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Shuttle shortcoming

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 1
Filed under Opinion

Not every college student owns a car. While this is not an earth-shattering revelation, it is quite surprising how much the university seems to assume every college student owns a car. This observation stems from the convenience of the university busing system. The University of Southern...

USI book a room

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Opinion

The first place students think to go when they need to cram for a test or quiz is the library. This means grabbing a nice Starbucks drink and heading up to the rooms or quiet study halls up on the second, third, or fourth floor. However, there’s a problem you could possibly run into when you’re...

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

Jordan Auker, Photographer
February 3
Filed under Sports

The men's basketball team beat Missouri University of Science and Technology Thursday evening 86-78 at the PAC.

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Former Super Bowl winner speaks to student athletes

Former Super Bowl winner speaks to student athletes

Sarah Loesch
April 22
Filed under Sports

Antwaan Randle El worked his entire life to find balance in athletics, education and his personal life. "Whatever you did yesterday is not enough," Randle El said. "You have to push forward today and push forward tomorrow." Randle El, who played on the Pittsburgh Steelers team that won a Super Bo...

Snow storms prompts university to close campus Monday, open late Tuesday

James Vaughn
February 16
Filed under Breaking News, News

UPDATE 5:45 a.m. Tuesday: Classes that begin prior to 10 a.m. are canceled. UPDATE 5:37 a.m. Tuesday: The university will reopen and classes will resume at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Rave Alert that went out just after 5 a.m. UPDATE 10:21 a.m.: Burger King, SubConnection, The Loft, Sweet Spot and the ...

Silver anniversary team includes two former Eagles

Silver anniversary team includes two former Eagles

Sarah Loesch
January 20
Filed under Sports

Two former USI women's basketball players were announced as members of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's 2015 Silver Anniversary Team. Chris May, the executive director for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, said the honor comes out of recognition for the players' outstanding performance as se...

Provost interviews for chancellor position in Washington

Provost interviews for chancellor position in Washington

Paola Marizan
November 20
Filed under Breaking News, News

UPDATED 12:02 p.m. Nov. 25 Provost Ronald Rochon has applied for chancellor at the University of Washington - Tacoma.  Rochon, who has served as Provost at USI since 2010, was scheduled to interview for the chancellor position Monday. He is the fourth of five interviews for the position. Eac...

University remains open despite area closings, reported slide-offs

James Vaughn
November 17
Filed under Breaking News

The university announced just after 6 a.m. Monday morning that it is open and operating under normal conditions after the area's first winter storm of the season rolled through the Tri-State overnight. Nearly four inches of snow had fallen on campus by 5 a.m. At least three slide-offs on t...

Enrollment drops, again: Fewer students apply, more transfers enroll

Enrollment drops, again: Fewer students apply, more transfers enroll

Rachel Christian
August 30
Filed under Breaking News, News

Enrollment dropped again at USI, falling 5.4 percent for the second year in a row. According to the university, 9,364 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in classes this fall. In the fall of 2001, 9,362 students enrolled, according to the Evansville Courier, making this year's enrollment...

Where are the cats? University slams TNR idea after cats go missing

James Vaughn
April 28
Filed under News

After months of strenuous efforts to get the university to implement a  Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) policy for the feral cats on campus, administration brought down the gavel on Audrey Maxwell. No. TNR is a method of trapping feral cats, spaying or neutering them and returning them to the environment...

Community rallies, says racism still exists

Armon Siadat
April 27
Filed under News

CORRECTION: The Counseling Center offers its support in promoting and helping with Tolerance Talks, a program put on Housing and Residence Life. Resident Assistants Haley Fulk and Danesha Shelton put on the event. A crowd gathered in the USI Amphitheater Friday for the 2nd annual Rally Against Racism. ...

Bill could give undocumented students out-of-state tuition

Jessie Hellmann
May 1
Filed under News

A bill that passed through the house and senate and is currently awaiting Governor Pence’s signature could make undocumented students enrolled before July 1, 2011 eligible for in-state tuition. Undocumented students currently have had to pay out-of-state tuition to attend any Indiana-public four-year ...

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