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UND President Promising Changes in Wake of T-Shirt Incident

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In a new video statement posted on YouTube University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley and incoming Student body President Tanner Franklin address the recent derogatory T-shirt incident and talk about their plans to create an atmosphere of respect on campus.

"During the coming year, Tanner and I have committed to partner on specific actions to create an atmosphere of respect and civility," Kelley said.  Though he did not lay out any specific plans.

Students and others are planning a protest walk through the University of North Dakota campus to call attention to what they say has been "inaction" by UND leaders after several people were seen wearing controversial T-shirts over the weekend.

The walk will start at 11:00 Friday morning at the American Indian Student Services Building and end at the UND administration building, Twamley Hall.


Representatives from the school's American Indian Student group tell Valley News Live they are expecting a large crowd on Friday, including members of several Native American Tribes in the area.

The controversy started at the annual Springfest event when several people were seen wearing shirts with the words "Siouxper Drunk" on the front.  The shirts also had a picture of an Indian head drinking from a beer bong.
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