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Assistance for mental health sees national increase
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Assistance for mental health sees national increase

Depression affects the lives of more than 19 million adults in America every year. This is approximately 10 percent of the United States population. A majority of diagnosed adults never receive proper treatment for their depression, according to the National Data on Campus Suicide and Depression.

Democratic candidates seek re-election for state positions
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Democratic candidates seek re-election for state positions

After serving four years as a state representative for district 59B, Raymond Dehn is on the ballot again looking to secure another term of reforming public safety, criminal justice reform and transportation in Minnesota. Representative Dehn’s passion for government and criminal justice reform comes from a place of personal experience. In 1976, Dehn saw the...

Turnitin.com contract discontinued for upcoming school year
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Turnitin.com contract discontinued for upcoming school year

Plagiarism detection service eliminated in budget cuts Turnitin.com, the plagiarism detection tool used by North Central, will not be reinstated in university curriculum following this school year. In a year of heavy budget cuts, everything falls into reconsideration, according to vice president of academic affairs, Don Tucker. The academics department has cut $850,000 in budget...

Married faculty fired; circumstances remain vague
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Married faculty fired; circumstances remain vague

Students frustrated by lack of transparency in administration By Kristin Wileman and Steven Carver   “Dear Kari, this notice is to inform you that your employment with North Central University has been terminated effective March 17, 2016.” On March 17, 2016, Dan Nelson, dean of the college of arts and sciences, and Kari Nelson, interim...

Target welcomes transgender customers to use restrooms in accordance with gender identity
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Target welcomes transgender customers to use restrooms in accordance with gender identity

Minneapolis-based retailer takes stand for inclusivity   Target stated Tuesday that they welcome members of the transgender community to use the restroom corresponding with their gender identity. “Inclusivity is a core belief at Target,” said a statement provided on the Target website. “It’s something we celebrate.” The Minneapolis-based corporation made it clear in a news...

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North Central announces faculty updates

Multiple faculty positions to see changes In a memorandum published Tuesday on North Central’s website, the Academic Affairs office published new faculty changes. Greg Leeper, current dean of student engagement and experiential learning, will be transitioning into the director of institutional effectiveness and research. Leeper has been part of the North Central’s reaffirmation of accreditation...