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UND forms group to plan for restart of athletic events

UND Athletic Venues & Events Group is comprised of leaders from the university and the city. The group is aiming to draw up a final plan for athletic events by August 1st.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Fighting Hawk fans cannot be sure just yet what their teams seasons will look like in 2020, but by the end of this summer, they should know what they can expect at home games. A team of representatives from UND athletics and the city of Grand Forks have come together to create the UND Athletic Venues…

North Dakota’s State Health Officer Resigns During COVID-19 Pandemic

Andrew Stahl to serve as interim state health officer, Joshua Wynne To Fill New Health Post

BISMARCK, N.D. — A major shakeup in the North Dakota Department of Health in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte has offered her resignation and it has been accepted by Gov. Doug Burgum. “On behalf of Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford and myself we are deeply greatly to Mylynn for her leadership to the state of…

UND Hosts Virtual Commencement For The Class Of 2020

Students are encouraged to post their graduation pictures online with the hashtag #UNDProud

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Todd Buchwitz was not expecting to be graduating in the living room of his home. “I mean back in January and February, I wouldn’t have predicted this at all. And then, things changed quickly,” says Buchwitz, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. So quickly that he wasn’t able to properly say goodbye…

UND to Host Virtual Commencement Ceremonies May 16

There will be three commencement ceremonies.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The University of North Dakota will be hosting virtual commencement ceremonies on May 16 for all graduating students. There will be three commencement ceremonies. One ceremony will honor Graduate and Undergraduates, the second ceremony will honor the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the third ceremony will honor the School of Law. Each ceremony will include remarks…

Students Stuck On Campus at NDSU & UND Face Social & Monetary Troubles

FARGO & GRAND FORKS, N.D. – As the pandemic ramped up, and businesses and schools closed around the nation, NDSU and UND found themselves in a situation that would require them to keep hundreds of students in on campus housing. “The reasons vary tremendously, whether it was international students who couldn’t get back home, or students who needed internet. We…

ND Colleges Receive Second Half of Cares Act Funding

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of $11,438,044 to North Dakota colleges and universities.

NORTH DAKOTA–The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the second half of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to colleges and universities in North Dakota. The funding was awarded to higher education institutions to fund IT programs which support remote learning. The U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of $11,438,044 to North Dakota colleges and…

Unemployment claims soar in North Dakota

There have been more than 19,000 claims filed in a roughly 3-week period

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A UND professor says three main factors are impacting North Dakota’s current economy: Coronavirus, the oil price war and the potential for spring flooding. Since North Dakota reported its first case of Coronavirus on March 11th, there have been more than 19,000 unemployment claims. The state saw around 23,000 unemployment claims for all of 2019. According…

UND publishes advice for parents learning to teach children remotely

UND College of Education & Human Development faculty outlines tips for homeschooling kids

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Marcus Weaver-Hightower is a professor of educational foundations and research at UND, but he’s also a parent. When his children’s schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, his education background gave him a leg up on knowing how to teach his own kids, but he quickly realized not everyone was in that same boat. “It occurred…

UND Hosting Live Forums to Address Student, Faculty and Staff Questions on Tuesday

The meetings will be recorded for anyone unable to attend.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–University of North Dakota leaders are holding two live forums on Tuesday to address questions and concerns from students, faculty and staff. The faculty and staff forum is scheduled for 12 p.m. and the student forum for 4 p.m. Both forums will be held on Zoom. Students, faculty and staff can submit questions for UND leaders through Zoom’s…

No K-12 School Starting Monday for 5 Days In North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum Following The Lead of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz In Shutting Down Schools For The Time Being

BISMARCK, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum announces the closing of North Dakota’s schools, public and nonpublic, for one week, beginning Monday. The governor and Superintendent Kirsten Baesler explained the reasons for the shutdown Sunday night. The decision will be revisited Friday. The order does mot apply to daycare facilities. Some of the reasons for the school closings: —The Centers for…