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USI professor studies informed consent on abortions

USI professor studies informed consent on abortions

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 28, 2019

Assistant Professor of Gender Studies Grace Howard has been studying and working on reproductive law and policy since she was undergraduate in college. She said she knew she wanted to continue her studies on the topic through graduate school at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. ...

‘Vagina Monologues’ seek justice

Alex Levine, a six time V-Day veteran, demonstrates all the ways her character likes to pleasure women in the monologue “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy” last year.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

March 1, 2017

In soft lighting that seemed to have a hint of pink in its glow, performers and the audience chanted in unison to reclaim the word ‘cunt.’ The university’s presentation of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Feb. 23 and 24 drew a packed crowd filling up Forum 3 by the time the show began. Within each mon...



Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 17, 2016

President Linda Bennett announced at the beginning of the semester that the university will focus on the concept of “civility.” Bennett said this focus promotes healthy discussion despite critical differences in opinion, beliefs and culture. This week, The Shield explored the idea of political cor...

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