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Remembering Harvey Jacobson

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Harvey K. Jacobson, 93, former vice president for University Relations, died Dec. 8, 2023, in Oshkosh, Wis.

Under then-UND President George Starcher, Jacobson created the Office of University Relations in the late 1950s. He led the division for several years before moving on to positions at the University of Michigan and later the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he served as a professor of journalism until his retirement.

Jacobson’s full obituary is available at the Grand Forks Herald website.