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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 64 items )  

'Maybe the Luckiest Parents Alive' Look Forward to Tiger Football Season, Which Opens Tomorrow
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- DePauw University issued the following news: Since 2002, when her son Jack began playing sports, it's been a fact of life for Leslie Gibson McCarthy and her husband, Tom. The couple "packed the Explorer with camp chairs and bottled water, and began our first season on the sideline as super fan and cheerleader, watching 5- and 6-year-olds play soccer with abandon and joy -- and loving every minute of it," she writes in Missouri's Webster-Kirkwood Times. McCarthy  more

'The Rationale is Not All That Clear' for Anonymous NY Times Column: Prof. Jeff McCall '76
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- DePauw University issued the following news: The decision by the New York Times to publish an anonymous op-ed column by a person only identified as "a senior official in the Trump administration" is being discussed in other media outlets. "DePauw University professor and media analyst Jeffrey McCall told Fox News that it's extremely unusual for any newspaper to let an anonymous source post an Op-Ed or even letter to the editor," a Fox story notes. "That's becau  more

2018 American Academy of Optometry Student Travel Fellowship Recipients Announced
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 6 -- The American Academy of Optometry issued the following news release: The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2018 Student Travel Fellowship Awards. These travel fellowships will allow students to attend Academy 2018 San Antonio, November 7-10, 2018. Resident Travel Fellowship recipients will be announced at a later time. Frank W. Weymouth Student Travel Fellowship Deborah Antwi, Indiana University Jakaria Mostafa, Univer  more

5 Years, 60 Startups: Purdue Students Own Their Inventions, Thriving Under University's Policy
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: From frozen yogurt to musical backtracks to social apps and even hydroponic in-home greenhouses, Purdue University students are taking advantage of Purdue's policy giving them ownership when they, as students, create an invention, generating a flurry of startups that advance the lives of others. Scott Massey and Ivan Ball, 2017 graduates of Purdue's Polytechnic Institute and founders of Heliponix LLC, say   more

AcuityBio and Cook Biotech Announce Agreements for Strategic Collaboration and Development of AcuityBio's ABC103
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: AcuityBio Inc., a developer of novel drug-delivery, combination products, announced Wednesday (Sept. 5) that it has entered into agreements with Cook Biotech Inc., a leader in advanced biomaterials and regenerative medicine. Under the terms of the agreements, both companies will collaborate in the advancement of AcuityBio's ABC103 lead product for lung cancer, which will utilize Cook Biotech's proprietary  more

AFP Launches Mail, Digital Campaign Ahead of Kavanaugh Hearings
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 4 -- Americans for Prosperity issued the following news release: With Judge Brett Kavanaugh set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Americans for Prosperity announced Tuesday the continuation of its seven-figure field, direct mail, and digital ad effort supporting Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. Last week, residents of North Dakota, Alabama, West Virginia, Indiana and Alaska received mailers highlighting Judge Kavanaugh's demonstrated commitment   more

Artist Creates the Wonder of Tiny Art
GOSHEN, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- Goshen College issued the following news: Brooke Rothshank paints small things. As in tiny things with tiny brushes. Her art is confined to the center 1-inch square on 6-by-6-inch white paper, looking starkly insubstantial surrounded by all that empty space. Frequently, her subjects seem insubstantial too. Then the conversations start. Take her watercolor Nutella jar, a stamp-sized delight that elicits smiles and memories of sitting at the kitchen table, furtively s  more

Ball State Kicks Off Centennial Celebration of Proud Past, Bright Future on Sept. 6
MUNCIE, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- Ball State University issued the following news: From the "Cardinal" red carpet entrance by former Ball State presidents and other dignitaries, to an emotional rendition of "We Fly" to a heart pounding conclusion with a fireworks display, the campus community came together Thursday, September 6, to kick off a yearlong celebration of University's 100th anniversary. Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns pointed out that while many things have changed in the Universi  more

