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Some LGBT+ students feel alienated by Noem's higher education priorities | June 08


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Some members of the LGBTQ+ community say they feel targeted by a recent letter from Governor Kristi Noem to the Board of Regents. While the letter urged universities to improve educational standards, it also criticized preferred pronoun use, drag shows, and safe space protections.

Governor Kristi Noem is appointing Randy Frederick and Randy Rasmussen to the South Dakota Board of Regents. Frederick replaces outgoing board member Jim Thares. Rasmussen will serve the remainder of John Bastian's term.

Despite public opposition, Minnehaha County commissioners approved a significantly shorter setback distance for CO2 pipelines. The rule applies to pipelines hauling CO2 and other material identified as "hazardous."

Artificial intelligence is infiltrating the world of higher education. Professors are finding ways to recognize when work is written by tools instead of humans. But AI is not limited to language. The number of researchers using it to collect and examine data is growing.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."