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Intent different than impact

Nigel Meyer, Special to The Shield
March 1
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Cameron Clark was walking into the Art Center from the back entrance facing the parking lots Feb. 6 when he found an unfamiliar term chalked onto the wall next to the doors. The chalk read “Fight Cultural Marxism” and, since the term was unfamiliar to Clark, it sparked his interest and led him to ult...

‘Every intent of being open’

‘Every intent of being open’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
August 31
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Freshman Shelby Heins said having zones specific for free speech wasn’t something she would expect to have on a college campus. “We’re paying to go here,” the nursing major said. “So our thoughts should be heard.” As a new student, Heins and several other freshman said they didn’t k...

Yakkers Anonymous

Yakkers Anonymous

Gabi Wy, News Editor
February 17
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President Linda Bennett announced at the beginning of the semester that the university will focus on the concept of “civility.” Bennett said this focus promotes healthy discussion despite critical differences in opinion, beliefs and culture. Over the next few weeks, The Shield will explore differen...

Thinking about ‘Think About It’

Thinking about ‘Think About It’

Gabi Wy
August 27
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Bryan Rush, dean of students and an avid promoter of a safe community at the university, said he wants students to care for each other and have each other’s backs. To Rush, communication from student to faculty is of utmost importance. In cooperation with federal mandates, the university req...

New, ‘gregarious’ dean focuses on student advocacy

New, ‘gregarious’ dean focuses on student advocacy

Gabi Wy
August 5
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Bryan Rush describes himself as a "policy wonk." "I enjoy policy and the legal side of this job," said the university's new dean of students. "If you open the news today, you’ll read a lot about Title IX and legislation on sexual violence, and that’s something we have to stay on top of — prot...

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