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Watch party draws 11 students

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
October 26
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The university hosted a watch party for the final Indiana Gubernatorial debate in Carter Hall Tuesday night. Former house speaker John Gregg, R; Rex Bell, L; and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, R were asked questions from the public regarding health and social issues. The debate covered a series of issues,...

Campus holds final governor’s debate

Campus holds final governor’s debate

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 26
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The University Performance Center hosted the third and final gubernatorial debate Tuesday night. Libertarian candidate Rex Bell, Democratic candidate John Gregg and Republican candidate Eric Holcomb squared off in the final debate before voters go to the polls Nov. 8 to pick the next Indiana governor....

Campus to host gubernatorial debate

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
October 19
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The university will host the third and final gubernatorial debate 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Performance Center. Tickets for the event are all reserved, but students, faculty and staff still have the opportunity to watch the debate in Carter Hall through a live stream. All three candidates will participate ...

New library program offers students group study options

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 19
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The library leadership committee launched the new group study room scheduler, Bookit! Sept. 26. The program is available on the USI website under the library tab, with link son both the top of the page and on the side. Students must first register on Book it! In order to be able to reserve a room. ...

Social and Cultural committee kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 19
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The Student Government Association General Assembly passed a $57 extension to the Alcohol Awareness Week budget Thursday. The original budget, which allotted $250, could not cover expenses for the purchase of hotdogs, buns, advertisements, a slushy machine rental and a grill according the Resolutio...

FAFSA changes to benefit students

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
October 19
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This year the start date to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid moved to an earlier date. As of Oct. 1 students were able to fill out the application, a date three months earlier than previous years. In the past students were able to begin filing FAFSA Jan. 1 and the tax returns from the ...

‘Know the signs’

‘Know the signs’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
October 12
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Chrissy Wicks said domestic violence starts behind close doors. “We don’t know how bad it is getting for somebody,” she said. “It’s good to know the warning signs.” Wicks is a senior victim support specialist at the Albion Fellows Bacon Center which will host the fourth annual Flowers ...

SGA tables resolutions

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 12
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The Student Government Association tabled six resolutions at last Thursday’s meeting. All resolutions brought up in the meeting were tabled, which means they suspend consideration of the resolution indefinitely, usually until the next week. “Tabling allows the members to think about what’s be...

‘Out of balance’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
October 12
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Julia Vaughn said election rigging is real and it is called gerrymandering. Vaughn will visit the university Oct. 19 to discuss the redistricting issue as part of the MPA Speaker Series. Her event will start with a screening of Gerrymandering, a film which she said is a great educational tool. “I...

Nearly 1,000 new registrations

Nearly 1,000 new registrations

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
October 12
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The registration effort by Squawk the Vote registered 931 people to vote. The effort came close the original 1,000 registration goal and Cynthia Brinker said everyone involved felt like it went very well. “When you think about voting and when you think about the impact of decisions made by elect...

Clery report shows discipline increase

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
October 7
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The annual Fire and Safety Report released by the university shows an increase in discipline regarding liquor law violations. In 2014 the university had 109 disciplinary actions regarding liquor law violations and this year there were 167, a 53 percent increase. Assistant Director of Public Safety St...

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