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'Fighting Sioux' debate leaves University of North Dakota nameless in Frozen Four

Gophers, Eagles, and Dutchmen will take the ice in the Wells Fargo Center this weekend, but the University of North Dakota men's hockey team will be known merely for the state from which they hail.

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7/3/2017

article North Dakota looks for cure to 'brand confusion on steroids'
(North Dakota) -- When Mark Kennedy took over as president of the University of North Dakota a year ago, he discovered that fans of the school's athletic teams were...

6/20/2017

article MORON ALERT: Ruling gives Fighting Sioux supporters hope
(North Dakota) -- A man who is helping lead a social media campaign in support of restoring the University of North Dakota's retired Fighting Sioux nickname says a U...

6/19/2017

article Port: That Supreme Court ruling won’t change a thing with the Fighting Sioux nickname controversy
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling today regarding offensive trademarks, and now some supporters of the University of North Dakota’s retired...
article UND says trademark case doesn't relate to former nickname
(North Dakota) -- A man who is helping lead a social media campaign in support of the University of North Dakota's retired Fighting Sioux nickname says a U.S....

6/14/2017

article Fighting Sioux memorabilia up for auction
(North Dakota) -- The crowds chant "Sioux Forever," but just how much would you pay to have your own piece of hockey history? Managers at The Ralph Englestad...

5/29/2017

article Film about UND's retired Fighting Sioux nickname nears completion
(North Dakota) -- A documentary film detailing the life of the University of North Dakota's former Fighting Sioux logo and nickname is coming to a wrap after years...

2/8/2017

article McFeely: Maybe this is why Standing Rock doesn't trust the ND Public Service Commission
(North Dakota) -- Two members of the three-person North Dakota Public Service Commission sent off one of their colleagues to a new job the other day.

1/6/2017

article OPINION: American Indian Issues: Truth and reconciliation
(North Dakota) -- Remember your first Welcome Weekend? Students being dropped off at the residence halls, meeting their roommates, attending various events, and maybe...

10/17/2016

article MORON ALERT: NDSU president calls for end of 'hateful' Sioux chant at Bison football games
(North Dakota) -- Leaders at North Dakota State University are pleading with students to stop cheering at Bison football games with a traditional—but derogatory...

8/31/2016

article LETTER: UND Sioux nickname fans don't support what real Sioux are fighting for
(North Dakota) -- "Unlawful protest" is in the headlines of both items on the Herald's Sunday editorial page. The tone uniformly is alarmist.

8/17/2016

article LETTER: Support UND by supporting Fighting Hawks name, apparel
(North Dakota) -- I noted in Sunday's Herald the comments regarding the unveiling of UND apparel with the new name and logo ("Hawks merchandise released into...

7/23/2016

article North Dakota takes progressive stand in Native mascot quarrel
(North Dakota) -- In late 2000, more than 20 Native American-related academic programs at the University of North Dakota signed a letter urging then-university president...

7/22/2016

article North Dakota takes progressive stand in Native mascot quarrel
(Utah) -- In late 2000, more than 20 Native American-related academic programs at the University of North Dakota signed a letter urging then-university president Charles...

7/7/2016

article LONGIE: 'Fighting Sioux' critics like new logo just fine
(North Dakota) -- I love UND's new logo. As soon as T-shirts with the new logo are available, I will go and buy several, for myself and my grandchildren. They will...

6/27/2016

article Petition calls for change to UND logo
(North Dakota) -- An online petition with more than 3,600 signatures is asking for UND to change its logo less than a week after it debuted to the public. The change.org...

6/24/2016

article Design experts mixed on UND Fighting Hawks logo, say time will tell
(North Dakota) -- When the NHL announced the Jets were coming back to Winnipeg, Scott Telle was ecstatic. As a fan before the team moved, he couldn't wait to see the...

6/23/2016

article 'Determined hawk' adopted as new UND Fighting Hawks logo
(North Dakota) -- Following months of discussions about the image and years of controversy over UND’s previous nickname, the university unveiled its Fighting Hawks...

6/22/2016

article 'Determined hawk' adopted as new UND Fighting Hawks logo
(North Dakota) -- Following months of discussions about the image and years of controversy over UND’s previous nickname, the university unveiled its Fighting Hawks...

6/4/2016

article Schafer: UND logo development down to two options
(North Dakota) -- UND's Fighting Hawks athletic logo design is down to two options, and it's unknown to the public what they look like. Interim President Ed...

5/4/2016

article UND Fighting Hawks logo development delayed by championship
(North Dakota) -- The finalization of UND’s Fighting Hawks logo is about two weeks behind schedule. Director of Brand Strategy and Development Conor O’...

5/3/2016

article MORON ALERT: UND can and must restore the Fighting Sioux nickname
(North Dakota) -- As a proud UND alum, I'm horrified at the train wreck that the university has become. Abandoning team sports and buildings, cutting staff and...

4/11/2016

article MORON ALERT: Fighting Sioux, not Hawks, won a national championship
(North Dakota) -- If anyone was watching the Frozen Four a few days ago it would be impossible to note the absence of the Fighting Hawks and the fervor of the Fighting...

3/4/2016

article Former UND lawyer warns against continued use of Native American imagery in new logo
(North Dakota) -- Representatives from New York-based firm SME Inc. spent three days in Grand Forks learning about the community and the university they're charged...
article OPINION: Best when nickname changes arise locally
(North Dakota) -- The South Dakota Legislature recently shot down a proposal to ban public schools from using racially derogatory nicknames, mascots and logos that...

