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University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley. (John Stennes/Grand Forks Herald)

UND president says it's time for school to move on after nickname decison

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GRAND FORKS - Thursday's action by the State Board of Higher Education concerning the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo probably seals their fate, UND President Robert Kelley said.

"I think it does," he said shortly after board members voted 8-0 to set a new deadline of Oct. 1 for the university to gain tribal approval for use of the name and requiring that such approval be encased in a 30-year binding agreement.

"I'm very doubtful that can be achieved," Kelley said.

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