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Winter Storm Watch issued

Winter Storm Watch issued

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 13, 2018


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The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky. has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Vanderburgh County including the entire University of Southern Indiana campus effective 3 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday. Meteorologists say there is high confidence for potential snow and ice accumulations begi...

Residents express concern, frustration about mold in campus housing

Residents express concern, frustration about mold in campus housing

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 13, 2018


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Roommates Dorsa Khatibi and India Harris left for a weekend trip to Nashville in October, but when the friends returned home they could not believe their eyes, or noses. The freshman students discovered what they described as mold on vents leading into their bedroom and the surrounding areas in the D...

Student email accounts targeted, compromised

Student email accounts targeted, compromised

Noah Alatza and Bowman Clark

November 12, 2018


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The university's Information Technology department released a statement Monday warning students that over the weekend accounts were targeted and compromised. The statement from Assistant Director of IT Security Stacy Draper said “many” students reported the scam emails to Public Safety and the ...

Crime report details decrease in arrests, discipline

Crime report details decrease in arrests, discipline

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 7, 2018


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On-campus arrests and overall disciplinary actions have fallen to their lowest levels in over three years. The annual Security and Fire Safety Report released by the university in early October sheds new light on campus crime reports from the 2017 calendar year. The report is mandated by the Jeanne...

Democrats suffer tough Indiana losses

Democrats suffer tough Indiana losses

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 7, 2018


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Jeff Hatfield broke out in a smile as he was announced as the newest Vanderburgh County Commissioner. His friends and family erupted in cheers and applause, hugging each other as they wiped away tears. “We worked on this every day for 6 months,” Hatfield, D-Evansville, said. “I have an enormously talented family...

Republicans relish victory

Republicans relish victory

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 6, 2018


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Republicans in Indiana swept into a crucial victory that determined the fate of the United States Senate during Tuesday’s midterm elections. Jasper businessman Mike Braun, R-IN, defeated one-term incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-IN, by nearly 10 percent. The atmosphere inside the C.K. Newsome...

2018 Election Center

2018 Election Center

The Shield Staff

November 6, 2018


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Racist flyers found on campus ahead of midterm elections

Racist flyers found on campus ahead of midterm elections

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 6, 2018


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Public Safety is investigating racist flyers found in the university's parking lot Monday, Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said.  A hate crime was reported on campus at 1:05 p.m. Monday according to the university's incident crime log. Public Safety Staff Sgt. Tami Jaramillo confirmed to The Sh...

Students to debate policy, reflect on election

Students to debate policy, reflect on election

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018


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The university’s Philosophy Club will host a civil discussion and debate Thursday at 6 p.m. in Forum 2 of the Wright Administration Building. A student-led panel will debate policy issues and reflect on tomorrow’s midterm election. The debate, moderated by Associate Professor of Political Science Matt...

Welcome Center opens after numerous setbacks

Welcome Center opens after numerous setbacks

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


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The Fuquay Welcome Center officially opened Nov. 1 following over two years of construction. Ground broke on the Welcome Center in September of 2016, located between the University Center East and the Orr Center, but construction did not start until nearly a year later. Construction faced num...

Student politicians encourage voting just days away from election

Student politicians encourage voting just days away from election

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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The upcoming November midterm elections will be the first time many college students will head to the polls to cast a ballot. University Center West has been a hub for political organizations on campus for weeks to help register students and ensure that they vote. Members of the House of Repres...

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018


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Ron Rochon said being president has been busier than he ever anticipated. “People tell you and they kind of prepare you for the schedule, but until you get in the chair, you just don’t understand the kind of demands that are on the office of the president, so that’s been revealing as I move f...

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