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THEDAKOTASTUDENT Friday February 8, 2013 Volume 130 | Issue 34 Reaching the students, faculty and staff of the University of North Dakota since 1888 | Mortier organ at the Ralph Page 4 Millspaugh: Moving in on males Page 4 UND prepares for outdoor hockey Page 10 Student leaders voice support at state capitol BISMARCK Two Student Government members voice support for three bills. REILLY ERTMAN THEDAKOTASTUDENT With crucial bills relating to UND being discussed in the North Dakota state legislature, student voices are being heard through UND Student Government members. On Wednesday and Thursday, Student Body Vice President Eric the legislature with the potential to directly affect UND students, Watne and Gerbert were determined to lend a voice to the students of UND during the committee hearings. “At the legislature, we help make Watne Gerbert sure UND students are represented and Watne, and Governmental Affairs that their needs are advocated for,” Commissioner Shane Gerbert travWatne said. eled to the state capitol in Bismarck Up for discussion to represent UND and give a voice Watne and Gerbert focused to its students. With three bills on the floor of their energy on the $68 million bill Special Collections displays 164th Regiment history [SERIANNA HENKEL] THEDAKOTASTUDENT for a new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences facility, the equal, nondiscriminatory housing and employment bill and a bill that will dictate funding for UND over the next two years. Because of the grandeur of the aforementioned bills, there is always the potential to overlook the interests of those directly affected — UND students. Experience With 13 visits to Bismarck under his belt this academic year alone and 55 over the last two years, Gerbert understands the process and admits that despite his vigorous attempts to attend, his presence is on “only one of 80 days in a legislature session.” According to Gerbert, working with legislators on a state-level is “intimidating at first,” but allows Student Government members to build relationships with political leaders and communicate issues and concerns. With all three bills in the critical drafting period during this most recent trip, Watne and Gerbert had a valuable opportunity to influence their formation. “Its a chance to make sure UND students get a great educa- [ BISMARCK page 2] Embodying change Activist, feminist, author and former prisoner Angela Davis made appeared at UND’s Chester Fritz Auditorium at 7 p.m., Wednesday in the “Great Conversation” series hosted by the University Program Council. A public reception and book signing followed the event at the Gorecki Alumni Center. Additional coverage of the event to follow in Issue 35 on Feb. 8. The “Service and Sacrifice: Remembering the 164th Infantry Regiment in WWII” is on display in Special Collections at the Chester Fritz Library. HONOR Chester Fritz Library hosts “Service and Sacrifice” exhibit on first N.D. regiment in WWII. Joy Jacobson THEDAKOTASTUDENT It’s one of the biggest collections in the Chester Fritz Library and depicts the lives of the first infantry regiment to come out of North Dakota during World War II — the 164th. “Service and Sacrifice: Remembering the 164th Infantry Regiment in World War II,” is on display in the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. The exhibit features artifacts, photographs and publications about the soldiers. “The 164th is, in essence, a North Dakota thing,” Special Collections executive director Curt Hanson said. “It gets used a lot and it’s important.” The department is the official archive for the 164th Infantry Regiment and, according to Hanson, the materials on display are just the tip of the iceberg. “We try to preserve and make available history,” he said. [ HONOR page 3] Enabling the injured at UND 911 Crisis Coordination Team assists students who are hurt on campus. Sarah Erickson THEDAKOTASTUDENT DS inside In the fall of 2011, thenfreshman Sean Bryant was walking home after a long shift at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center when a car struck him head-on as he traversed across the road. “I was thrown 40 feet from the crosswalk I had been in,” Bryant said. He ended up with head trauma, road rash, fractured iliac crest, a puncture wound in his abdomen and various sprains and micro fractures. Bryant spent his recovery at the local Altru hospital and [ CRISIS page 6] [KEISUKE YOSHIMURA] THEDAKOTASTUDENT DS View: N.D. legislature [page 4] Letter to the editor [page 5] Study Abroad Fair [page 8] Bitz: Huff lacks ambition [page 10] Ochs: Organ donation [page 5] STLF tour preview [page 7] Classifieds [page 9] UND to host Beavers [page 11]

February 8, 2013

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