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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.

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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...

Letter: ‘This is Indiana’

Luke Williams

December 9, 2014


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Dear Brenna Wu and Opinion Editor, Upon reading the article about school spirit, we found it very rude, disrespectful, and prejudice! We find it very truculent of you to question our motives for having school spirit. We have contempt for you though because it more than likely stems from a place of...

Letter: Do the right thing this November

USI Shield Staff

October 24, 2014


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Upon driving through different parts of Indiana, I have started noticing yard signs that say 'Fed Up? Vote Republican!' appearing more and more in people's yards and along the road. In the State of Indiana, our government is comprised of a Republican Super-Majority, meaning they control the Senate, House...

Letter: ‘Bitchness’ article pretentious, condescending

USI Shield Staff

October 24, 2014


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While I’m all for an opinion column in a newspaper (free speech and all that jazz), the article “Suppress your basic bitchness this Halloween” was appalling. I cannot, for the life of me, fathom why anyone on The Shield staff thought this was an acceptable addition to your paper . You’ve taken...

Letter: Public Safety aware of app issues

John Farless

September 24, 2014


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In response to the editorial written by Armon Siadat in the September 18 issue of The Shield: USI Public Safety was aware of the issues with the DoubleMap bus tracking software and worked quickly to resolve the issue. All buses should now be showing up accurately. During the time the application was no...

Student Comment: SGA president welcomes new students

USI Shield Staff

August 21, 2013


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At the time I’m writing this, Welcome Week hasn't happened yet. That’s something I want to talk to you about. You have just started on your journey through college. Journey. Adventure. Experience. Whatever you call it, college has its fair share of ups and downs. It’s a taste of real life and...

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