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Letter to the Editor: Recognizing significance in USI events

Sarah Doerr

February 11, 2020

I was incredibly disappointed to see prominent members of USI’s faculty and staff hunched over their phones while sitting in reserved seating at Angela Davis’s Mandela Day address.   Certainly, this kind of behavior is not allowed at USI while classes are being held, so I am unsure as to why ...

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to show we’re paying attention

Crystal Steltenpohl

January 28, 2020

People go to college to increase their earning potential, gain valuable skills and become informed citizens. You can develop these traits inside the classroom, but after you graduate, people will want to know what you can do outside the classroom. One of the best ways to use your skills is through advocacy. For...

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to respond

Letter to the Editor: It's time to respond

Anna Ardelean

November 19, 2019

There are many things that you can be apathetic about, but white supremacists vandalizing cars with their hateful flyers is not one of them.  Tuesday marked the fourth time on our campus that our students have been invited to join a white supremacist organization. And what has been the response?...

Letter to the editor

April 5, 2018

When did society become so anxious to shirk the responsibility of our own actions? If we continue to foster a culture of malcontent, then the forest becomes invisible, for the trees draw our endless scrutiny. The recent allegations and subsequent action against one of the SGA presidential candidates present an excellent example.

Letter to the editor

April 5, 2018

SGA is a wonderful organization that can make real concrete change on campus.

Letter to the editor

February 28, 2018

Gabi Wy, Thank you for the #MeToo article. Thank you for making it the very first page. Thank you for including personal stories, thoughts, and feelings from others who have experienced sexual assault. Thank you for referring the USI Counseling Center as well. I don't think I would be as happy as I ...

Letter to the editor: emotional support animals

January 25, 2018

Dear Editor: After reading the recent piece in The Shield about emotional support animals, the staff of the USI Counseling Center feel that it is our professional responsibility to share some important clarifying information with the campus community. We perceived the article as presenting a false dicho...

Letter to the editor

November 29, 2017

Dear Editor: I am writing to you and your readers in the hope that I might be able to be a little helpful and supportive.   When I was a 25-year-old college student back in the 1970s, I was very badly sexually harassed for a long time by a female college professor who had a lot of power over ...

Letter to the Editor – Regarding Charlottesville

Luke Williams

August 25, 2017

Dear Dr. Linda Bennett, I do not know if you know the last line of the USI creed, it is “allegiance to these ideals requires that I refrain from and discourage behaviors which threaten the freedom and respect every individual deserves.” I have searched various USI communications for any statemen...

Letter to the editor

September 21, 2016

Dr. Joey Barnett, class of 1981, is one of our most successful and engaged alums. He is Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University. He also is a Director on the USI Foundation Board.

Letter to the editor – Regarding “Dick pics on the rise”

February 17, 2016

Dear editor and students: This letter is in regards to the article entitled “‘Dick Pics’ on the rise: Unwanted nude images affect ‘emotional wellness’” published Feb. 11. The article offers valuable information for readers regarding the impacts of sexting and the emergence of technology a...

Letter to the editor – Regarding Students for Life

Luke Williams

October 14, 2015

Dear Ms. Schwindel and Students, While I can respect a student organization’s right to protest and their attempt to be a cause for their belief in social change, I can’t respect a student organization’s intent to disrupt the lives of their fellow students by pestering them with false information. I ...

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