Forum: Globalization may increase income inequality

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Income inequality around the globe was the topic of Monday’s International Forum, held at noon in Farber Hall on the University of South Dakota campus. “Income inequality is the unequal distribution of household or individual income across the various participants in an economy,” said Dr. Lucy … Read Article

VMS ‘Carp Control’ team vying for national honor

Vermillion Middle School eighth-graders who have been making public presentations about their Asian carp control research include Shelby Brady, Brooklyn Kirsch, Mady Gilbertson, Ethan Simmons and Sagarika Ghosh, who traveled to Austin, TX, Wyatt Waage, Stian Olson, Shay Peck, Madelyn Zevecke, Kinsey James, and Emily Rolfes. Part of this group is pictured above. Simmons and Ghosh will travel over the weekend with their teacher, Natasha Gault, to Austin, TX, to explain the class project to judges at the SXSWedu Educational Conference on March 3-5. National awards will be presented to the top five teams during this conference. 
(Photo courtesy of Vermillion School District)

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Natasha Gault’s eighth-grade science students learned this week they are the brink of perhaps winning impressive national recognition and a significant monetary award for the Vermillion School District. All because of her students’ unique and thorough interest in Asian carp. “We’re one of the 15 national … Read Article

Wire Me Awake conference March 5 at USD

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Next week the Muenster University Center (MUC) will be a gathering place for area entrepreneurs and students interested in getting ideas, learning new things and networking. On March 5, the MUC will be the site of the third Wire Me Awake conference, which aims to promote … Read Article