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SGA president resigns

SGA president resigns

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 26, 2017
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SGA president Ashley Wright resigned last Friday, citing her need to move forward. “I have been contemplating this for a while now and I’m not really sure what I’m asking for, but everything happens for a reason,” Wright said in a statement released at SGA’s meeting Thursday. “Student g...

University reports small number of scabies cases

University reports small number of scabies cases

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 26, 2017
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University faculty, staff and students were notified Jan.25 by University Communications to be vigilant for the spread of a small number of confirmed cases of scabies. Scabies, a skin condition caused by tiny bugs that burrow under the skin and lay eggs, is spread through prolonged contact with another...

Women’s March promotes inclusiveness

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 25, 2017
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The downtown metro area of Washington D.C. was so crowded that Brandy Small said she couldn’t move. Small, who is in her second year of the Master of Arts in Communication program, along with over 470,000 people according to The New York Times convened in Washington to participate in the Women’...

Watch party draws student interest

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 25, 2017
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Trevion McFarland didn’t get on the Trump train until late in the primaries, but said he couldn’t take another four years of broken promises and failed policies. McFarland, along with around 30 other students and faculty, attended the Inauguration watch party in Carter Hall Friday. “We should all ...

Bennett lobbies for budget

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 25, 2017
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University President Linda Bennett went before the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee last Wednesday to request 44.7 million for the 2017-2019 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget. The budget request for the biennium centers on renovation for the Physical Activities Center (PAC). The $41 mil...

SGA swears in new Chief Financial Officer

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 21, 2017
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The Student Government Association voted in Keagan Roembke as the new Chief Financial Officer at their weekly meeting on Thursday. “I’ve known him since he was a freshman,” Attorney General Jerry Boyd said. “I think he’s going to do good in the position. We know he is capable.” Boyd,...

Students make voices heard at community rally

Students make voices heard at community rally

Sarah Loesch and Riley Guerzini
January 20, 2017
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Community members gathered around the Four Freedoms Monument on Riverside Dr., Friday afternoon for the "With Liberty and Justice for All," community rally, march and fair.

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Senate addresses Protection Policy

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 18, 2017
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Brandon Field said frequent background checks are the reality of life in 2017. The Child Protection policy, which was discussed at the Faculty Senate meeting on Friday, was the subject of an email sent to faculty and staff (from Human Resources) who were due for a background check. Field, secretary of Fac...

University hosts town hall

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 18, 2017
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Four state legislators representing districts in Vanderburgh, Posey and Warrick County held a town hall with community members Saturday morning in Forum Two. The town hall, sponsored by the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Farm Bureau, featured Republican representatives Wendy McNamara,...

NAACP President calls for justice, unity at MLK Luncheon

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 17, 2017
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Middle Passage didn’t make it. The 68-year-old Vietnam War veteran who marched from Selma, Alabama to Washington D.C. as part of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s “America’s Journey for Justice” back in August of 2015 died just short of the nation’s capital as he...

‘Fans in the stands’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
January 11, 2017
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Robbie Kent said he cherishes his memories of his time at USI. During his time at the university Kent was a member of the first men’s basketball team, which at the time was still under the name Indiana State University East. This year, along with help from the athletic department, Kent has set u...

From punches to pressure points

Damien Burge, Special to the Shield
January 11, 2017
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The students exchanged wide eyed looks when Sgt. Bobby Wood of the Princeton Police Department announced it was time to learn pressure points. No one stepped forward to get hands-on experience until the instructors became the test dummies. The students winced as they practiced on each other with thumb...

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