The Shield

Letter to the editor

April 5, 2018


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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


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

Letter to the editor

February 28, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

LETTER: Thank you, Dr. Batista

Luke Williams

March 18, 2015


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Dr. Batista and USI Students, It is not always easy being a student at this university. Sometimes you barely find time to study, sometimes you wish you could just crawl up into a ball and cry and sometimes you don’t have enough money for food. It was the summer of 2013: payday was two weeks away...

LETTER: Initiatives in place to create safer campus

Angela Batista

February 17, 2015


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Dear Editor, In response to the editorial published in the February 12 edition of The Shield, I would like to offer some important facts and information with the hope of shedding some light on the seriousness that the University places on sexual assault and any type of sexual misconduct, as well ...

Letter: Rather than disapprove, improve

Mary Bradley

December 9, 2014


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After reading and hearing about the uproar caused by Brenna Wu's opinion article "The Greek Life PR Ploy," I have to say that there seems to be quite a trend in drastic reactions from Greek Life regarding criticism. When I had a position as staff writer for my current college paper, we published an...

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