The Shield

Struggling freshmen could be required to take new class

Rachel Christian

November 11, 2014

Freshman who are placed on academic probation during their first semester may have to take a new required academic progress course, if it is approved. Dean of Students Angela Batista spoke to the Student Government Association (SGA) Nov. 6, about the possible creation of an academic skills class for...

Lifeline Law changes await final approval

Paola Marizan

March 25, 2014

Changes to Indiana's Lifeline Law would grant immunity from prosecution to individuals under the age of 21 and under the influence of alcohol who report a medical emergency of any kind. Changes to the law, which is now on Gov. Mike Pence's desk for final legislative approval, were voted in by the...

Death of former student opens eyes

Death of former student opens eyes

James Vaughn

October 22, 2013

Zachariah Houghland tweeted, “I want to impact someone’s life for the good, because helping others before helping myself has always been the way I try to be,” on Sept. 11. He died three days later. The 19 year old was committed to turning his life around, said Maddie West, one of Zach...

Report highlights increase in sex offenses

Jessie Hellmann

October 4, 2013

USI released the 2013 Clery Report Sept. 26, showing a decrease in the number of those arrested for liquor law violations and an increase in the number of forcible sex offenses reported. The report, which all public institutions are required to file with the U.S. Department of Education by Oct. 1,...

UPDATED: Anonymous social media posts spark concern

James Vaughn

September 22, 2013

UPDATE: The “USI Confessionss” Facebook page and the “USI Confessions” Twitter page “will be officially closed” Oct. 11. “Over the past few months this page has been shut down three times, has been wrote [sic] about in the newspaper, and has been part of a lot of controversy,” the p...

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