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Like many libraries in South Dakota and nationwide, Briggs Library closed to students, faculty and the community for a lengthy period due to COVID-19, beginning March 13 and reopening Aug. 5. The new norm of the fall 2020 semester meant that library faculty and staff needed to modify how to conduct physical operations and increase electronic resources to meet faculty and student needs.

Department of Environmental Health and Safety decontaminates masks for campus, community

South Dakota State University’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety has been decontaminating N95 masks for the university since September and Brookings Health System since mid-November.

Modeling the Way: COVID-19 Research

In recent months, air flow has been a topic of interest in COVID-19 research. Using graphs and models, many researchers are hopeful in investigating role of air flow in particle transmission. At SDSU, the School of Design has been using 3D modeling for various parts of study in their curriculum.

Presidential Election Had a Negative Impact on Mental Health of South Dakotans

The SDSU Poll, a research group housed in the School of American and Global Studies at South Dakota State University, conducted a post-election wave to The South Dakota Voter Survey between November 13th and 20th. Participants from The South Dakota Voter Survey were invited to share their impressions and opinions about the recent election and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Improving indoor ventilation can reduce spread of COVID-19

Businesses can learn how to be proactive in reducing the spread of COVID-19 by improving indoor ventilation and mitigation strategies through South Dakota State University’s Economic Development Administration Center. The center aims to help businesses address technical and economic challenges utilizing faculty expertise and university equipment and testing capabilities, according to di

South Dakotans Divided Along Geographical and Religious Lines

The South Dakota Voter Survey was conducted in the first two weeks of October by The SDSU Poll, a research group housed in the School of American and Global Studies at South Dakota State University. The margin of error is +/- 4.5%, on par with other state-wide polls. In yesterday’s press release we explored some dimensions of political division that define the South Dakota electorate.

South Dakotans are Critical of State and Federal COVID-19 Responses

The South Dakota Voter Survey was conducted in the first two weeks of October by The SDSU Poll, a research group housed in the School of American and Global Studies at South Dakota State University. Our survey of 485 registered voters in South Dakota asks respondents about their impressions of government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Dakotans Are Sharply Divided on COVID-19 Policy and Mitigation Efforts

The South Dakota Voter Survey was conducted in the first two weeks of October by The SDSU Poll, a research group housed in the School of American and Global Studies at South Dakota State University. Our survey of 485 registered voters in South Dakota asks respondents about their support of policies designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, including masks.

COVID-19 is Significantly Affecting the Lives of South Dakotans

The South Dakota Voter Survey was conducted in the first two weeks of October by The SDSU Poll, a research group housed in the School of American and Global Studies at South Dakota State University.

SDSU Parent Survey Results Now Available

The goal of the SDSU Parent Survey was to determine the childcare/schooling needs facing working parents at SDSU, especially women, who are often primarily responsible for coordinating childcare/schooling.