The Collegian

Program opens discussion to better understand SDSU, community diversity

Program opens discussion to better understand SDSU, community diversity

Laura Butterbrodt

November 1, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles

The Difference is Dialogue program is an effort by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access to initiate conversations about personal differences and change the community culture to include more diverse populations. Nathan Ziegler, director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access, sa...

‘This happens every year:’ blackface costume draws controversy at SDSU

‘This happens every year:’ blackface costume draws controversy at SDSU

Garrett Ammesmaki

November 1, 2017


Filed under News

The most vocal in the room spoke quickly. “I don’t think, as a minority, I should have to tell you that what you do offends me,” said Amanda John, president of the Black Student Alliance. “I think that my university, as an institution that claims to support me, should be able to do that for m...

$4 million donation to create new Native American center

$4 million donation to create new Native American center

Ian Lack

October 18, 2017


Filed under News

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...

‘Offensive’ sign triggers Title IX investigation

‘Offensive’ sign triggers Title IX investigation

Garrett Ammesmaki

September 20, 2017


Filed under News

“Your daughters are in good hands,” the sign read. And underneath it, the drawing of a hand making the sexually suggestive “shocker” symbol. In front of it, seven men drinking beer. “It’s going to be one hell of a year!” senior economics major Thomas Swanson commented underneath it. The sign...