SAAC: Setting a foundation

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is a student-led organization working to better the lives of student athletes and give members of the athletic community a voice. This year USD SAAC added a sub-committee for social justice and awareness in response to recent events, Cole Streich, SAAC president said. This sub-committee is in conjunction with the […]

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USD graduate student examines sustainability practices on campus

A few months after finishing her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College, Anna Moore came to USD this past spring to be a sustainability coordinator and do research as a graduate student. One of Moore’s research projects included conducting a Zero Waste Assessment (ZWA) of the university’s waste management program over the summer. The assessment evaluates […]

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USD faculty prepares for finals week, looks back on semester

As the semester starts to wind down, students and faculty are preparing for finals week. While students normally return to campus after Thanksgiving and finish off their classes before the holiday break, this semester classes will finish remotely. Kurt Hackemer, USD provost and vice president for academic affairs, said looking back on the fall semester, he […]

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Scooter’s opens new location in Vermillion

Scooter’s Coffee celebrated its grand opening in Vermillion last week. The drive-thru coffee shop, located on Princeton Street near Walmart, launched a line of seasonal drinks, including a peppermint mocha, sugar cookie latte and holiday spice “carmelicious” coffees for their grand opening. As part of the grand opening, Scooter’s offered different deals every day of […]

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Housing supports students staying over break

Bennett Clary and Kenley Cotter After a semester without any days off, students may be eager to return home for a long break. However, some students may not want to go home or they may not have somewhere to return to. For these students, USD offers the opportunity to stay on campus for as long as students need during winter break.   USD Housing […]

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Coyotes’ basketball conference schedules released

As the Coyotes men’s and women’s basketball teams complete their last three weeks of fall practice, both team’s conference schedules were announced last week for the upcoming winter season. The Summit League’s Nov. 4 announcement detailed a 16 game schedule (8 games for the men, 8 games for the women) with all games being played […]

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USD Veteran reflects on service

Growing up as a young farmer in Assumption, Illinois, going into the military had always been in the back of Clete McLeod’s mind.  The now head strength and conditioning coach at USD had heard stories from his father and grandfather about the military and admired his uncles — Roy and Kenney — who served in the […]

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Students for Reproductive Rights inform on women’s health

At USD students have many opportunities to learn and get involved through a large variety of clubs and organizations. One organization offered to educate students is the Students for Reproductive Rights (SFRR) organization. SFRR is a fairly new organization, beginning in 2015, that has worked to inform USD students on reproductive rights. Keandra Rhead, vice […]

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Gallagher Center plans Study Abroad trips for Summer 2021

After taking a break for several months, the Gallagher Center for Experiential Learning & Education Abroad makes plans to start up Study Abroad programs again in the summer of 2021. In March 2020 the Gallagher Center had to cancel its first Study Abroad trip due to COVID-19. Now, with new precautions, the Center has made […]

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