The Region’s Chief Opportunity Engine

Kennedy makes case to Legislators that UND is the region’s chief opportunity engine

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University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy isn’t interested in making lemonade out of lemons. He prefers swapping onions for strawberries.

On Monday the first-year UND leader bookended a nearly 40-minute presentation to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee by highlighting two historical portraits hanging in the committee room: one, at the beginning, of farmers harvesting onions, and the other, to conclude his talk, of strawberry pickers displaying their bounty. His testimony addressed Senate Bill 2003 funding the University System in the next biennium.

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