3/1/2016

article Forum attendees want UND's logo to be unique, not a ‘cheesy bird’
(North Dakota) -- Some who attended a Tuesday forum intended to collect input on the creation of UND's future logo said they fear it will not live up to the legacy...
article UND logos emerge, but not officially
(North Dakota) -- Bennett Brien posted his first rough sketch of a hawk logo to his Facebook page recently, and two days later he posted the finished image of a fierce...
article With Sioux Nickname Gone, North Dakota Hockey Fans Are Fighting Change
(North Dakota) -- Every few weeks at the University of North Dakota, the Champions Club booster group throws a fan luncheon with coaches as the featured speakers. A...
article How North Dakota Got Stuck Hawking Its Defunct Native American Nickname
(North Dakota) -- It is not often you hear a university president blatantly refer to the National Collegiate Athletic Association as "hypocritical" and "...

2/28/2016

article An image emerges, but not officially
(North Dakota) -- Bennett Brien posted his first rough sketch of a hawk logo to his Facebook page last week, and two days later he posted the finished image of a fierce...

2/26/2016

article Public input sought for Fighting Hawks logo development
(North Dakota) -- The design firm working to create UND's Fighting Hawks logo is holding open forums in Grand Forks. The public is invited to attend a meetings at 6...

2/24/2016

article NDSU president wants revision of school song for 'troubling' cultural references
(North Dakota) -- The president of North Dakota State University is calling for an immediate revision of the school song due to "troubling" cultural and ethnic...
article Why the University of North Dakota is still selling merchandise with banned Fighting Sioux logo
(North Dakota) -- They have a new school nickname, but the University of North Dakota are still selling merchandise with their same old objectionable logo. In 2005, the...

2/23/2016

article UND, SME Inc. sign contract for new logo
(North Dakota) -- UND and SME Inc. have signed a contract allowing for the New York-based company to develop the university's new Fighting Hawks logo.

2/16/2016

article MORON ALERT: New Fighting Sioux merchandise for sale three months after nickname selection
(North Dakota) -- There were two racks laden with Fighting Sioux clothing and trinkets Tuesday inside a gift shop at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, but that doesn't mean...

1/23/2016

article UND committee holds off on logo design decision
(North Dakota) -- A committee in charge of recommending who will design UND's Fighting Hawks logo said it needs more information before it narrows down a list of 15...

1/19/2016

article Schafer says UND nickname 'solved,' school won't hold revote
(North Dakota) -- Asked whether he would reopen the contentious UND nickname selection process, the university's interim President Ed Schafer used a metaphor from an...
article UND logo development loses a committee member, proposal
(North Dakota) -- A committee member and proposal will not be involved in deciding who will design UND's athletic logo. At a Graphic Identity RFP Evaluation and...

1/13/2016

article 16 apply to design UND's Fighting Hawk logo
(North Dakota) -- UND has received 16 applications from parties interested in designing a logo for the Fighting Hawks nickname. On Dec. 12, UND issued a request for...

1/12/2016

article Application date extended for Fighting Hawks logo design
(North Dakota) -- The deadline was extended by one day for those who wanted to apply to design logos for UND's Fighting Hawks nickname. The school issued on Dec. 12...

1/6/2016

article UND hockey announcers don't say 'Fighting Hawks' after penalty kills
(North Dakota) -- The new nickname for the University of North Dakota hasn't been welcomed with open arms by all UND fans. One of the main functions of having a...

12/27/2015

article MORON ALERT: Fargo designer, UND hockey fan put spin on logo controversy
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota's nickname change has inspired a handful of parodies in the last few months. Shirts From Fargo has been selling...

12/25/2015

article Another designer puts spin on UND logo controversy
(North Dakota) -- UND's nickname change has inspired a handful of parodies in the last few months. Shirts From Fargo has been selling merchandise online for about...

12/21/2015

article Documentary eclipses $50,000 goal for Fighting Sioux story
(North Dakota) -- Donors gave over $50,000 in 30 days to back finalizing a documentary about the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo saga at UND. Documentary director Matt...

12/14/2015

article What will UND's new Fighting Hawks logo look like?
(North Dakota) -- Bennett Brien said he would love a chance to design a new logo to accompany UND’s new Fighting Hawks nickname because, as the artist who created...

11/30/2015

article Remnants of Fighting Sioux decor remain in businesses around Grand Forks area
(North Dakota) -- While UND has picked a new nickname and is in the process of working to create a new logo to go with it, local businesses are left to decide what to do...

11/25/2015

article OP/ED: Nickname fracas needn't hurt UND fundraising
(North Dakota) -- As university scandals go, it’s hard to beat the 2011 Jerry Sandusky firestorm at Penn State. Not only was the assistant football coach arrested...

11/24/2015

article BLOG: Is It Just A Nickname?
(North Dakota) -- When I was ready to attend college, I wanted to be a Fighting Sioux. OK, that’s not true. Actually, I wanted to be a lawyer, which meant I would...
article In 'Unauthorized!,' filmmaker tells of 'Fighting Sioux' saga
(North Dakota) -- Despite being born and raised in North Dakota, Matt Fern didn't know much about the controversy that swirled in Grand Forks over UND's nickname...

