In an email sent to Ball State staff and faculty around noon on Wednesday, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns announced that Ball State will begin to reopen throughout the summer.
Fears of disinformation amid the vote-by-mail debate, states with few COVID-19 cases receiving a big share of the coronavirus relief aid, the confirmation hearing or the president’s nominee for intelligence chief, summer camps being closed this year and mother’s day celebrations make up this week’s five national stories.
Tests to find a vaccine to stop COVID-19, intelligence reports on China hiding the severity of the pandemic, Islamic State extremist attacks in Iraq and Syria, a failed raid in Venezuela and the postponement of the 2020 World Expo make up this week’s five international stories.
With the current threat of COVID-19, Riley Pediatric Physicians, a somewhat new pediatric facility has been in the process of transitioning to virtual appointments to lower the chances of infecting those at the facility.
Two years ago, Muncie Community Schools was on the brink of financial collapse. In 2018, Muncie Community Schools received a D grade from the Indiana Department of Education. and was placed under an emergency order from the state when Ball State University and a handful of legislators crafted a controversial plan to step in, setting the stage for a new kind of public school system.
America’s malls have taken a hit within the past fear years with the rise in online sales. Muncie Mall is no exception. Stores have been closing with only one anchor store surviving within the mall’s walls. It’s always the mall that is talked about but never the employees who work upwards to 50 hours a week in order to make a living. Without them, there would be no mall or stores. There would be no product to touch and see to determine if that is the right color or material you want to wear.
The past few weeks have affected the movie industry in a variety of ways. Ever since stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders were put in place, theaters across the world have shut down indefinitely without any assurance of when they’ll reopen. With the closing of theaters, many films that were to be released in the months between March and July have either been assigned new release dates or pushed back indefinitely. Not only have movie studios and those who work on films been greatly affected, but theaters themselves have been taking major blows after being forced to shut down. With the quarantine put in place and no definite answer for when it will be lifted, the movie industry has had to learn how to roll with the punches and adapt to a new world.
Each day feels more like we’re living in a strange apocalyptic movie. Everything in life is canceled and grocery stores are completely out of paper products. In the midst of these strange times, many of us have endless downtime to catch up on movies and TV shows we’ve been wanting to watch. Another great opportunity to keep ourselves occupied while we’re all sitting at home keeping our distance from one another is the chance to catch up on some books we’ve been intending to read.
Wondering what movies will take you to a different place during the pandemic? Check out Arianna Sergio's top 5 movies to escape the stressful world situation just for a little while.
Ball State's Board of Trustees approved the university to take out its first line of credit to prepare for financial uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced his plans Tuesday to begin large-scale COVID-19 testing across Indiana. OptumServe Federal Health Services will be opening testing sites across the state in the next seven days.
Ball State University President Geoff Mearns revealed tentative plans and dates for postponed commencement ceremonies in a campus-wide email announcement Wednesday.
Ball State University and its appointed school board are not planning on seeking an extension on a June 2020 deadline to present a new strategic plan for Muncie Community Schools.
The president urging schools to reopen before summer, the first completely mail-in primary in Ohio, the Supreme Court holding arguments by telephone, a new opportunity for House Democrats to force former a former White House counsel to testify before Congress and easing restrictions in rural United States make up this week’s five national stories.