Bang on a Can All-Stars Present 'Field Recordings' on Sept. 15 at DePauw
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- DePauw University issued the following news: New York's electric chamber ensemble, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform selections from their ongoing multimedia project Field Recordings for opening night of DePauw University's Green Guest Artists Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 15 in Kresge Auditorium. BOAC co-founder and composer David Lang describes the program planned for DePauw as a kind of "ghost" story. "We asked composers from different part  more

Brian Goodman '94, Samir Patel '95 & David Barrett '94 at Heart of Drawn to Discover
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- DePauw University issued the following news: "There is no one path to entrepreneurship," begins a Forbes article on Drawn to Discover, "an online program that teaches better handwriting and fine motor skills through drawing." Three of the company's principals are graduates of DePauw University: Brian Goodman '94, Samir Patel '95 and David Barrett '94. They have partnered with children's book author and illustrator, Wendy Anderson Halperin, to develop what they c  more

Build Employable Skills With IUPUI's New Multidisciplinary Certificate
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- Indiana University-Purdue University issued the following news release: The hardest conversations to have are often the most important. It's vital to be able to face conflict, communicate across differences and work through difficult situations. To gain the skills to help you do that, and make you more employable in the process, IUPUI now offers the intergroup dialogue certificate, the first undergraduate interdisciplinary certificate on campus. What is interg  more

China's Yancheng Polytechnic College and Vincennes University Sign Academic Cooperation Agreement
VINCENNES, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- Vincennes University issued the following news release: Representatives of Yancheng Polytechnic College in Yancheng, Jiangsu, China, and Vincennes University President Chuck Johnson today signed an agreement that commits their respective institutions to fostering mutual cooperation in the areas of education and research. The agreement offers opportunities for activities and programs such as teaching, research, exchange of faculty and students, and staff developme  more

Climate Change Creates Uncertainty for Indiana's Aquatic Animals, Plants
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Warming temperatures and changes to Indiana's precipitation patterns will challenge some of the plants and animals that depend on the state's water for their survival, according to a new report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment team assembled and managed by Purdue University. The report, "Aquatic Ecosystems in a Shifting Indiana Climate," will be released during a community briefing at 11   more

Dan Hasler '80 Appointed Executive VP for Communication at Purdue
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- DePauw University issued the following news: Dan Hasler, a 1980 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed executive vice president for communication at Purdue University. He had been serving as president and chief entrepreneurial officer of the Purdue Research Foundation. "Dan has helped lead our research foundation with great success over the past five-plus years, revolutionizing entrepreneurship at Purdue and leading us to a position of literal world   more

Department of Computer Science to Host Reception for Educational Exhibition, Intersection of Art and Science II
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: The Purdue University Department of Computer Science will host a reception Thursday (Sept. 6) for its biennial educational exhibition "Intersection of Art and Science II: An Exhibition of Creative Processes in Science, Computing and Aesthetics." The reception will take place at 4:30-6 p.m. on the third floor of Lawson Computer Science Building outside Room 3102, with remarks from Petronio Bendito, associat  more

DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Ted Rutan '82 Featured in Newspaper
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- DePauw University issued the following news: "Mike Steele was in his first year coaching basketball at DePauw University when he was playing a pickup game with some other coaches and students," begins a story in Indiana's Columbus Republic. "One of the students was giving Steele's team fits, and the coach had to find out who it was. 'I asked, 'Who's that guy with the headband and basically no hair,' Steele said. 'Somebody said, 'That's Ted Rutan. He's a baseball  more

DePauw Mourns the Passing of Prof. Emeritus Tom Musser
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- DePauw University issued the following news: Thomas H. "Tom" Musser, professor emeritus of economics and management at DePauw University, died Saturday, September 1 at his home in Greencastle. He was 70 years old. Born July 13, 1948 in Minnesota, Musser earned a bachelor's degree in history and geography (teaching) from Minnesota State University before being drafted into the United States Army veteran. After serving in the military, Musser earned bachelor's an  more

