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Week eight COVID-19 data shows a decrease in new cases

Week eight COVID-19 data shows a decrease in new cases

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor

October 16, 2020

The Office of Planning, Research and Assessment updated the university’s COVID-19 dashboard today with new data from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10. The new data shows there were 33 new COVID cases last week, less than each of the two weeks preceding it with 58 and 37. !function(){"use strict";window.addEve...

COVID-19 protocols to continue

COVID-19 protocols to continue

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2020

Fall semester started eight weeks ago and students here are still on campus. Provost Mohammed Khayum said the plan for reopening campus and staying at school involves the COVID-19 task force to monitor a combination of things. “We ended up looking at the occurrence of the disease, but also the spread as wel...

Students upset over loss of spring break

Students upset over loss of spring break

Mohammad Albazzaz, Staff Writer

October 1, 2020

Students have mixed feelings about spring break 2021 being canceled and some didn’t know at all. Last year Dylan Murphy spent spring break in Orlando with his family, watching his brother play baseball. Last Monday, Dylan discovered he won’t be getting a spring break this year.  Murphy said he’...

Faculty Senate pleased with town halls

Provost Khayum speaks at town hall Feb. 12.

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler

February 25, 2020

Kenny Purcell, chair of the Faculty Senate, said that the relationship between administration and faculty has improved in the last year, but with the financial difficulties of the university is in and salaries not increasing, some tension will exist. Faculty and staff members were invited to take a ...

Former Dean promoted to be USI’s next provost

Mohammad Khayum has been appointed to become the university’s next provost effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Noah Alatza and Megan Thorne

December 14, 2018

President Ronald Rochon appointed Mohammad Khayum to become the university’s next provost effective Jan. 1, 2019. Khayum was serving as the interim provost after the position was left vacant when Rochon, the former provost, was named as USI’s fourth president. Rochon made the announcement...

University names four finalists for Provost job

University names four finalists for Provost job

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza

November 20, 2018

USI’s provost search committee has invited four finalists for the provost position to visit campus next month. Chair of the provost search committee David Bower made the announcement Nov. 19, with interviews set to begin on Dec. 3. The position was left vacant late last year after former Provos...

Professor remembered for passion, mentorship

Dane Partridge

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

November 1, 2017

Graduation will never be the same. Associate Professor of Management Dane Partridge died Saturday, Oct. 28 from a heart attack. Partridge was a frequent voice at graduation, reading students’ names as they crossed the aisle to obtain their degree. “He had the most perfect voice,” Associate Professor...

University receives nearly $1 million from global investment firm

James Vaughn

January 24, 2014

SS&C Technologies announced it will contribute nearly $1 million to USI’s Romain College of Business in cash and in-kind donations, which will benefit the university’s accounting program. “This is a great opportunity to sort of celebrate that gift and what’s going to be an ongoing partnership,”...

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