Third Largest Class of UND Graduates Receive Their Diplomas

Sec. of Air Force Heather Wilson gave the commencement speech

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It’s that time of year again… students across the country are taking the next step in their lives, but not before getting their diplomas. 2,064 students were eligible for graduation at UND;  this year saw the third largest class of graduates in the school’s history. But taking this step has some graduates on edge. “It’s growing up….

RB Oliveira Selected 14th Overall in CFL Draft

The former UND running back was drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It doesn’t quite have the same pomp as the NFL Draft, but the Canadian Football League started its draft today. Former UND running back Brady Oliveira was selected 14th overall by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Oliveira himself is from Winnipeg. He rushed for nearly 3,000 yards in his collegiate career, which is especially impressive considering he…

Regent Calls Attacks On Mark Kennedy “Unreasonable” And Blames Radical Leftists

Chance Hill is a member of the Colorado University Board of Regents

UND President Mark Kennedy in ColoradoDENVER, CO — A member of the Colorado University Board of Regents is speaking out in support of Mark Kennedy and the C-U presidential search process. In a Facebook post, Chance Hill wrote that he could no longer keep silent after Kennedy endured “unreasonable attacks and slanderous smears in the past two weeks.” Hill blames radical…

UND Sweeps Summit League Softball Weekly Awards

Nikki Pica and Jailene Carpio are the players of the week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (UND Athletics) – Following a strong weekend of softball against one of the conference’s top foes, a pair of North Dakota softball players have been honored by The Summit League on Monday. Sophomore Jailene Carpio took home Summit League Player of the Week while junior Nikki Pica was named Summit League Pitcher of the Week after helping…

Mark Pryor Steps Down as UND Volleyball Coach

Pryor cited the need for a better work-life balance

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics)– University of North Dakota Director of Athletic Bill Chaves announced Wednesday that UND head volleyball coach Mark Pryor has resigned, effective June 15, 2019, and will pursue another opportunity back in his home state of Texas. “Coach Pryor submitted his resignation effective June 15th today. First and foremost, I want to thank Mark for his…

FAA Officials Visit UND As Senator Hoeven Pushes Air Traffic Control Hiring Reform Bill

Hoeven also announced that a new Unmanned Aerial Systems Super Corridor is coming to the Red River Valley

GRAND FORKS, ND — Top officials from the Federal Aviation Administration are at UND in Grand Forks to talk about reforming the air traffic control hiring process. Senator John Hoeven recently introduced his bipartisan ATC Hiring Reform Act of 2019. It would enable the FAA to prioritize the hiring of veterans and graduates of FAA certified schools, like UND. The schools…

Kris Engelstad McGarry Celebrates Generosity at UND’s Women in Philanthropy Event

the Engelstad Family Foundation has donated $20 million to the university

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An outspoken critic of UND President Mark Kennedy is in Grand Forks to celebrate generosity. UND’s Women in Philanthropy group brought in Kris Engelstad McGarry as their guest speaker. She’s the daughter of Ralph Engelstad, the benefactor and namesake of the university’s hockey arena. The Engelstad Family Foundation has donated $20 million to UND and more…

Droning On: UND Hosts Collegiate National Championship for the First Time

Sixty pilots from 23 schools across the country competed

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND hosts the 2019 Collegiate National Drone Championships for the first time ever. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us why some pilots, judges and UAS professors at the university are calling it a major milestone. There’s nothing quite like aviation, especially when you add a drone to the mix. “Anything in aviation is a blast. Specifically for unmanned…

Petition demands Colorado regents withdraw support for UND’s Kennedy

BOULDER, Colo. (KFGO) – Hundreds people including faculty, students and alumni have signed an online petition that calls for the University of Colorado Regents to withdraw their support for University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy. Kennedy is the lone finalist for the president’s position at the University of Colorado. The petition, signed by more than 700 people, says Kennedy…