Do Search Engines Provide Equal Playing Field? Critically Acclaimed Author of 'Algorithms of Oppression' to Speak on Campus
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Does racism and sexism exist on internet search engines? Is there an equal playing field? Safiya Noble, author of "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism," will deliver the inaugural lecture in Purdue University Libraries' Critical Data Studies Distinguished Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Noble's lecture, "Intellectual Freedom and Racial Inequality   more

Education Benefits Among Notre Dame's Best Employee Benefits
NOTRE DAME, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- Notre Dame issued the following news release: The University offers generous educational benefits to full-time faculty, staff, retirees, spouses and their eligible dependents. "In particular, tuition assistance for children is a unique benefit that has helped many families to save thousands of dollars toward children's higher education at Notre Dame, Saint Mary's and other colleges and universities across the country," says Kevin Mospan, benefits program manager  more

Erik Miner '90 Promoted at Regions Financial Corporation
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- DePauw University issued the following news: Erik Miner, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted by Regions Financial Corporation to serve as market executive in central Indiana. "Miner will continue serving as commercial banking leader in the region, a role he has filled since 2010," reports the Indianapolis Business Journal. "Miner joined Regions in 2010 as commercial banking executive, leading corporate and middle-market banking services in I  more

Four MOEy Award Finalists Announced, Representing the Best in Student Journalism
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: Four MOEy finalists have been selected from more than 4,000 entries in the Society of Professional Journalists'(https://www.spj.org/%E2%80%9D) Mark of Excellence Awards (https://www.spj.org/%E2%80%9D) competition. The MOEy honors the best of the best in student journalism. Student entries are first judged regionally across print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism categories. Fi  more

Good Vibrations: Purdue Researchers Develop Technology That Uses Pulses to Send Messages Through the Skin
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Purdue University researchers have developed a method of sending messages in English by using vibrations on a person's skin. Hong Z. Tan, Purdue professor of electrical and computer engineering, said she developed the haptic technology after being challenged by Facebook. "They wanted to know if it was possible to transmit messages and speech through the skin. We thought it might be possible, and we could   more

Hasler Tapped to Communicate Purdue's Promise
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Enhancing Purdue University's visibility and growing reputation at home and around the world are the charges for Dan Hasler, who Wednesday (Sept. 5) was named Purdue's executive vice president for communication. "Dan has helped lead our research foundation with great success over the past five-plus years, revolutionizing entrepreneurship at Purdue and leading us to a position of literal world leadership in  more

Heather Anichini (Corps '02) Is 2018 Recipient of Teach for America's Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- Teach For America issued the following news release: Teach For America announced Heather Anichini (Chicago-Northwest Indiana Corps '02) is the recipient of the prestigious Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership in recognition of the impact her leadership has had on the education landscape in the city of Chicago. Anichini is president and CEO of the nonprofit The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund). Established in 2007, the award--named in honor of the late ABC News  more

IDP Sends Chinese Flag Care Package to Rep. Braun's Campaign as a Reminder of His Reliance on Chinese Labor
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release: The Indiana Democratic Party sent a box of Chinese flags to Rep. Braun's campaign headquarters today as a reminder that despite receiving tax breaks from Hoosiers because he said he'd create jobs here in Indiana, his company makes their auto parts in China, while Indiana factories making the same parts shut down. Indiana Democrats today sent the box filled with Chinese flags to Rep. Braun's campai  more

IJ Files Merits Brief, Posts Video News Release in Anticipation of Timbs Excessive Fines Clause Case to Be Argued Before U.S. Supreme Court
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 5 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: The case of Tyson Timbs v. State of Indiana, which will be argued this fall before the U.S. Supreme Court, tells an all-too-familiar tale of opioid addiction and recovery in America. But this story has an important constitutional twist that may help protect millions of Americans from the abuse of government-imposed fines and fees, as well as forfeiture, which is often called "policing for profit." The c  more

