Thursday, March 31, 2016

SDSU Student Association supports gender neutral bathrooms

At its March 28 meeting student senators at South Dakota State University addressed issues regarding facilities to make the campus more inclusive.
Resolution 15-22-R: Students’ Association Support of Continued Efforts to Foster an Environment of Inclusion through Campus Facilities also calls for an updated map of the restrooms on campus. In the Open Forum portion of the meeting, Chris Hartzler, a transgender student and executive member of the Gay Straight Alliance, gave a presentation to senators informing them about what transgender and non-binary are, as well as what it’s like being a transgender person. [SDSU Collegian]
Obese Republican Student Association President Caleb Finck has announced a run for the state legislature.

The University of South Dakota offers gender-neutral student housing.

Under Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard increasing rates of measles, sexually-transmitted infections, cancer and violent crimes have ravaged parts of South Dakota.

Under boycott pressure Daugaard vetoed a Republican-sponsored bill that would have discriminated against LGBTQ students.

The author of The Dakota Progressive is an alumnus of SDSU.

In 1974 ('75?), if a smoky memory serves, then-Attorney General Bill Janklow, cigarette in hand, gave a speech to a standing room-only crowd in the Volstorff Ballroom at SDSU. He was heckled throughout the address hosted by the Vets' Club.

A brash, wild-eyed sophomore (yep, me) piped up and questioned how the State of South Dakota could persecute marijuana smokers while turning a blind eye to service clubs like the VFW, Knights of Columbus, and American Legion that were running illegal games of chance with impunity. My query received rapturous applause from those in attendance. Mr. Janklow shouted over the din, "mail me their names," and then was booed off the stage.

Smoking in Rotunda D, the Student Union and anywhere else in 1976 was common-place.

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