In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, gun control advocates across the country – including Indiana – are making a renewed push to tighten restrictions on gun sales. However, they’re getting mixed messages from the incoming Pence administration.
The inaugural director of the Global Policy Research Institute at Purdue is preparing for his departure. Dr. Arden Bement leaves the position December 31.
The former head of the National Science Foundation returned to Purdue in 2010 to lead the Institute. He says his decision was based partly on the proposed faculty involvement and the interdisciplinary nature of the organization.
The strong storm moving through Indiana is causing problems on the road and at the Indianapolis Airport.
Indiana State Police are responding to numerous slide offs the interstates as well as state and U.S. highways. A multi-vehicle accident shut down southbound Interstate-65 for several hours Wednesday morning at mile mark 179 in Tippecanoe County.
Purdue’s request for a new academic building on campus is moving forward. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is recommending the proposed Active Learning Center to the State Budget Committee for its consideration.
Purdue acting-President Tim Sands says the building would focus on learning spaces that promote collaboration among students. It also would consolidate some of the 14 libraries on campus.
A Lafayette area agency has helped approximately 600 families with home-buying education and foreclosure avoidance this year. Homestead Consulting conducts pre-purchase and prevention counseling for households in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.
Executive Director Marie Morse says the service has helped local homeowners save more than $14 million in 2012.
"That's a big amount for our homeowners to keep. Most families, their major net worth is in their home. So it's very important that they keep that if they have money already invested in that."
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Unemployment in Indiana held steady from October to November at 8%, despite a loss of 9,800 jobs last month.
Officials with the Department of Workforce Development say the decline in the number of positions is due mostly to seasonal construction jobs. They say initial jobless claims are at a level not seen since 2005, and the state is doing better than a year ago, when unemployment was 9.1%.