Independent Bookstores Will Offer Special Edition of Barbara Kingsolver's ('77) Unsheltered
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 2 -- DePauw University issued the following news: "HarperCollins is releasing an exclusive edition of Barbara Kingsolver's new novel, Unsheltered, for independent bookstores only," notes the American Booksellers Association. The highly anticipated new novel by Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, arrives in bookstores October 16. Liz Button writes, "To be available in limited quantities, the new hardcover edition will include a one-page letter from the   more

Indiana University: Entrepreneurship Lecture Series Begins
SOUTH BEND, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: The Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at IU South Bend will present the annual Entrepreneurship Lecture Series beginning on Sept. 10 with Amish Shah, president and chief executive officer of Kem Krest in Elkhart. His topic will be "Developing Your Entrepreneurial Skills". The lectures are free and open to the public. Each lecture begins at 7 p.m. on Mondays from Sept. 10 through Nov. 15 in Room 10  more

Indiana's Electric Cooperatives Applaud Gov. Holcomb's Commitment to Expanding Rural Broadband
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- The Indiana Electric Cooperatives issued the following news release: Indiana's electric cooperatives applaud today's announcement at South Central Indiana REMC by Gov. Eric Holcomb that he has allocated $100 million toward rural broadband expansion as part of his Next Level Connections infrastructure plan. "Over the last two years, Gov. Holcomb and the Indiana General Assembly have taken significant and positive steps to advance the availability of affordable   more

Invisible Friends: Startup Developing Software to Help Understand Vast Data of Microbiomes to Solve World Problems
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: A Purdue University-affiliated startup is developing an intelligent software platform aimed at helping biologists to use microbes, the microscopic organisms that live in, on and around humans, plants, animals and more to cure diseases, improve crops and make livestock healthier. Rajesh Perianayagam is the founder of Karyosoft, which created Loci, a web-based, time and cost-saving software solution for micr  more

ISBA Finalizes Partnerships With All Four Indiana Law Schools
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- The Indiana State Bar Association issued the following news release: The Indiana State Bar Association's Board of Governors approved a partnership with Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law during an Aug. 24 board meeting at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. With the agreement, ISBA now has partnerships with all four Indiana law schools: McKinney, IU's Mauer School of Law, the Notre Dame Law School and the Valparaiso University Law School. As par  more

Kavanaugh's Critique of Regulatory Law, Seen in Recent Dissent, Being Lost in Nomination Battle
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: The confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has revolved around his views on judicial independence, gun laws and abortion. A new scholarly article released this week by two legal studies professors at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business suggests that the Senate should be equally concerned with the nominee's thinking about regulatory matters and the power of federal age  more

Klau Family Gift Endows the Center for Civil and Human Rights
NOTRE DAME, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- Notre Dame issued the following news release: Rick and Molly Klau of Denver have contributed $10 million to strengthen and endow the University of Notre Dame's Center for Civil and Human Rights, which is being re-named in their honor. Founded in 1973 by then University President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the Center for Civil and Human Rights is dedicated to the principle that every human being is created in the image of God and therefore has a dignity t  more

Klau Family Gift Endows the Center for Civil and Human Rights
NOTRE DAME, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- Notre Dame issued the following news: Rick and Molly Klau of Denver have contributed $10 million to strengthen and endow the University of Notre Dame's Center for Civil and Human Rights, which is being re-named in their honor. Founded in 1973 by then University President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the Center for Civil and Human Rights is dedicated to the principle that every human being is created in the image of God and therefore has a dignity that meri  more

Kroc Welcomes Six New Ph.D. Students
NOTRE DAME, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies issued the following news: Six new students in four disciplines recently began the Kroc Institute's interdisciplinary doctoral program in peace studies. The program is a partnership with the University of Notre Dame Departments of Anthropology, History, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, and Theology. "The Ph.D. program in Peace Studies addresses the desire of many students to center their gradua  more

