November 06, 2009

Crazy Horse/USD academic partnership

Crazy Horse Memorial will be home to Native education programs

By Carol BerryAt the invitation of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, “Crazy Horse will become a satellite affiliate of the University of South Dakota,” Jack Marsh, of the foundation’s board of directors, said in recent remarks for Native American Day at the memorial.

“USD will hire special faculty, write curriculum, and teach preparatory and college-level courses to Native students,” he said. “The Crazy Horse/USD academic partnership will begin as a summer program.

“Initially, Native students, attending other schools and colleges during fall, winter and spring will reside at Crazy Horse for the summer and become temporary students of the University of South Dakota,” said Marsh, who is the founding director of USD’s American Indian Journalism Institute.

The students will divide their time between classroom and workplace, earning college credit for USD-taught classes and receiving income from jobs and paid internships provided by Crazy Horse. Eligible Native students will receive tuition scholarships from the foundation.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native American Day at Crazy Horse Memorial and Students Perform at Crazy Horse Memorial.

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