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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...

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,...

David Rice at an ISUE commencement in 1974.

Campus visitation, funeral for Rice scheduled for this weekend

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...

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.

USI to host Vietnam War Memorial replica

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...

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Becoming the very best

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....

Hand completing a multiple choice exam.

No classes for assessment day

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...

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...

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...

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.

Hoverboards banned

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...

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”...

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