Ball State’s School of Art has been inviting different artists to speak this semester. Thursday, March 28, John Pomeroy gave a talk to aspiring animators and artists. Pomeroy was trained directly by several of Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men, an elite group of employees during Disney’s early years. Some of his most popular animated work is included in Pocahontas, Land Before Time and An American Tail.
This weekend, Cardinal Con, an event hosted by Ball State’s Japanese Animation Society, will be held in the Miller College of Business on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The convention is going to be a celebration of all things anime, comics, and gaming. Several groups will be hosting activities and panels. Groups like the Pokémon Trainers Union, Cardinal Esports, and Cartoonists Collaborative will be participating in the event along with many other campus organizations. There will also be a collection of artists displaying and selling their original works at the convention.
The largest college admissions scam to date was uncovered on Tuesday. 33 parents were charged with bribing their children’s way into college. These parents paid an estimated $25 million to insure their children’s admissions. 17 others were charged including coaches and test administrators.
Disgraced R&B singer R.Kelly was arrested and indicted on February 22 on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims. A judge in Chicago set the singer’s bond at $1 million, in addition to conditions that he turns in his passport and not have any contact with anyone under 18 years of age.
After having their most profitable year yet, Activision Blizzard laid off eight percent of their employees last week.
This week, Russ Pitts, Editor-in-Chief of Escapist Magazine, published an op-ed on a subject that many had not thought about since it occurred almost five years ago, Gamergate.