Recent bill brings Internet privacy to forefront

A bill recently signed into law by President Trump allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell customers’ browsing data to advertisers. According to the New York Times, Verizon, Comcast and AT&T can continue tracking and sharing people’s browsing and app activity without permission. There’s been some pushback since the bill was announced, but QuocNam Tran, chair of […]

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USD community reacts to secretary of education nomination

Trump’s recent secretary of education pick, Betsy DeVos, has many educators, both future and present, sitting on the edge of their classroom chairs. One major concern is DeVos’s previous work experience and her support for charter schools as a member of the Michigan Republican Party. Donald Easton-Brooks, USD’s dean of education, said the new change in administration […]

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USD students and faculty react to immigration ban

President Trump’s recent executive order barring travel and immigration from several Middle Eastern countries has caused concern and fear for many international students, and criticism from some faculty members. One critic of the new order is political science professor Tim Schorn, who gave a speech on the topic to the Vermillion Rotary Club on Jan. 31. “People […]

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Students, faculty express concerns over possible Affordable Care Act repeal

With talk of the Affordable Care Act possibly being replaced by the current administration, conversation surrounding the future of U.S. healthcare is occurring more frequently within some health administration courses. The ACA, informally referred to as Obamacare, is the U.S. healthcare reform law that provides more readily available health insurance for Americans. Though there’s been talk since the passing of […]

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Travel and immigration ban forum answers questions, concerns

The Center for Diversity and Community hosted a campus forum on President Trump’s latest executive order concerning immigration and a travel ban from several Middle Eastern countries on Thursday night. Seating was full in the MUC pit lounge, where about 150 students, faculty and community members came to have their questions answered. Lamont Sellers, associate vice president […]

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Addiction studies students have a perfect pass rate

USD’s addiction studies program, the only nationally-accredited program of its kind in the state, has perfect passing rates. Over the last two years, students in the program have had a pass rate of 100 percent. Nationally, the pass rate for addiction studies is 82 percent, said Frank Zavadil, the department chair. Addiction studies focuses on understanding […]

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