Marian University to Open Two-Year College in Fall 2019
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- Marian University issued the following news: Marian University (marian.edu) will open an innovative two-year college adjacent to its westside campus in fall 2019, university officials announced today. Marian University President Daniel J. Elsener said that the goal of increasing access to higher education fits well with the university's mission as a Catholic university and its relentless effort to bring educational options that are effective in meeting the need  more

Media School Receives $6 Million Gift for Investigative Journalism Center at IU Bloomington
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: The Media School at Indiana University will launch an independent investigative journalism center in fall 2019, thanks to the largest gift in the history of the century-old journalism program. The Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism, funded by a $6 million gift from Arnolt, an IU Bloomington alumnus from Indianapolis, will focus on the production and teaching of investigative journalism in   more

Medicine for Goose Might Not Be Best for Gander; Purdue-affiliated Startup Creates Printer That Makes Customized Medicines for Pets
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: A startup is using Purdue University-patented technology to produce precise, customized medicine for pets. Pinpoint Pharma has created a printer that is faster than traditional methods of making customized medicine. The company is among three startups receiving assistance from the Purdue Foundry and eight startups from Indiana that will be featured Sept. 5-7 at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Conference in San F  more

Meet the Staff: Marian University Police Department Leadership
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- Marian University issued the following news: Interim chief Robert Richardson and Interim Lieutenant Steve Dickey have been working together in the Marian University Police Department for well over a decade, and they are having a blast--because they love what they do and because they also happen to like each other. It could also be that the job is just so darn easy.... That is a joke, of course, but they both do agree that if it seems easy, then they are doing   more

National Academy of Sciences Committee on Exoplanets Releases Priorities for Next Decade
NOTRE DAME, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- Notre Dame issued the following news release: That's the big question the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on Exoplanet Science Strategy would like to answer. Its priorities and recommendations for the next decade's search for habitable worlds outside the solar system include launching a direct-imaging mission into space and building more powerful telescopes. Justin R. Crepp, associate professor of physics in the College of Science at the University   more

New Study Shows Ways to Maximize Temperature-Lowering Benefits of Chicago's Green Roofs
NOTRE DAME, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Notre Dame issued the following news release: Extreme heat poses a unique challenge to cities in the United States. According to the National Weather Service, extreme heat accounts for 20 percent of deaths by natural hazard in the United States, taking an average of 130 lives per year. With exploding urban populations and increasing migration, cities are struggling to keep up with increases in extreme heat-related climate impacts, threatening human health, strai  more

Patient Beware: Indiana University Researchers Diagnose Crowdsourced Hospital Ratings
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Consumers can go to Google, Yelp and Facebook for crowdsourced insight about the experiences they'll have at a hospital, but they shouldn't expect foolproof guidance on the quality of care they will receive, according to new Indiana University research. Researchers Victoria Perez and Seth Freedman of IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs compared social media ratings offered by patients with the ex  more

Physics Model Acts as an 'EKG' for Solar Panel Health
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Companies and governments have regularly invested in solar farms and lost money when weather degradation unexpectedly cut panel lifetime short. As electricity generated from solar energy increasingly matches fossil fuels in price, companies are pressured to keep panels living past their warranty and stretch the billions of dollars paid up front for their construction. Diagnosing degraded solar panels soon  more

Prof. Kevin Howley Talks With Washington Times About MTV Voting Initiative
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Sept. 3 -- DePauw University issued the following news: MTV has launched a new "+1 the Vote" initiative for the midterm elections. "Kevin Howley, professor of media studies at DePauw University, credits MTV for using all the platforms at its disposal, including social media and grassroots activism, to invigorate its get-out-the-vote effort," reports the Washington Times. Dr. Howley tells the newspaper, "This isn't your father's 'Rock the Vote' campaign." Christian Toto w  more