11/23/2015

article UND's aviation school may continue using 'Sioux' call sign
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota nickname process has brought change to more than the athletics department. Fighting Sioux was attached to awards,...

11/22/2015

article Native American community remains divided on UND nickname
(North Dakota) -- Late last week, two American Indian tribe members put their names to a lawsuit filed with the intent of stopping the University of North Dakota’s...

11/21/2015

article Goodbye ‘Fighting Sioux’! UND is Now the Fighting Hawks
(North Dakota) -- The results of a University of North Dakota vote were released at a press conference Wednesday, and UND President Robert Kelly disclosed that the new...
article Houska: Legislation, Litigation, and the Kitchen Sink, But the Fighting Sioux Mascot Is Done
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, the University of North Dakota ended the fight to keep its Native American mascot with the selection of the “Fighting Hawks...
article POV EXCLUSIVE: Bismarck Filmmaker to Capture Fighting Sioux Story
(North Dakota) -- Matt Fern, owner of The Creative Treatment—a North Dakota-based video production company—announced today that he has launched a Kickstarter...

11/20/2015

article Documentary film aims to chronicle UND's Fighting Sioux saga
(North Dakota) -- A Bismarck man is raising money to fund the production of a documentary about the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo at UND. Matt Fern, the owner of a...
article Fargo team welcomes UND Fighting Hawks to the hawk 'family'
(North Dakota) -- The university prepared to retire the name and logo, but state lawmakers in 2011 approved a law requiring the school to retain them only to repeal the...
article Fighting Hawks picked as new University of North Dakota nickname
(North Dakota) -- Wednesday's news that the University of North Dakota's new nickname would be the Fighting Hawks was greeted matter-of-factly by some UND...

11/19/2015

article Changes will be gradual with new nickname
(North Dakota) -- At 11:30 a.m. Thursday, the UND volleyball team will become the school’s first athletics program to compete as the Fighting Hawks. The team will...
article Despite new Fighting Hawks moniker, UND's aviation program uses Sioux as flights’ call sign
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota nickname process has brought change to more than the athletics department. Fighting Sioux was attached to awards,...
article Dickinson Blue Hawks react to UND's new nickname, Fighting Hawks
(North Dakota) -- Hawks are usually solitary birds. But with arrival of the new University of North Dakota nickname, the Dickinson State University Blue Hawks are going...
article Nickname expert: UND picked 'kind of a timid choice'
(North Dakota) -- James I. Bowie wasn't surprised when the University of North Dakota announced its new nickname would be the Fighting Hawks. In fact, he predicted...
article Players, coaches say culture won’t change with new nickname
(North Dakota) -- University of North Dakota coaches and players had varied support for the new Fighting Hawks nickname, but the consistent message was each program...
article Reactions vary to Fighting Hawks as UND's new nickname
(North Dakota) -- Wednesday's news that the University of North Dakota's new nickname would be Fighting Hawks was greeted matter-of-factly by some UND players...

11/18/2015

article After decades of debate, UND selects Fighting Hawks as nickname replacement
(North Dakota) -- Decades of debate and turmoil culminated in one 15-minute press conference on UND’s campus Wednesday where UND President Robert Kelley announced...
article Fighting Hawks is new nickname for University of North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- They’re still Fighting, but now they’re Hawks. Fighting Hawks is the choice to replace Fighting Sioux, University of North Dakota President...
article MORON ALERT: Flyers' Hakstol dismisses North Dakota's new nickname
(North Dakota) -- Let's just say that Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol isn't a fan of North Dakota's new nickname. While the collegiate powerhouse...
article Native Americans embrace new name
(North Dakota) -- University of North Dakota student Wind Spirit Spotted Bear, 28, said she was "relieved" by the choice of Fighting Hawks as the new...
article Notable UND alumni ready for next chapter with new nickname
(North Dakota) -- The Fighting Hawks might not have been their first choice for a new UND nickname, but some notable alumni are looking forward to the next chapter in...
article Students react to new UND nickname, 'glad it's over'
(North Dakota) -- Students at UND have mixed reactions to the Wednesday announcement of Fighting Hawks over Roughriders as the new UND nickname, but agreed they're...
article UND nickname is Fighting Hawks; Kelley reveals his vote
(North Dakota) -- Fighting Hawks will be UND’s new athletic nickname. The results of a vote released at a press conference Wednesday show of 27,378 total votes,...
article VIDEO: New name moves past Native American association
(North Dakota) -- UND student Wind Spirit Spotted Bear, 28, said she was "relieved" by the choice of Fighting Hawks as the new university nickname. "I...

11/17/2015

article UND nickname vote ends, with results yet to be announced
(North Dakota) -- The final round of voting on the new UND nickname came to a close Monday. Stakeholders had until 11:59 p.m. to cast their ballot for either Fighting...

11/16/2015

article Defiant North Dakota fans still embrace Fighting Sioux nickname, reject replacement monikers
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota has narrowed down its nickname choices to the Roughriders and the Fighting Hawks, but hockey fan Duffy Doubek isn’...

11/12/2015

article UND Nickname: Ralph Engelstad's possible response to controversy may surprise you
(North Dakota) -- Voting for the final 2 UND nickname options, Fighting Hawks or Roughriders is underway, and ends at midnight on Monday. It’s likely a sure bet...

