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Gina Flores, junior exercise science major, and Elizabeth Dauby, senior exercise science major, lower their masks as they wait outside for the athletics facility  celebration to begin Sept. 16, 2021.

University maintains mask mandate amidst COVID-19 cases lowering

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer February 23, 2022

Positive COVID-19 cases are lower on campus and in the state, but the university mask mandate is not lowering.  University COVID-19 cases dropped from 203 positive cases between Jan. 16 to Jan. 22...

David Bower,  chair of the COVID-19 task force, speaks before the Board of Trustees Thursday. Bower said the week of Jan. 2, 2022 to Jan. 8, 2022 marked the highest number of university COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

University has highest number of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic

Tegan Ruhl and Ian Young January 17, 2022

112 students and 15 employees tested positive for COVID-19 between Jan. 2nd and Jan. 8th. David Bower, chair of the COVID-19 task force, said this is the highest number of university positive cases since...

Housing and Residence Life is working on a pilot program to help students find their ideal living situation.

Finding housing as a transgender student

Megan Thorne and Emma Corry December 3, 2019

Jaxen Margason lived with female students his first two years at USI. The senior history major previously went to Vincennes University where he had his own room. Margason’s mother emailed Housing...

Archies Food Closet gives students access to food and hygiene products.

Archie’s Food Closet numbers show an issue with student hunger

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer October 15, 2019

Michelle Hahn has been a member of Archie’s Food Closet for the last two years and said her experience has been extremely rewarding to be a part of a resource that helps care for the university community. Archie’s...

Dean of Students Jennifer Hammat was hired in May.

New Dean of Students to bring visibility

Emma Corry, Features Editor October 15, 2019

If Jennifer Hammat was asked what role she would want to occupy when she was in graduate school, she would have said the Dean of Students. Hammat officially stepped into the position of Dean of Students...

USI to host civility event on recent racist flyers

USI to host civility event on recent racist flyers

Noah Alatza, News Editor November 13, 2018

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a panel discussion on ‘Valuing Civility & Maintaining a Climate of Mutual Respect,’ Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Forum 1. The conversation will center...

Interim Dean of Students named

Interim Dean of Students named

Noah Alatza, News Editor August 8, 2018

The university appointed Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration Nicholas LaRowe as the interim dean of students effective Aug. 8. LaRowe has been with the university since...

DOSO to present ‘Hunting Ground’ Jan. 26

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer January 12, 2016

The university’s Dean of Students Office will be showing “The Hunting Ground” on January 26 in Mitchell Auditorium, followed by a discussion panel. “The Hunting Ground” is a documentary that...

Counseling Center wants to add student fee, hire more counselors

Rachel Christian April 1, 2014

The Counseling Center wants to add an activity fee to students's bills in order to help pay for services. Thomas Longwell, Counseling Center director, went before SGA March 27 to discuss the possibility...

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,...

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