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University confirms first case of coronavirus

University confirms first case of coronavirus

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2020

The university was informed that a student has contracted coronavirus, marking the first case of COVID-19 for a member of the USI community. A test of the student came back positive yesterday and the student is self-isolating at home according to a university-wide email. The student was last on ...

University suspends programs to countries affected by coronavirus

University suspends programs to countries affected by coronavirus

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

March 2, 2020

The university is suspending all university-led and sponsored programs to any country the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or U.S. Department of State (DOS) deems a Level three risk, according to an email from the school. A level three risk advises people to avoid all nonessential travel...

Community mourns ‘inspirational’ student, playwright

Community mourns 'inspirational' student, playwright

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler

January 26, 2020

Andrea Morgan Dale was always excited for the next project. She planned ahead and found ways to encourage and include her peers in her projects. “She was an impeccable student,” said Maya Fein, assistant professor of theatre and lighting design. “Even if she had to miss classes or anything lik...

New academic calendar receives mixed reviews

The new academic calendar will eliminate study day along with the summer three session. Finals will all take place before graduation.

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

January 14, 2020

The new academic calendar is out and students have mixed feelings about it. “They did it this way so seniors don’t have to come back after graduation,” senior public relations and advertising major Susannah Jackson wrote on her Facebook status. “As a senior, I would have loved this to ...

Investigation underway after USI student shot at house party

Investigation underway after USI student shot at house party

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 18, 2019

A USI student was shot and wounded in the hip area Sunday morning at a house party on 101 S. Roesner Road according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Office deputies were called to the scene of a reported shots fired at approximately 1:51 a.m. according to a press release from the...

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump speaks in Evansville Aug. 21 at the Ford Center.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2019

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Wednesday eliminating student loan debt for about 25,000 disabled veterans, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Trump vowed to forgive all of the average $30,000 in student loan debt for disabled veterans. Only about half of the 50,000 disabled veterans wh...

USI freshman dies in car accident Sunday

Shannon Hall

October 1, 2013

Brandon Wagler, a freshman accounting and professional services major, died in a car accident at 9:03 a.m. Sunday  in Daviess County, Ind. According to the accident report, the 18-year-old was heading northbound on County Road 1200 East when he passed another vehicle. While passing the vehicle, he...

Student Development Office gains new staff

Ariana Beedie

September 3, 2013

This semester brings changes to the Student Development Office with a new programming adviser and graduate student. Jenny Wittstock is taking the place of Kathy Jones as senior programming adviser. A Columbus, OH native, Wittstock has worked with student activities since she was an undergraduate...

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