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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...

Three dating violence reports in one week

Three dating violence reports in one week

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor January 21, 2020

There have been three different dating violence reports on campus in a five day period. The first one was reported Jan. 15 at 6:21 p.m. at O’Daniel South. At the same time, there was a simple assault...

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 to release new safety app

Public Safety to release new safety app

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer October 1, 2019

We have so much technology at the tips of our fingers in today’s world. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube crowd our phone screens but a new app is gaining popularity. Wildfire, a safety app...

Public Safety continues investigation into white supremacist flyers

Public Safety continues investigation into white supremacist flyers

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2019

Public Safety is continuing its investigation into flyers left on campus by a white supremacist group weeks before students arrived for the fall semester. “We are actively investigating it,” Public...

University Boulevard was restricted to one lane for 20 minutes while deputies cleared the scene.

Man arrested on campus for warrant

Noah Alatza, News Editor December 6, 2018

A man discovered in the university's parking lot late Wednesday afternoon has been arrested. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office took Brian J. Myers, 46, into custody on an outstanding warrant...

Crime report details decrease in arrests, discipline

Crime report details decrease in arrests, discipline

Noah Alatza, News Editor November 7, 2018

On-campus arrests and overall disciplinary actions have fallen to their lowest levels in over three years. The annual Security and Fire Safety Report released by the university in early October sheds...

Racist flyers found on campus ahead of midterm elections

Racist flyers found on campus ahead of midterm elections

Noah Alatza, News Editor November 6, 2018

Public Safety is investigating racist flyers found in the university's parking lot Monday, Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said.  A hate crime was reported on campus at 1:05 p.m. Monday according...

The new White Line is the third bus line on campus and will run simultaneously with the Blue and Red lines from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service for the new line began on October 1.

New bus line added to campus

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor October 22, 2018

The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS), has added a new bus line to run on USI’s campus. The new White line is the third bus line on campus and will run simultaneously with the Blue and...

Transition period going 'smoothly' for new sheriff's deputies

Transition period going ‘smoothly’ for new sheriff’s deputies

Noah Alatza, News Editor October 16, 2018

The transition period of having Vanderburgh County sheriff's deputies regularly patrol campus has been going “extraordinarily well,” Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said. “The impact...

Sam Preston joined USI in May as the assistant director of Public Safety.

Assistant Director joins Public Safety

Noah Alatza, News Editor September 11, 2018

Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said the biggest challenge he faced was trying to find someone to fill his own shoes. Bequette was assistant Public Safety director for nine years under former...

University President Ron Rochon (left), and Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding (right) greet members of the media outside Rice Library Aug. 21 to formally announce a USI-VCSO security partnership.

USI, Sheriff’s Office formalize safety partnership

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini August 21, 2018

Raindrops fell as USI officials and Vanderburgh County Sheriff's deputies gathered to formally announce an agreement between the university and sheriff’s office. Five full-time sheriff deputies will...

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