Crime scene examination usually isn’t part of eighth-grade curricula, but Muncie Community Schools (MCS) students have the opportunity to explore it and other topics as the district expands Project Lead The Way (PLTW) into all grades one through eight.
When Cindy Miller’s son, David Miller, was in kindergarten, she took him to the Levi Coffin House in Fountain City, Indiana, to learn more about the Underground Railroad and its history in Indiana. In school activities, David Miller, now 10 years old, participates in math bowls and writing camps as a student in Muncie Community Schools’ (MCS) High Ability Program.
Brandon Smith, 21, stood just below the steps at Monument Circle in Indianapolis on April 18, with a megaphone in his hand, his voice shaking and his eyes filled with tears. Surrounded by his family, friends and strangers, Smith told the story of his younger sister Karli.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Hoosiers received federal unemployment assistance, which, according to the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR), must be claimed as taxable income on state and federal income tax returns.
A gunman killed eight people and wounded several others before killing himself in a late-night shooting at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said, in the latest in a spate of mass shootings after a relative lull during the pandemic.
Like most other Americans following the sharp increase of unemployment rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilyana Salazar’s work situations have changed. Salazar, senior biology major, is the executive director of Cardinal Kitchen, which has expanded its operation hours to provide students with food and toiletries as more people rely on food banks and federal assistance to get the help they need.
Since its closure in 2017, Halteman Pool has sat empty through seasons of harsh Indiana weather. No more is the neighborhood filled with the sounds of splashing water, lifeguard whistling and kids yelling. Time and weather may have affected the appearances of the pool deck, concession stand and locker rooms, but it has not eroded the neighborhood's memory of the location.
The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Health Professions Building extended its hours of operation April 14, according to a Ball State University press release. The clinic is now open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through May 21.
As people search for information about COVID-19 vaccines, cyberattackers are targeting people to give health care information, payment or passwords for scams related to the pandemic.
LaFollette Residence Hall was a key structure in Ball State’s campus skyline just two years ago, casting a large shadow over the two-story Carmichael Hall close by. Now, the majority of LaFollette and all of Carmichael Hall is gone, and in their place stands the North residential neighborhood, which includes North Residence Hall and North Dining. The new residence hall will open in fall 2021.
Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns sent out an email to students eligible for federal COVID-19 financial assistance around 1 p.m. April 8.
At its final meeting of the 2020-21 legislative session, Ball State’s Student Government Association (SGA) passed an amendment to introduce executive slates in future elections and President Connor Sanburn gave his last “State of the Senate” address.
Only five hospitals and clinics in Indiana had received doses of COVID-19 vaccines the week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use in December 2020. Nearly four months later, more than 400 vaccine clinics have opened in the state.
The new Ball State Esports Center will be a classroom, esports venue and community space for the campus.
As many college students worry about paying off student loans, the average cost of college tuition in the United States has consistently risen at two to three times the rate of inflation each year, according to the College Savings Plans Network. The majority of federal financial aid comes in the form of loans, which increases the burden of student loan debt for graduates and families.