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Lawsuit seeks to reinstate UND women’s hockey program

UND women’s hockey teamFARGO (KVRR) – Four women who recently graduated from North Dakota high schools have filed a class action lawsuit that seeks to reinstate the University of North Dakota women’s hockey program. The complaint was filed in federal court.  It comes three years after a judge dismissed a similar complaint by former UND Fighting Hawks players. The women…

UND showcases the importance of drones during UAV Technology USA conference

By: Jeannie Kopstein ARLINGTON, Va. (KVRR) – Drone technology is the topic of discussion and display at the first UAV Technology USA conference. University of North Dakota President Andrew Armacost chaired the event. “We thought this was just an extraordinary opportunity for UND to be part of the national discussion on UAV technology. It really gives us a chance to…

UND ends work on gender inclusion policy

The plan would have required the use of a transgender person's preferred pronouns and the use of facilities that align with their gender identity.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KFGO/KVRR) – UND President Andrew Armacost says the University will stop work on its draft policy on gender inclusion — and will not implement it. The policy was recently criticized by the North Dakota Catholic Conference, in a letter to parents of students in Catholic high schools. In a statement Friday, Armacost said “when speech becomes the…

UND basketball games cancelled due to COVID-19 protocol

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KVRR) –  Two University of North Dakota men’s basketball games have been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols. The Summit League office made the announcement, canceling Thursday’s game against South Dakota and Saturday’s game with South Dakota State. The Summit League’s Joint Council voted unanimously to change its COVID-19 No Contest policy for the remainder of the 2021-22…

UND honors East Asian culture with Feel of Korea event

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – The University of North Dakota celebrates East Asian culture with its first Feel of Korea cultural event. It’s co hosted by the UND Korean Culture Exchange Club and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea from Chicago. People enjoyed the Golden Globe winning Korean film “Minari,” snacks, music and traditional clothing and games. UND…

University of North Dakota honors 9/11 victims

"Today is a way for our campus to come together to honor their memories and to better appreciate their service and what they gave."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — The University of North Dakota is commemorating the lives lost 20 years ago during the September 11th attacks. “Today is a way for our campus to come together to honor their memories and to better appreciate their service and what they gave,” UND President Andy Armacost said. 20 years since tragedy struck, the memory of…

UND recommends COVID vaccine to incoming students

The university is granting faculty members the authority to require masks in their classrooms.

GRAND FORKS (KFGO) – As students prepare to return to the University of North Dakota next week, UND President Andrew Armacost – in a message to the campus community – said getting vaccinated is the best defense against COVID-19. According to the UND website, anyone wishing to wear a mask is encouraged to do so. The university is granting faculty…

What are the COVID-19 policies on local college campuses this fall

What are the mask and vaccination policies as the 2021 semester is set to begin.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) — Students are headed back to campus this fall including MSUM, NDSU, UND and Concordia. What are the mask and vaccination policies as the 2021 semester is set to begin. At Minnesota State University Moorhead, vaccinations are not required but are strongly encouraged. MSUM is offering incentives for students and employees who share why they got vaccinated….

Mark Kennedy will step down as University of Colorado President

Kennedy was president of the University of North Dakota prior to accepting the job in Denver.

UND President Mark Kennedy in ColoradoDENVER – University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy has announced he would be stepping down from his position.The Monday announcement comes nearly two weeks after University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students voted to censure Kennedy for his actions and comments surrounding diversity. The CU Board of Regents switched from a Republican to a Democratic…

UND football game canceled this weekend, practice put on pause

The game can not be rescheduled as UND and Missouri State do not share an open weekend on either April 10 or April 17.

GRAND FORKS, ND — The North Dakota – Missouri State football game on Saturday, April 3 has been cancelled. The Missouri Valley Football Conference made the decision due to positive COVID-19 test results and subsequent contact tracing in UND’s Tier 1 personnel. The includes student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff. Head Coach Bubba Schweigert confirmed that there are multiple positive tests…