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Dashboard shows 30 new COVID-19 cases since last update

Dashboard shows 30 new COVID-19 cases since last update
October 28, 2020

The university dashboard shows 30 new positive COVID-19 cases last week. The dashboard updated on Oct. 17 shows a cumulative total of 341 positive COVID-19 cases. With 30 new cases last week, it...

Quarantine Life as a Freshman

Quarantine Life as a Freshman
October 28, 2020

A sweet-toned phone call masks dreaded news. During this fall semester, freshman students are beginning the college experience with an added stress: quarantine.  Freshman suitemates Chase Hollenkamp,...

Potential COVID-19 case involving student athlete

Kobe Caldwell tries to hype the student section up during the last moments of the Men’s Basketball game on Apr. 1, 2019 at the Ford Center.
October 14, 2020

Media Day is when various media outlets interview USI basketball players. The event usually ends with the teams’ coaches presenting them at the Fall Festival. Media Day was supposed to be Tuesday...

Students ‘love’ COVID dashboard

Students ‘love’ COVID dashboard
October 8, 2020

Colleges around the country have come up with a COVID-19 dashboard so their communities can keep track of cases at universities. The goal of the university’s dashboard is to provide the campus community...

Counseling Center offering telehealth, Zoom appointments

Counseling Center offering telehealth, Zoom appointments
September 22, 2020

Thomas Longwell, director of the Counseling Center, said he hasn’t met anyone who isn’t struggling right now. “COVID fatigue is real,” Longwell said. “It’s hard and it’s as hard on us...

E-Sports during a semester of COVID-19

Wednesday's network outage is the third in the past month, each resulting in a one-to-two hour loss in network connectivity for all of campus according to an email from Lance Woods, Director of IT Infrastructure. 
September 9, 2020

Many student organizations and sports teams have either had to readjust their plans for the fall semester or temporarily postpone them due to COVID-19. One organization that’s been doing fairly well...

University releases COVID-19 dashboard

University releases COVID-19 dashboard
August 31, 2020

The university just released its COVID-19 dashboard, but the results are from before the first day of classes. The dates are from August 16-22 and said 11 students were tested positive that week for...

The Shield: A new era

The Shield: A new era
August 25, 2020

Clarification: The Shield previously stated the Henderson Gleaner closed. We corrected the story to say Audubon Printers, which operated at the Henderson Gleaner, closed in May. College campuses and...

Students concerned over mask policy

Students concerned over mask policy
August 21, 2020

Linsdey Sparks was shocked to see people not wearing masks on campus before classes started, especially since it would be required for people to wear them in buildings. Sparks, who works in the Community...

University to ‘reduce the density of campus’ first six weeks of fall semester

University to ‘reduce the density of campus’ first six weeks of fall semester
August 18, 2020

Students may have noticed their professors have Zoom office hours and aren't on campus unless necessary. University employees are being asked to work remotely when they are able to, President Ron Rochon...

Spring Commencement canceled

Spring Commencement canceled
July 17, 2020

University President Ronald Rochon sent an email to the USI staff and student body announcing spring commencement has been officially canceled. “I had sincerely hoped to stand and celebrate with you,...

USI reports second COVID-19 case

USI reports second COVID-19 case
May 7, 2020

The university was informed that an employee was tested positive for COVID-19 making this the second case at USI. The test was performed on April 28, and the employee was only authorized to be on the...

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