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Published January 12, 2011, 10:21 AM

UND committee approves nickname retirement ideas

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley says he'll review recommendations later this month from a committee working on retirement of the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley says he'll review recommendations later this month from a committee working on retirement of the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.

The committee's final report says the school should end use of the moniker and logo for clothing, diplomas and several clubs and organizations.

The group also favors a new name for the Sioux Award, the highest honor given by the UND Alumni Association.

The Grand Forks Herald says the vote to approve the report was unanimous. Committee member Laura Block represents the alumni association and didn't vote because she said it would be impossible "to cast a vote that can accurately represent the diverse views" of 112,000 alumni.

The Legislature is considering two bills that would keep the nickname and logo.

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