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Is there enough care for students put into USI’s funding?

Is there enough care for students put into USI's funding?

Emily Catterton, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

The first thing we hear in our high school career is, “where are you going to college?” This question haunts us until we eventually decide where we will spend the next four years of our education.  The question on the table now -- is there enough care going into higher education?  The answ...

Students speak on Indiana higher education bills

Indiana state capitol building in downtown Indianapolis.

Rhonda Wheeler and Nik Cunningham

January 29, 2020

The Indiana General Assembly is in session and some bills could affect students and universities across the state. There are 21 bills regarding higher education for colleges and universities. These all are still in their first reading and being referred to committees. Senate Bill 175 proposes ...

USI student debt among lowest in the nation despite rising higher ed costs

USI student debt among lowest in the nation despite rising higher ed costs

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2019

Students are feeling the pressure as accumulating loans due to the cost of higher education sends them further and further into unaffordable debt. Sophomore Business Management Alex Smith said he has accumulated around $30,000 in student loan debt since he enrolled at USI.  Smith decided to u...

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...

University hosts town hall

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 18, 2017

Four state legislators representing districts in Vanderburgh, Posey and Warrick County held a town hall with community members Saturday morning in Forum Two. The town hall, sponsored by the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Farm Bureau, featured Republican representatives Wendy McNamara,...

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