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University releases COVID-19 dashboard

University releases COVID-19 dashboard

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor

August 31, 2020

The university just released its COVID-19 dashboard, but the results are from before the first day of classes. The dates are from August 16-22 and said 11 students were tested positive that week for COVID-19. 25 students and seven employees have tested positive since March.  The dashboard is up to date...

Students concerned over mask policy

Students concerned over mask policy

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2020

Linsdey Sparks was shocked to see people not wearing masks on campus before classes started, especially since it would be required for people to wear them in buildings. Sparks, who works in the Community Center, told The Shield she witnessed three Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies walk in an...

University to ‘reduce the density of campus’ first six weeks of fall semester

University to ‘reduce the density of campus’ first six weeks of fall semester

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor

August 18, 2020

Students may have noticed their professors have Zoom office hours and aren't on campus unless necessary. University employees are being asked to work remotely when they are able to, President Ron Rochon announced Tuesday in the fall meeting. This initiative aims to reduce traffic and congestion o...

University offers weekly updates in response to COVID-19

All entrances and exits besides University Boulevard are blocked off. Authorized personnel must present their university IDs before entering campus.

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

March 23, 2020

The university sent out an email today regarding weekly updates with new information and resources. Rochon said in the email he is working on new ways to keep in touch with the community, including video messages. This week’s updates include: The campus return date has extended to April 7 in response to Gov...

Student petitions for gender neutral bathrooms

Student petitions for gender neutral bathrooms

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 25, 2020

Sydney Mitchell said she believes with the varying genders existing on campus, every student should feel included and safe while using the restroom. The junior social work major and gender studies representative for the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Advisory Council started a petition to get gende...

Third faculty convocation celebrates faculty accomplishments

Third faculty convocation celebrates faculty accomplishments

Susanna Fravell and Rhonda Wheeler

October 15, 2019

Faculty and community members gathered in Carter Hall on Oct. 3 for the third annual Faculty Convocation to celebrate faculty accomplishments. The celebration comes as faculty have cited concern for sluggish wages and lacking morale. The ceremony started with keynote speaker Katie Ehlman, professor of gerontology and director of the ...

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 will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the president. Inauguration t-shirts will be g...

Rochon to answer questions at first ‘Breakfast’

Rochon will be the university's first African-American president.

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

The Student Alumni Association will host the annual Breakfast with the President April 4 at 8 a.m. in Carter Hall. The breakfast is open to all the students and faculty. This traditional breakfast will give students, staff, faculty and alumni an opportunity to have breakfast with Present Rochon and as...

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