11/11/2015

article Final nickname vote begins with no word on choosing a logo
(North Dakota) -- As the final University of North Dakota nickname vote kicks off Thursday between Fighting Hawks and Roughriders, the university remains mum on how a...

11/10/2015

article University Sending Out Trademark Letters To Parody Artist Over Logo/Mascot It Abandoned
(North Dakota) -- As you may recall, we had written about the University of North Dakota getting trolled by a jackass over attempts to give themselves a new school team...

11/9/2015

article Fighting Hawks, Roughriders move on to final UND nickname runoff
(North Dakota) -- It’s back to the ballot for two remaining University of North Dakota nickname options. UND announced Sunday a third round of voting will take...

11/6/2015

article POLL: Which of the 3 UND nickname choices do you like best, and why?
(North Dakota) -- The Herald wants to know which UND nickname you're going to vote for...

10/28/2015

article Cliffhanger in Vote to Replace Fighting Sioux
(North Dakota) -- A runoff election Monday will choose a new mascot for the University of North Dakota, to replace The Fighting Sioux: either the Fighting Hawks, the...
article Road to new nickname at UND has changed several times
(North Dakota) -- Sunday was a big day for UND as the school announced three nicknames would move forward for a runoff vote for new a name, rather the top two, as was...
article UND nickname vote a 'feeling-out process,' attorney for school says
(North Dakota) -- UND representatives maintain vote results for the school's future nickname will be upheld, even though an attorney for the university said it was...
article ‘UNDies’ would solve college nickname controversy
(North Dakota) -- It looks like the controversy over the UND nickname will soon be resolved. The Fighting Sioux nickname was outlawed by the NCAA in 2012 and three years...

10/27/2015

article OUR OPINION: UND should use 'instant runoff' ballot for nickname
(North Dakota) -- There is a way. There is a way to make sure that a single, unequivocal winner will emerge from UND's upcoming nickname-runoff vote, and that this...

10/26/2015

article Road to new nickname at UND has changed several times
(North Dakota) -- Sunday was a big day for UND as the school announced three nicknames would move forward for a runoff vote for new a name, rather the top two, as was...
article UND nickname options narrowed to 3 for runoff vote
(North Dakota) -- And then there were three. Fighting Hawks, Roughriders and Nodaks will be up for a second vote as UND’s future athletic nickname. Results of a...

10/21/2015

article Native American community remains divided on UND nickname
(North Dakota) -- Late last week, two American Indian tribe members put their names to a lawsuit filed with the intent of stopping the University of North Dakota’s...

10/20/2015

article Sioux Grumble as UND Votes for a New Name
(North Dakota) -- As University of North Dakota students, staff and alumni vote this week on a nickname to replace "The Fighting Sioux," they have left out an...
article UND nickname vote off to bumpy start for some
(North Dakota) -- UND's nickname vote proceeded Monday with some hiccups in the process. The UND Alumni Association and Foundation's office fielded about 100...

10/19/2015

article Judge refuses to block UND nickname vote
(North Dakota) -- A Fargo judge has declined to issue a restraining order that would have stopped the University of North Dakota nickname vote. A lawsuit filed Thursday...
article LETTER: Unhappiness over ‘Nodaks’ led to ‘Sioux’ nickname
(North Dakota) -- Al Austin was a senior at UND and the person who got the nickname changed to Sioux. He was class president, Homecoming chair and editor of the Dacotah...
article MORON ALERT: Two Native Americans join suit to stop UND nickname vote
(North Dakota) -- Late last week, two American Indian tribe members put their names to a lawsuit filed with the intent of stopping the University of North Dakota’s...
article OMDAHL: Nickname debate exposes ‘North Dakota Mean’
(North Dakota) -- “North Dakota Nice” has become a common expression for characterizing the mannerly behavior of folks in North Dakota. Well, the UND nickname debate...
article UND stakeholders to cast nickname votes starting Monday
(North Dakota) -- The end is in sight. Decades of controversy, arguments, testimony and protests have culminated in one inarguably important week at the University of...
article Voting has begun for new UND nickname to replace Fighting Sioux
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota opened voting Monday for a new nickname, with the ballot offering five choices to replace Fighting Sioux. With Fighting...

10/16/2015

article Lawsuit filed to stop UND nickname vote
(North Dakota) -- A lawsuit was filed Thursday in district court in Grand Forks in an attempt to stop UND's upcoming nickname vote, but for now the vote will...

10/14/2015

article About 82,000 people could vote on UND nickname
(North Dakota) -- The first of possibly two votes to decide UND's nickname is fast approaching, and more than 82,000 people will be able to have a say.
article Which of the 5 UND nickname choices do you like best, and why?
(North Dakota) -- The Herald wants to know which UND nickname you're going to vote for!

10/4/2015

article UND asks shirtmaker to stop as New Sioux logo causes a stir
(North Dakota) -- A renegade citizen has decided to "stick his tongue out" at UND's nickname controversy, and the university is asking him to stop.

10/2/2015

article MORON ALERT: UND can't use my trade names, must add North Dakota to nickname ballot, ex-mayor of Bismarck says
(North Dakota) -- Former Bismarck Mayor Marlan “Hawk” Haakenson urged UND President Robert Kelley to add “North Dakota” to the ballot for a new...

9/24/2015

article UND: Nickname vote will stand
(North Dakota) -- Officials at UND say the public vote on the school's future nickname will be binding. "If any of the proposed nicknames receives the majority...

