Articles by: David Dodds

Tracy Charboneau (left) and Challsey Scallon, UND College of Nursing & Professional Discipline alumnae and veterans of the Recruitment and Retention of American Indians into Nursing program, or RAIN for short, recently pulled off a big idea when they cut the ribbon on a brand new $1.2 million wellness center  dedicated to helping those on teh Spirit Lake Sioux reservation stricken with Type I and II diabetes. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Home-grown health

April 20, 2017

UND Nursing and RAIN program alums renovate former school bus garage into diabetes wellness center on Spirit Lake reservation

Davis, executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, talks openly about the abuse he’s endured from both sides of the DAPL divide. A descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Davis has served the state of North Dakota throughout the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) saga, trying to find any sort of common ground or opportunity for dialogue between sides.  Photo by Richard Larson.

Between a ‘Cannonball’ and a hard place

April 20, 2017

American Indian leaders on both sides of DAPL fight come together at UND Law School event to talk frankly about resistance, resilience and reconciliation

John Cariani has been featured in Broadway plays, network television programs and films as well as being an accomplished playwright.  His most well-known work for stage is "Almost, Maine" – one of the most widely produced plays in America in the past decade.

Broadway and screen actor Cariani coming to UND

April 20, 2017

Public conversation and acting workshops set for May 1-2 at Burtness Theatre

U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., the featured speaker for this year’s Frank Wenstrom Lecture at the University of North Dakota’s Gorecki Alumni Center, spent more than an hour Tuesday night taking his audience on a philosophical ride through the history of American politics. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Cramer waxes philosophical between hot topics

April 13, 2017

North Dakota Congressman reflects on early days of his political activism, Republican dominance in state and his support of President Trump

Judges make their way through the maze of student projects during the 2017 North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair in UND's Memorial Union Ballroom on March 30. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Best in state

April 5, 2017

N.D. wiz kids convene on UND campus for 2017 State Science and Engineering Fair, chances to move on to Los Angeles for nationals

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., makes a point during a panel discussion about U.S.-Russia geopolitical relations in the Arctic on Friday, March 31 at UND's Clifford Hall. Heitkamp was flanked by U.S.-Russia experts from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (left) the Hon. Kenneth Yalowitz, a former U.S. ambassador to Belarus and Georgia, and Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center. UND Professor of Political Science Paul Sum is seated to the right of Heitkamp. Photo by Shawna Schill.

A new, even colder Cold War?

April 4, 2017

Experts on U.S.-Russia relations say America shouldn’t underestimate global implications of territorial expansions into Arctic regions

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (left) operates a miniature multi-rotor UAVquad alongside local UAS expert Amanda Brandt inside Robin Hall, the headquarters of UND's unmanned programs. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Sky’s the limit

March 30, 2017

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp takes control of drones at UND’s Robin Hall, reviews research collaborations

A new Fighting Hawks logo is emblazoned across UND Student Ticket Office in the Memorial Union. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Brands of confusion

March 21, 2017

UND embraces Fighting Hawks while replacing interlocking ND symbols in push for common vision

UND senior captain Quinton Hooker credits his parents with making him the man. Hooker and the Fighting Hawks will tip off against the Arizona Wildcats tonight just before 9 p.m. on TBS. Photo by Matt Schill.

Quintessential ‘Q’

March 16, 2017

UND’s Hooker led Fighting Hawks to first-ever appearance in Big Dance, solidifying status as one of program’s best — on and off the court

UND men's basketball players and coaches celebrate the school's first-ever Big Sky Conference Tournament Championship and a trip to the NCAA national tournament. Photo by Matt Schill.

Dance cards full

March 14, 2017

Athletics success makes for busy week in regional and national tournaments, including Men’s Basketball’s first appearance on an NCAA Division I bracket

Odd Einar Dørum is one of the most respected and qualified politicians in Norway.  He visited UND recently to discuss Norwegian relations with NATO, America's President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

A Norwegian perspective

March 14, 2017

Retired Member of Norway Parliament, Odd Einar Dørum, talks NATO, Trump, and yes, Putin, too

UND President Mark Kennedy told lawmakers, on Monday, that UND already has made a number of tough decisions on campus, with more to come, to meet mandated budget reductions. He said the University is “nearing the end of the road” as far as cutting, and that the state may have to look at allowing Universities the flexibility to increase tuition. UND Archives.

UND takes its message to the House

March 7, 2017

Kennedy: cuts are ‘nearing end of the road’ but tuition flexibility is needed moving forward

Four Big Sky Conference Championships

Big Sky grand slam

March 7, 2017

UND Athletics enjoys an embarrassment of riches with four conference championships in same year

UND Fighting Hawks football fans root  for the home team at the annual Potato Bowl game at the Alerus Center. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Athletics on the clock

March 2, 2017

Athletics Department granted more time for careful review of sports programs to craft new budget-savings plan

On Thursday, Feb. 23, the UND School of Law was recognized for its part in winning a regional design and construction award that was the result of the teamwork involved in completing the recently $14.4 million Law School renovation and addition project. Photo by Richard Larson.

Top of the ‘Pyramid’

March 2, 2017

UND Law School recognized for team effort that led to regional design and construction award for renovation and addition