“Never Forget the Names,” Students March for Missing Indigenous People

On Thursday, February 16, USD students, faculty and staff joined the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) and the Native American Cultural Center for a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Person march.  There are 132 missing people listed on South Dakota’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse. 71 of the persons listed are Native American or Alaskan Native.  Attendees […]

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NEW SDBOR EMAIL POLICY ERASES MORE THAN A SIGNATURE

Winter Break brought sweeping changes to the communication policy for all public university’s faculty and staff. Under the new South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) policy titled, “Communications and Branding,” the SDBOR limited official communication standards to name, location, and institution.  The policy includes that any further information, graphics, or links not previously listed are […]

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HOW DRAG AFFIRMS IDENTITY FOR USD STUDENTS

Finding your stride as a queer person in South Dakota can come with challenges, but for Pollie Esther, it happened by accident.   Since stumbling across RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2019, Pollie Esther has been developing herself and her identity in her parents’ basement.  “When I found [RuPaul’s] Drag Race, I got inspired and wanted to […]

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