Articles by: David Dodds

Walker, along with Cheryl Hunter, chair of the Department of Teaching, Leadership & Professional Practice, recently secured a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to bring its first cohort of 14 students to campus to train teachers in the Lakota language and earn their degree in elementary and secondary education. Graduates will teach elementary and secondary learners at tribal and reservation schools in North Dakota and South Dakota.

‘LEAP’ forward for Lakota language

October 4, 2018 at

UND College of Education lands $1.4 M federal grant to prepare next generation of teachers in indigenous linguistics

For the second time in less than a year, UND and North Dakota Athletics is honored to have sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy back on campus to spread her important message that abuse and physical violence is never ok. Image courtesy of Brenda Tracy.

Setting the expectation

October 4, 2018 at

Sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy, national voice against violence and abuse, plans return to UND

Friday's announcement marked a distinct investment addressing the University's Grand Challenges, one of which is Big Data. McGimpsey, right, says the components of Big Data research underpin the other four Grand Challenges: unmanned systems, energy and sustainability, biomedicine and rural health. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Big Data, the next big thing

September 27, 2018 at

UND commits to computational surge to increase analytical firepower on campus and beyond

Wake Up to UND 2018-
President Mark Kennedy awards the Presidential Medial to Dave Molmen, Altru's chief executive officer. Jackie Lorentz photo/UND Today.

Molmen’s mettle earns medal

September 27, 2018 at

UND surprises Altru CEO with rare President’s Medal for leadership on new medical school building

A night for flight

A night for flight

September 25, 2018 at

Half century of aviation excellence for UND Aerospace celebrated during Homecoming week

UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo and Sara Garland share the podium as DiLorenzo presented a $5,000 personal contribution to an endowment fund from Garland's Class of '68. Photo by David Dodds/UND Today.

Gift rooted in friendship

September 25, 2018 at

UND Provost and wife make personal contribution to Class of ’68 endowment fund during 50-year reunion

Homecoming meets Potato Bowl

Homecoming meets Potato Bowl

September 18, 2018 at

UND Mayor of America’s Best College Town Mike Brown has proclaimed Sept. 21 as Fighting Hawks Friday in Grand Forks in honor of UND

Class above

Class above

September 18, 2018 at

UND Final Fall 2018 enrollment confirms most diverse freshman class ever as well as one of the most academically-prepared

Escaping the echo chambers

Escaping the echo chambers

September 18, 2018 at

UND Alum and Federal Judge Ralph Erickson implores citizens to rise above political fray at Constitution Day observance

UND remembers

UND remembers

September 13, 2018 at

UND ROTC holds annual tribute to those lost in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the wars that followed

UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo (center) and Athletics Director Bill Chaves were among the administrators who volunteered to dish up pie and ice cream Wednesday for UND's celebration of State Employee Recognition Week. Angie Holkesvig chaired the UND Staff Senate committee that planned the week-long celebration. Photo by David Dods/UND Today.

Perfect day for pie – and more

September 13, 2018 at

Provost, Athletics Director among others serve up treats at ‘Sweet Tooth Social’ for State employee week

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.

‘Freshmen Run’ to debut at Fighting Hawks football opener

August 28, 2018 at

Organizers hope new tradition develops around student body dash across field

UND President Mark Kennedy and First Lady Debbie Kennedy take time for a photo op with the entire UND incoming  freshman class -- The Class of 2022. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Meet the Class of 2022

August 21, 2018 at

Here are some fun ‘facts’ (some verified) about UND’s newest crop of freshmen

Taylor Roehl, a freshman from New Leipzig, N.D., is one of two student in the incoming UND Class of 2022 who scored a perfect 36 on her ACT. The UND Presidential Scholars and National Merit Scholar is emblematic of an uptick in quality students choosing UND to pursue their academic dreams. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

A perfect fit

August 21, 2018 at

New Leipzig, N.D. native nets ACT top score, Class B championship then chooses UND over Ivy elites

Ashley Brueggeman (left) and Alivia Fraase (right) flank head coach Mark Pryor at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. Brueggeman and Fraase are two of the three starters returning from last year's NCAA tournament roster. Despite this, Pryor is confident that 2018 is far from a "rebuild." Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Back-to-Back for the attack

August 14, 2018 at

UND Volleyball highly touted despite roster overhaul as it departs Big Sky for the Summit League