The Shield

Website asks users to rate female students on attractiveness

Website asks users to rate female students on attractiveness

Riley Guerzini and Megan Thorne, Managing Editor, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019


Filed under News

When a friend told Alexis Reeder her photo was on a website that was rating female students on their attractiveness she was shocked and confused. “I immediately went to the website to find many pictures of girls I didn’t even know and then I became angry and I just kept thinking, ‘why would an...

This generation’s electronic devices

This generation’s electronic devices

Jessica McKinley, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When we walk around campus, we always see people on their phones. Most mornings while riding the bus, nobody talks to each other. Every single student on that bus is staring at their cell phones or mobile devices. It is like everyone is in their own little world, and for the most part, they are heads do...

Man arrested for USI parking lot explicit messages

Man arrested for USI parking lot explicit messages

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News

A Newburgh man has been arrested for allegedly writing sexually explicit messages on vehicles belonging to female students on the university’s campus. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office obtained an arrest warrant and took Aaron Douglas Otto, 31, into custody as he was leaving his home in Newburg...

New Vectren facility not sitting well with students

New Vectren facility not sitting well with students

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 3, 2018


Filed under News

A natural gas plant and solar farm are in the works for Vectren’s A.B.Brown plant in Posey County, just six and a half miles from USI’s campus. Vectren announced in late February that the $900 million upgrade would be anywhere from 800 to 900 megawatts. Vectren plans on retiring three of i...

Undergraduate enrollment down; Graduate, CAP students up

Undergraduate enrollment down; Graduate, CAP students up

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under News

Excluding CAP students, total enrollment actually decreased from 9,024 in Fall of last year to 9,017 this year. Since 2007, enrollment has decreased by 922 students, not counting CAP students, according to information gathered by the Office of Planning, Research and Assessment (OPRA). The univer...

University monitoring DACA decision

University monitoring DACA decision

Noah Alatza, Staff writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under News

The university said they are aware of President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind portions of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) program. The statement comes a week after other public universities released statements on the decision. Despite Indiana University Pres...

‘Down to earth’ President answers questions

‘Down to earth’ President answers questions

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under Features

SGA President Alexa Bueltel was nervous after the civility speakers gave their presentations, the campus wouldn’t continue the civility discussion.

Passion, frustration, motivation

Passion, frustration, motivation

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under Features

Denise “Mickie” Streets will graduate this April with one of her sons. Streets came from a family of painters, but failed art as a child because she wasn’t good at drawing

President to serve answers for annual breakfast

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

March 18, 2016


Filed under Features

This scene is typical for Breakfast with the President, an annual event scheduled to take place March 30. Students eat free when they pick up their tickets at Alumni and Volunteer Services in University Center West.

Refund period ends Feb. 5

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016


Filed under News Briefs

The end of the 25 percent refund period is approaching quickly. Feb. 5 is the last day students can receive part of their money spent on classes. This refund period only applies to regular length spring classes. Students must complete the withdrawal by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 5 to still benefit from the ...

Pilot Program takes flight

Pilot Program takes flight

Megan Thorne

September 10, 2015


Filed under Features

The Pilot Program allows students to go to elementary schools and get a hands-on teaching experience. Austin Chamberlain, a senior and an elementary education major, said he has grown as a teacher in the first couple of weeks of the Pilot Program. The program runs from Aug. 10 to the end of the school yea...

Thinking about ‘Think About It’

Thinking about ‘Think About It’

Gabi Wy

August 27, 2015


Filed under News

Bryan Rush, dean of students and an avid promoter of a safe community at the university, said he wants students to care for each other and have each other’s backs. To Rush, communication from student to faculty is of utmost importance. In cooperation with federal mandates, the university req...

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