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Dashboard reports 31 positive COVID-19 cases, 554 cumulative

Dashboard reports 31 positive COVID-19 cases, 554 cumulative
November 28, 2020

The university COVID-19 dashboard reported 31 new positive COVID-19 cases and 554 cumulative cases. The COVID-19 dashboard for the university is updated every Friday with information from the previous...

University accumulates over 500 positive COVID-19 cases, 37 this week

University accumulates over 500 positive COVID-19 cases, 37 this week
November 23, 2020

Last week the university accumulated over 500 positive COVID-19 cases. The university’s COVID-19 dashboard was updated today with data from the week of Oct. 8 through Oct. 14. This dashboard is...

Students cautious about returning home for Thanksgiving

A student walks towards the University Center.
November 20, 2020

Students are taking precautions before returning home for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving break starts Nov. 25, after which all classes will continue online. Some students will be heading home for break...

Students struggle with online classes, isolation, communication

An empty classroom
November 18, 2020

“Am I really going to USI or am I just taking classes online?” Madison Martin, freshman pre-nursing major, said. Online classes have become more common amongst students due to COVID-19.  Besides...

Fourth consecutive week of fewer new positive COVID-19 cases

Fourth consecutive week of fewer new positive COVID-19 cases
November 9, 2020

The COVID-19 dashboard was updated Friday and showed lower numbers in all categories. The university’s dashboard keeps track of the new positive COVID-19 cases, the number of students isolating and...

Opinion: Stay safe for Thanksgiving break

Thanksgiving message with pumpkins on a blue background
November 4, 2020

In about three weeks, most of us will be going home for Thanksgiving break. I know that I am personally worried about being around family members because of the pandemic. The last thing I would want...

Dashboard shows 30 new COVID-19 cases since last update

Dashboard shows 30 new COVID-19 cases since last update
October 28, 2020

The university dashboard shows 30 new positive COVID-19 cases last week. The dashboard updated on Oct. 17 shows a cumulative total of 341 positive COVID-19 cases. With 30 new cases last week, it...

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,...

Week eight COVID-19 data shows a decrease in new cases

Week eight COVID-19 data shows a decrease in new cases
October 16, 2020

The Office of Planning, Research and Assessment updated the university’s COVID-19 dashboard today with new data from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10. The new data shows there were 33 new COVID cases last week,...

Students ‘love’ COVID dashboard

Students ‘love’ COVID dashboard
October 8, 2020

Colleges around the country have come up with a COVID-19 dashboard so their communities can keep track of cases at universities. The goal of the university’s dashboard is to provide the campus community...

Basketball heating up in hopes of season

Former USI athlete Stan Gouard was named the 10th head coach of the men's basketball team. Gouard served 12 years as head coach of the UIndy before returning to USI.
October 8, 2020

Seven months ago, the men’s basketball team was on their way to Indianapolis for the regional tournament. It was at the Cracker Barrel in Bloomington where the team found out their season was over. There...

The dashboard isn’t enough

Wednesday's network outage is the third in the past month, each resulting in a one-to-two hour loss in network connectivity for all of campus according to an email from Lance Woods, Director of IT Infrastructure. 
September 24, 2020

Universities around Indiana created a COVID dashboard so the campus and the community can keep up to date about the number of cases on campus. The issue is by the time the universities update the dashboards,...

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