Articles by: David Dodds

John F. Kennedy

U.S. Presidents and UND

February 15, 2018

In honor of Presidents Day, here’s a look back at past commander-in-chief encounters involving the University and its people

UND Physician Phil Johnson (left) of Team USA takes care of Jeremy Morin during warm-up at the 2010 IIHF World U20 Championship. Johnson currently is the team doctor with the U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team in South Korea. His is one of 12 UND alums serving in official capacities at the Winter Games.  Image courtest of Jeff Vinnick/HHOF-IIHF Images).

Doctor is in

February 8, 2018

UND physician keeping USA Men’s Hockey healthy, among 12 alums with Olympic connections

Famed Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee visits with UND journalism students during a visit in 1977. His leadership and journalistic ethics is the subject of the 2018 Oscar-nominated movie, "The Post." Photo by Richard Larson/UND Today.

When Ben Bradlee visited UND

February 6, 2018

Famed newspaper editor, featured in 2018 Oscar-nominated ‘The Post,’ foretold pitfalls of celebrity journalism 40 years ago

UND alum Jon Schaeffer prepares to deliver a live-shot to Nexstar Media Group TV stations across teh country from the site of Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. Image courtesy of Jon Schaeffer.

Having a ball at the Super Bowl

February 1, 2018

Alum logs long days in front of camera to bring sights and sounds of greatest show on turf to millions

With new UND Director of Athletics Bill Chaves coming on board in March and a reset of the department’s financial situation, there’s renewed energy in the Hawk’s Nest and an opportunity to soar higher and farther. UND Archives.

After 2017 pivot, UND Athletics set to soar

January 23, 2018

Fighting Hawks more than ever ready to build on athletic and academic successes

Aaron Kennedy

Currency from the crowd

December 7, 2017

UND groups are tapping into novel fund-raising with a social flair to augment tight budgets

UND Volleyball players react to a kill against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first round of the NCAA National Tournament in 2016 in Minneapolis. The Fighting Hawks are preparing for a rematch with Minnesota on Friday night.  Image courtesy of UND Athletics.

Déjà vu in Dinkytown

November 30, 2017

Fighting Hawks Volleyball carries more aggressive mindset into national tournament rematch with Gophers

North Dakota Fighting Hawks’ basketball was represented in the NCAA National Tournaments and the Women's National Invitational Tournament. Both squads are beginning the work needed to duplicate those efforts down the road this year and beyond.

Of fast cars and UND hoops

November 16, 2017

Men and women raring to get going at home, starting this weekend, after motoring through ‘16-‘17 campaigns

Lt. Col. Jason Murphy's 20-plus year military path has taken him around the world on a full circle back to UND, where he currently serves as commander of the University's Reserve Officer Training Corps battalion. Image courtesy of  Lt. Col. Jason Murphy.

‘Welcome back, Colonel Murphy’

November 9, 2017

UND Army ROTC commander talks Veterans Day, leadership and return to alma mater

For the past 22 years, the Clothesline Project, as it’s known, has been a powerful staple on campus during these weeks of action, chock full of awareness activities and devoted to violence and sexual assault prevention. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Solemn reflection, on the line

October 24, 2017

In a deliberate twist on tradition, UND begins ‘It’s on Us’ week of action with rally and march

The rivalry is renewed this weekend on the ice at Ralph Engelstad Arena, as the Minnesota Golden Gophers return to Grand Forks for the first time since 2012. Photo courtesy of Kory Wallen/UND Athletic Archives.

Welcome back, ‘Gophs’

October 19, 2017

Packed sports weekend highlighted by long awaited Top 10 match-up of college hockey’s biggest rivals

Tucker Poolman, now a pro with the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL, excelled on the ice and in the classroom at UND. The Within a matter of weeks last spring, the All-American defensemen from East Grand Forks signed his pro contract and graduated with a degree in business administration after only three years at UND. Photo by Jonathan Kozub.

Pipeline to a degree

October 12, 2017

UND Hockey may be an NHL factory but its academic culture is producing more than just pro prospects

UND alumnus and former baseball player Andrew Gudmunson, 30, reportedly was one of 500-plus people who were seriously wounded early Monday morning by a lone gunman, who assailed country music concertgoers with a shower of bullets from high above in the Mandalay Bay Casino on the Vegas Strip.

Prayers for ‘Goody’

October 3, 2017

Former coaches react to tragic news of injury to UND dual-sport alum in Las Vegas shooting

UND Pride of the North Marching Band sousaphonist Seth Skjervheim stands with his dad, Don, and mom, Kathy, recently during a UND Fighting Hawks fooball game. Seth recently donated bone marrow to an anonymous man stricken with leukemia.  He then returned to UND to perform with the band only days after the donation. Image courtesy of the Pride of the North Marching Band.

Hero’s march

September 28, 2017

Pride of the North Band’s Seth Skjervheim runs the field mere days after donating bone marrow to anonymous recipient

Colin Combs, a UND Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, had the honor of giving the first talk of the 2017-18 season. The topic was on his research efforts to understand various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Photo by Susan Caraher.

Faculty Lecture Series makes a bold comeback

September 28, 2017

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Colin Combs delivers first presentation since 2012 to full house