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IU graduates can expect an in-person commencement for spring 2021

IU graduates can expect an in-person commencement for spring 2021

This is what the IUS class of 2021 can expect for graduation this year
Kat Lynn, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

The IU Administration has made the decision to hold an in-person, outdoor commencement ceremony for graduates, after cancelling last year’s commencement ceremony.  Despite the different look to commencement...

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COVID-19 impacts Borden’s Polar Plunge this year

Kappa Sigma's involvement in Borden's Polar Plunge is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
Jamie Krueger, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

Borden’s Polar Plunge looked different this year due to COVID-19 policies that made it more socially distant.  To ensure the safety of participants, Polar Plunge coordinators enforced procedures...

What life looks like for those living in the lodges this semester

What life looks like for those living in the lodges this semester

COVID-19 has made living on campus a little bit different than in previous years
Jamie Krueger, Staff Reporter February 11, 2021

Living on campus for IU Southeast students is looking different this semester. From decreased networking events to increased COVID-19 testing, IUS students have had to learn to adapt to the new challenges...

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IUS Student Government continues to meet in-person, but has low student participation

The SGA has still been working to pass recommendations and recently voted on a recommendation to mark the names of each campus building on the buildings’ exterior doors.
Erik Hackman, Staff Writer October 28, 2020

The IU Southeast Student Government Association has continued to meet in-person during the fall semester, a time when the student engagement required to run such an organization has been uncharacteristically...

Chancellor Ray Wallace (left) and Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs Dana Wavle share an elbow bump during their discussion of IU retiring President Michael McRobbie's legacy.

IUS administration reflects on President McRobbie’s tenure

Chancellor Wallace and Vice Chancellor Wavle remember the progress made by IUS under President McRobbie’s leadership and discuss their hopes for the next president of IU
Garland Noel, Staff Writer October 23, 2020

The IUS University Center during COVID-19 is so quiet that the air conditioning stands out sharply over the hushed sounds of footfalls on the plush carpet and the soft shuffling of paper as the university...

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IUS Library changes in-person library services to combat COVID-19

Emily Owen, Staff Writer October 14, 2020

The IU Southeast Library made changes to its policies, workstations and mailing book services this semester in response to COVID-19 safety guidelines.   When a student or faculty member enters the...

A horizontal bar graph shows the amount of positive tests for IU Southeast's COVID-19 Mitigation testing, which started on August 24, and Symptomatic testing, which started on August 1.

IU Southeast COVID-19 Testing Results Thus Far

Seven COVID-19 positive cases have been reported out of 674 total tests so far this semester on the IU Southeast campus according to testing data released by the university.
Emily Owen, Staff Reporter October 7, 2020

Mitigation Testing  IUS is conducting COVID-19 drive-thru mitigation testing throughout the fall semester in an attempt to identify and isolate COVID-positive members of the university community. Emails...

Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad shows a slideshow about his institution's COVID-19 vaccine. He discusses that the structure and the platform of the virus matters the most when creating the vaccine.

Doctor leading the Army’s COVID-19 vaccine team speaks to IU medical community

The IU Office of Vice President for Research and IU Federal Research Relations hosted Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, who discussed WRAIR’s work with COVID-19.
Emily Owen, Staff Writer September 30, 2020

Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad spoke to IU system faculty in biomedical research on Wednesday, discussing the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research's (WRAIR) work with emerging infectious diseases and its efforts...

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Why Voting Matters to Me event grants students civics soapbox

A school-sponsored forum on voter engagement brings diversity of thought to the forefront while unifying attendees in a willingness to participate in democracy
Garland Noel, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

The IU Southeast Student Government, the School of Social Sciences, and the Political Science Club hosted a public forum Monday in which students were given a platform to speak their minds about registering...

Senior Alexis Bassett prepares to serve during the IUS Volleyball team's season opener against Oakland City University.

Grenadiers break out brooms in home opener

IUS Volleyball welcomes Oakland City into RSC with sweep in season opener
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor September 17, 2020

Having become a full member of the River States Conference on July 1, Oakland City entered the Activities Building on Thursday looking to get their first victory in the conference since 1975, back when...

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IUS experts discuss mental health effects of a semester without breaks

Emily Owen, Staff Writer September 9, 2020

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Indiana University excluded fall and spring breaks from this year’s academic calendar. But this exclusion, experts warn, might have adverse effects on students’...

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IUS volleyball team in quarantine after possible COVID-19 exposure

Two week break taken “out of an abundance of caution”
Brandon Miniard, Sports Editor August 29, 2020

The IU Southeast volleyball team is self-quarantining after a possible COVID-19 exposure, according to IUS Director of Athletics Joe Glover. “I can confirm that the volleyball team at IU Southeast...

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