With all of the news and happenings with COVID-19, this is a scary time for students. We are unsure about what our future is going to look like: will we transition well to all online learning? Will we get to keep our jobs? Will we be able to pay for food, for housing, for other necessities? Will we graduate on time?
We at Ball State are aware of the unfortunate incident that occurred on our campus. One of the participants was Dr. Shaheen Borna.
Freedom of speech, enshrined as the first of many freedoms guaranteed under the Bill of Rights in our Constitution, is just as important today as it was back in 1791. President Trump’s executive order to ensure that universities and institutions promote free speech is not a government overreach, but rather a protection of one of our most basic human rights.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The article "Honoring Ball State women accomplishments" is an inspiring and fitting dedication to look back at the impact women have had on the University. There's so many strong examples of women in Ball's history – both the state university and the family – but I think my favorite are Bertha Crosley Ball and Sarah Rogers Ball.
Measles was least expected in the United States. So, what has happened? Did we become a war zone? Do we have low resources? We ran short of vaccines? Or there is a sudden genetic change in the American population that makes us vulnerable to measles like infections?
Our Republican majority legislature should shift its focus from increasing the availability of guns in public places to sensible gun regulation such as the three bills in committee that would require background checks on all gun sales in Indiana.
Here are my takes on the three slates presidential candidates that I concluded after watching the live streamed debates, reading their platforms and personal experience:
As we participate in Ball State University’s Centennial Celebration, we are reminded of how much good Ball State has done for its students.
It’s that time of year again, Ball State. It’s time to elect a new executive slate for the Student Government Association. You have a big decision to make, one which will impact how SGA operates during the next school year and potentially for years to come.
Student. Government. Association.
Hates crimes are on the rise across the country, and that is being felt right here in Indiana. An FBI report released in 2017 states that hate crimes rose 17 percent compared to the prior year.
My name is Robert Miles and I am an alumnus of Ball State University (BS ‘16). During my time at Ball State I was incredibly involved on campus academically and socially.
I was disheartened to read Rick Hall’s statement concerning the University’s relationship with John Schnatter.
As a former student and educator at Ball State, I’m deeply saddened and embarrassed by your letter.
To begin, we’re going to keep this letter brief. In it, we’re going to explain who we are, what we stand for, and what we hope to accomplish.
We keep hearing about community engagement. Prove that you mean it.