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At the University of North Dakota, Another Feud Over Another Logo

At the University of North Dakota, Another Feud Over Another Logo

There is a feud on-going between University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy and Engelstad Family Foundation trustee Kris Engelstad McGarry. For those of you who don’t know, the foundation is a major donor to UND. Their gifts have included the Ralph Engelstad Arena and the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. But right now the foundation

William Brotherton: UND Should Forget Expensive New Branding Effort

I nearly choked on my coffee when I saw that UND’s President Kennedy wanting to spend $3 million to develop a “brand” for UND. Is this the same school that is demolishing eight buildings on campus, eliminating sports programs left and right, and raising tuition? As a proud University of North Dakota graduate, I cannot

Here’s the New University of North Dakota Logo

After a lengthy and expensive process, the University of North Dakota has a new logo to go along with their new “Fighting Hawks” nickname. You can see the logo above and UND’s announcement video below. My reaction? Meh. It’s not terribly exciting. In fact, it’s kind of boring. But then, “Fighting Hawks” is pretty boring,

And Here You Thought The Supposedly Offensive "Fighting Sioux" Nickname Was Gone For Good

After a decades-long brawl over the NCAA’s decision to ban the University of North Dakota’s “Fighting Sioux” nickname and logo – a fight which made its way through the courts and the Legislature and the ballot box – the school has a new nickname. The “Fighting Hawks,” specifically, and it’s not terribly popular with the


UND Should Save Money By Giving New Logo Assignment To The Art Students

It’s a little ridiculous that the University of North Dakota is going to the east coast for a firm to design new logos to go along with the new (and not very well liked) “Fighting Hawks” nickname. “Phoenix Design Works, SME Inc. and Summit Athletics Media will be invited to present to the university’s Graphic

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UND Can't Use "Fighting Hawks" Nickname Because Everybody Boos It

Maybe it would have been better if UND had just gone ahead without a nickname. Last year marked the end, finally, of the fight over the nickname at the University of North Dakota. The school had been operating without a nickname, but now-retired UND President Robert Kelley decided that not having a nickname wasn’t an