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Clery report adjusts to new leadership

Clery report adjusts to new leadership

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under News

Illustration by Abigail Stanley Amid new data provided by Public Safety’s annual Clery report, changes in presidential politics could affect how certain crimes are reported. The change in reporting came with new Obama-era Title IX policies being enforced. Now, with a new president in office, it is uncl...

Vote for presidential search committee to be held Friday

Vote for presidential search committee to be held Friday

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 26, 2017


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A public forum will be held next Friday, Sept. 29 in Forum II to discuss qualities of a good president followed by a vote on candidates to represent the faculty on the presidential search committee. Faculty received an email from Faculty Senate chair Peter Whiting asking them to nominate candidates to serve o...

Presidential Pursuit

Presidential Pursuit

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 12, 2017


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The university Board of Trustees will begin their search for the next President of USI within the coming weeks. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Harold Calloway said the Board will be forming a search committee within the next couple weeks to begin their search President Linda Bennett’s re...

Bennett announces retirement

Bennett announces retirement

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Video

  University President Linda Bennett announced her retirement at Tuesday’s fall faculty and administration meeting. Holding back tears from the podium, Bennett thanked students, faculty, administration and support staff for making the university a community that she is “very proud to be ...

Tuition to spike over next two years

Tuition to spike over next two years

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

June 8, 2017


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The university Board of Trustees moved to increase tuition to $7,460 for the 2017-18 school year and $7,829 in 2018-19. Tuition for 2016-17 currently sits at $7,105. The increase also includes a $2.50 hike per credit hour per semester in the technology fee. University President Linda Bennett said the ...

Bennett: Funding formulas ‘not working’

Bennett: Funding formulas ‘not working’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 20, 2017


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If the Indiana House of Representatives has its way, the university will lose over $14,000 in funding for next year. “We don’t know if we are going to stay here, but we don't know how much it is going to change,” said university President Linda Bennett at the annual budget presentation. “We don...

President to answer campus community’s questions

President to answer campus community’s questions

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 15, 2017


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Nathan Criss said he is always interested in hearing about the state of the university from President Linda Bennett. “She is always busy, and there isn’t really a setting where you can ask those big questions,” he said. “It’s just a great opportunity to talk to Dr. Bennett and establish mo...

SGA elects new president

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under News

The Student Government Association elected Christina Lutes as the organization’s new president following the resignation of former president Ashley Wright three weeks ago.   Interim president Ashyln Jones will step down and return to her duties as Executive Vice President. Lutes will serv...

University hosts debate watch party

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under News

University students and faculty gathered Monday night in Carter Hall to watch the presidential debate and engage in a civil discussion. Before the debate began Associate Professor of Social Work Wendy Turner-Frey poke on the  importance of civility in debates between people who disagree. She said emotions ru...

Students, faculty rally for Cruz

Students, faculty rally for Cruz

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 24, 2016


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Freshman Kyle Duggan said unlike in the past, Indiana could have a real impact in the primary election this year. The business administration major stood near the press tables at the Old National Events Plaza downtown Sunday, his hand on his chin as he observed fellow Ted Cruz supporters. He had nev...

Wright named SGA President

Wright named SGA President

Nick Leighty

April 13, 2016


Filed under News

Growing up, Ashley Wright thought about becoming a lawyer. Now, she plans on becoming a lobbyist. This change in career goals led her to her new position as Student Government Association president. The SGA executive office election ended April 1, with all positions uncontested. Wright will be ...

SGA election packets available

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

February 9, 2016


Filed under News Briefs

Election Packets for Student Government Association for the 2016-2017 school year are now available. Students can only run for a single position and must get the needed amount of signatures from other students before submitting their application. Applications must be turned in to the Dean of S...

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