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What went into State Board of Higher Education's decision to drop nickname?

Published 04/13/2010, Grand Forks Herald

Board members from GF provide background
In the hundreds of e-mail, telephone and face-to-face comments the two Grand Forks members of the State Board of Higher Education received after last week’s action retiring UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname, two angry and anguished questions have predominated: “Why couldn’t you allow more time for Standing Rock to speak?” And, “Is there still a chance to save the nickname?”

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