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Spring semester to continue as planned

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor December 3, 2020

The university is continuing with its plans to begin classes and continue campus housing in the spring. Despite pandemic numbers getting worse in Vanderburgh County, the university will continue the...

Housing refunds to start this week

Housing refunds to start this week

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor April 15, 2020

Students who left their on-campus housing due to the coronavirus pandemic should have seen housing credits on their TouchNet accounts Monday. If the students qualify for refunds, they will start to...

Ambulances and Sheriff cars outside Leslie apartment Oct. 26 after a grease fire.

Housing responds to frequent fire alarms

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor February 4, 2020

Alexia Willard, a sophomore English major, commented on a Facebook post that she doesn’t evacuate her apartment until the fire alarm goes off for more than 30 seconds because she believes it’ll be...

The EWSU advised students, faculty, staff and administrators to boil water for at least 10 minutes before using along with using bottled water to brush teeth or cook. Water bottles were placed on water fountains across the university.

Students quench for solution to multiple boil advisories

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief October 22, 2019

The Evansville Water and Sewage Utility have placed a boil advisory on the university’s campus as well as in housing for the second time in three weeks, frustrating students as they have been unable...

‘It feels like a summer camp’

‘It feels like a summer camp’

Noah Alatza, News Editor November 26, 2018

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...

Freshman undecided major Dorsa Khatibi discovers mold on an air vent in her apartment.

Residents express concern, frustration about mold in campus housing

Noah Alatza, News Editor November 13, 2018

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...

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

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...

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

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...

During a snow day on campus, freshmen english Major Emily McClusky and sociology major Emily Shipman sled down a hill located in between the Liberal Arts and the Romain College of Business building during the winter weather on January 12.

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

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager January 16, 2018

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...

Boil advisory lifted

Boil advisory lifted

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini December 6, 2017

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...

University reports small number of scabies cases

University reports small number of scabies cases

Riley Guerzini, News Editor January 26, 2017

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...

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