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Issue: Students’ Association passed Resolution 17-12-R without gaining constituent opinions first.

Issue: Students’ Association passed Resolution 17-12-R without gaining constituent opinions first.

Editorial Board

January 31, 2018


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Last week, The Collegian Editorial Board opposed South Dakota House Bill 1073.This week, South Dakota State University Students’ Association passed Resolution 17-12-R with a 20-7 vote opposing the same bill. Except there’s an issue with this. The Collegian Editorial Board can freely take a...

Marathon meeting: Senate’s debates run late into night

Marathon meeting: Senate’s debates run late into night

Emily De Waard

January 31, 2018


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After four hours almost entirely consumed by debate over one resolution, Students’ Association adjourned their meeting around 11 p.m. Resolution 17-12-R, added to the agenda by Vice President Ally Helms at the start of the meeting, took up much of the night. It opposes House Bill 1073. Supporters...

SA supports Parking Services

SA supports Parking Services

Emily De Waard

January 24, 2018


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Monday night’s Students’ Association meeting featured an open forum with Senior Director of The Union, Jennifer Novotny. She discussed progress in repairs from The Union flood, as well as several first readings of resolutions that deal primarily with Parking Services. Novotny explained the damage...

SA discusses formation of a College of Science

SA discusses formation of a College of Science

Sydney Sleep

November 29, 2017


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Monday night’s Students’ Association meeting featured a presentation about the formation of a College of Science from Provost Dennis Hedge and Dean Jill Thorngren from the College of Education and Human Sciences. The College of Education and Human Sciences has been in the midst of a strategic p...

SA discusses Diversity Academy and other inclusion programs

SA discusses Diversity Academy and other inclusion programs

Sydney Sleep

November 15, 2017


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At Monday night’s Students’ Association meeting, Nathan Ziegler, director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access, presented during open forum about the work his office is doing to meet the needs of all people on campus. “As an institution, it is our duty to train students how to engage with ot...

SA passes ordinance supporting diversity

SA passes ordinance supporting diversity

Sydney Sleep

November 8, 2017


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Students’ Association passed an ordinance showing support for diversity at South Dakota State at its Monday meeting. Ordinance 17-01-O ensures SA will commit to making a safe and welcoming campus “for the rich array of diversity that exists on campus.” This will be enforced by senators activel...

Senate creates student support system task force, responds to BSA

Senate creates student support system task force, responds to BSA

Sydney Sleep

November 1, 2017


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Several students in the Black Student Alliance (BSA) presented concerns regarding Students’ Association’s support for minorities at Monday’s meeting. BSA president Amanda John referenced a photo that circulated on Twitter of a past SDSU student in blackface dressed as Colin Kaepernick. In resp...

SDSU-Army contract violation brought to SA

SDSU-Army contract violation brought to SA

Makenzie Huber

October 25, 2017


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Two students in the ROTC program at South Dakota State spoke to Students’ Association about a conflict regarding an SDSU-Army contract at SA’s Monday meeting. Departments are moving in and out of DePuy Military Hall, which forces ROTC to train in different facilities across campus. But athletic...

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 ...

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...