Articles by: David Dodds

Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Census Day sees increases at graduate level, new transfers

October 1, 2019 at

Campus headcount also shows growth in School of Law, Honors Program, Aerospace, graduation rates and new students

With Hennen, Wynne talked about faculty recruitment, the demographic changes affecting higher education and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation’s recent announcement of record fundraising, among other topics. Image: YouTube screenshot.

Voice from the top

September 17, 2019 at

UND President Joshua Wynne launches inaugural ‘Presidential Podcast’ to more regularly engage with campus community and beyond

With an eye on the weather, organizers are preparing another year of Potato Bowl activities, including the world's largest french fry feed. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

French fries, football, fun and fireworks

September 10, 2019 at

Annual Potato Bowl USA Parade returns to University Avenue prior to big UND football rematch at Alerus Center

This year's first-day enrollment total was at 13,372, with a freshman class continuing the upward trend in incoming GPA. Since the institution of the One UND Strategic Plan, the number has increased each year. Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today.

First class

August 29, 2019 at

UND enrolls most academically prepared and diverse freshman class

UND's Class of 2023. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Class in session

August 27, 2019 at

After hard work of moving in, UND students and parents moved out for fun, food and friendship of Welcome Weekend 2019

February's Provost Forum was student service-focused as campus leaders discussed how the Memorial Union's closure and reconstruction will affect UND. Archival image.

Memorial Union: Dawn of new era at UND

July 16, 2019 at

President Wynne shepherds revised plan to decrease student impact of funding new student center; State Board gives go-ahead

Jonathan Geiger

Research with impact

June 18, 2019 at

A month-by-month reflection of UND research successes throughout the 2018-19 Academic year

Dr. Joshua Wynne, UND vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named interim president of the University of North Dakota by a unanimous vote from the State Board of Higher Education.

SMHS Dean Joshua Wynne named interim president

May 30, 2019 at

State Board also picks its own, Dr. Casey Ryan, and former UND business dean Dennis Elbert to co-lead committee to replace President Mark Kennedy

Tom DiLorenzo

Check out, subscribe to new UND Leadership Update blog

May 28, 2019 at

New communication platform allows subscribers to know immediately when new posts are added through special e-mail alerts

last fall, when University leaders worked with schools, colleges and other divisional units on a series of budget planning exercises to make room for continued investments in strategic priorities. Chief among these priorities was the need to take care of all University employees through improved compensation as well as to recruit and retain top-notch talent. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Merit-orious moves

May 21, 2019 at

UND rallies together to reward all employees with salary increases, additional pool for high performers

A new 40-year partnership with Johnson Controls, Inc., is delivering the campus improvements, as well as decades of operational certainty and savings.

Brighter, greener and more comfortable

April 23, 2019 at

Just in time for Earth Day – celebrated Monday — UND investments make for greener tomorrow

UND Space Studies Professor Pablo de León and colleagues test out his UND-developed NDX-1 spacesuit to see if space travelers can perform various tasks in hars space environemnts, such as on the moon or Mars.  Image courtesy of Pablo de León.

UND spacesuit rockets into cosmos

April 23, 2019 at

Fabric from ‘NDX-1’ spacesuit launched Wednesday for yearlong tests on International Space Station

A collaboration between the UAS Operations division at UND Aerospace and Australian-based ag technology company Bee Innovative focuses on the machine-vision-capabilities of Bee Innovative’s current drone platform, “BeeDar,” which tracks bee movements and pollination patterns in real-time and has delivered 20-percent increases in crop yields and returns for Australian farmers season to season. Image courtesy of Bee Innovative.

What’s all the buzz?

April 16, 2019 at

Bee Innovative, UND sign pact to enhance autonomous capability in complex honey bee environments

Tackling the Grand Challenges

Tackling the Grand Challenges

April 16, 2019 at

University investment coupled with homegrown talents helps UND take on some of the world’s greatest societal issues

President Kennedy announced Wednesday he had been selected as the sole finalist for president of the University of Colorado. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

UND’s Mark Kennedy chosen as sole finalist for President of the University of Colorado

April 11, 2019 at

Twelfth University leader credited for implementation of strategic vision, growth in research