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The Dangers Of Defaulting On Student Loans

Loans allow many students to attend college, but they also leave graduates with big debt. The Urban Institute's Sandy Baum explains how skipping a loan payment could be more trouble than it's worth. Copyright 2014 NPR.


 USD Foundation's Annie Miller receives award


Beacom School of Business, Movers & Shakers



More from Austin Hansen going to USD

We weren't able to address a lot beyond the return of Austin Hansen to the state in Tuesday's sports section, but I talked with Craig Smith about all three of the coaches on his staff on Monday.
Written by Mick Garry for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader


USD to expand med school classes

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine will expand its medical school class size starting in the fall of 2015.
Sioux Falls Business Journal


Former SDSU player and coach Hansen to join Coyotes' staff

Austin Hansen admitted on Monday that coaching for the University of South Dakota is going to be a little odd a couple times a year but he's all in on building the Coyote basketball program.
Written by Mick Garry for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader


Why the work of university foundations matters

Student loans are different from any [other] kind of debt. While you're in college, you don't have to pay back the loans. ... You don't feel them right away, you don't understand their magnitude. ... You don't know what kind of job you're going to have afterward. All these things can't be understood at the time of taking on the loans.


USD Sanford School of Medicine is nation's top five leaders for rural medicine




Q&A: USD defensive coordinator Jason Petrino 

University of South Dakota defensive coordinator Jason Petrino is entrusted with reassembling the Coyote defense in the post-Tyler Starr era this spring, meaning he's got plenty to do during the 15 practices available to the team. This week we talked with him about the progress of the squad and his plans for the fall...


USD softball focused on finishing strong

The Coyotes (19-13, 2-3), who have not played since March 28 in Fort Wayne, Ind., play their first home games of the spring on Friday with a doubleheader against Western Illinois that begins at 1 p.m. Written by Mick Garry for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Life Legacy

Dr. Karl H. Wegner
January 5, 1930  -  April 4, 2014



Karl Wegner helped expand USD medical school 

"If it was not for Karl Wegner's personal credibility, there would be no medical school for Mr. Sanford to put his name on," says retired USD vice president and USD Foundation president, Ted Muenster.
Written by Peter Harriman for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader



Callison: USD actor on tour for Disney

The second-to-last time Kelly, 26, appeared on a South Dakota stage, he was a student at the University of South Dakota. The last time, he was touring with “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” and performed last year in Rapid City.
Written by Jill Callison for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader


Past Dean: USD medical school not 'second rate'

The University of South Dakota’s medical school led a national change for teaching and training doctors with its “Yankton model,” the past dean of the school said Saturday.
Written by Bob Mercer American News Correspondent


Peabody Award winners announced

Winners of the 73rd annual Peabody Awards were announced early Wednesday morning. This year’s personal award goes to Tom Brokaw.  Written by Kristen Hare for CBS News




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