Project EINSTEIN Addresses Need for More STEM Educators
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Faculty in Purdue's College of Education has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a project to train highly qualified K-12 STEM educators and provide financial support for Purdue STEM education students. Project EINSTEIN: Excellence in STEM Teaching in Indiana through Integrating Engineering Practice and Design Principles is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Purdue  more

Purdue and Delaware State Professors Unravel Century-old Mystery
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: The enigmatic Voynich manuscript, undecipherable to scholars for more than a century, is a 16th century Mexican manuscript, according to a new book written by Purdue University and Delaware State University professors. The discovery, which also identifies the manuscript's author and illustrator, is a collaboration between Jules Janick, distinguished professor of horticulture at Purdue University, and Arthu  more

Purdue Convocations Collaborating to Present Global Fest
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Purdue University Convocations is partnering with other community organizations to present the 23rd annual Global Fest on Sept. 15. The event will be held from noon-10 p.m. on Chauncey Avenue and Columbia Street, located between the Morton Center and West Lafayette Public Library. Approximately 45 vendors have registered to present food, activities and cultural items for sale by student and commercial ven  more

Purdue Develops 'Augmented Reality' Tools to Help Health Care Workers Save Lives in War Zones, Natural Disasters, Rural Areas
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Purdue University researchers have developed a unique approach that allows experienced surgeons and physicians around the world to help less-experienced doctors in war zones, natural disasters and in rural areas perform complicated procedures. "The most critical challenge is to provide surgical expertise into the battlefield when it is most required," said Juan Wachs, Purdue's James A. and Sharon M. Tompki  more

Purdue Ranks No. 4 Best Value School in Nation in WSJ/Times Higher Ed Ranking
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Purdue ranks fourth best in the nation for Best Value institutions in the United States, based on a survey released Wednesday (Sept. 5) by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The Best Value ranking is part of the overall WSJ/THE rankings of U.S. Institutions, now in its third year. This year, for the first time, the rankings calculated institutions that provide the best value for students b  more

Purdue University Fort Wayne Names Directors of Three New Schools
FORT WAYNE, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- Indiana University-Purdue University issued the following news release: Purdue University Fort Wayne has named directors of the three new schools within existing colleges that were established for the 2018-19 academic year following approval last December by the Purdue University Board of Trustees. The College of Education and Public Policy was renamed the College of Professional Studies and includes the newly created School of Education. The School of Education  more

Purdue University Fort Wayne Sees Major Increase in Enrollment
FORT WAYNE, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Indiana University-Purdue University issued the following news release: Purdue University Fort Wayne begins the 2018-19 academic year with a major increase in enrollment, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A total of 2,314 new students have been admitted at the undergraduate level for fall 2018, compared to 1,963 in fall 2017, an increase of 17.88 percent. Enrollment has increased despite the transfer of health sciences programs to Indiana University  more

Rep. Braun Wants Curtis Hill to Resign, Yet Still Supports His Politically Motivated Lawsuit
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release: Rep. Braun has yet to explain how why he supports Attorney General Curtis Hill's politically-motivated lawsuit aimed at stripping protections from the 1.1 million Hoosiers under the age of 65 with a pre-existing condition while still believing that AG Hill must resign. Hearings before a federal judge in Texas began this week for the lawsuit brought by Attorney General Curtis Hill and nearly twenty  more

Rep. Braun's Laughable Three-Stop 'Tour' a Confirmation of His Lazy Campaign
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release: Rep. Braun announced a tour "across the state" this week that only consists of three public events over three days, continuing his lackadaisical campaign schedule that demonstrates how unconcerned he is about meeting with the majority of Hoosier voters. Rep. Braun's "tour" this week looks less like an actual statewide tour and more like what would be a light week of campaigning for a normal Senate  more

Rep. Braun's Support for Ending Protections for Hoosiers With Pre-existing Conditions Front and Center as DOJ Lawsuit Begins Today
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release: Rep. Braun's support for gutting protections from the 1.1 million Hoosiers under the age of 65 with a pre-existing condition is on full display today, as hearings begin for the lawsuit he supports that would destroy those protections. Hearings before a federal judge in Texas start today for the lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice, the Indiana Attorney General and nearly 20 other Republica  more

