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Betty Rice remembered as leader and servant

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor February 1, 2021

Betty Rice, wife of late university president David L Rice, Jan. 26 in her Pennsylvania home, she was 90 years old. Rice is remembered by numerous members of the university’s community, past and present...

University could feel impact of COVID-19 for the next four years

University could feel impact of COVID-19 for the next four years

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2020

Steve Bridges, vice president of finance and administration, said the university could feel the impact of this semester for the next four years as the smaller freshman class works its way through the pipeline. The...

The total fall 2020 student enrollment is 8,565. The goal was 8,690.

Enrollment decreases ninth consecutive year

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2020

Enrollment has declined for the ninth year in a row.   It was revealed there was a 1.4% decrease in enrollment during an update at the Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 3. The current fall 2020 headcount...

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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...

Enrollment 'urgency' on campus

Enrollment ‘urgency’ on campus

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor March 3, 2020

President Ron Rochon said the university isn’t in an enrollment crisis, but the term he’s using is urgent. “I’m not going to call it a crisis,” Rochon said. “We’re not there.” Rochon...

University announces enrollment management changes

University announces enrollment management changes

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2020

The university released details on the new structure of enrollment management Tuesday morning following the resignation of Andy Wright, former vice president for enrollment management. President Ron...

Andy Wright

Enrollment management VP resigns

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2020

Andy Wright, vice president for Enrollment Management resigned this morning according to an email from President Ron Rochon to the campus community. Wright will be working on enrollment management-related...

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief January 23, 2020

University officials announced they have identified the individual who left White Supremacist flyers on vehicles in the campus parking lot multiple times last semester. Steve Bridges, Vice President...

2020 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Laureates

2020 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Laureates

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer November 19, 2019

The Evansville Courier and Press and the Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana have announced the 2020 Junior Achievement Evansville Regional Business Hall of Fame Laureates. The announcement was...

Total enrollment falls for eighth consecutive year

Total enrollment falls for eighth consecutive year

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2019

Total enrollment has dropped for the eighth consecutive year at USI, falling to 8,690 students. This year’s fall enrollment of graduate and undergraduate students is a 3% decrease from last year’s...

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2019

Tensions between faculty and the administration have reached a deadlock as concerns grow over a lack of employee morale and stagnant wages. Faculty were asked to submit questions anonymously to Faculty...

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