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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.