9/22/2015

article UND nickname vote to be held online in less than four weeks
(North Dakota) -- The vote on UND’s nickname will be held in less than four weeks. Held entirely online, the vote will open at 8 a.m. Central Time, Oct. 19 and...

9/21/2015

article THEIR VIEW: Attempt to derail new UND nickname cynical, foolish
(North Dakota) -- Leafy spurge to Former Bismarck Mayor Marlan “Hawk” Haakenson for attempting to derail the University of North Dakota’s search for a...

9/20/2015

article UND President Kelley doesn't ask for special security despite email hoping he would 'die'
(North Dakota) -- In July, UND President Robert Kelley received an email from someone who wrote he or she hoped Kelley would “(expletive) die.” It was one of...

9/17/2015

article OPINION: UND nickname interference from Bismarck ex-mayor isn't welcome
(North Dakota) -- Well, it looks like the trade-name ploy won't work, and that's great news. But that doesn't excuse Marlan Haakenson's attempt to monkey...
article UND nickname emails show backlash, support from Kelley's decision
(North Dakota) -- A week after finding out keeping UND or North Dakota as a nickname wasn't on the table any more, Bruce Hoiberg of Sioux Falls, S.D., sent an email...

9/16/2015

article Sundog Interactive: UND can use our nickname if it wants
(North Dakota) -- If UND wants to be the Sundogs, that would be just dandy with Sundog Interactive, an advertising agency in Fargo. "We wish them nothing but the...
article UND: Trade name registration by former Bismarck mayor won't block nickname progress
(North Dakota) -- While one man has taken it upon himself to keep UND from being able to choose a new nickname, university officials say his efforts are in vain. North...

9/15/2015

article MORON ALERT: UND nickname issue mucked up by former Bismarck mayor
(North Dakota) -- The latest wrinkle in the University of North Dakota's years-long attempt to replace its Fighting Sioux nickname took another turn on Monday when...

9/14/2015

article UND nickname search complicated by trade name battle
(North Dakota) -- The search for a new University of North Dakota nickname hit a potential new stumbling block on Monday, when former Bismarck mayor Marlan "Hawk...

9/4/2015

article Louser: Put 'Fighting Sioux' trademark in hands of trustee
(North Dakota) -- I have watched with great interest as the decision-making process regarding the UND nickname has played out. As most North Dakotans know, the...

9/2/2015

article Iowa hockey team to UND: Roughriders trademark belongs to us
(Iowa) -- If UND chooses Roughriders as its new nickname, it may have to buy the name from a junior hockey team in Iowa, an attorney for the team said Wednesday. An...

9/1/2015

article OPINION: The challenge for all fans: What's best for UND?
(North Dakota) -- If we were UND President Robert Kelley, we would have decided differently. But we're not President Kelley. Only Kelley is Kelley, and now he has...
article Student Senate supports UND/North Dakota as name option
(North Dakota) -- UND Student Senate passed a resolution Sunday in favor of including UND/North Dakota in a public vote on the school’s new nickname despite...
article THEIR VIEW: Bashing NCAA is dumb of those who 'cling desperately' to UND's old nickname
(North Dakota) -- Those who cling desperately and foolishly to the University of North Dakota’s retired Fighting Sioux name and logo have taken to blaming the NCAA...

8/29/2015

article Letter: Another option for UND
(North Dakota) -- I’m a member of the Missisquoi Abenaki in northern Vermont, through my grandmother, who was born in Quebec. I’m also a University of North...

8/28/2015

article Community reacts on Twitter to pulling UND/North Dakota from UND nickname ballot
(North Dakota) -- A mid-October vote to pick a new UND nickname will not include an option for those favoring the UND/North Dakota option. Here are some reactions from...
article Nickname options won't include UND/North Dakota for mid-October vote
(North Dakota) -- The process to select UND’s new nickname reached one of its final stages Friday when the school announced the five options, which will now head...

8/21/2015

article Documents regarding nickname lawsuit unsealed for years
(North Dakota) -- There are no more sealed documents surrounding the Fighting Sioux nickname. In fact, there haven't been any for nearly eight years. As a legal...

8/20/2015

article OP/ED: Saga of UND logo takes strange twist
(North Dakota) -- The saga of the retirement of the UND Fighting Sioux logos was back in the news this week, and the new issues seem to be stranger than ever. There aren...

8/19/2015

article EDITORIAL: UND, don't pander to protesters' transparent ploy to retain 'Fighting Sioux'
(North Dakota) -- The die-hard windmill-tilters will be at it again in a few days when they rally on the University of North Dakota campus at Grand Forks to make two...
article LETTER: Rancor suggests nickname choice should be delayed
(North Dakota) -- The whole kerfuffle on the new nickname has become a large issue throughout the community of students, alumni and friends of UND. We keep hearing about...

