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The university will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for Spring 2021

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor February 23, 2021

The university will hold in-person commencement for students graduating in the Spring 2021 semester. The university will have eight reduced-capacity commencement ceremonies. Commencement has been...

A student walks through snow and ice near university housing

Campus closed after 3 p.m.

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor February 10, 2021

The university will be closing campus at 3 p.m. for instructional activities due to weather conditions. Snow and ice mixes are moving into the area, and the university said in a Rave Alert they will...

Students living on-campus experience power outage

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 12, 2020

Students in campus housing experienced a power outage this morning. Power on the west side of Evansville went out this morning according to a Rave Alert email sent to students at 9:59 a.m. The on-campus...

The Quad and David L. Rice Library

Classes to go online first three weeks of spring semester

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief October 23, 2020

All classes will be online for the first three weeks of spring semester. Classes will still begin Jan. 19, but will be held virtually. There are exceptions for labs, practicums, clinicals and other...

Petition turns into protest

Petition turns into protest

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor October 14, 2020

There are two protests going on on-campus tomorrow: one from Julia Ennis, creator of the change.org petition, and one on the Quad. Julia Ennis, a senior communications major, posted an update on the...

TKE under quarantine

TKE under quarantine

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2020

Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) is currently under quarantine.  On Friday, the university sent out an email to the campus the community about several positive COVID-19 cases in one organization, now confirmed...

Public Safety reports rape in crime log

Public Safety reports rape in crime log

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor September 3, 2020

Public Safety reported a sexual offense as a rape on campus Saturday.  The Public Safety public crime log reported a sex offense as rape at 12:33 a.m. on Saturday.  The Clery Act requires Public...

University moves to online classes for remainder of semester, shuts down housing

University moves to online classes for remainder of semester, shuts down housing

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2020

President Ron Rochon announced today the university will move to online-only classes for the remainder of the semester because of COVID-19. Campus, along with all other university owned property,...

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USI Theatre cancels remainder of season

Emma Corry, Features Editor March 12, 2020

The USI Theatre Department’s upcoming productions of “Eclipsed” and “Little Shop of Horrors” have been canceled. Elliot Wasserman, chair of the performing arts department, confirmed to The...

The Quad and David L. Rice Library

University extends spring break, moves classes online

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor March 12, 2020

Spring break is extended for one week and all-in person courses will be moved to "online or alternative delivery" by March 23 due to concerns about the coronavirus the university announced today. Campus...

University announces enrollment management changes

University announces enrollment management changes

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2020

The university released details on the new structure of enrollment management Tuesday morning following the resignation of Andy Wright, former vice president for enrollment management. President Ron...

Community mourns 'inspirational' student, playwright

Community mourns ‘inspirational’ student, playwright

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler January 26, 2020

Andrea Morgan Dale was always excited for the next project. She planned ahead and found ways to encourage and include her peers in her projects. “She was an impeccable student,” said Maya Fein,...

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