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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.

Arts & Culture
5:05 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Wabash Valley Youth Symphony Preview 2/23

David Glover leads the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony in the orchestra’s annual Concerto Concert, Sunday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Richard Jaeger Theater at Jefferson High School. He recently joined two of the soloists to talk about the concert.

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General News
12:08 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Lafayette police still looking for help to ID car in fatal hit-and-run

Lafayette police have more information about the car involved in a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday night.

Forty-six-year-old Mark Lee Brummitt died after being struck by a car while walking in the 2200 block of Union Street.

Police say the vehicle involved is likely a 1985 model or older with round headlights. 

The car will have front right headlight damage and possibly right front grill damage.    

Anyone with information about this accident should call Lafayette Police or the anonymous WeTip hotline at 800-78-CRIME.

General News
12:07 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Purdue College of Pharmacy receives $1-million gift

A $1-million gift for Purdue’s College of Pharmacy will help provide financial support to students and create a world-class facility for the program.

The money comes from alumna JeanAnne Chaney and her husband James, through the Chaney Family Foundation.

It will establish the Pacesetter Endowment for Pharmacy to provide scholarships for undergraduate or professional students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy.

The endowment also will support construction of a new building for the college or the renovation and expansion of existing structures.

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General News
12:02 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Pre-K voucher program stripped from bill

A pilot program aimed at providing pre-kindergarten educational opportunities for low-income Hoosier kids has been stripped out of a bill in a Senate committee. 

The program – a major initiative of Governor Mike Pence – was replaced with a mandated study of the issue.

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General News
11:59 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Study shows growing impact of life sciences industry

Indiana‘s life sciences industry continues to generate money and jobs.

A report shows the total economic impact to the state tops $55-billion.  

The data is from 2012 and was generated by the Indiana Business Research Center at the IU Kelley School of Business and BioCrossroads.

It indicates Indiana has jumped to number-two in exports just behind California.

The study also shows the number of workers stayed steady in 2012 with 55,000 people at nearly 1,900 companies.

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