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Bennett announces retirement

Bennett announces retirement

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
August 15, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Showcase, 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
Filed under News

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
Filed under News

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
Filed under News

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
Filed under News

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...

President’s evaluation moves forward

Jessie Hellmann
March 27, 2013
Filed under News

The Board of Trustees took its first step in USI President Linda Bennett’s tenure evaluation Tuesday night in a way that is entirely new to the university. This is the first time an outside firm helped with a presidential evaluation, but the trustees thought it was necessary because the university had ne...

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