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Si Tanka University students, faculty frustrated

Students and faculty at Si Tanka University are growing increasingly frustrated with their school's dreary financial outlook, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported.

Students have not received all of their financial aid and faculty and staff have not been paid. "There are faculty and staff members who are prepared to move into the dorms because they are about ready to lose their house. They are getting ready to sell things. It's getting that bad, and students are in the same situation," Steve Fryberger, chairman of the athletic training education department, told the paper.

At one point, department heads were told to "prepare for a riot" and "hide everything valuable" in case students got upset if they didn't receive money. Some funds are apparently going to be distributed today.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, which owns the university, has said it will find up to $1.2 million to keep the off-reservation campus open until the end of the spring semester. Some students are thinking of transferring to Northern State University, The Aberdeen American News reported.

Get the Story:
Si Tanka campus growing uneasy (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 3/25)
Northern State wooing Si Tanka students (The Aberdeen American News 3/24)

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