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Old 11-22-2008, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls
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I personally think that this would be a business boost to the city (a new terminal) and also stimulate some more growth on the northwestern side of town. It would also be easier access to the terminal right off the Interstate. I doubt that a new terminal/parking complex would go over 150 Million Dollars because the size would not be that large. Althought i could be underestimating. What are your thoughts?
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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As far as a public university in Sioux Falls, you and the rest of the residents there can always push your elected officials to get one their. The University of Nebraska has 3 locations, Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney. Being the largest and one of the fastest growing SD cities, it sure deserves it.
That is one neat thing about Nebraska. It has the University spread out so that it's not just in one isolated area. If USD was in either Sioux Falls or Rapid City I would seriously consider going there. I don't see why there aren't State Universities in the two largest cities.

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Old 11-22-2008, 05:07 PM
 
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That is one neat thing about Nebraska. It has the University spread out so that it's not just in one isolated area. If USD was in either Sioux Falls or Rapid City I would seriously consider going there. I don't see why there aren't State Universities in the two largest cities.
You mean something other than the SD School of Mines and Technology?
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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You mean something other than the SD School of Mines and Technology?
Yeah, I mean a branch of the actual University of South Dakota.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I would like to see several state universities and centers come under the Umbrella of USD, like USD-Aberdeen, USD-Spearfish, USD-Sioux Falls, and USD-Madison for example. They would have one administration and some centralized resources to expand offerings at each through use of distance learning for classes that lack the numbers to justify a teacher. They would share resources and administration to save costs. With the techonology, this is workable.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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I would like to see several state universities and centers come under the Umbrella of USD, like USD-Aberdeen, USD-Spearfish, USD-Sioux Falls, and USD-Madison for example. They would have one administration and some centralized resources to expand offerings at each through use of distance learning for classes that lack the numbers to justify a teacher. They would share resources and administration to save costs. With the techonology, this is workable.
You have great ideas about South Dakota's College system, you and anyone who agrees with you should talk to your states elected officials about updating South Dakota's educational system.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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You have great ideas about South Dakota's College system, you and anyone who agrees with you should talk to your states elected officials about updating South Dakota's educational system.
Talk all you want. It would never happen. It makes sense and would save money.

The states colleges and tech schools are governed by the SD board of Regents.

Its something I have thought was a good idea for 10 plus years.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Talk all you want. It would never happen. It makes sense and would save money.

The states colleges and tech schools are governed by the SD board of Regents.

Its something I have thought was a good idea for 10 plus years.
It would happen if we get in more progressive-thinking politicans. The Republicans are good for business and are backwards in education. Need get a few more Democrats in leadership and even have a Democratic majority.

I can see why it would not change, due to people's fear of change. Especially with old people who think that we should do things, due to us having done it that way for a 100 years and no need to change. Yes, change is difficult and can be risky. But with the changing demographics in our state and a need to best utlize our higher education resources in an efficient and effective manner, we need to reposition, streamline, and improve our system. Also, a more nimble education system will allow us to be more competitve with other states and move our state forward.
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Great ideas guys. Just imagine how much more popular our colleges and universities would be to out-of-state potential students if they were in more attractive cities. Not to mention, how many of our own students would stay in South Dakota. Sure, Rapid City and Sioux Falls have universities but the real popular ones are in small towns that most people have never heard of.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:05 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Talk all you want. It would never happen. It makes sense and would save money.

The states colleges and tech schools are governed by the SD board of Regents.

Its something I have thought was a good idea for 10 plus years.
The Tech schools are still governed by the school districts. A couple years ago they started to try to get them under the Board of Regents and it's still being debated, but hasn't happened yet.
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