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Letter to the Editor: An open letter to the University of Southern Indiana

Katelyn Vinci April 29, 2021

An open letter to the University of Southern Indiana We are asking administration and the campus community members to listen to survivors. While we have the federally regulated policies in place, students...

James Beeby, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, walks in red high-heels with other male students as part of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, April 11, 2017. This year, the annual event will be replaced with a silent demonstration in front of the David L. Rice Library.

Students to stand for survivors of sexual assault

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 12, 2021

Students for Gender Violence Awareness is hosting their first silent demonstration Wednesday outside the David L. Rice Library.  Participants will hold signs outside on the stairs starting at 1 p.m....

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...

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...

'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' to tackle sexual assault, gender violence

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to tackle sexual assault, gender violence

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer April 1, 2019

The university will host the Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Apr. 9 in at 5:30 p.m. in Carter Hall in University Center West. The Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Prevention Group and Albion Fellows...

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor March 12, 2019

University officials are responding to multiple alleged incidents of sexual assault and domestic violence over the past month on campus. “If I deem that there is a potential danger to our campus community,...

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Megan Thorne and Bowman Clark February 15, 2019

A student was removed and banned from campus last week pending a Title IX investigation after multiple allegations of sexual assault. The university announced they had become aware of multiple alleged...

‘Everybody can do something’

‘Everybody can do something’

Film addresses sexual assault on university campuses
Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer October 23, 2018

Carter Hall was packed with students for the campus viewing of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary discussing sexual assault on college campuses. The documentary followed students from various colleges...

Rape reported on campus

Rape reported on campus

Noah Alatza, News Editor October 16, 2018

A rape was reported on campus Oct. 8. According to the USI Public Safety Incident Log, the incident occurred sometime between Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. The case was forwarded to a local law enforcement agency,...

Win for women, win for all

Win for women, win for all

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer January 10, 2018

Monday afternoon I received a Facebook message from my mom with a link to Oprah Winfrey’s speech from the Golden Globes. During our phone call a few hours later she asked me if I had watched it yet....

To believe or not to believe

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2018

When I heard that my favorite singer, Melanie Martinez, was accused of sexual assault by her former best friend, I was devastated. Most of the people I knew who also liked her immediately discarded their...

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