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Are bicycle accidents a problem at Ball State?

by Virginia Stigall, Student Reporter

February 21, 2012

Bicyclists are a common sight on college campuses across the country.  At Ball State, however, some are worried that bicycle accidents are becoming a problem.  They say the campus lacks safe space for riders.  IPR’s Virginia Stigall reports. More »

Summer study committee added to stage inspection bill

by Brandon Smith

February 21, 2012

Legislators will wait to pass final regulations on outdoor stage equipment inspections until after a summer study committee takes up the issue.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Local students create basketball-playing robots for state competition

by Sarah Phinney

February 20, 2012

Ball State University’s Ball Gymnasium played host this weekend to a not-so-average basketball scrimmage.  The ball players were actually robots created by junior high and high school students across Indiana.  For them, this scrimmage was just a warm-up for bigger things.  IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports. More »

Bomb threat at Ball State University

by Stephanie Wiechmann

February 20, 2012

Ball State University Police today responded to a bomb threat on the school’s campus.  Just after 12:30 pm, the university’s emergency notification system sent text messages, emails, and this voicemail to on-campus numbers. University police say they searched the building at the corner of McKinley and Neely avenues for anything suspicious.  Several police cars and... More »

College study focuses on Anderson Wigwam

by IPR News and Network Indiana

February 17, 2012

A study at Eastern Kentucky University is focusing on the historic Wigwam in Anderson.  The university is studying how a society benefits from local sports buildings.  The survey will look at the Wigwam’s economic impact and whether local residents would be willing to pay any more in taxes to reopen the gym.  Anderson Community Schools... More »

Twelve Indiana candidates face ballot challenges

by IPR News and Network Indiana

February 17, 2012

Twelve Indiana candidates face challenges to their right to appear on the state’s primary ballot.  Noon today was the deadline for any Hoosier to file a challenge to any candidate with the Indiana Elections Commission.  Included in that 12 is Senator Richard Lugar.  A tea party group says because he lives permanently in Washington, he’s... More »

Author says climate change is natural

by IPR News

February 17, 2012

When it comes to the causes of climate change, there are two schools of thought.  Most scientists believe that the actions of people have caused greenhouse gas emissions that are changing the Earth’s climate.  But according to a speaker at Ball State University this week, change is due to natural cycles of our planet.  IPR’s... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Growth Model

by IPR News

February 16, 2012

The federal No Child Left Behind act is now largely a thing of the past in Indiana.  The Obama administration waived the law’s controversial requirement last week that Indiana schools make “adequate yearly progress” in their test scores.  In its place, state education officials have introduced a new system for giving schools A-to-F ratings, called... More »

Legislature considers giving extra money to State Fair victims and full-day kindergarten

by Brandon Smith

February 16, 2012

A bill in the Senate would boost compensation to State Fair stage collapse victims and give more money to full-day kindergarten.  The money comes from recently-discovered state revenues.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Senate committee defeats drug testing bill

by Brandon Smith

February 15, 2012

A Senate committee today defeated a bill that would have required drug testing for welfare recipients.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the author is trying to keep the idea alive this session. More »

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