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Activist reflects on changing times

Activist Angela Davis spoke at the Mandela Social Justice Day event on Feb. 5 in Carter Hall.

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 11, 2020

The crowd stood and cheered as Angela Davis took the stage. “I was warned that Evansville is quite conservative,” Davis said as the crowd responded with laughter. The renowned educator, activist and scholar was the keynote speaker of the Mandela Social Justice Day event, which took place on Feb...

Luncheon to bring true sense of diversity

The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon will feature White House Correspondent April Ryan.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 14, 2020

One annual event brings prominent African American speakers to USI in order to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon is hosted by the USI Multicultural Center and USI Foundation and features a prominent African American Keynote Speaker. ...

New Title IX coordinator joins USI

New Title IX coordinator joins USI

Noah Alatza, News Editor

August 27, 2018

West-side Evansville native Carrie Lynn has returned to her hometown to serve the university as the next Title IX coordinator. Lynn previously worked in Indianapolis as an attorney after earning a Juris Doctor in 2007 from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While in the state capitol, her ...

Bouie to headline as first “Knowledge For Life” speaker

By Jamelle Bouie [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

September 16, 2017

The university’s student development program will launch its inaugural ‘Knowledge For Life’ series on Sept 27. The first presentation will feature prominent journalist Jamelle Bouie. “The topic and background Jamelle Bouie will be presenting is a good cross-section,” Jennifer Garrison, assistant director of student development sa...

‘A force to contend with’

'A force to contend with'

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 2, 2017

Trevion McFarland pushed up his glasses, which had fallen partway down his nose. Wearing a tie and suit jacket, McFarland stood in stark comparison to the athletic shorts and rumpled probably-dirty-but-smells-okay t-shirts of his peers. The sophomore political science major may have passed f...

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