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.
When campaigning to become the 2019-20 Student Government Association (SGA) executive slate, Elevate promised to complete 15 platform points.
Rumors about the North Korean leader’s health, nations seeking to reopen their economies amid the pandemic, the fourth Israeli airstrike in Syria in less than a month, effects of the oil price crash in the Middle East and uncertainty surrounding the Olympic Games make up this week’s five international stories.
On Saturday, Danny Pinter became the first Ball State alumnus taken in the NFL Draft since 2014, and while he was the only one, a few of his former teammates found their landing spot afterwards.
As his name appeared on screen in Indianapolis Colts blue and white at approximately 2:15 p.m. Saturday, the hard work of Pinter, former Ball State offensive lineman, paid off.
On April 19 and April 20, the health package distributed by the Chinese Consulate in Chicago arrived at Ball State University. Under the organization of Zi Wang, the president of the Chinese Student Union, and Zicheng Wang, the former president, Chinese students at Ball State University went to collect the epidemic prevention materials such as wipes, KN95 masks, medicines, disposable gloves and so on. These materials were sent by China in order to help overseas students to survive the large-scale epidemic.
There’s no doubt this is a crucial time for family stress to rise considering many people are stuck inside with their families during this quarantine. There’s also no doubt that having young children at home is causing a lot of stress to parents as they are not prepared to watch their kids 24/7.
COVID-19 continues along, turning a majority of the country into one giant ghost town. The outside may look desolate. For Ball State students who simply cannot return back home, more is happening inside. With more time at home and the freedom to do coursework at any time they please, many people are taking this extra time to either try something new, better themselves, or for Ball State freshman Kaleb Wood, enjoy his hobbies.