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The Beneficence statue was sculpted by Daniel Chester French and represents his last commissioned work. Benny has been part of Ball State’s campus since 1937. The Student Alumni Relations Team and Student Alumni Association held a birthday bash for Benny this year, commemorating her 75th birthday. DN FILE PHOTO TAYLOR IRBY

Ball State students, faculty participate in international Fulbright program

After his first experience in Slovenia in 1995, Dom Caristi has gone on one more Fulbright trip to Greece, become a Fulbright ambassador and is Ball State’s Fulbright adviser. He has even applied to go on a third trip. “I’m their biggest cheerleader ... There are plenty of more prestigious Fulbrighters than me. There are members of the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives. There are captains of industry,” Caristi said. “They’re more famous and more accomplished, but there’s nobody who’s more enthusiastic about it than me.”

Storms on June 26 caused flooding in multiple areas around campus. DN PHOTO DANIEL BROUNT

University developing plans to minimize future floodwater damage

Ball State is developing ways to deal with rising water in a bid to minimize damage in the future after floodwater entered several campus buildings Friday. While Jim Lowe, director of engineering, construction and operations, said he did not have an estimate of the total cost from the flood, he said a lot of the costs would be from the manpower.


DO YOU COPY?: Marriage equality is a step, not a leap

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality on Friday, supporters of the decision ignited with celebration. There were people using #LoveWins, people rushing to wed. I even saw some people posting that the Human Rights Campaign needed to find something new to fight for. But marriage equality is a step not a leap.


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