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Petition turns into protest

Petition turns into protest

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor

October 14, 2020

There are two protests going on on-campus tomorrow: one from Julia Ennis, creator of the petition, and one on the Quad. Julia Ennis, a senior communications major, posted an update on the petition. She said the document now has more than 10,000 signatures but she wants the USI community...

Angela Davis inspires social awareness in students

Angela Davis inspires social awareness in students

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

The turnout for Dr. Angela Davis’s speech was great. A live-stream was set up for those who weren't able to sit in Carter Hall due to overcrowding.  It was impressive to see how many people in the community were interested in social justice and came to be a part of the discussion. Every seat was...

UE student to host panels on diversity, experiences

Summer El-Khodary will moderate the first panel titled

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 12, 2019

Summer El-Khodary is planning events to invigorate her love of spreading diversity. The senior public health major at the University of Evansville is hosting a series of discussion panels called “Cultural Communications” on Dec.19, Feb. 20 and April 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Media Suite at In...

Club specializes in disability awareness, education

Members of Disability Coalition at an event with Ben Trockman, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at Old National Bank.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

October 22, 2019

Gabby Walker is very passionate about bridging the gap between the disabled and the abled and she wants to spread awareness and education about disability. The senior communication studies major is the vice president of Disability Coalition. The club was founded last year by Walker's best friend and ...

New VP focused on remaining student-centered

Khalilah Doss

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2019

Khalilah Doss remembers a different campus when she came to USI as an undergraduate. Doss, who competed on the track and field team at McKendree University, noticed a large discrepancy in the number of buildings and people on campus when she came for an interview for the Vice President of Student Affai...

Rochon names new VP of Student Affairs

Khalilah Doss

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

July 26, 2019

President Ron Rochon has appointed Khalilah Doss as the new vice president of Student Affairs following a national search. Doss will take over as vice president August 13, succeeding Marcia Kiessling who will retire after serving 8 years at USI. "Dr. Doss brings a wealth of higher education experience and a student-centered ap...

Tumblr, bring back our porn

Tumblr, bring back our porn

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

February 12, 2019

Blogging platform Tumblr announced back in December that it would be scrubbing itself of all adult content, but the move will only have a negative effect on its users. The company said on their website “adult content is not allowed on Tumblr, regardless of how old you are. Adult content primarily incl...

Involvement Fair allows students to all come together

Involvement Fair allows students to all come together

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

The Student Involvement Fair at USI allows all clubs and organizations on campus, old and new, and of all varieties, to come together and show every student that there is something out there for them to become involved in. This semester’s Involvement Fair was the attraction of the week with numerous stude...

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

The Board of Trustees named Provost Ron Rochon as the university's fourth president Thursday afternoon. Rochon will officially assume his duties as president July 1.

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018

Ron Rochon said being president has been busier than he ever anticipated. “People tell you and they kind of prepare you for the schedule, but until you get in the chair, you just don’t understand the kind of demands that are on the office of the president, so that’s been revealing as I move f...

‘We are the ambassadors’

'We are the ambassadors'

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Jordan Auker Countries in the shape of footprints lined the way to the Food Expo located in Carter Hall to offer a chance to share cultural diversity with students at USI. The Food Expo allows international students to share their food, clothing, music and entertainment. Entertainment included ...

We’re not represented

We're not represented

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018

In a world where the race conversation grows bolder and bolder, it’s painful to sit in a classroom as the only ethnic minority. When pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a well-rounded university, one should be able to assume they’ll find a variety of people and experiences to learn from throughout the four-year-or-...

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