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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...

Student demands increased Title IX funding

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor February 18, 2020

Katelyn Vinci wants better resources for survivors of sexual violence statewide and at USI and she’s putting her advocacy into action. The junior social work major and president of Students for Gender...

Birch Bayh, author of Title IX legislation, dies at 91

Birch Bayh, author of Title IX legislation, dies at 91

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor March 14, 2019

Birch Bayh, a former U.S. senator from Indiana who spurred a number of notable legislation, died Thursday of pneumonia at his home in Easton, Md at the age of 91 according to his obituary. Bayh,...

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New dean of students to be chosen in March

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor January 15, 2019

The university is seeking to fill the dean of students position after it was vacated in May of last year. USI expects to select a candidate this semester. The position was vacated after former Dean...

Potential Title IX regulations could alter university policy

Potential Title IX regulations could alter university policy

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor November 19, 2018

Proposed regulations to Title IX procedures by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Friday would have significant changes to the university’s sexual misconduct processes, Title IX Coordinator...

‘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...

'Creating a safe learning environment'

‘Creating a safe learning environment’

university speaks on responsibility of mandatory reporters
Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer October 16, 2018

Illustration by Sarah Rogers Carrie Wright scrolled to the bottom of the syllabus on her computer screen to the section labeled Title IX. Wright said this was the language that every professor wrote...

New Title IX coordinator joins USI

New Title IX coordinator joins USI

Noah Alatza, News Editor August 27, 2018

West-side Evansville native Carrie Lynn has returned to her hometown to serve the university as the next Title IX coordinator. Lynn previously worked in Indianapolis as an attorney after earning a...

Faculty Senate approves open letter, syllabus template

Riley Guerzini, News Editor December 8, 2016

Faculty Senate voted to approve a post-election open letter on civility to the university along with the syllabus template for faculty on Friday. “The faculty at the University of Southern Indiana wholeheartedly...

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