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    VERMILLION, S.D. -- A year after Greening Vermillion was awarded a grant to develop a vision for the community, the nonprofit organization is putting the final touches on the project and soon will release a booklet outlining community members’ hopes for the city’...
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  • The Truman Scholarship Program celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. We take the opportunity to note the 16 scholars from USD, all of whom went on to have inspiring careers. A sampling: Leslie Medema (1999 Scholar) is the academic head of the Green School in Bali. Ed Ge...

Featured Program:Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa is the most prestigious academic society for undergraduates in the United States, and USD is the only institution of higher learning public or private in the state of South Dakota with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

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