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Title IX desperately needs more resources

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)

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 will fall victim to sexual assault before they graduate. This statistic highlights further the need for increased awareness and improved s...

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 Violence Awareness (SFGVA) is working on a petition to create an office housing Title IX, but ha...

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, a liberal Democrat who served in the U.S. Senate from 1963 to 1981, was the chief author of federal Title IX legis...

New dean of students to be chosen in March

USI is expecting to select a new dean of students in March after the position was vacated in May of last year.

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 of Students Bryan Rush left to become the Associate Vice President for Campus Living at Auburn Univer...

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 Carrie Lynn said. The 150-pages of new regulations will not take effect until the public is ...

‘Everybody can do something’

‘Everybody can do something’

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 throughout the country, bringing to light their experiences with sexual assault and how each un...

‘Creating a safe learning environment’

'Creating a safe learning environment'

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 in their syllabuses as the university required. Whether the students actually read through the ...

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 Juris Doctor in 2007 from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While in the state capitol, her ...

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 embraces the university’s mission to prepare individuals to live wisely in a diverse and...

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