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Student dies in car accident

Student dies in car accident

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

April 9, 2019

University student Clay Atkins, 21, died April 6 due to injuries sustained from a single vehicle accident. Atkins vehicle was reportedly traveling south on St. Croix Road when it went offroad and struck a tree head-on. Perry County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the scene of the wreck shortly...

Hammat chosen as next Dean of Students

Hammat chosen as next Dean of Students

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 12, 2019

Vice President for Student Affairs Marcia Kiessling announced the appointment of Jennifer Hammat as the university’s next dean of students following a national search. Hammat currently serves as university Title IX coordinator for the Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics Office at George Mason U...

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

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...

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Megan Thorne and Bowman Clark

February 15, 2019

A student was removed and banned from campus last week pending a Title IX investigation after multiple allegations of sexual assault. The university announced they had become aware of multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred in housing over the past week, in a Rave Alert sent at 5:17 p.m. Frida...

College Democrats sit out Women’s March after anti-Semitic comments

College Democrats sit out Women’s March after anti-Semitic comments

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

January 18, 2019

The USI College Democrats withdrew from the Saturday’s Women’s March in Evansville due to anti-Semitic comments made by leaders of Women’s March Inc., one of the organizations that grew out of the original march two years ago. The Democratic National Committee also rejected the march along ...

Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 15, 2019

After spring break, students will soon be able to enjoy newer amenities on the third floor of the Health Professions Center. “What we identified is that there are some programs that really needed additional space,” Ann White, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions said. The th...

University unaffected by government shutdown

University unaffected by government shutdown

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 13, 2019

The United States government shutdown, now the longest federal closure in history, has left the university relatively unaffected. Director of University Communications John Farless said at this point in the closure, USI “has seen no negative repercussions from the government shut down.” Th...

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 12, 2018

St.Vincent Hospital and the university will collaborate to host the fourth annual autism spectrum disorder conference. 1997 alumna Tangela Floyd, who now serves as the director of public relations for St. Vincent Indiana, said the conference hits close to home. Her 19-year-old son is on the autis...

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