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11:18 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Interview with New York Times national political correspondent Jonathan Martin

New York Times national political correspondent Jonathan Martin

WBAA's Kristin Malavenda speaks with New York Times national political correspondent Jonathan Martin,who was on the Purdue campus to speak as part of the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication's Innovator series.

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General News
11:59 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Two Purdue campuses to unify administrations

Purdue is moving forward with the preparation of a plan that would unify the administration of the university's two northwest Indiana campuses.

The effort stems from a joint proposal by Purdue University Calumet chancellor Thomas Keon and Purdue University North Central James Dworkin to collaborate on a detailed implementation plan for presentation later this year.

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11:40 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Purdue Crew team donates more than $13K to local non-profit

The Lafayette Urban Ministry is getting some help providing emergency financial assistance to low-income individuals and families.

The Purdue crew team has raised $13,016 for the nonprofit’s Good Samaritan Fund.

LUM executive director Joe Micon says the money helps people in need pay for things such as utility bills, rent, and prescription medications.

The funds were raised through the annual row-a-thon which was held last month at the Tippecanoe Mall.

A check was presented to LUM during a ceremony at the Purdue Boathouse yesterday.

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Arts & Culture
11:04 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Simone Dinnerstein Preview 2/27

Purdue Convocations brings pianist Simone Dinnerstein to Loeb Playhouse for a performance Thursday evening at 7:30. She recently discussed the program, and her wide-ranging musical interests.

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General News
8:27 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Tipmont REMC awards grants to area nonprofits

Grants from a local electric cooperative will help two Tippecanoe County non-profits improve their programs.

Tipmont REMC is providing the funds through its Operation Roundup program, which asks customers to round up their bills to the next highest dollar with the money designated to support community projects.

Wabash Center will use a roughly $4,000 grant to purchase laptop computers to be used in the field by residential services staff.

Education
8:24 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Ivy Tech-Lafayette partners with St. Joseph's College to offer bachelor's degree program

Ivy Tech students will soon be able to earn a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting on the Lafayette campus.

The community college has entered into a partnership with St. Joseph’s College in Rensselear to allow Ivy Tech grads to transfer to Saint Joseph’s and complete a bachelor’s degree on the Ivy Tech campus.

Students entering the program this August would be enrolled as St. Joseph’s students and take classes at Ivy Tech taught by St. Joseph’s faculty.

Courses will be offered evenings twice a week.

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General News
8:21 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Indiana Senate chooses not to restore preschool pilot program to bill

Indiana Senate Republicans have rejected an attempt to revive a preschool pilot program that was eliminated in a Senate committee last week. 

The House overwhelmingly approved legislation creating a pilot program that would provide vouchers for one thousand low-income Hoosier children to attend preschool.  But the Senate Education Committee gutted the bill, replacing the pilot program with a study committee that will examine specific issues with pre-Kindergarten education.  South Bend Democratic Senator John Broden wants to add the pilot program back into the bill

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General News
8:16 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Opposition group confident it can kill HJR-3

When opponents of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage announced the formation of a group to fight the amendment, few observers gave them much of a chance.

But now the amendment is on hold for at least another year, and the leaders of Freedom Indiana are confident of killing it altogether.

Campaign manager Megan Robertson says having a single group directing strategy made it easier to keep everyone on message.

She maintains passing the amendment would have damaged the GOP politically.

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Arts & Culture
5:28 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Stealing Athena

Two strong woman, two very different eras, one uniting story.  Mary Elgin used her Scottish fortune to fund the removal (“stealing”) of the marble statuary from the Athenian Acropolis, statuary that the Greek consort to ancient  Perikles  was so influential in imagining in their original creation.  Stealing Athena takes us to both Napoleonic and Ancient Classical Athens as the tales of these two incredible women play out, separated by over 2,000 years, united by a love for beauty.

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General News
5:14 am
Fri February 21, 2014

School delays for Friday, February 21

The Tippecanoe School Corporation is on a two-hour delay today due to road flooding.

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