The Collegian

‘Behind closed doors:’ controlling behaviors normalized in intimate college relationships

‘Behind closed doors:’ controlling behaviors normalized in intimate college relationships

Garrett Ammesmaki

October 18, 2017


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Intimate partner violence is a hidden problem facing South Dakota State and colleges across the country. “I think it is a bigger problem than people realize,” said Tracy Chapman, a counselor at SDSU and program coordinator at the Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter. Abuse in relationships occurs...

Second sexual assault of year reported on Hobo Day

Second sexual assault of year reported on Hobo Day

Makenzie Huber

October 18, 2017


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A sexual assault was reported from a female student in Hansen Hall at 3:39 a.m. Saturday morning of Hobo Day weekend. It is the second sexual assault reported at South Dakota State this semester. The sexual assault is still being investigated by the University Police Department. The student knew t...

$4 million donation to create new Native American center

$4 million donation to create new Native American center

Ian Lack

October 18, 2017


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South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced a $4.1 million plan to support the Wokini Initiative, a program focused on increasing and supporting Native American enrollment at the university in a ceremony Oct. 5. Two anonymous donors contributed $4 million for the creation of a new Americ...

SA passes need-based scholarship resolution

SA passes need-based scholarship resolution

Sydney Sleep

October 18, 2017


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Students’ Association unanimously passed Resolution 17-04-R, showing SA’s support for the Dakota’s Promise need-based scholarship program Monday. The financial aid program was proposed by the South Dakota Board of Regents in hopes of closing the gap between existing financial aid and the cost ...

BATA Bus relatively unused, unknown among students

BATA Bus relatively unused, unknown among students

Garrett Ammesmaki

October 18, 2017


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Despite continuing expansion of BATA Bus over the years, the Brookings Area Transit Authority is still relatively unused by the student population at South Dakota State University. Director of BATA Bus Brenda Schweitzer perceives many reasons as to why, including the “evolving” nature of transit i...

SDSU goes through with tobacco-free campus policy

SDSU goes through with tobacco-free campus policy

Makenzie Huber

October 18, 2017


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The South Dakota State University campus will become smoke-free by the beginning of 2018, according to President Barry Dunn, in an Oct. 17 email to the student body. The policy includes cigarettes, chewing tobacco and E-cigarettes. A draft policy to establish SDSU as a smoke and tobacco-free campus...

SDSU takes flight with new drone program

SDSU takes flight with new drone program

Ian Lack

October 18, 2017


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Drones are no longer exclusively being used as military weapons, but becoming more present in the workplace and as a hobby. An emerging trend in some job fields requires hands-on experience with drones. A new certificate, added to the South Dakota State catalog this summer, aims to give students tha...

Sociology department students, faculty raise money for Brookings-area poverty programs

Sociology department students, faculty raise money for Brookings-area poverty programs

Makenzie Huber

October 11, 2017


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Students and faculty in the Department of Sociology and Rural Studies are tackling homelessness and poverty in Brookings. Hobo Day is their catalyst to achieve that. Julie Yingling, an assistant professor in the department, helped start the Hobos Help Out campaign to raise money for programs in the Bro...

Greek Man and Woman of the Month

Greek Man and Woman of the Month

Makenzie Huber

October 11, 2017


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Greek Life would like to recognize John Michael Schuh as Greek Man of the Month for September. Schuh is an Elk Point native majoring in economics with a business specialization at South Dakota State. He is a member of the Delta Chi fraternity and serves as the treasurer. He works with the Brookings...

Warning for house partygoers

Warning for house partygoers

October 11, 2017


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If you’re a college student, you’ve seen them. Backpack-clad students hooting and hollering on sidewalks in the late hours of a Friday night looking for one thing — house parties. With Hobo Day looming near, the Brookings Police Department wants those looking to host a party to be aware of the poss...

Woodbine here to stay

Woodbine here to stay

Brianna Schreurs

October 11, 2017


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Located on the northwest corner of Medary Avenue and Harvey Dunn Street is the Woodbine Cottage. It has housed 15 university presidents since 1903. But with the completion of the new President’s Home, what will become of Woodbine Cottage? Jamison Lamp, university events coordinator, said the final dec...

President Dunn moves into ‘cozy’ new home

President Dunn moves into ‘cozy’ new home

Megan Teppo

October 11, 2017


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A $3.5 million mansion will help South Dakota State University tell the university’s story to dignitaries, alumni and potential donors on a far grander stage than the century-old house it replaced. Officially called the President’s Home, President Barry Dunn and First Lady Jane moved into the ...