Articles by: Dima Williams

President Kennedy calls Merrifield Hall (above) “the most beautiful building on campus, a real architectural jewel.”
However, built in 1929 and nestled in the heart of campus, the liberal arts hub carries a heavy price tag in deferred maintenance costs and needs updates. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

High and dry: UND prepares for flood season

March 21, 2019 at

With spring thaw beginning, University emergency managers hard at work to keep campus informed and safe

Newly named Arts & Science Dean Brad Rundquist recently took over the College from former dean, Debbie Storrs, who was named UND Senior Vice Provost. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Rundquist named permanent Arts & Sciences dean

March 19, 2019 at

After interim role, longtime UND scholar looks forward to leading College into the future

Writers Conference Poster

Writing the future

March 19, 2019 at

50th anniversary of UND’s Writers Conference draws rising literary stars

North Dakota Supreme Courth Chief Justice  Gerald W. VandeWalle, the longest serving justice in the U.S., reminisces about his time at UND, where he obtained both a bachelor's degree and a Law degree.

Q&A: Catching up with North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle

March 12, 2019 at

North Dakota and country’s longest-serving justice talks getting into law, importance of maintaining relationships

UND Director of Special Collections Curt Hanson is to attend the 2019 training program of the Archives Leadership Institute this summer. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

UND treasure keeper selected for elite training

March 7, 2019 at

Special Collections Director Curt Hanson is headed to the prestigious Archives Leadership Institute this summer

A UND online student, living and working in Olympia, Washington, Laura Christian traveled to Denmark, Sweden and Norway through the University to explore viking history last summer. Photo courtesy of Laura Christian.

Online opportunities of a lifetime

March 5, 2019 at

Washington single mother of two takes aim at two degrees from UND – from the comfort of home

Just who were the Founders anyway?

Just who were the Founders anyway?

February 28, 2019 at

What better way to commemorate Founders Day than to remember the leaders whose actions built a flagship

Getting into ‘grad’ gear

Getting into ‘grad’ gear

February 21, 2019 at

Grad education enhancements on campus and online provide comprehensive support students need to succeed

Katie Moller, a communication and physics double major, graduates as one of the best soccer players in UND's history. Photo by Shawna Shill/UND Today.

Leader in Action: Katie Moller

February 19, 2019 at

Despite pressures, top UND soccer player excels in physics, communication and the game she loves

Abbie Sheehy, a freshman from Waysata, Minn., hold up her oversized prize check with UND Alumni Association & Foundation CEO DeAnna Carlson Zink. Sheehy was one of the first students to have her name drawn by random for a Giving Hearts Day scholarship.

Heart to heart

February 14, 2019 at

Alumni Association & Foundation amasses nearly $30,000 in student scholarship gifts on Giving Hearts Day

UND names communication director

UND names communication director

February 14, 2019 at

Dedicated champion of University spirit, David Dodds, begins new career chapter

Love for ice, 12,000 feet high

Love for ice, 12,000 feet high

February 12, 2019 at

UND’s Jeff VanLooy, associate professor in Earth System Science & Policy, and Lance DiAngelis, Ph.D. candidate in the same department, talk glaciers in a recent Wyoming PBS doc

As North Dakota Newspaper Association intern reporters, Bilal Suleiman and Diane Newberry craft legislative stories that are distributed to roughly 90 papers across the state. Photo by David Dodds/UND Today.

Reporting with impact

February 7, 2019 at

Pair of UND communication disciples hone their early journo craft at North Dakota Legislature

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Living, breathing special education

February 5, 2019 at

Fargo teacher, used to overcoming adversity, earns master’s degree with the help of UND Online

Getting to the ‘core’ of student success

Getting to the ‘core’ of student success

January 31, 2019 at

New academic advisors to support Colleges, improve retention and boost grad rates as part of UND’s strategic goals