One week ago today marked a year since the last annual Campus Activities Board (CAB) Concert. The Sanford Coyote Sports Center hosted 24K Golden to a considerably smaller crowd than previous years. Today, there is no answer to whether they will host another concert this year. CAB currently receives the largest amount of money appropriated […]

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Enrollment Increase, High Retention Rates Point USD in Right Direction

This fall, USD experienced its largest increase in student enrollment numbers in nearly ten years, with retention rates skyrocketing.  Scott Pohlson, vice president of enrollment, marketing and university relations, said not only does this mean the university is headed down the right path, but also demonstrates the growth in student population post COVID-19. While Pohlson […]

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New Opportunity Center awaits leadership

The University of South Dakota in accordance with the South Dakota Board of Regents, opened the new Opportunity Center on Jan. 1.  This new Opportunity Center will solely be an office space that will work in unison with the Student-Centered Space. The Student-Centered Space replaced the former Center for Diversity and Community adjacent to the […]

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Aramark contract with USD set to expire in spring

At the start of the 2022 fall semester, the Muenster University Center (MUC) may look very different in regards to food service.  USD has a contract with Aramark, but it is set to expire at the end of the spring semester. Before it expires, USD administrators have to decide whether or not to renew the […]

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SB 55 Task Force meets, gets questioned on Opportunity Center initiative

The South Dakota Board of Regents’ (SDBOR) Senate Bill 55 (SB 55) Task Force came to USD Oct. 14 to present the BOR’s strategies for addressing the bill’s charges to students and faculty.  SB 55 is “An Act to require the Board of Regents to assemble a task force to study the operations and functions […]

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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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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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