8/17/2015

article LETTER: 'No nickname' fans sure do like 'Sioux' jerseys
(North Dakota) -- On July 25, the front-page photo accompanying a story on the prospects for the "UND/North Dakota" nickname shows supporters of that nickname wearing "...
article LETTER: Petulance of some UND fans discredits university
(North Dakota) -- I oppose the use of "North Dakota" as a nickname for UND, because I feel that most of the individuals who support this choice see it as a...
article MORON ALERT: Rally calling for UND/North Dakota option, Kelley's immediate resignation set
(North Dakota) -- A group expects 500 to 1,000 people will rally Saturday at the University of North Dakota to support the UND/North Dakota option and call for the...
article NCAA threatens sanctions for saying ‘Sioux’
(North Dakota) -- The NCAA has reportedly told the University of North Dakota not to let fans of the former Fighting Sioux mess with the end of the National Anthem. The...
article Sioux chants could mean consequences at UND
(South Dakota) -- Continuing to play as UND/North Dakota wouldn't violate any NCAA rules unless fans continued to cheer for the Fighting Sioux and other schools...

8/11/2015

article Name Game in Search of a New North Dakota Mascot
(North Dakota) -- University of North Dakota sports teams may soon be known as the Roughriders. Or the Nodaks. Or possibly the Fighting Hawks. One option that won’...

8/4/2015

article LET IT GO, TOM: UND nickname
(North Dakota) -- As an alumnus of both the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University, I am saddened by the lack of support from the great people of...

8/2/2015

article LETTER: Make sure American Indians have input
(North Dakota) -- One would hope the UND Nickname Selection Committee has consulted with appropriate people on campus, particularly American Indian students, the...

7/30/2015

article LETTER: Sioux people deserve seat at UND nickname-selection table
(North Dakota) -- It’s ironic to me that UND has hired another high-level administrator to be responsible for diversity and inclusion, while the university has...

7/28/2015

article Ahlin: Too much energy wasted on 'Fighting Sioux'
(North Dakota) -- Do I think friends and fellow alums defending the “Fighting Sioux” moniker are racist? No. Do I think their efforts have consumed way too much...
article THEIR VIEW: Is UND’s nickname saga near end?
(North Dakota) -- In the latest iteration of the never-ending saga of selecting a new nickname for the University of North Dakota, President Robert Kelley capitulated (...

7/26/2015

article Jane Ahlin: Too much energy wasted on 'Fighting Sioux'
(North Dakota) -- Do I think friends and fellow alums defending the “Fighting Sioux” moniker are racist? No. Do I think their efforts have consumed way too...

7/24/2015

article Kelley to consider UND/no nickname option
(North Dakota) -- UND President Robert Kelley will consider adding “North Dakota” to the list of nickname finalists for the public will vote on, he said in a...
article North Dakota school's mascot could be 'North Dakota'
(North Dakota) -- University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley will consider adding “North Dakota” to the list of nickname finalists for the public to...
article TWITTER: UND nickname: Twitter reacts to UND nickname process with amusement, contempt, relief and anger
(North Dakota) -- UND nickname: Twitter reacts to UND nickname process with amusement, contempt, relief and anger
article UND Nickname: Kelley blasted on social media despite considering UND/no nickname
(North Dakota) -- After the UND nickname committee decided to remove UND/no nickname from the list of remaining options, UND President Robert Kelley wrote an email to...

7/23/2015

article Committee or Kelley should reconsider ‘UND/N.D.’ option
(North Dakota) -- As mentioned before, the Grand Forks Herald’s editorial board sincerely hopes that UND/North Dakota does not wind up as the permanent nickname...
article Eliminating UND/North Dakota nickname angers many
(North Dakota) -- UND broke the Internet. After the school's nickname committee voted 7-4 to eliminate the possibility of continuing to play as UND/North Dakota, as...
article Fargoans don't like remaining UND nicknames
(North Dakota) -- UND fans are getting one step closer to a new school nickname. This week, the University's nickname committee narrowed the list down to 5. Playing...
article UND NICKNAME: Removal of no nickname option infuriates hockey community
(North Dakota) -- The decision by the UND Nickname Committee to remove the option of continuing to play without a nickname has infuriated the school’s hockey...

7/22/2015

article MORON ALERT: Pro-Fighting Sioux group plans protest
(North Dakota) -- In response to actions taken by UND's nickname committee Tuesday night, a group is planning a rally in protest, hoping to bring back the option of...
article COMMENTS: UND nickname: People unhappy about losing UND/no nickname choice
(North Dakota) -- UND nickname: People unhappy about losing UND/no nickname choice
article COMMENTS: UND nickname: Positive comments on cutting UND/no nickname option
(North Dakota) -- UND nickname: Positive comments on cutting UND/no nickname option

7/21/2015

article Don't disqualify 'Roughriders' as UND nickname over Roosevelt's flaws
(North Dakota) -- Franklin Roosevelt authorized the forced incarceration of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. As Supreme Allied Commander in that...
article UND/North Dakota out: Committee forwards five nicknames for public vote
(North Dakota) -- Playing as UND/North Dakota is no longer an option for University of North Dakota. After a long discussion, the UND nickname committee eliminated the...

7/19/2015

article LETTER: Herald stories reported logo's meaning
(North Dakota) -- In his recent letter concerning Ben Brien's creation of the last UND Fighting Sioux logo, Steve Molvig wrote, "Not once during all the years...

7/6/2015

article UND nickname: Twins' Dave St. Peter talks name possibilities
(North Dakota) -- UND Graduate and Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter shared his thoughts on the future decision on a new UND Nickname.

6/18/2015

article Staking claim to a name: UND nickname options include local high school mascot
(North Dakota) -- Red River High School Principal Kris Arason isn't too worried about the possibility of UND using the same nickname as his Grand Forks school.

