Addiction studies students have a perfect pass rate

USD’s addiction studies program, the only nationally-accredited program of its kind in the state, has perfect passing rates. Over the last two years, students in the program have had a pass rate of 100 percent. Nationally, the pass rate for addiction studies is 82 percent, said Frank Zavadil, the department chair. Addiction studies focuses on understanding […]

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Vermillion Public Library to loan mobile Wi-Fi hotspots to patrons

The Vermillion Public Library will offer mobile Wi-Fi hotspots available for checkout, beginning with a trial period in February. Susan Heggestad, the programming specialist for the library, said Verizon contacted the library about this program last summer. The trial will help the library and Verizon better understand how much of a demand there is for the devices, she […]

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UPD deserves praise, not apprehension

Our university has an amazing department that’s here to protect us. UPD officers keep us safe, and oftentimes are lenient regarding ticket writing, in accordance with USD’s policy. UPD sergeant Andrew Paulsen was featured in a recent Volante story. It’s nice to have a UPD sergeant who likes the same “holiday” that we do –Dakota Days. While many students tend to see […]

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