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University offers weekly updates in response to COVID-19

All entrances and exits besides University Boulevard are blocked off. Authorized personnel must present their university IDs before entering campus.

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

March 23, 2020

The university sent out an email today regarding weekly updates with new information and resources. Rochon said in the email he is working on new ways to keep in touch with the community, including video messages. This week’s updates include: The campus return date has extended to April 7 in response to Gov...

Academic calendar change benefits students

Academic calendar change benefits students

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

The new academic calendar change is heading students’ way next fall and some are worried about not having that extra day to study before finals.  Study days give students much needed time to catch up on school work and study materials one last time. Students now won't have that extra time to st...

New academic calendar receives mixed reviews

The new academic calendar will eliminate study day along with the summer three session. Finals will all take place before graduation.

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

January 14, 2020

The new academic calendar is out and students have mixed feelings about it. “They did it this way so seniors don’t have to come back after graduation,” senior public relations and advertising major Susannah Jackson wrote on her Facebook status. “As a senior, I would have loved this to ...

New academic calendar removes study day

New academic calendar removes study day

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

The academic calendar has been used by every student for the last four years and this one will only last for one more academic year. The USI academic calendar is up for review and study day is leaving.  The current calendar has been used since August of 2015 and will run until the end of the third...

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