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Guest Post: Suggestions for Reviving the University of North Dakota

Guest Post: Suggestions for Reviving the University of North Dakota

This guest post was written by William J. Brotherton, a UND graduate, a North Dakota and Texas attorney, and an adopted member of the Spirit Lake Sioux. He is the author of Burlington Northern Adventures: Railroading in the Days of the Caboose. He lives in Argyle, Texas. Now that the University of North Dakota will

William Brotherton: Let’s Build the Teddy Roosevelt Library

This guest post was submitted by William J. Brotherton. He’s a UND graduate (1980), a member of the TR Medora Foundation, a licensed attorney in North Dakota and Texas, and the author of Burlington Northern Adventures: Railroading in the Days of the Caboose (South Platte Press, 2004). He lives in Argyle, Texas. Bravo to Governor

William Brotherton: The University of North Dakota Deserves Better Than Mark Kennedy

This guest post was submitted by UND alumnus William Brotherton As a still proud graduate of the University of North Dakota, and the owner of 3 businesses, I’d like to have my say in whether Mark Kennedy continues as the lame-duck president of UND. Quite frankly, it’s time for him to leave. Most business owners

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

William Brotherton: Why We Filed Our Lawsuit to Stop the University of North Dakota Nickname Vote

I believe that by now most North Dakotans would agree that the University of North Dakota Nickname Vote has been a total debacle and an embarrassment to the flagship university of the state, and its graduates. I count myself as one of those graduates, class of 1980. We all know the story. The NCAA declared

Aggrieved UND Alumni Set Up Fundraising Effort For Nickname Legal Action

A couple of days ago I wrote about University of North Dakota alumnus William Brotherton, now a lawyer working out of Texas, saying that he was readying a lawsuit to block the school’s vote on a new nickname. Today Brotherton tells me that his group has formed an online fundraising effort, and that he’s now

UND Alumnus Plans To File Lawsuit Over Nickname Vote

Yesterday Fargo lawmaker Jim Kasper asked North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott why neither he nor the State Board of Higher Education stepped to overrule University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley when he opted to exclude “North Dakota” as a choice for the school going forward. Hagerott gave sort of an innocuous answer,

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