Janelle Toman

BOR Condenses Fall Semester in Response to COVID-19

18 hours ago
South Dakota Board of Regents

The Board of Regents has new information about the fall semester for the state’s six public universities. Students will start classes a few days earlier and finish in-person classes by Thanksgiving. 

Janelle Toman  is the communications director for the Regents. She says students will take their final exams remotely after the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s up to individual universities and programs to determine any other adjustments to their fall calendar.

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In South Dakota, state-run universities have been dry for 77 years.  But not anymore.

In a law passed this year, legislators tapped into a new law that allows alcohol sales at certain events. Those events include performing arts, athletics, fundraising, receptions and conferences. University presidents still have the final say in whether or not to allow alcohol sales on campus.

Janelle Toman, a spokesperson with the Board of Regents, says South Dakota was one of only a few states that still prohibited alcohol sales at state educational institutions…