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Letter to the editor

USI Shield Staff
April 10, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As I walked from the library to class today, I was accosted by multiple individuals attempting to get me to support their causes or listen to what each had to say. I did my best to ignore them all, finding such intrusions into my personal time and space time consuming and simply annoying.  However, thi...

Letter to the editor

USI Shield Staff
March 20, 2013
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We are not allowed to wear Greek lettered sashes when walking on graduation day at USI. I want to change that and don’t understand why it is such a bad thing. So please, can you tell me why this is such a problem and what we can do to change this injustice on our campus? Graduation is a very important day to ma...

Letter to the editor

Jessie Hellmann
February 4, 2013
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As I write this letter, Indiana Governor Mike Pence is speaking to a class in the College of Business and will be touring the university after. USI is fortunate to have Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, former director of the Center of Applied Research at USI, in the highest levels of state government ad...

Letter to the Editor

Jimmy Pyles
December 4, 2012
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Up until this current semester, the quality of the Shield had been greatly improving, and I felt that the reporting that was done on the Greeks last semester helped with credibility.  What helped keep the credibility was that when a response was written to an article - when former SGA President and frate...

Letter to the Editor

Jimmy Pyles
October 16, 2012
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Many Catholics traditionally vote Democrat. You may remember that when Obamacare was being debated there were 10 pro-life Democrats, mostly Catholic and led by Bart Stupak of Michigan, who spoke out against the plan because of their belief that it called for government-funded abortions. After much disc...

Letter to the Editor

Jimmy Pyles
September 25, 2012
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There was a letter to the editor published on Sept. 6, 2012 that criticized USI President Linda Bennett for being, “… content to build her personal resume at the expense of real progress for USI, or she doesn’t qualify to lead this great university into the future.” As two active, involved st...

Letter to the Editor

Jake Tapley
September 25, 2012
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No, Michael Mezo, I may be your journalism professor, but I am not your Santa Claus. In last week’s letter to the editor, Mezo repeatedly suggested that I tell my students to “cite” Wikipedia. To correct the record, my actual advice for students is to become information literate and use the mos...

Letter To The Editor

Jake Tapley
September 17, 2012
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Dear Editor, I’m a transfer student, and this is my first semester here at USI. I really can’t believe my good fortune in coming here. At my last college, we weren’t allowed to cite Wikipedia as a source in any of the papers or research we did. But here at USI, not only can I cite Wikipedia in...

Letter To The Editor

Jake Tapley
September 4, 2012
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As a citizen of Vanderburgh County and a diligent supporter of all things USI, ... I have to express my extreme dissapointment in current USI president Linda Bennett. Since its founding, this university has had to fight for its very existence. And with an Indiana legislature that, with the exception...

Letter to the editor

Jessie Hellmann
February 21, 2012
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I’d like to congratulate President Linda Bennett on her $25,000 pay raise.  As a faculty member, I applaud the news because it indicates USI is emerging from a shadowy freeze.  This is good news for all USI employees. USI has translated recent budget constraints by shifting to a contingen...

Letter to the editor

Justin Law
November 30, 2011
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To the Editor: In order to dissuade any rumors about the “eagle fee” discussed in SGA, we would like to further explain the idea of the Student Special Project Fund. In short, it creates an optional fee separate from regular tuition to support campus growth. Read More »...

Letter to the editor (5/4/11)

Chanse Ford
May 4, 2011
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Dear Editor, I think a spiritual life is an important aspect of a meaningful life. Our students are quite remarkable in their ability to care and nurture this wonderful community at USI. I would like to clarify two quotes that were attributed to me (in last issue's "Searching for Spiritual Sustenanc...

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