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The extreme cold temperatures on Wednesday provided members of Purdue’s Muslim Student Association an opportunity to warm relations with the community.

The students offered free coffee and donuts to all who passed by the Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette.

Outreach Director Enosh Kazem, a West Lafayette native and Purdue food science graduate student, organized the “Meet a Muslim” event.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: A picture later in this story shows a redacted version of the hacked website. It contains content that is likely to be considered offensive.

4:15 p.m. UPDATE:

Tippecanoe School Corporation officials now say a teacher's password was used improperly to gain access to an e-mail account and the teacher's website.

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With more people dying from drug overdose in Indiana than car accidents, school administrators are clamoring for ways to help their students avoid the temptation of drugs.

The Indianapolis-based nonprofit Operation Lifeline has started an outreach program to fill that need.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Leigh DeNoon was on hand for one of the group’s recent presentations, and has this report.

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Two Ball State University Board of Trustee members have resigned from the school’s governing board before their appointed terms were up.  The school has known about the resignations since December.

Two of the nine trustees – Frank Hancock and Marianne Glick – submitted resignation letters to Indiana Governor Mike Pence in mid-December.  The governor appoints trustees to all public university boards for four-year terms.  Both Hancock and Glick’s appointed terms were to end in 2017.

ISTEP Repeal Bill Would Replace Test By 2018

Feb 4, 2016

A move to replace ISTEP with a shorter test is on legislators' radar for a second straight year -- but the House and Senate have traded places.

Both chambers have passed bills calling for a study of what should replace ISTEP.

But the House bill abolishes ISTEP when the current contract runs out next year, with a new test making its debut in 2018.

Last year, it was the Senate which voted to eliminate ISTEP -- the House wanted to review the issue.

House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says both chambers agree ISTEP is what he calls “a broken brand.”