RLC Coach Jim 'Hummer' Waugh Dies at 81
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- Rend Lake College issued the following news release: Rend Lake College lost a legend yesterday. James E. "Jim" Waugh of Terre Haute passed away Tuesday morning, September 4, 2018 at Cobblestone Crossings Health Campus. He was 81 years old. Waugh was born July 26, 1937 in Vigo County to Max Waugh and Avis Grammer Waugh. He taught, directed athletics and coached at RLC from 1967-1995. While RLC has a long and storied athletic heritage, and many positive leaders h  more

Small Business Endorses Mike Braun for U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The National Federation of Independent Business issued the following news release: NFIB, the nation's leading small business advocacy organization, has endorsed Mike Braun for the United States Senate. NFIB announced the endorsement today at NFIB member Fleece Performance Engineering in Brownsburg, Indiana. "As a longtime business owner and member of NFIB, Mike Braun has a deep understanding of the challenges facing small business owners," said NFIB's Indiana State Direc  more

SPJ Condemns the Sentencing of Two Reuters Journalists
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists strongly condemns the recent conviction of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been detained since December 2017 after investigating mass killings. SPJ and Reuters stand by the reporters' investigation which provided evidence of the massacre. "This sentence is a step backward for the rights of a free press, not only  more

St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit Relocates to Notre Dame
NOTRE DAME, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- Notre Dame issued the following news release: St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth P. Cotter conducted a swearing-in ceremony Friday (Sept. 7) at the new location of his Cyber Crimes Unit at the University of Notre Dame. The unit recently relocated to Hammes Mowbray Hall, home of the Notre Dame Security Police department, to provide the county with expanded working space and greater access to a larger group of University student interns. Previously, th  more

St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit Relocates to Notre Dame
NOTRE DAME, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- Notre Dame issued the following news: St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth P. Cotter conducted a swearing-in ceremony Friday (Sept. 7) at the new location of his Cyber Crimes Unit at the University of Notre Dame. The unit recently relocated to Hammes Mowbray Hall, home of the Notre Dame Security Police department, to provide the county with expanded working space and greater access to a larger group of University student interns. Previously, the intern  more

Tickets Available Sept. 10 for Bush Women Lecture
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 6 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Former First Lady Laura W. Bush and her daughters, Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, will speak at Purdue University on Oct. 18. "Women in the White House and Beyond: A Conversation with Mrs. Laura W. Bush, Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager" is presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History as part of the Sears Lecture Series. This is one of many events celebrating P  more

U.S. Term Limits Praises Christina Fivecoate for Signing Pledge
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. Indiana state senate candidate Christina Fivecoate, district 21, has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term   more

Wireless Infrastructure Association Issues Statement on FCC 5G Announcement
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Sept. 4 -- The Wireless Infrastructure Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Carr's announcement on the next steps on 5G deployment. "I applaud Commissioner Carr's announcement today in Indianapolis, Indiana, a state leading the way in 5G-forward policies, and an example for the FCC to consider for its next wireless deployment order. The steps the FCC is taking recognize the importa  more

Workshops to Help Explore Sustainable Ag Funding Opportunities
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Sept. 4 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Purdue University Extension is hosting a series of free workshops to help farmers, educators and researchers with projects related to sustainable agriculture get the funding to turn their ideas into reality. Each year funding is made available through the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) grant program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, SARE awards funding  more

Zody to Lawson: Replace Voting Machines With Systems That Generate Paper Trail
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release: On Friday, Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody called on Secretary of State Connie Lawson to replace voting systems that do not generate a paper trial before the 2018 election. In a press conference, Zody highlighted how the ability to audit results strengthens Hoosiers' confidence in election outcomes. "This isn't a Republican or Democrat thing, this is about securing the vote and the int  more