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One protestor present at organized protest

One protestor present at organized protest
October 15, 2020

Thursday, a silent protest for Seth Pressler was organized to take place on campus in front of the Wright Administration Building and on the Quad starting at 8 a.m.  Early that week, Pressler was reportedly...

Petition turns into protest

Petition turns into protest
October 14, 2020

There are two protests going on on-campus tomorrow: one from Julia Ennis, creator of the change.org petition, and one on the Quad. Julia Ennis, a senior communications major, posted an update on the...

Students gather at Statehouse for Red for Ed

Crowd gathers around State House for Red for Ed protest
November 19, 2019

Nearly 12,000 teachers surrounded the Indiana Statehouse Nov. 19 to protest low teacher pay and lack of resources in the education system. At least six students from the university traveled to Indianapolis...

Students protest lack of Counseling Center resources

Senior Psychology major Claire Ellis at the front of the demonstration on Wednesday.
November 14, 2019

Most finals involve writing essays or studying for a big exam but in the Community Psychology’s class, it hosted a walk and sit-in to bring awareness to improvements to the Counseling Center and...

USI students protest policies as Climate Strike hits Evansville

USI students, sophomore Elizabeth Bowers (center) and junior Josie Ault (right) bring fighting spirit to the Evansville protest supporting the Global Climate Strike on Friday.
September 20, 2019

USI and University of Evansville students, as well as concerned citizens of Evansville, gathered in front of the Civic Center on Sept. 20 to protest against the government for failing to address climate...

USI, I can’t hear you

USI, I can't hear you
February 28, 2018

Creative Commons The Trump Administration issued an executive order last year banning travel from seven middle eastern countries. Students pulled together to form a Facebook event for a meeting of solidarity...

Evansville community responds to Charlottesville tragedy

Evansville community responds to Charlottesville tragedy
August 13, 2017
A rally held today in Evansville aimed to show support for the people affected by the recent events in Charlottesville.

Rally takes stand ‘against hate, bigotry’

February 2, 2017

Zarmina and Naaima Mufti want President Trump to know that being Muslim is not a crime. The Muslim-American cousins attended the Interfaith Rally of Support Tuesday night at the University of Evansville. “Regardless...

The year of the march

January 31, 2017

Every year for the past 44 years, there has been a profound march of people from all over the United States walking for the right to life, to end abortion, and to defund Planned Parenthood. This is...

Marching out hate

January 24, 2017

Saturday more than one million people across the world marched the streets in unison. In Washington, D.C. alone, the attendance numbers at the Women’s March almost doubled the amount of people who...

‘Every intent of being open’

The university has updated its policy regarding areas on campus which are designated for “speech and expressive activities.” The locations are the lawn area south of Rice Library, the lawn area between the Physical Activities Center and the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center and the lawn in front of the Health Professions Building. The three areas combined are approximately 1.6 acres of the 1,400 acre campus
Updated policy introduces new areas for speech, expressive activity
August 31, 2016

Freshman Shelby Heins said having zones specific for free speech wasn’t something she would expect to have on a college campus. “We’re paying to go here,” the nursing major said. “So our...

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