6/17/2015

article Who will be the new Sioux?
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota now has seven choices for a new team name. That list has been winnowed over the last few months from well over a thousand suggestions to...

6/16/2015

article UND nickname options narrows list to 7
(North Dakota) -- Seven options are in the running to become UND's permanent nickname, including the possibility of continuing to play as "UND/North Dakota....
article University of North Dakota trims nickname candidates to 7
(North Dakota) -- Seven possibilities remain for the University of North Dakota’s nickname, with Roughriders narrowly leading the charge to be the one that...

5/30/2015

article LETTER: 'Fighting Sioux' fans' intransigence doesn't help UND
(South Dakota) -- Wyatt Benson and many others give "Sioux pride" as their justification to insult and injure American Indians with the Fighting Sioux nickname...

5/23/2015

article Committee members explain some UND nickname choices
(North Dakota) -- Lowell Schweigert brought up the Wild, the Sooners and the Cornhuskers while he talked about the future of UND's nickname. As a member of the...

5/19/2015

article Nickname committee finishes narrowing down thousands of ideas
(North Dakota) -- Sixty-four UND nickname ideas are moving on to the next round of discussion after a Monday committee meeting. The 11-person committee went through all...

5/18/2015

article MORON ALERT: Fighting Sioux will not be silenced
(North Dakota) -- In response to the outlandish claim that we Sioux are “racist”: You obviously have no clue as to what you are talking about, nor do you...

5/13/2015

article UND campus community looks back on walk to change nickname
(North Dakota) -- Amber Finley protested the University of North Dakota’s use of the old Fighting Sioux nickname when she was a student and then marched in a Walk...

5/7/2015

article Choosing a UND nickname: Current list of eligible, ineligible names
(North Dakota) -- From the 164s to Hammers, potential UND nicknames received an initial thumbs up or thumbs down by a committee reviewing submissions for a public vote.
article The Fighting Boobs? UND releases potential nicknames
(North Dakota) -- From “Amber Waves” to “Zombies,” the list of potential new nicknames for University of North Dakota athletic teams ranges from...
article Who submitted the Abdominal Snowmen as a UND nickname?
(North Dakota) -- Everyone makes mistakes, but sometimes it's definitely worth it. The Grand Forks Herald wants to know who submitted "Abdominal Snowmen"...

5/6/2015

article Aviators to Zombies: UND group begins sifting through nickname ideas
(North Dakota) -- UND nickname committee chairman Karl Goehring is excited to get to work now that thousands of ideas for what the school's new permanent nickname...
article NELSON: No matter the opposition, UND likely to have new nickname
(North Dakota) -- The first two letters of our state—'No'—say a lot about North Dakotans, who are usually conservative and stubborn. Mostly stubborn.
article SCHLOSSMAN: No name remains unique, so stick with UND
(North Dakota) -- UND released this week nearly 900 pages of new nickname suggestions submitted by the public. The list details something that's becoming...
article UND nickname committee starts cutting names
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota’s nickname committee eliminated 462 suggestions at a meeting Wednesday. The group went through 500 of the 1,172...

5/5/2015

article North Dakota releases 842 pages of nickname suggestions
(North Dakota) -- If you suggested a nickname to the committee trying to pick a new one for the University of North Dakota, it ended up on one of two lists that has been...
article UND releases potential nickname suggestions
(North Dakota) -- UND released a list Monday night of 1,172 unique suggestions, along with accompanying commentary, that will be eligible for consideration to become the...

5/4/2015

article Read The Rejected Submissions For North Dakota's New Nickname
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota, until recently known as the Fighting Sioux, is searching for a new nickname for its athletic teams. Back in 2005 the...
article OP/ED: 'Get over it,' Forum editorial tells fans of old UND nickname
(North Dakota) -- UND fans still don’t get it. LEAFY SPURGE: To the unreconstructed University of North Dakota fans who say without shame regarding the discredited...

4/29/2015

article MEET THE MORONS: Bound and determined: Many oppose UND’s decision to pick a new nickname
(North Dakota) -- Aaron Rients' plan after his UND graduation in December was to get a job at a local accounting firm, find a nice girl and start a family, but with...

4/17/2015

article 'Fighting Sioux' supporters say there was secret agenda to retire nickname
(North Dakota) -- Two outspoken supporters of the University of North Dakota’s former "Fighting Sioux" nickname have turned to social media to expose...
article MORON ALERT: Fighting Sioux supporters still fighting
(North Dakota) -- Supporters of UND's former Fighting Sioux nickname have begun a social media campaign to revive the name. A video titled "The Sioux Were...
article UND Nickname Committee outlines plan for narrowing down suggestions
(North Dakota) -- The UND Nickname Committee approved using a point system to score attributes and functionality of possible nickname suggestions. The university is in...

3/26/2015

article North Dakota Needs a Nickname (And No, ‘Fighting Sioux’ Won’t Do)
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota has everything a college-hockey team could want—except a nickname. Minnesota State, the top seed in this year...
article Submissions for new UND nickname accepted throughout April
(North Dakota) -- Submissions for a new UND nickname should be accepted throughout April, the university's new nickname committee decided Wednesday. Online and print...

3/9/2015

article UND nickname committee has two months to make recommendation
(North Dakota) -- Fifty-four days. That's less than two months or eight weeks from Tuesday to May 1. Whatever the timeframe, the University of North Dakota's new...

