COMMENTARY: Selling out 'Sioux' nickname
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JANUARY 17, 2001

A commentary written by Doug Grow of the Minneapolis Star Tribune today says that the University of North Dakota is selling its soul for $100 million.

Grow's comments come after it was reported school benefactor Ralph Engelstad threatened to abandon an $85 million hockey arena project if the college got rid of its "Fighting Sioux" nickname. Although President Charles Kupchella was mulling a decision on the name, the state's board of higher education voted to keep it.

In the article, American Indian Movement leader says the school has "now put a price tag on racism."

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