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The 30-minute long event included messages from Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson, Pastor Andre Mitchell, Associate Dean Lori Byers, student Darian Bailey and a poem by Shay Stewart. Students in attendence also read aloud the Beneficence Pledge, led by current Student Government Association President Nick Wilkey. DN PHOTO BREANA DAUGHERTY
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Students express concerns of campus diversity discussion during Beneficence Dialogue

A Ball State student leader finally had the chance to talk about the university’s silencing of multicultural organizations. David Jones, current president of the Ball State Black Student Association, said at the Beneficence Dialogue March 31 that the executive board had its funding threatened for discussing the recent John R. Emens Award controversy with both the media and its members.


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Director of Student Life resigns

Jennifer Jones-Hall, director of Student Life and adviser to the Student Government Association, has resigned from her position Monday evening, the university said. Joan Todd, interim associate vice president for University Marketing and Communications said Jones resigned "to pursue other opportunities." She has been with the university since 2011. Jones-Hall was recently mentioned in a letter to Ball State President Paul Ferguson from Student Government Association Chief of Staff Chris Taylor and the Student Government Association President Nick Wilkey. The letter expressed concern about the selection of the John R.


The Indiana State Senate votes on the day's legislation during the 2014 session. Senators and representatives returned to the Statehouse Monday to begin the 2015 legislative session. DN PHOTO ARIC CHOKEY
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State legislators to work on bills for 2015 legislative session

The Indiana General Assembly is back in session for 2015. Here are some of the laws that senators and representatives have proposed that could impact Ball State students. Education Senate Bill 109- Education support What it says: Child support for education will not be required after the child turns 19. Why it matters: Students receiving money from child support to help with education may not get funding after they turn 19. Senate Bill 259- STEM program What it says: I-STEM Resource Network and the state would establish a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) associates degree program at five universities within the state. Why it matters: High school students would have the option to get an associate’s degree in a STEM related field at one of five universities before they graduate.



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Page 4, City Council - Marta Moody of the Muncie-Delaware Metropolitan Planning Commission proposes the Village Overlay District plan to the Muncie City Council. The council voted in favor of considering the plan. DN PHOTO ERIC CHOKEY
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Page 4, City Council - Marta Moody of the Muncie-Delaware Metropolitan Planning Commission proposes the Village Overlay District plan to the Muncie City Council. The council voted in favor of considering the plan. DN PHOTO ERIC CHOKEY

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