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Boil advisory lifted

Boil advisory lifted

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

December 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Update: The boil advisory that was put into effect Thursday has been lifted after a major water main break on Evansville's west side left portions of the university without clean water according to Public Safety. Water is now safe for consumption. 7:11 a.m., Thursday A boil advisory is in effec...

University removes recognition of Phi Delta Theta chapter

University removes recognition of Phi Delta Theta chapter

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under News

The university removed its recognition of fraternity Phi Delta Theta Monday evening ending a month-long investigation into a hazing and alcohol incident. “After a thorough investigation, the University of Southern Indiana has withdrawn recognition and Phi Delta Theta’s General Headquarters has...

Clery report adjusts to new leadership

Clery report adjusts to new leadership

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under News

Illustration by Abigail Stanley Amid new data provided by Public Safety’s annual Clery report, changes in presidential politics could affect how certain crimes are reported. The change in reporting came with new Obama-era Title IX policies being enforced. Now, with a new president in office, it is uncl...

Students react to radical preachers

Students react to radical preachers

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

November 29, 2017


Filed under News

After listening to Brother Jed speak, Mariah Paris said she started to cry. “This just isn’t normal,” she said. “The fact that he is here and is just blaspheming and thinking he is spreading the word of God and he isn’t.” Jed and Brother Mikhail gave their testimonies outside the Art Center ...

‘Awareness through Art’ to shed light on human trafficking

‘Awareness through Art’ to shed light on human trafficking

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under News

Human trafficking is on the rise in the world and Peyton Farmer is hoping to combat that. Farmer, a senior social work major, is collecting donations of any type of age-appropriate artwork to display at WIRED coffee shop in downtown Evansville as part of an effort to bring awareness to human traffickin...

Student found dead in Indianapolis

Student found dead in Indianapolis

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

November 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police confirmed Saturday morning that senior sociology and political science major Meredith Opel and her sister Mallory Jackson were found dead in a southeast side Indianapolis home. According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), the incident is be...

iClub chooses new destination for Thanksgiving trip

iClub chooses new destination for Thanksgiving trip

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under News

USI photo services The International Club will scratch its annual trip to the windy city in favor of nation’s capital. Last year the club took 20 students to Chicago over the holiday break, something they have done for the past several years. This year they will be taking 35 of the 55 members to...

Phi Delta Theta under investigation for hazing

Phi Delta Theta under investigation for hazing

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under News

The university has placed an interim suspension on Phi Delta Theta and is subsequently investigating the fraternity after allegations of hazing. The suspension, placed Oct. 26, is a response to the fraternity being “deemed to be a threat to the safety and well-being of the university community, pr...

Alumni moves merchant services company to Newburgh

Alumni moves merchant services company to Newburgh

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under News

When Allan Noe founded Approval Payment Solutions in 1998, he had just two employees. APS, a merchant services and payment processing company, moved its headquarters from Boonville to Newburgh as part of the company’s effort to expand. The move to Stahl Road puts APS on the borderline of Warrick and Vand...

Trustees approve updated bylaws, hear financial aid report

Trustees approve updated bylaws, hear financial aid report

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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The Board of Trustees heard the annual financial aid report from Director of Student Financial Assistance Mary Harper at its Nov. 2 meeting. Vice President of Enrollment Andrew Wright thanked the financial aid team for their continued hard-work on the gathering of a collective number of statistics and fi...

Professor remembered for passion, mentorship

Professor remembered for passion, mentorship

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

November 1, 2017


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Graduation will never be the same. Associate Professor of Management Dane Partridge died Saturday, Oct. 28 from a heart attack. Partridge was a frequent voice at graduation, reading students’ names as they crossed the aisle to obtain their degree. “He had the most perfect voice,” Associate Professor...

Attorneys argue Miranda rights, police custody at oral arguments

Attorneys argue Miranda rights, police custody at oral arguments

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 31, 2017


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The campus community was given an opportunity to experience something they may never witness again Monday morning. The university hosted the Indiana Supreme Court in Carter Hall for the oral arguments in  B.A. v. State of Indiana. “This is a rare opportunity to watch our judicial system at wor...

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