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The exterior of the university's Department of Human Resources and TItle IX. A student says that the department isn't taking her case of sexual assault seriously after university officials released a statement Monday.

Student reports sexual assault, says officials aren’t serious

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor March 25, 2021

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that the student reported sexual assault/ harassment to Public Safety. The Public Safety Crime Log labeled the incident as rape.  A student said...

a fire alarm against a brick wall

Cooking causes multiple fire alarm during the Fall 2020 semester

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Cooking is the leading cause for multiple fire alarms last semester.  As of Nov. 23, there were 77 fire reports on campus. Forty-nine of these fire reports could be attributed to cooking and the other...

Reckless driver arrested on campus

Reckless driver arrested on campus

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief April 17, 2020

An Indianapolis man was arrested Thursday night after sheriff’s deputies pursued and caught him recklessly driving on the westside of Evansville according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies...

Teal ribbons line a table, available for attendees of the Sexual Assualt Awareness Prevention Month kick-off event, April 2, 2018, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The teal ribbon is a national symbol of SAAP. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Culbert)

Title IX desperately needs more resources

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor February 25, 2020

A chilling reality multiple college campuses across the country face are issues with sexual assault. A statistic from the United States Department of Justice reports one out of every four female students...

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  

New details released on future wellness center

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2020

A new Wellness Center will be expected to be built with the goal of centralizing university services and making more accessible. The Wellness Center will house the University Health Center, Counseling...

Sheriff's Office partnership brings safety increase

Sheriff’s Office partnership brings safety increase

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor February 5, 2020

When Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office finalized a partnership with the university to have deputies patrol the campus in 2018, Sheriff Dave Wedding said it would lead to a safer campus. Domestic...

Students in housing need more education on fire safety

Students in housing need more education on fire safety

Josie Jeffries, Staff Writer November 12, 2019

Some students are accident-prone no matter how hard they try to avoid it. This is especially true for students who try to cook. As students continue to be left alone with things that can kill them,...

This flier was placed on students' cars in 2019, this is one instance of bias at the university.

White supremacist flyers found on parking lot vehicles

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief November 12, 2019

White supremacist flyers were discovered on vehicles on a campus parking lot this afternoon, marking the second time in four months the flyers have been placed on vehicles on campus. Public Safety became...

Public Safety App Now Available

Public Safety App Now Available

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer November 5, 2019

Public Safety launched their new app Rave Guardian to students, faculty, and staff. The app is free and available to be downloaded for iOS and android devices. Rave Guardian gives access to various safety...

Ambulances and Sheriff cars outside Leslie apartment Oct. 26 after a grease fire.

Two injured after grease fire in Leslie apartment

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor October 26, 2019

A grease fire broke out at the Leslie building apartments Saturday night that led to two people being burned. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Perry Township fire trucks, Public Safety vehicles...

USI graduates saves public safety officer

USI graduates saves public safety officer

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer October 22, 2019

Public Safety officers are used to saving students but sometimes the rescuers need rescuing.  On Aug. 18, Staff Sergeant Tami Jaramillo Zuniga was stung by a bee that triggered a major anaphylactic...

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