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Rally takes stand ‘against hate, bigotry’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 2, 2017
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Zarmina and Naaima Mufti want President Trump to know that being Muslim is not a crime. The Muslim-American cousins attended the Interfaith Rally of Support Tuesday night at the University of Evansville. “Regardless of the religion, we are just trying to show our solidarity with American values and h...

Indiana universities release statements on executive order

Indiana universities release statements on executive order

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
February 2, 2017
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President Linda Bennett released a statement through email to the entire campus community Monday afternoon regarding the recent order banning immigrants and refugees from the United States. Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University and Indiana State University also published state...

Former students respond to executive order

Former students respond to executive order

Megan Thorne
February 2, 2017
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Sandrita Sanabria believes that Donald Trump does not represent the American people she knows. Sanabria, a former university international student from Paraguay said although she expected Trump to win the presidential election, she was shocked to hear about the executive order. “When you think about...

Rally takes stand ‘against hate, bigotry’

Rally takes stand ‘against hate, bigotry’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 1, 2017
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Zarmina and Naaima Mufti want President Trump to know that being Muslim is not a crime. The Muslim-American cousins attended the Interfaith Rally of Support Tuesday night at the University of Evansville. “Regardless of the religion, we are just trying to show our solidarity with American values and h...

SGA president resigns

SGA president resigns

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 26, 2017
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SGA president Ashley Wright resigned last Friday, citing her need to move forward. “I have been contemplating this for a while now and I’m not really sure what I’m asking for, but everything happens for a reason,” Wright said in a statement released at SGA’s meeting Thursday. “Student g...

University reports small number of scabies cases

University reports small number of scabies cases

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 26, 2017
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University faculty, staff and students were notified Jan.25 by University Communications to be vigilant for the spread of a small number of confirmed cases of scabies. Scabies, a skin condition caused by tiny bugs that burrow under the skin and lay eggs, is spread through prolonged contact with another...

Women’s March promotes inclusiveness

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 25, 2017
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The downtown metro area of Washington D.C. was so crowded that Brandy Small said she couldn’t move. Small, who is in her second year of the Master of Arts in Communication program, along with over 470,000 people according to The New York Times convened in Washington to participate in the Women’...

Watch party draws student interest

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 25, 2017
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Trevion McFarland didn’t get on the Trump train until late in the primaries, but said he couldn’t take another four years of broken promises and failed policies. McFarland, along with around 30 other students and faculty, attended the Inauguration watch party in Carter Hall Friday. “We should all ...

Bennett lobbies for budget

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 25, 2017
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University President Linda Bennett went before the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee last Wednesday to request 44.7 million for the 2017-2019 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget. The budget request for the biennium centers on renovation for the Physical Activities Center (PAC). The $41 mil...

SGA swears in new Chief Financial Officer

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 21, 2017
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The Student Government Association voted in Keagan Roembke as the new Chief Financial Officer at their weekly meeting on Thursday. “I’ve known him since he was a freshman,” Attorney General Jerry Boyd said. “I think he’s going to do good in the position. We know he is capable.” Boyd,...

Students make voices heard at community rally

Students make voices heard at community rally

Sarah Loesch and Riley Guerzini
January 20, 2017
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Community members gathered around the Four Freedoms Monument on Riverside Dr., Friday afternoon for the "With Liberty and Justice for All," community rally, march and fair.

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Senate addresses Protection Policy

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 18, 2017
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Brandon Field said frequent background checks are the reality of life in 2017. The Child Protection policy, which was discussed at the Faculty Senate meeting on Friday, was the subject of an email sent to faculty and staff (from Human Resources) who were due for a background check. Field, secretary of Fac...

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