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SGA approves letter supporting new graduation policy

SGA approves letter supporting new graduation policy

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2019

The SGA General Assembly voted unanimously to approve a letter supporting the ability for students to walk twice at graduation if they are receiving two degrees at their meeting Oct. 3. “Students that are earning two degrees work so hard,” SGA President Kelsey McCullogh said. “It’s not fa...

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2019

Tensions between faculty and the administration have reached a deadlock as concerns grow over a lack of employee morale and stagnant wages. Faculty were asked to submit questions anonymously to Faculty Senate Chair Kenny Purcell for the administration in early August. Concerns listed in the ques...

‘She was the heart of our department’

‘She was the heart of our department’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 21, 2018

Longtime Art & Design Department Administrative Assistant, Virginia Thomas, 71, died Nov. 18. University Communications confirmed her death in an email sent to the USI community Nov. 21. Interim Art and Design Chair Katie Waters said the department was very pleased to have her join the team in 2002. ...

Faculty Senate looks to alter factbook

Faculty Senate looks to alter factbook

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 6, 2017

The Faculty Senate is looking to increase salary transparency within the university. In a formal request sent to the Faculty Senate for action, Liberal Arts Representative Chuck Conaway charged the Faculty and Academic Affairs subcommittee to work with the Economic Benefits subcommittee and the Office of ...

Feeling (road) salty

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

January 13, 2016

Saturday night a light rainfall turned dastardly when temperatures dipped, leaving a thin sheet of ice on local roadways. This ice was then topped with a thin dusting of snow. Yet here I am, typing an opinion on Monday afternoon in The Shield newsroom because campus is open today. Lucky me. While pal...

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