Articles by: David Dodds

Just minutes before Thursday night's home opener against the Mississippi State Delta Devils, a mob of UND freshmen are expected to burst onto the Alerus Center turf in a mass show of support for their Fighting Hawks football team. The “Freshmen Run,” as it’s being dubbed, is an idea of the UND Game Day Experience Committee. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

UND Athletics Venues & Events Group formed to plan restart of Fighting Hawks events

May 27, 2020 at

Wide-ranging panel represents Alerus Center, REA, UND and local governmental agencies

Expanding out of the Center for Innovation at UND, SkySkopes, Inc., has situated itself as an important player in the regional energy industry, in the last two years. Image courtesy of SkySkopes, Inc.

UND-sponsored project will show how drones may be used to help fight COVID-19

April 15, 2020 at

Partnership involving UND, government agencies and the private sector will conduct tests in the Grand Forks area

UND part of $10.1M national grant package to improve opioid treatment access

UND part of $10.1M national grant package to improve opioid treatment access

March 26, 2020 at

Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts funds 19 organization on front lines of opioid crisis

The North Dakota Clothesline Project, a somber annual tradition at the University of NOrth Dakota, moved to the UND Wellness Center last Wednesday and Thursday, as its usual home setting the UND Memorial Union is currently undergoing a complete reconstruction. Connor Murphy/UND Today.

UND takes a stand against violence

October 15, 2019 at

CVIC, CVIC at UND give 2019 Peacemaker Award to Grand Forks Associate Superintendent of Schools Jody Thompson

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

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