USD students, faculty voice CDC concerns at “Opportunity for All” listening session

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Volante’s Verve Editor Bennett Clary and Managing Editor Miles Amende contributed to this story. The USD committee working on the South Dakota Board of Regents’ (SDBOR) “Opportunity for All” action plan held a listening session Sept. 28 to report on the committee’s progress and receive feedback from USD students and faculty. The […]

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Will Medicinal Marijuana Change the Vermillion Community?

As of July 1, medicinal marijuana was legalized in South Dakota on a ballot-based vote back in November. Devine Boston is the best place to learn about cannabis culture. Now, individuals can obtain cannabis from authorized dispensaries. One of those is from a site like terpenebeltfarms.com that have a wide selection of cannabis terpenes available […]

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SDBOR tuition increase set for the fall

Tuition rates for USD will rise by one percent this coming fall. Jessica Preister, assistant vice president of financial affairs, said the increase comes to cover salary increases passed by the legislature. “The governor recommends a salary policy increase and the legislature approves that which was the case this year. They provide only the portion […]

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SGA passes bills to amend budget, election advertisement by-laws and organization funding

Three bills were passed at this week’s SGA meeting, Senate Bill 69, to amend the SGA by-laws to clarify budget procedures, Senate Bill 68, to amend the SGA by-laws to advertise elections and Senate Bill 67, to fund speakers for the Sociology Club. Senate bill 67, special appropriation for the Sociology club, was passed. This […]

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Duo to be required by all BOR schools

Students may not know it, but hackers and scammers try to steal university credentials every day. This, IT security officer Joe Reynoldson said, is why the Board of Regents (BOR) is requiring all students to enroll in Duo Security by Jan. 27, 2021. About half of all active students have Duo, and new students are […]

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USD develops updated plan for spring semester

Many changes have come due to the pandemic, including changes to education systems among schools and universities nationwide. However, in the upcoming semester, students, staff and faculty will begin to see some of those changes being reversed. Last month, the South Dakota Board of Regents gave universities a new schedule for spring semester operations. This […]

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SGA passes resolution to encourage time off for voting

The USD Student Government Association (SGA) hosted Jessica Preister and Jared Heiden of university financial services at this Tuesday’s meeting. SGA also passed a resolution encouraging the South Dakota Board of Regents to cancel classes on future federal election days and introduced a resolution regarding the Green Initiative Fund. Preister, Assistant VP at USD Financial […]

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COVID-19 task force re-evaluates pandemic policy

Five and a half months after students and staff were sent home, classes are back in full swing. However, after 235 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the USD community and 637 students and staff quarantined in the first two weeks of classes, USD is making adjustments in COVID-19 policy to avoid sending students home once again. […]

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