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‘Human decisions’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 7
Filed under News

When Evan Phillips heard about the proposal to eliminate gender-specific bathrooms on campus, they questioned whether it would actually solve the problem of uncomfortability. “I don’t feel like for the safety of people that making all bathrooms gender neutral is a good idea,” Evan Phillips sa...

New scheduler aims to ease class registration

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 7
Filed under News

The university registrar’s office launched the Student Schedule Planner, a device that helps students construct a schedule that works best for them,  Monday. The planner, which is available on myUSI, allows students to select their preferred classes and pick times of the day that work better wit...

‘Diversity isn’t a weakness’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
September 30
Filed under News

George Takei may have stepped onto the Victory Theatre stage with the Vulcan salute held high, but his speech touched on much more than his years as Lt. Sulu on Star Trek. Takei used his time as a speaker with the Evansville Diversity Lecture Series Tuesday evening to discuss his childhood spent in...

Gender neutral bathroom discussion underway

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
September 30
Filed under News

The transgender bathroom accessibility discussion reached the Student Government Association meeting Thursday, with ideas to eliminate gender specific restrooms. SGA invited economics professor Perry Burnett to speak about his proposal to remodel all bathrooms on campus in an attempt to eliminate gend...

University hosts debate watch party

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
September 30
Filed under News

University students and faculty gathered Monday night in Carter Hall to watch the presidential debate and engage in a civil discussion. Before the debate began Associate Professor of Social Work Wendy Turner-Frey poke on the  importance of civility in debates between people who disagree. She said emotions ru...

Students, faculty join debate conversation

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
September 26
Filed under News

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‘Apples to oranges’

‘Apples to oranges’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
September 21
Filed under News

When compared to the fourth week data from 2015, overall university enrollment has grown by 28 students. The enrollment data released this year does not directly correspond with data released last year because it was released at different times. “We are reporting at a different date now, so if yo...

University reports overall enrollment increase, available data contends

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
September 19
Filed under Breaking News, News

This story has been updated to reflect updated numbers.   Overall university enrollment dropped for the fourth year in a row, a decrease of 0.04 percent. According to the university 9,025 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in classes for this fall. Last year, 9,029 undergraduate and gradu...

Little information available regarding August robbery

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
September 14
Filed under News

The university issued a Rave Alert Friday afternoon notifying the campus of an attempted robbery that occurred in late August. The alert told students that Public Safety had been notified Friday and that there was no immediate threat. The Shield reached out to Steve Woodall, director of USI Public Safe...

‘A remarkable moment’

‘A remarkable moment’

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer
September 14
Filed under News

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay made its way through Evansville Saturday with 24 torch bearers from Vanderburgh County, all with differing ages and backgrounds. One of the torch bearers was the university president Linda Bennett. Another was Cody Morris, a university alum. “It was such an honor ...

22-year-old USI student dies

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
September 9
Filed under News

Brittney Lynn Karpowicz, a USI senior, died Thursday.

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Trustees approve budget

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer
September 7
Filed under News

A new budget was approved at the Board of Trustees meeting September 1. The budget includes increased funding for Historic New Harmony, a contract with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office to increase campus security and a STEM Innovation and Expansion Initiative to support the growth of the un...

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