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The Student Government Association held their elections April 12. SGA inaugurated the new, uncontested president April 22.

Student says he was unjustly disqualified from SGA presidency

Hayden Olberding, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2021

A student said he was unjustly disqualified from running for Student Government Association presidency. The association’s officials disagree, saying he didn’t meet the requirements for the office. Trent...

Pitzer and the Rices

Betty Rice remembered as leader and servant

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor February 1, 2021

Betty Rice, wife of late university president David L Rice, Jan. 26 in her Pennsylvania home, she was 90 years old. Rice is remembered by numerous members of the university’s community, past and present...

Andy Wright

Enrollment management VP resigns

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2020

Andy Wright, vice president for Enrollment Management resigned this morning according to an email from President Ron Rochon to the campus community. Wright will be working on enrollment management-related...

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief January 23, 2020

University officials announced they have identified the individual who left White Supremacist flyers on vehicles in the campus parking lot multiple times last semester. Steve Bridges, Vice President...

A leading legacy

A leading legacy

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2020

  "Every citizen who desires an education, who is capable of attaining an education, and who is willing to achieve an education shall have the opportunity to do so." - David Rice Founding university...

Third strategic plan underway

Third strategic plan underway

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor November 5, 2019

It has been five years since the university made their last strategic plan and designs for the third strategic plan are now in motion. The strategic plan is a document that acts as the plan/structure...

Protesters flocked to the Ford Center Thursday evening to demonstrate their opposing opinions during the Trump Rally at the Ford Center. The president came to Evansville to rally for Mike Braun who is running for U.S. Senate this November.

Students react to impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor October 1, 2019

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced Sept. 24 that the House will launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump after he asked the President of Ukraine to...

Kelsey McCullough

McCullough elected SGA president

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief August 29, 2019

The SGA General Assembly unanimously elected Executive Vice President Kelsey McCullough as the organization's next president at its meeting Aug. 29. McCullough was the only candidate to apply for president...

Tuition for full-time, undergraduate, resident students has increased by 225% since 1997.

Officials mull options as tuition, fees increase

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 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 Student Government Association held their elections April 12. SGA inaugurated the new, uncontested president April 22.

SGA President resigns, special election to be held next week

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief August 22, 2019

Student Government Association President Sarah Seward-Genung resigned from her position at the organization’s first meeting of the academic year Aug. 22. Executive Vice President Kelsey McCullough...

President Donald Trump speaks in Evansville Aug. 21 at the Ford Center.

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief August 21, 2019

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Wednesday eliminating student loan debt for about 25,000 disabled veterans, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Trump vowed to forgive all of...

Students invited to meet and greet with Rochon

Students invited to meet and greet with Rochon

Caroline Schultheis , Staff Writer March 25, 2019

President Ronald Rochon and First Lady Lynn Rochon are welcoming and serving cookies to the students in honor of his presidential inauguration April 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Rice Plaza. Students...

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