buses. It was an incredible sight. Young people are about half the volunteers we…

Kids Get Their Hands Dirty at Ed Clapp Elementary’s Science Festival

They did experiments that taught them everything from biology to chemistry

FARGO, N.D. — Ed Clapp Elementary holds science festival so kids can get their hands dirty and learn about science. Organizers put together a grant for the National PTA and, and the group sent a list of experiments for kids to do. The festival is in conjunction with Bayer’s “Make Science Make Sense” initiative. NDSU graduate students and post docs help…

Worker Falls Through Ceiling at Shanley High School

No one else was injured

FARGO, N.D. — A contractor falls through the ceiling while working at Shanley High School. The school noticed some ventilation issues yesterday, and called a contractor to address the problem. “We knew something was wrong with the system, needed attention in the system and we identified the source and called them and they were in today working on it,” Mike Hagstrom,…