Leaked US cables reveal sensitive diplomacy

Hundreds of thousands of State Department documents leaked Sunday revealed a hidden world of backstage international diplomacy, divulging candid comments from world leaders and detailing occasional U.S. pressure tactics aimed at hot spots in Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea.


U.S., S. Korea launch war games in tense Yellow Sea

A U.S. supercarrier and South Korean destroyer took up position in the tense Yellow Sea on Sunday for joint military exercises that were a united show of force just days after a deadly North Korean artillery attack.


Lugar opposes GOP Senate moratorium on earmarks

Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar says he opposes a GOP moratorium on earmarks in the Senate because it gives the false impression that Congress is attempting to meet the public demand to reduce spending.


Ball State celebrates dedication of A. Umit Taftali Center

Members from the Ball State University Foundation Board, faculty and students gathered in and outside the new A. Umit Taftali Center for Capital Markets and Investing at the Whitinger Business Building for a dedication ceremony Thursday.


Ind. House speaker offers panel chairs to 2 Dems

New Republican Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma said he's serious about seeking bipartisan support in the upcoming legislative session — so serious he's offering committee chairmanships to two Democrats.  


Countdown to budget crunch begins

Ball State President Jo Ann Gora and other top university officials are meeting with Indiana lawmakers today to ask for continued support in the face of faltering state tax revenues.


Professor to speak on good selling methods

Professional practices and research on sales will be the topic of discussion Wednesday, in a lecture by Ramon Avila, George and Frances Ball distinguished professor of marketing and founding director of the H.H. Gregg Center for Professional Selling.

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