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Every major newspaper in the state is encouraging a 'Yes' vote on Measure 4.
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Find out more about the "Vote 'Yes' on Measure 4" campaign.
Recent News and Views Related to Measure 4
Grand Forks Herald: Let UND retire the controversy
A 'yes' vote on Measure 4, the Fighting Sioux nickname measure, will let UND thrive as a unifying force in North Dakota again.The Dickinson Press: Measure 4 endorsement
June 10Minot Daily News: Let UND retire nickname
June 9Bismarck Tribune Editorial: Resolve the Fighting Sioux
The only way to preserve the future of University of North Dakota athletics at its present level will be for a majority of voters to cast a yes vote on Measure 4 in the June 12 primary election.UND coaches discuss nickname consequences in Minot
Minot Daily News-June 7
"We are not here to spread fear. We are here to tell you the truth," said Chris Mussman, football coach.Jamestown Sun endorses 'Yes' vote on Measure 4
Approve Measure 4 so we can save UND.Forum Editorial: Vote 'yes' to retire UND logo
June 5UND coaches: Concerns about Sioux nickname's effects are serious, real
Grand Forks Herald-June 5
Five coaches spoke in Fargo and Bismarck on a swing through the state to lay out the case for a “yes” vote on Measure 4, which would allow the university to retire the nickname. Brian Faison, the university’s athletic director, was also on hand.UND Coaches talk consequences of keeping the Fighting Sioux nickname
Valley News Live-June 5
Forum poll good news for UND
A few conclusions can be gleaned from the results of a Forum Communications poll regarding Measure 4, the question of whether to retire the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname and image.
Reaction to poll results
Grand Forks Herald-May 16
People working to persuade North Dakota voters to allow retirement of UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname next month say they’re encouraged by poll results released today showing their side with an edge among likely voters.
Majority in poll: Retire Fighting Sioux Nickname
A month before the electoral showdown over the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname, a new statewide poll shows likely voters inclined toward allowing the university to retire the historic name and logo.
The public decides: Controversial measures go to voters
Bismarck Tribune-May 13
Although Measure 2 has drawn most of voters’ attention, North Dakotans have three other ballot measures to decide on in the June 12 election.
Can you wear your favorite University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey jersey or sweatshirt when you go to vote on Measure 4?
The University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation is willing to drop a lot of money on a campaign urging voters to retire the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo
Officials with the University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation said Tuesday that it’s time to retire the Fighting Sioux nickname.
Letters to the Editor
A number of alumni and others have written letters in support of a 'Yes' vote on Measure 4Board members Rick Burgum and Jim WilliamsGreater Grand Forks CVB Executive Director Julie RyggFormer Student Body President Matt BakkeBoard member William GuyEarl Strinden, former majority leader of the North Dakota House and retired CEO of the UND Alumni AssociationMarc De Celle: Discovering the True BullyRay Purpur: NCAA sanctions endanger UND athleticsSioux Booster Board supports retirement of nameAttorney Richard OlsonFormer UND wrestler Rick LeeAcademic Affairs Vets support 'Yes' votesFormer Bison football coach Don MortonAlum Lauris Molbert, FargoUND Alumni Association Chair Carolyn Becraft5 Letterwinners write joint letterUND Football Coach Chris MussmanDale Lennon, former UND football coach and current Southern Illinois coach
Latest Campaign Video
Find out why the University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation decided to lead the effort to educate North Dakota voters about the importance of voting 'Yes' on Measure 4 on June 12. Find out more here.
NICKNAME AND LOGO STATEMENTS
On Feb. 10, 2012, UND Alumni Association & Foundation Executive Vice President & CEO Tim O'Keefe issued the following statement: "The retirement of the Fighting Sioux nickname must continue. For me, the name has always been a source of pride, tradition, honor and excellence, and always will be. As a letter winner and part of a family of four generations of UND athletes, the Fighting Sioux will always be a part of who I am and those close to me. But those feelings and pride are not the focus of this matter any longer." To continue reading, click here.
On Feb. 14, UND's then-Student Body President Kylie Oversen also issued a statement about the nickname. In it, she implores that North Dakota citizens "Please allow us to move on past this issue and to focus on our true mission as an institution of higher education.” Read the rest of her statement here.
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