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Two more deaths linked to vaping in Indiana

Two more deaths linked to vaping in Indiana

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 15, 2019

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed two additional deaths due to lung related injuries related to vaping.  Indiana now has three cases of vaping related deaths this year.  ISDH is currently investigating 75 individuals ...

FDA, CDC warn of vaping risks after third confirmed death

FDA, CDC warn of vaping risks after third confirmed death

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

When Taylor Benge first came to USI he had never smoked a cigarette in his life.  However, as Benge’s freshmen year carried on, he slowly picked up on the risky habit. The environmental science major began vaping because all three of his roommates vaped and he was heavily exposed to it. Eventua...

Trustees approve tuition increase

Trustees approve tuition increase

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

The Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees June 4 in the Griffin Center. Following a public forum on the increases in which there was no public comment, the Trustees agreed to raise tuition for full-t...

Southern Indiana Dance Marathon to host annual tournament

Southern Indiana Dance Marathon to host annual tournament

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

The Southern Indiana Dance Marathon will host its annual 3 v 3 basketball tournament Apr. 8 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Recreational Fitness and Wellness Center indoor basketball courts. This event will cost $5 per person and students can sign up until the day of the event online using the l...

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