Higher education task force told to ‘put student needs first’ in SD’s public university system

“The task force was created after state lawmakers passed legislation in the 2020 session directing the study. Findings are to be reported to the Legislature and Gov. Kristi Noem no later than Nov. 15, 2021,” according to a news release.

The task force began by listening to the perspectives of former Board of Regents members and those who oversaw public universities in the past during their meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Kathy Johnson, who served on the Board of Regents from 2005 to 2017, said the task force needs to remain cognizant of the fact that no one knows what the future is going to hold.

“The jobs that are in high demand today and are gearing up to produce graduates aren’t going to produce jobs and graduates ten years from now that are in high demand,” Johnson said.

Kay Schallenkamp, Black Hills State University president from 2006 to 2014,

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Pass ordinances banning videoke, other noisy activities amid online learning, LGUs told



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The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday urged local government units to enact ordinances that will prohibit videoke sessions and other distracting activities so that online learners would not be disturbed.

In a statement, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año explained that loud sounds during online class hours and independent study periods could disturb students in doing their school activities.

“Bilang mga disiplinado at responsableng mga magulang at mamamayan, tulungan natin ang ating mga estudyante na mabigyan ng tahimik at payapa na kapaligiran para sila ay makapag-aral ng mabuti sa kani-kanilang mga tahanan,” Año said.

The DILG is supporting the call of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan for barangay officials to come up with resolutions that will ban noisy activities in communities, including videoke.

Año further called on localities to ban activities such as cockfighting, bingo, betting stations, drinking sprees, and other forms

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5 sneaky lies we’re told about the job search

It’s no shock that our friends, mothers, colleagues, mentors and favorite authors give us different advice about the job search.

After all, everyone’s professional experiences are different, thanks to the unique circumstances, organizations, industries and individuals we’re tasked with navigating during our careers.

Still, for all the diverse approaches out there, there are some dangerous myths that pervade our common thinking about the job search and discourage professionals (especially women) from stretching their wings and reaching their full professional potential.

Here are five of those lies and why they’re unreliable, according to hiring professionals. 

1. You can never land a role you don’t have formal experience in

“One of the silliest myths about the job application process is that the candidate cannot get a job if he has no experience. Sure, you won’t get a top position anywhere, but junior positions are well within reach. As usual, it all depends

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