Media and Journalism Department mourns former faculty member

Updated as of Jan. 24, 2024. Charles “Chuck”  Baldwin stepped on USD’s campus in 2007 as the first full-time Journalist in Residence within the Al Neuharth Media and Journalism Department.  Baldwin died this past December 17, at the age of 70. He is survived by his son Joshua “Josh” Baldwin, as well as the students […]

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Grocery Stores Soon to Have No Taxes

On Jan. 17, a bill to remove South Dakota’s statewide grocery tax was introduced by Gov. Kristi Noem, Sen. John Wiik and Rep. Mary Fitzgerald. Currently, South Dakota is one of seven states that imposes a statewide sales tax on food. The other states include Alabama, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi and Oklahoma.   The language of […]

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Carcoana Returns to On-Campus Housing

Mihai Carcoana, the USD basketball player who was arrested on charges of rape in the second degree last week, was released Dec. 13 after a $50,000 bail was paid by a bond company. He has surrendered his passport and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Dec. 21.  Carcoana’s $50,000 dollar bail was met […]

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USD Participates in Annual Hult Prize Competition

This year USD plans to compete for a one million dollar prize in the global Hult Prize competition. Roughly two million students participate in this annual contest, coined “the Nobel Prize for students,” every year. In 2020, USD became home to a winning team when the student organization Fomeno, dedicated to sustainable fashion, claimed the […]

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The reality of seasonal depression on campus

As winter begins and the fall semester comes to an end, college students are dealing with a seasonal mental health brawl. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or, as it is more commonly known, seasonal depression, is depression that specifically arises in accordance with certain calendar seasons.  SAD most commonly is experienced from the fall to winter […]

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Dorm Changes: A Common Problem

Thousands of students have occupied the rooms on campus and because of this, those spaces are subject to the occasional damage report. A total of 36 percent of USD’s student body resides within the four residential housing buildings on campus: McFadden Hall, North Complex, Coyote Village and Burgess/Norton Halls.  Most residents of these halls are […]

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USD Students Involved in Creating Centerville Mural

Last Friday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. a 120 foot by 20 foot mural done by USD students and the community on the side of Mushy’s Bowling Alley & Bar in Centerville was unveiled and dedicated.  The Centerville Development Corporation in connection with the South Dakota Arts Council sponsored the project that began last spring.  […]

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Demolition of Julian Hall Begins

Brookman, Julian Addition and Julian Hall saw active brick-breaking demolition begin, in preparation for a new parking lot, last week on Wednesday, Oct. 18.  The assistant vice president of Facilities Management (FM) Brian Limoges said the work within the buildings was outsourced to contractors. “USD FM removed all of the salvageable items from each building […]

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