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Finding housing as a transgender student

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

Megan Thorne and Emma Corry

December 4, 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 and Residence Life before he transferred to ask about disability housing and she asked if he could ...

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

Archie's Food Closet gives students access to food and hygiene products.

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 Food Closet, located in the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center, allows student...

New Dean of Students to bring visibility

Dean of Students Jennifer Hammat was hired in May.

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 in May after a nationwide search. She had previously worked as the Title IX coordinator at Georg...

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 around recent racist flyers discovered on campus Nov. 5. Student Government Association Pr...

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 2010 and was originally scheduled to take a sabbatical leave this fall. The university had been sear...

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 addresses sexual assault on college campuses that brings to light rape culture that exists coll...

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 of adding a $20 fee to tuition bills to help cover the hiring and salary of new counselors. “We...

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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