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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 moves to online classes for remainder of semester, shuts down housing

University moves to online classes for remainder of semester, shuts down housing

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

President Ron Rochon announced today the university will move to online-only classes for the remainder of the semester because of COVID-19. Campus, along with all other university owned property, will be closed to all non-essential personnel effective immediately until April 6.  All on-camp...

Campus visitation, funeral for Rice scheduled for this weekend

David Rice at an ISUE commencement in 1974.

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler

January 17, 2020

Visitation and funeral services for the university’s deceased founding president David Rice will be Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 in Carter Hall according to a press release from the university. The visitation will be Jan. 24 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. followed by a prayer vigil led by Rev. Bernard Lutz, a friend ...

USI to host Vietnam War Memorial replica

The WMF selected USI as one of 35 sites to host “The Wall That Heals” in 2020. The exhibit honors more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and bears the name of 58,276 men and women who died in Vietnam.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (WMF) will bring their three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial and an accompanying Education Center to the university in September of 2020, according to a press release from the university. The replica, titled “The Wall That Heals” will be displayed ...

Becoming the very best

Shield Archives

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2019

From the moment we are born, we are groomed to be the best and nothing but that. The pressure to always be the best in the classroom, on the court or field and out of the friend group can become crippling. Parents want their kids to be in the best universities, doing the best things and having the best caree...

No classes for assessment day

Hand completing a multiple choice exam.

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 4, 2018

Tuesday, Sept. 11 is assessment day for freshman, seniors and new transfer students. There will be no classes for the rest of the student body. Assessment day results are used in the accreditation process for the university. Faculty members may use the results to make curriculum changes. Students s...

Faculty Senate to vote on letter addressing executive order

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 15, 2017

Faculty Senate got political in its Friday meeting Feb. 10. The senate will vote on an open letter to the university regarding the recent executive order on immigration in the coming days. Executive Order 13769 bars refugees from entering the country for 120 days and temporarily bans immigrants from...

What’s the cost?

What's the cost?

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

October 12, 2016

When people think of attending college often they think of student loans, debt and financial need.

New apps to promote consent

Gabi Wy, News Editor

February 10, 2016

Michael Lissack, professor of Design and Innovation at Tongji University and an affiliate member of Boston University, helped create a suite of four apps with a research institute working to “nudge sexual behavior in the right direction.” The “We-Consent App Suite” consists of the “We-Consent A...

Hoverboards banned

Erin Dobson, a junior public relations and advertising major, rides on her hoverboard given to her for Christmas in the parking lot of Eagle Village apartments Tuesday. Dobson just uses hers around her apartment due to the current ban of the scooters on campus.

Bobby Shipman, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2016

Dillon Baker isn’t too excited about walking to class. A few months before the school year began, the freshman business management major got his first hoverboard, a self-balancing, two-wheel motorized board that has been rising in popularity. “(The university is) trying to take away everyt...

State common core will make smoother transitions for transfer students

Ariana Beedie

February 3, 2013

A bill requiring Indiana four-year public universities to develop a common core to make it easier for students to transfer was passed in 2012.  Indiana Senate Bill 0182 requires “state institutions” to accept credits from another in-state institution, even an associate degrees “as credit to...

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