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Board of Trustees announces projected funds for fiscal year

The Quad and David L. Rice Library
January 14, 2021
The university is projected to receive $50.57 million for the 2022-23 fiscal year and $51.03 million for the 2023-24 fiscal year, according to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s state budget proposal. This is a 4.9% and 0.9% increase from the previous budget, respectively. 

Dashboard reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, 634 cumulative.

Dashboard reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, 634 cumulative.
December 11, 2020

Note: Data is current at the time of publication and is subject to change with further updates. The COVID-19 dashboard reported 19 new positive cases. The university’s COVID-19 dashboard reported...

University COVID-19 dashboard reports 14 new cases, 613 total

University COVID-19 dashboard reports 14 new cases, 613 total
December 4, 2020

Note: Data is current at the time of publication and is subject to change with further updates. The university’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 14 new COVID-19 cases this week and has accumulated 613...

Spring semester to continue as planned

A student walks into the Health Professions Building
December 3, 2020

The university is continuing with its plans to begin classes and continue campus housing in the spring. Despite pandemic numbers getting worse in Vanderburgh County, the university will continue the...

Rapid COVID-19 testing available on campus

a car pulls into a drive through testing clinic
December 2, 2020

Students and faculty have access to rapid COVID-19 testing at the University Health Center starting Dec. 1. Students remaining on campus until the end of the fall semester, first responders and employees,...

Dashboard reports 31 positive COVID-19 cases, 554 cumulative

Dashboard reports 31 positive COVID-19 cases, 554 cumulative
November 28, 2020

Note: Data is current at the time of publication and is subject to change with further updates. The university COVID-19 dashboard reported 31 new positive COVID-19 cases and 554 cumulative cases. The...

University accumulates over 500 positive COVID-19 cases, 37 this week

University accumulates over 500 positive COVID-19 cases, 37 this week
November 23, 2020

Note: Data is current at the time of publication and is subject to change with further updates. Last week the university accumulated over 500 positive COVID-19 cases. The university’s COVID-19...

Students cautious about returning home for Thanksgiving

A student walks towards the University Center.
November 20, 2020

Students are taking precautions before returning home for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving break starts Nov. 25, after which all classes will continue online. Some students will be heading home for break...

Students struggle with online classes, isolation, communication

An empty classroom
November 18, 2020

“Am I really going to USI or am I just taking classes online?” Madison Martin, freshman pre-nursing major, said. Online classes have become more common amongst students due to COVID-19.  Besides...

Administrators, students seek a more inclusive campus

Administrators, students seek a more inclusive campus
November 17, 2020

Editor's Note: The story was updated at 1:06 p.m. Nov. 20. This story originally featured a photo of a white supremacist flier that was placed on a student's car in 2019. The Shield removed the image to...

Dashboard Update: 54 new positive COVID-19 cases, 457 cumulative

Dashboard Update: 54 new positive COVID-19 cases, 457 cumulative
November 16, 2020

The university’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 54 new positive COVID-19 cases and 457 cumulative cases. The update to the dashboard is reporting information up to Nov. 7. The dashboard is updated every...

Students living on-campus experience power outage

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...

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