5:00 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Some Universities Scare Students Into Monitoring Debt

Indiana University sends letters to its students letting them know just how much their student loan debt is going to cost them.
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Indiana University senior Kathryn Johnson figured out last year that she wanted to be a nurse. Her dad was hospitalized and she was fascinated by what she learned from the nurses.

"The more I talked to them and how they radiate positivity even when everything seemed so dark and dire and serious I really appreciated how professional they could be and how uplifting they could be," Johnson says.

It’s obvious Johnson has the positivity she admired in other nurses. But get her talking about her student loans and that optimism vanishes.

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General News
12:26 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Sen. Coats Won't Support Lynch For U.S. Attorney General

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U.S. Sen. Dan Coats will not support President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. The Indiana Republican says Lynch’s view of the president’s executive action on immigration disqualifies her from the job.

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Arts & Culture
8:57 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Nick Schenkel Book Review - Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Seth Godin maintains that a tribe is a group of people, large or small, who are connected to one another, a leader, and an idea. For thousands of years, humans have joined tribes: religious, ethnic, political, or even musical. Now the Internet has eliminated the barriers of geography, cost, and time, allowing for new tribes to emerge.In this week’s book review, West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel discusses Godin’s book, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, which encourages people to shake up the status quo and lead these tribes.

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5:55 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Purdue Wastes Late Chances, Loses Overtime Heartbreaker 66-65 In NCAA Tourney

Purdue's Rapheal Davis shoots a three-pointer in the first half Thursday against Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati's Octavius Ellis was in tears when he left the court with 16 minutes left to play in his team's opening-round game with Purdue Thursday night.

The Bearcats star center had just been assessed a flagrant-2 foul and been ejected for throwing an elbow to the jaw of Purdue center A.J. Hammons. He clearly thought he might have cost his team a chance to win.

But though Ellis had injured his team's odds, it was a Purdue team that struggled all year to finish games that couldn't deliver a knockout punch.

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5:53 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Indiana's HIV Outbreak Continues To Grow

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Last month, the Indiana State Department of Health announced an outbreak of HIV in the southeastern part of the state, and the number of cases continues to rise.

The outbreak has been concentrated in Scott County. Dr. Kevin Burke of the Clark County Health Department, which handles HIV cases for the region, says his team has confirmed 51 cases as of Wednesday afternoon. Fifteen other people have been flagged through preliminary screenings.

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