Comedian kicks off D-Days 2014

From skorts and drinking to old-fashioned grandparents, comedian Chloe Hilliard left almost no subject untouched. The University of South Dakota’s Campus Activities Board hosted the first Dakota Days event Monday at 8 p.m. in Slagel Hall Aalfs auditorium. Hilliard is originally from Brooklyn, New York. As a journalist-turned-comedian, she now tours the country to make people laugh, […]

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SGA initiates new committee designed to increase its first-year involvement

Of the 12 students who applied for the two first-year senator positions on Student Government Association, the 10 applicants not chosen will still have the chance to get involved in the organization through a new committee focused on increasing outside participation. The First-Year Student Advisory Committee, new to SGA this year, was started to help initiates […]

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Animal research on campus executed without much resistance

Because animals can’t talk for themselves, the University of South Dakota animal research program must follow a strict protocol when they use them for testing, Robin Miskimins, associate dean for research for the Sanford School of Medicine said. All research using animals is overseen by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Some experiments can be […]

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Student Government Association pushes for sustainable mindset on campus

The push to go green has attracted the attention of the Student Government Association with support from the Sustainability Club at the University of South Dakota. SGA President Tyler Tordsen said Senate Resolution No. 2, which outlines SGA’s stance on sustainability, is in its early stages, but will be the first step in what will be an on-going priority […]

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Friends, students mourn the loss of USD student killed in car crash

Jasmine Blue’s eyes welled up with tears as she laughed Wednesday  afternoon, remembering the time she and Rebecca Kroeger went to Les Miserables for an impromptu movie date last year at the University of South Dakota. Blue, a sophomore at USD, recalled how the two used to dance together. Or how, without fail, Kroeger would sneak snacks and Skype in […]

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Multicultural center granted final location, awaiting Oct. 1 opening

A facility to house multicultural groups at the University of South Dakota will open Oct. 1 on the second floor of the Muenster University Center in tech vacated Student Services suite. The center is designed to bring student organizations together to improve campus-wide communication and involvement, said Kim Grieve, VP of Student Affairs. The university is […]

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