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The Middletown Studies
Editor's Note: This story is part of The Partnership Project, a series of content written in an effort by The Daily News to follow the formal collaboration of Ball State University and Muncie Community Schools. Read more in this series here.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person services, Muncie Public Library (MPL) will continue to serve the community through several online and to-go services.
The buildings alongside Walnut Street were wrapped in corrugated aluminum, hiding the historic brick facades. Some had been renovated to the styles of the ‘80s. It was a mishmash of architecture. The street was paved over as a plaza for pedestrians to walk from store to store — except they didn’t.
Editor’s Note: This listicle is part of a weekly series by The Ball State Daily News summarizing five stories from around the world. All summaries are based on stories published by The Associated Press.
On a sunny Thursday afternoon several members of the Ball State and Muncie communities gathered outside Shafer Tower for the march protesting the death of George Floyd and racial injustice against African Americans.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indiana State Fair Commission and the Indiana State Fair Board announced the 2020 Indiana State Fair will be canceled, according to the fair's website.
According to a campus-wide email, road closures are expected Thursday in order to accommodate the peaceful march from Shafer Tower on Ball State's campus to Muncie City Hall.
Mylie Brennan, one of the Ball State students awarded a Fulbright scholarship this year, will travel to Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland in the fall 2020 semester to pursue a doctoral program in global peace, security, and justice.
In response to the death of George Floyd and protests happening across the country, a community forum was held Wednesday at the Dress Barn inside Muncie Mall to address the status of racial injustice in the City of Muncie.
By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI
Anger, fear, sadness, disbelief — those are some of the emotions Ishmael El-Amin, Ball State Basketball’s junior guard, felt about the death of George Floyd and the protests surrounding it.
The First Thursday events during the months of April and May in downtown Muncie were not bustling as usual.
Incumbent Rep. Greg Pence and Jeannine Lee Lake won the Republican and Democratic 2020 primary elections for the 6th Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives, according to the Associated Press.
By TOM DAVIES
Editor’s Note: This listicle is part of a weekly series by The Ball State Daily News summarizing five stories from across the United States. All summaries are based on stories published by The Associated Press.
Muncie City Council members sat 6 feet apart Monday to maintain social distancing guidelines at the council’s first in-person meeting in almost two months.
By RICK CALLAHAN
Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns released a statement via Twitter on Monday describing his thoughts behind the death of George Floyd, the nationwide protests which followed and why he will be joining Ball State community members in a protest march on Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An overnight curfew imposed by Indianapolis’ mayor after two nights of violent protest over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of African Americans was followed by a night of relative calm after a weekend that left the city with widespread damage downtown, a police spokesman said Monday.