A student in the Third Way Civics class talks about her group's thesis Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Ball State. The class aims to educate and empower students to understand American politics. Amber Pietz, DN

Ball State begins offering new civics course

Inspired by what he thought was a lack of political knowledge in young people today, Trygve Throntveit, director of strategic partnerships at the Minnesota Humanities Center and co-leader of the Third Way Civics project, was inspired to start a new class that would promote historical and civic learning for undergraduates.



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Increase in young patients getting vaccinated in Muncie

"We knew initially there were some families that knew right away that they would want to come and get their kids that vaccine,” Reed said. “There are some that will probably want to get it, but don't want to be the first in line. Then, there's probably another group that has no interest at all."




Jennifer Rathbun poses for a photo in her office Nov. 16 in the North Quad Building. Rathbun has worked for the university since July 2021. Rylan Capper, DN.
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Ball State Spanish professor and Colombian author won the Ambroggio Prize

In October 2020, Jennifer Rathbun, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, decided to reach out to a longtime work friend and Colombian author, Carlos Aguasaco. Rathbun saw the Academy of American Poets was accepting applications for the Ambroggio Prize, a $1,000 publication prize given to book-length poetry collections originally written in Spanish with an English translation, and thought Aguasaco’s book “Cardinal In My Window with a Mask on its Beak” would make for a good submission.



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Ball State SGA votes against amendment proposal

The amendment author, Senator Grant Wilson, stated that “the Senate body is representative of the people,'' and if the amendment were passed, it would be the first part of the Senate enacting “tangible plans going forward” for the senate to improve the decline of student voting. 







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