3/6/2015

article UND nickname committee faces time crunch
(North Dakota) -- Fifty-four days. That's less than two months or eight weeks from Tuesday to May 1. Whatever the timeframe, the University of North Dakota’s...

3/4/2015

article UND nickname group includes Twins president, Spirit Lake Tribe citizen
(North Dakota) -- A new nickname committee has been appointed at UND that will facilitate choosing a permanent nickname for the school as early as May. One of the new...

3/3/2015

article New UND nickname committee announced
(North Dakota) -- A new nickname committee has been appointed at UND that will ultimately choose a permanent nickname for the school, according to a news release.

1/28/2015

article Davidson: NCAA is nickname 'villain' - and others are, too
(North Dakota) -- I am sorry, but Herald letter-writer John Johnson is more than half wrong ("NCAA is not villain in 'nickname' issue," Page A4, Jan....
article New nickname plan on its way to UND president
(North Dakota) -- UND's nickname task force has completed the plan that will be used to pick a new school logo and will give it to President Robert Kelley by the end...

1/14/2015

article UND nickname moratorium bill gets do-not-pass recommendation
(North Dakota) -- A bill that would require the University of North Dakota to wait until July 2017 to adopt a new nickname as a replacement for the “Fighting Sioux...

1/13/2015

article The University of North Dakota Dropped Its Offensive Nickname. How Does the School Replace It?
(North Dakota) -- Sociologist James I. Bowie’s Emblemetric blog examines patterns and trends in logo design using quantitative analysis of data from the United...
article UND opposes extension of nickname moratorium into 2017
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota opposes a proposal to extend a moratorium for a new nickname and logo for the school that has been without a moniker...

1/12/2015

article UND opposes bill that would extend nickname moratorium
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota is opposing a bill that would extend a moratorium for a new nickname and moniker for the school. Lawmakers put a three-...
article UND's President Kelley: Nickname bill "not helpful;" we have to move on
(North Dakota) -- UND President Robert Kelley testified against a bill Monday that would require the school to wait another two-and-a-half years before getting a new...

1/4/2015

article UND puts thousands of dollars into nickname task force
(North Dakota) -- As UND’s new nickname task force gets closer to completing the plan the university could use to pick a new logo, change is becoming more and more...

12/30/2014

article Nickname task force extends deadline
(North Dakota) -- The UND Nickname and Logo Process Recommendation Task Force will now have until some time in January to submit the plan for choosing a new nickname for...

12/23/2014

article Task force could modify nickname plan
(North Dakota) -- UND's Nickname and Logo Process Recommendation Task Force is continuing to tweak the plan that will be used to pick a new nickname for the school.

12/18/2014

article Nickname task force considers extending deadline
(North Dakota) -- The task force developing the process UND will use to pick a new nickname and logo is in the final stages of drafting its plan. At a meeting Thursday,...

12/16/2014

article UND nickname task force posts work online
(North Dakota) -- UND's nickname task force has started drafting its plan to pick a permanent nickname online where the public can watch the progress, but there have...

12/9/2014

article Nickname task force gives results of survey
(North Dakota) -- A large number of people are in favor of choosing a new nickname for UND quickly and think alumni should have the biggest stake in that process,...

12/8/2014

article 30 percent in favor of new UND nickname according to survey results released by task force
(North Dakota) -- A large number of people are in favor of choosing a new nickname for UND quickly and think alumni should have the biggest stake in that process,...
article UND nickname task force to hold meeting near Denver
(Colorado) -- UND’s Nickname and Logo Process Recommendation Task Force is holding a town hall meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at The Inverness Hotel and...

12/4/2014

article Twin Cities' UND community weighs in on nickname transition
(Minnesota) -- There is plenty of passion behind the University of North Dakota nickname debate, even in Minnesota Golden Gopher territory. A group of UND alumni and...
article UND nickname panel seeking Twin Cities alumni input
(Minnesota) -- A nickname task force that will eventually submit recommendations to the University of North Dakota's president wants input from the Twin Cities metro...

11/21/2014

article MORON ALERT: Kelley should renew talks with Standing Rock tribe
(North Dakota) -- I am writing about my dissatisfaction with UND President Robert Kelley over his handling of the nickname issue. Kelley’s job as president is to...

11/18/2014

article UND takes nickname debate to 5 ND cities
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota’s New Nickname and Logo Task Force invited participants in five North Dakota cities and online viewers to a Monday...

11/17/2014

article Virtual town hall meeting brings UND nickname debate to five N.D. cities
(North Dakota) -- UND’s New Nickname and Logo Task Force invited participants in five North Dakota cities and online viewers to a Monday night virtual town hall...

11/10/2014

article UND nickname task force to hold input meetings statewide
(North Dakota) -- UND’s New Nickname and Logo Task force is hosting a town hall meeting with stakeholders across the state next week. At 7 p.m., Nov. 17, task...

11/9/2014

article UND nickname forums wrap up: Group plans to send out survey, hold town hall meetings
(North Dakota) -- Attendees at UND’s Nickname and Logo Taskforce forum had varied opinions on how the school’s new moniker should be chosen, but agreed the...

11/6/2014

article Alumni opinion highly valued in UND nickname decision
(North Dakota) -- Students, UND employees, alumni and donors gathered at an open forum Thursday evening to help UND’s Nickname and Logo Task Force develop the...

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