Letter from the Editors: Our next steps

Dear USI community,


The Shield shares the frustration and sorrow felt across the state, nation and world as the COVID-19 pandemic infiltrates nearly every aspect of our daily lives. We want to assure the community we will continue to provide up-to-date information including cancellations, closures, postponements, etc. affecting the university. We are looking for your stories about how this pandemic is affecting you. Any questions, news tips or comments can be sent to [email protected]. Now is more important than ever to continue our journalistic oath to keep you informed.

Much of our staff is from out of town and because of this and the university’s decision to switch all classes online, we have decided to cancel our print editions for the remainder of the semester. We will publish content exclusively online at usishield.com for the time being and share all digital content through our social media channels. All staff will work remotely from their homes until further notice to prevent the possible spread of the virus.

We ask our audience to take precautions to ensure their health and safety during these difficult times. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and at usishield.com for the latest information regarding the pandemic and how it affects the university.

Thank you for your continued support and trust in us to keep you updated on the information you need in the midst of this uncertainty.



The Shield Editorial Staff