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‘It feels like a summer camp’

‘It feels like a summer camp’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 26, 2018


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Survey results from housing residents were “very much in favor” of changing the current overnight visitation policy, Student Housing Association Executive Director Holland Davis said.   “We are writing up a draft of the proposal and hope to have something by the beginning of next semester,” the j...

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 Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 29, 2018


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The Student Housing Association (SHA) is considering a recommendation to the university administration that would change the current overnight visitation policy.  The current policy for campus housing states that "any guest staying in university housing must be of the same sex as the resident." Dir...

USI lags behind rest of the country on gender-neutral housing

USI lags behind rest of the country on gender-neutral housing

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

February 27, 2018


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At nearly every state and private institution in Indiana, gender-neutral housing has been on the books for more than a decade. State colleges including Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University, Purdue University and the University of Evansville have all adopted gender-inclusive ...

Digging Out: Winter Weather forces campus to close Friday, Saturday, sets records

Digging Out: Winter Weather forces campus to close Friday, Saturday, sets records

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

January 16, 2018


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The university was met with Winter Storm Warnings for the first time in two years, forcing the campus to close operations entirely Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13.The last record snowfall to hit campus was set in 2016, when the tri-state received more than 10 inches in some spots. According ...

Boil advisory lifted

Boil advisory lifted

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

December 6, 2017


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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 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...

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