Senate Bill 103 proposal could prohibit undocumented students from attending state universities

In reaction to the introduction of a sanctuary campus resolution  in Student Government Association by former SGA senator Josh Arens last year, a state Senate bill has been proposed.  Senate Bill 103, which could potentially prohibit undocumented students from attending South Dakota Board of Regents schools and receiving in-state tuition and financial aid was introduced by Sen. Stace […]

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Women’s march in downtown Sioux Falls sees 2,500 participants, encourages midterm voting

  More than 2,500 people from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area joined in demonstration downtown for the second annual women’s march Saturday morning. The theme of this year’s march was “Power to the Polls,” as midterm elections approach. Hundreds of sister marches popped up worldwide in support. Marchers met at EmBe gym early in […]

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ICARE panel answers questions about sexual assault grant sustainability, inclusion

An introduction panel question and answer session for ICARE, a $300,000 sexual assault prevention and education grant the university received in 2016, was held in Farber Hall on Thursday night. A panel of ICARE subcommittee and Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) members fielded questions from students, faculty and community members about how the sexual assault prevention […]

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ICARE explained: Strategic plan approved, subcommittees move forward

The ICARE strategic plan, a $300,000 sexual assault prevention and education grant the university received in 2016, was approved on Oct. 20. ICARE stands for Inclusive, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Engagement. It’s “committed to preventing and responding to sexual assault in the University of South Dakota community through programming and advocacy,” according to the mission […]

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Updated: Sexual assault education grant approved, progress yet to be seen by students

Though USD received a $300,000 grant in October of 2016 to educate students on sexual assault, progress with training and programming has yet to be seen by students. Marisa Cummings, ICARE program coordinator, was hired last February to oversee the grant’s day-to-day operations. She submitted the strategic plan for ICARE (Inclusion, Compassion, Advocacy, Respect and Engagement) on […]

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Macklemore performs in DakotaDome, meets students at Walmart

It’s not every day that Macklemore walks into the Vermillion Walmart wearing Gucci sunglasses and a fur coat. Macklemore performed in the DakotaDome Tuesday night to a crowd of hundreds. Several hours before his performance, he stopped by Walmart and browsed the seasonal Halloween aisle and the technology section. Two students took their shopping trip […]

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