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UND Senate calls for Sioux nickname retirement

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GRAND FORKS --  The University of North Dakota Senate on Thursday called on the state Board of Higher Education to retire the Fighting Sioux nickname at the next board meeting on Nov. 19.

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An official tally of how many votes the resolution got was not available from the registrar's office Friday. The employee tracking the votes wasn't available until Monday, according to the university.

Sen. Curt Stofferahn, a sociology professor, introduced the resolution.

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