Black Law Student Association hopes to continue growing, promoting diversity

With their final meeting of the year and election of a new executive team complete, the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is hoping to spread awareness and diversity throughout the law school and USD. BLSA started about three years ago when former president, Alafia Wright, registered the group as a recognized student organization. “BLSA existed […]

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VIDEO: African Student Night showcases solidarity, uniqueness

Singing, dancing and dining took place in the Muenster University Center Ballroom Sunday night at the African Student Association’s (ASA) African Night. African Night is an annual event held by ASA and was split into three parts — performances, dinner and more performances. Former ASA President Prosper Zongo said solidarity was an important part of the event. […]

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Photo gallery: Festival of Nations showcases diversity

The International Club hosted the annual Festival of Nations Sunday night. In the Muenster University Center Ballroom, students, faculty and community members attended the event, which began with a buffet-style meal encompassing 60 different dishes from a variety of countries. Students in USD’s International Club cooked food from their own countries and served those in attendance. Events […]

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Women, Gender and Sexuality Conference focuses on cultures of change

By Morgan Matzen and Cheyenne Alexis “Cultures of Change” was the theme for the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Conference. The conference lasted from March 22-24. Speakers, presentations and films were all events people could attend to learn and discuss different issues from gender, masculinity and various LGBTQ+ topics. Siavash “Vash” Zohoori About 70 people attended the […]

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USD welcomes new Center for Diversity & Community director

USD has a new leader on campus who will continue to advocate for diversity and inclusiveness. Adetokunbo Oredein is the new director of the Center for Diversity & Community, announced before spring break. Oredein was offered the position in January, and officially started at USD on March 2 with a welcome event at the CDC. Oredein […]

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International students find differences in American education, learn to adapt

  Students from all over the world come to American universities for education and cultural exploration. According to the Institute of International Education, American universities hosted 1,043,839 international students in 2015-16. Here are two different perspectives from international students at USD. Differences in formality Sudarshan Paul Rayapalli is a graduate student studying computer science. Rayapalli finished his undergrad in India, where he’s from, then […]

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