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37 New Positive COVID-19 Cases, 392 Cumulative

37 New Positive COVID-19 Cases, 392 Cumulative
October 30, 2020

The university’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 37 new positive cases for the week of Oct. 18 through Oct. 24. The total positive cases since The Office of Planning, Research, and Assessment introduced...

Quarantine Life as a Freshman

Quarantine Life as a Freshman
October 28, 2020

A sweet-toned phone call masks dreaded news. During this fall semester, freshman students are beginning the college experience with an added stress: quarantine.  Freshman suitemates Chase Hollenkamp,...

University releases COVID-19 dashboard

The Quad and David L. Rice Library
August 31, 2020

The university just released its COVID-19 dashboard, but the results are from before the first day of classes. The dates are from August 16-22 and said 11 students were tested positive that week for...

The Shield: A new era

The Shield: A new era
August 25, 2020

Clarification: The Shield previously stated the Henderson Gleaner closed. We corrected the story to say Audubon Printers, which operated at the Henderson Gleaner, closed in May. College campuses and...

University confirms first case of coronavirus

University confirms first case of coronavirus
April 22, 2020

The university was informed that a student has contracted coronavirus, marking the first case of COVID-19 for a member of the USI community. A test of the student came back positive yesterday and the...

If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Staying motivated during uncertain times

If there's a Will, there's a way: Staying motivated during uncertain times
April 11, 2020

A lack of motivation and positivity is normal and natural during this strange, difficult time.  It’s important for us to identify how we feel so we can move forward and make this time beneficial....

Pass/fail option a policy that works for everyone involved

An empty classroom
April 3, 2020

Classes around the world are now fully transitioned to online-learning over COVID-19 concerns in order to keep staff, students and the community safe and healthy. Because of this, the University has decided...

Universities are conducting appropriate responses to COVID-19

All entrances and exits besides University Boulevard are blocked off. Authorized personnel must present their university IDs before entering campus.
April 2, 2020

This semester has turned out to be a great hassle for USI’s students and faculty. Many people have been put out and businesses have closed for the time being with COVID-19 spreading throughout the world. The...

Students ‘satisfied’ with pass/no pass option

Students ‘satisfied’ with pass/no pass option
April 1, 2020

Hairo Rivas said he was in awe because of the university’s decision to have a pass/no pass option. The university announced earlier today they would adopt the option for courses this semester. “I’m...

COVID-19: Timeline

An illustration of the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped our world, country and university, causing various shutdowns, layoffs and cancellations. Here is a timeline of events from the past three months regarding the pandemic.  ...

COVID-19 has taught me to appreciate the little things

COVID-19 has taught me to appreciate the little things
March 25, 2020

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone in some way. From state lock downs, toilet paper feuds and many people getting sick, this outspread has impacted everyone in the country....

If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Everyone needs to unite

If there's a Will, there's a way: Everyone needs to unite
March 24, 2020

COVID-19 is in full swing and causing panic for everyone. Colleges and work are closing down for millions of people across the globe.  Students now have to address having classes online instead of...

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